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1:19 pm on Feb 3, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Flat file 1000 article site pestered by bots, scrapers, and human content thieves.

Rather than a full-blown CMS, and registration wall, or membership package, is there a secure script we could use, and call on pages to insists visitors either; login, or answer a simple non-captcha question to gain access to an article or two?
1:47 pm on Feb 9, 2014 (gmt 0)

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That's certainly possible, but depends on your server setup and technologies.

You could use some very simple techniques, for example use SSI to check for a cookie and set that cookie after the login / captcha solve.
Clearly, that'd be easy to circumvent, but it'd probably stop the general bots that are not modified for your site.