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Spam Trap Form Field skeeterz71 If I make my spam trap on the form a hidded field (so not to confuse the user) will a spam bot still attempt to fill in that field? I hope so:)
Rather than use type="hidden", I'd use type="text" and add a 'display:none' in your stylesheet for this specific element to hide the field from users. drhowarddrfine
Bots look at HTML, not CSS, so, yes, it will fill in the field. drhowarddrfine
Bots look at HTML, not CSS, so, yes, it will fill in the field. rainborick
That was my point. It seemed to me that spam bots would be far more likely to fill in a "text" box than a "hidden" input field, if they were going to fill in fields to mimic a real user. And by making the <input> "invisible" with CSS, it wouldn't interfere with real users. piatkow
I experimented with a hidden field and the spam bots ignored it. I hadn't thought of using CSS.