#exult@irc.freenode.net logs for 23 Jun 2006 (GMT)

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[03:43:48] <Quester> hi
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[08:08:28] <weedar> All hail the mighty Baastuul
[08:22:20] <weedar> some hail the mighty Baastuul?
[08:23:31] <Baastuul> :(
[08:42:46] <Sevalecan> Hi Baastuul
[08:43:20] <Baastuul> Hail~
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[21:37:37] <wjp> right, new anti-spam measure in place; let's see how long this one works
[21:38:36] <wjp> the last one reduced spam significantly for maybe 2 weeks...
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[22:01:51] <SB-X> did you implement the measure yet?
[22:02:11] <SB-X> or just about to
[22:02:54] <SB-X> because someone wants us to visit their new online store
[22:03:04] <SB-X> its gone!
[22:03:13] <wjp> it won't stop all kinds of spam
[22:03:22] <wjp> I deleted it manually
[22:03:37] <SB-X> ah k
[22:12:13] <servus> How's it work?
[22:12:41] <wjp> one of your ideas
[22:12:59] <servus> Uh oh. You aren't blaming me when it doesn't work, are you?
[22:13:28] <wjp> it'll provide some insight on what the bots use to post, in any case, even if it doesn't work
[22:15:04] <servus> I don't get how it's supposed to work.
[22:15:51] <servus> All I see is form onSubmit="post.disabled=true;", but that looks like it'd just prevent you from clicking the post button twice in a row, if it does anything at all.
[22:15:55] <wjp> it should filter out (for a short while, anyway) spam which directly uses the post page
[22:16:14] <wjp> I didn't touch that
[22:16:18] <servus> Or the magic thing? I see. That wasn't one of my ideas :P
[22:16:44] <wjp> a trimmed-down version of one of your ideas then?
[22:16:49] <servus> I was assuming that the bots first looked at the page to see form fields, then modified it. I know they do that on my website, because we use a completely custom contact form and the bots still fill it out then submit
[22:17:13] <wjp> I'm testing that assumption
[22:17:19] <servus> OK :)
[22:17:48] <wjp> maybe I should also add a field that reflects the time/date the post form was generated
[22:17:58] <servus> Might change it to <form onsubmit="this.magic.value=123;"><input type="hidden" name="magic" value="bad"></form>
[22:18:46] <servus> That way a naive bot (unless it implements a javascript engine) won't be able to post, even if it screenscrapes the form fields.
[22:19:03] <Corvus> errm.. some of your are under linux os, aren't you ?
[22:19:13] <wjp> yes
[22:19:19] <wjp> servus: I might try that next
[22:19:26] <Corvus> what do you use as hex editor ?
[22:19:31] <wjp> biew
[22:19:31] <servus> khexedit
[22:19:41] <servus> Or just "hexedit" which is command-line.
[22:20:21] <servus> (Ack. My power goes out a LOT)
[22:20:46] <Corvus> ok, thc
[22:20:49] <Corvus> thanks
[22:25:07] <servus> You could just add a robots.txt that forbids spamming *giggles wildly*
[22:26:32] <wjp> how could we have missed that... ;-)
[22:37:33] <wjp> do any of you have any experience with 5400rpm versus 7200rpm disks for laptops?
[22:37:52] <wjp> (to go totally off-topic... :-) )
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[22:40:44] <wjp> hi Max
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[22:41:27] <wjp> didn't you mention some time ago you upgraded a laptop harddisk? (or were planning to?)
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