>Russ wrote (1/16/05 11:24 PM): > >>I'm curious to know if anyone has utilized an Image Challenge System in >>order to prevent SPAM from appearing in comments sections on websites. I've never used them but have kept up with them as an interesting technique. There's a good article about how futile they actually are at the Perl website (http://use.perl.org/comments.pl?sid=4743&cid=7196). Inside the article is a link to Perl Monks where there is detailed code on how he defeated (with comments on how to better improve) just such a system. Much like locking your doors in an airport parking lot, it keeps honest people honest. And if you are going to use such a system please keep in mind that your alpha-text should be legible regardless of its image form. I've signed up for a few things and had to regenerate the 'passphrase' because ones looked like capital I's which looked like lower case L's. Serif fonts are a must. -ben ======================================================= The problem with America is stupidity. I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?