[thelist] junk entry into forms (captcha?)

John DeStefano john.destefano at gmail.com
Wed Feb 7 08:44:45 CST 2007

> From: "Christian Heilmann" <codepo8 at gmail.com>
> > Yes I like your second Option "Are you a Spammer? Yes/No
> > The World is serious enough
> I use that, and I still get comment spam. It seems that there are real
> people out there copying and pasting the stuff in. Mechanical Turk?

Maybe... or maybe just a high success rate with only two choices
(50%)?  What if you were to add other choices to slant the field a
bit, like "I'm not just a Spammer; I'm also a mindless, evil
automaton"?  That would lessen the success rate to 1/3; another choice
would bring it down to 1/4, etc.  It may sound silly and fruitless,
but it might also work, while keeping the "right" choice obvious.  And
adding a bit of humor might not be a bad thing.

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