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I have a nice discussion board on my web site.
Everyday I have to remove loads of pain in the butt posts. The comments board was created using a simple php script. How can I avoid this from happening, without setting a password to gain access. I really do not want to set a password to the board. My visitors really enjoy the freedom
of posting to the board, without using passwords.
Can anyone help? I can post the script here if you need me to.
Thanks in Advance
You Guys/Ladies are Great
A couple of effective solutions might be to include a Captcha image, or something less server intense like a simple sum. This is what I use on a lot of my sites.
So, firstly, generate 2 random numbers:
$one = rand(1,9);
$two = rand(11,99);
Assign these to hidden fields on your post page:
<input type="hidden" name="first" value="<?php echo $one;?>">
<input type="hidden" name="second" value="<?php echo $two;?>">
Pop a live box on the post form:
For spam prevention, add the following sum:<br>
<?php echo $one;?>+<?php echo $two;?> = <input type="text" name="sum">
Then do a check when posted:
Something simple like that should be ok. Of course if you have people actually posting then you have a problem. This should be effective enough to stop the spam software.