1. I accept that I am under the control of a higher power (Muppet).

Why don't spam-bots reply to topics?

...and can that be exploited in some way?
Permalink Send private email Wayne 
April 23rd, 2007 11:56pm
I've seen the output of some that do, apparently using some kind of markov-chain travesty generator to create things that look like almost plausible comments to a thread.
April 24th, 2007 12:13am
A bunch of fora use an additional feature that spambots don't seem to catch on to. There would be a text box that says something like "today's anti spam feature is brought to you by the letter Q. Type that in this box."
Permalink Peter 
April 24th, 2007 1:44am
Reply to topic is a unique URL whereas post a new thread is always the same?
Permalink Send private email ~~~x 
April 24th, 2007 2:13am
So why don't I just make the post URL unique with a timestamp or something?
Permalink Send private email Wayne 
April 24th, 2007 10:27am
Try it, it couldn't hurt.
Permalink Send private email ~~~x 
April 24th, 2007 1:27pm
Make it so! Engage! Fire photon torpedoes!
Permalink Picard 
April 24th, 2007 3:14pm
We are the Borg-bots.  Resistance is futile.
Permalink The Borg 
April 24th, 2007 3:59pm

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