[Pdx-pm] kwiki and TypeKey - spammed again!

Michael Rasmussen mikeraz at patch.com
Mon Apr 16 16:52:21 PDT 2007

Wil Cooley wrote:
> Do you create the data file?  It would seem like you'd have to, 

Yes you do.  As does every other administrator and since we're all coming up
with our q&a the spammer would lose his economy of scale to figure out all the
answers.  Spammer cannot download the file directly, though enough visits to
the web site in question would yield up all the questions. That, again, 
increases the spammers cost.

> When given the following questions from stdin, write 
> a script that picks the correct answers.  Assume answer choices could 
> come in any order."

Who says I have to include the answer in the question?  
What is the color of the sky?
What is the color of egg yolks?
What state is north of Oregon? (Tough for people on the east coast I admit)
What state is the home of Microsoft?

The questions, and bot parsability, are up to the admin.

I'm really pleased by this system:  it was dead easy to set up, very easy to
populate with questions, and my spam count dropped to Zero.  Effective
and simple, I like that in a system.  

      Michael Rasmussen, Portland Oregon  
    Be appropriate && Follow your curiosity
  The fortune cookie says:
Man is a military animal, glories in gunpowder, and loves parade.
		-- P.J. Bailey

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