I’m back in town, after nearly two weeks in Southern California. I came back to find just a ton of comment spam on the site, proving that even homegrown scripts aren’t immune to the spammers. I changed the HTML field names on the comment form to random strings in an attempt to prevent some of the spam; hopefully the robots that are out there won’t realize that a field named
zm5732 is where the e-mail address is supposed to go. If that doesn’t work, I’ll have to start coding a blacklist, and battle these spammers in hand-to-hand combat.
Oh, the joys of DIY web development.
You should try to use an image verification script. I have one written in PHP if you are interested…
Yes, some sort of CAPTCHA might work.