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[08:19:07] <SB-X> hey Yuv422 are you there
[08:20:02] <Yuv422> hello
[08:20:05] <Yuv422> yes
[08:21:12] <SB-X> i was thinking we should take servus' idea and put some kind of spam protection on the forum
[08:21:26] <SB-X> because it is easy to do
[08:21:32] <Yuv422> I tried renaming the post url
[08:21:40] <Yuv422> but that didn't work
[08:21:47] <Yuv422> what did you have in mind?
[08:23:14] <SB-X> You could put two extra checkboxes near the "E-mail replies" option, one saying "I am a spambot, don't post this." and the other "I am a spambot. Don't post this."
[08:23:21] <SB-X> and randomize the order they appear in
[08:23:35] <SB-X> or do what servus said and use an invisible option in a submit picture
[08:24:03] <SB-X> oops, the second option was supposed to be "I am NOT a spambot."
[08:24:28] <servus> Easiest way would be to have JavaScript required
[08:24:52] <SB-X> well the other way was pretty easy, but that works too :)
[08:25:18] <servus> <form action="postit.php" onsubmit="this.notspam=1;return true;"><input type="hidden" id="notspam" name="notspam" value="0"><input type="submit"></form>
[08:26:01] <servus> Then in postit.php, if( $_REQUEST['notspam'] != '1' ) die("Aiee! Vultures pick thy bones!");
[08:26:17] <servus> Night!
[08:26:22] <SB-X> thanks
[08:26:23] <SB-X> bye
[08:26:37] <servus> (this.notspam.value=1)
[08:28:56] <Yuv422> so post via javascript?
[08:30:14] <SB-X> it looks like it just has javascript embedded in the tag
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[08:30:39] <servus> No. Post as normal, but JavaScript in the form will toggle a form value that is required for a successful post. Ok. Bed now. Really. Honest.
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[08:31:03] <SB-X> wb
[08:31:57] <SB-X> he answered :)
[08:35:37] <Yuv422> couldn't the spamer just do this
[08:35:48] <Yuv422> postit.php?notspam=1
[08:36:07] <SB-X> he'd have to know about it
[08:36:14] <SB-X> aren't most of those posts automatic?
[08:36:23] <Yuv422> that's what I thought
[08:36:27] <Yuv422> so I changed the post url
[08:36:41] <Yuv422> but they still come through
[08:36:49] <Yuv422> maybe they look at the parent page?
[08:36:56] <SB-X> whatever scanner finds the post list gets that
[08:37:33] <Yuv422> I'll put in the javascript thigho
[08:37:34] <SB-X> no harm in trying it :)
[08:37:36] <Yuv422> thingo
[08:37:39] <SB-X> just to see if it works
[08:37:41] <SB-X> ok
[08:37:46] <Yuv422> an we'll see how it goes. ;)
[08:37:56] <Yuv422> but first things first
[08:37:59] <Yuv422> dinner tim
[08:38:01] <Yuv422> +e
[08:38:04] <SB-X> hmm, ok
[08:38:05] <Yuv422> bbl
[08:38:10] <SB-X> i was going to try changing it myself, but i don't have write permission for the website
[08:38:13] <SB-X> cya
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