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Prevent spam using Honey Pots

I am really curious about how to prevent comment spam in a forum using a honey pot trap for spam bots. What if CSS and javascript is turned off in a browser? Do you see any other disadvantages in ...
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What is the most time-effective way to monitor & manage threats from bots and/or humans?

I'm usually overwhelmed by the amount of tools that hosting companies provide to track & quantify traffic data and statistics. I'm equally overwhelmed by the countless flavors of malicious ...
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Why do spammers use CELESTRON NEXTAR 6SE?

I am running a website for a volunteer organization that hosts an annual event. There is a form where people can volunteer to bring items for the event. All too frequently I get spam from users ...
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What's a good way to keep spam out of 'anonymous' submission websites? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make your site anti-bot? I'm trying to do everything I can to prevent spammers from just pasting crap all over my forum websites. People get incentivized by video games ...
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How to tell the world that I'm not an spammer?

In this question, I just found out that my website address has been reported as spam, by services like Akismet. However, I'm not really an spammer. I'm a web developer, and I'm not selling any product ...
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Effective captcha solutions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent spam on sites which I control? ReCaptcha is all the rage at the moment, Based on customer/user feedback, what other captcha or general human ...
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Has anybody earned $0.25+ from each of a captcha (on your website) passing?

I am a real dummy in web monetizing schemes. [ 1 ] informs that a captcha vendor: "charges a fee of about 25 cents to 50 cents for each form that is filled out using a Type-In ad [captcha]... ...
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Can randomly-generated field names help avoid SPAM bots?

If I were to generate my field names randomly each time a contact form was rendered, would that help prevent SPAM bots from recognizing the fields? Can they read label text?
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Need help for stopping spam inquiries [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make your site anti-bot? I am not a web developer, nor have I the required knowledge to grasp this situation. I have a small company with a modest web site where I ...
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How to tell whether spammers are bots or humans?

How can you tell if the people that are spamming your forum or website are in fact bots or human spammers? Please note that the question is not about preventing spammers. It is to determine if the ...
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Best way to block “comment spam” postings to web forms? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make your site anti-bot? I have a custom web form on my PHP-based site. Recently it is getting a regular stream of comment-spam postings from a few specific IP ...
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Recommended Spam Best Practices [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent spam on sites which I control? Are there any recommended admin tools or interfaces for reviewing and moderating spam on a community-driven UGC site?
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Spam prevention through IP tracking

I am building a website with user generated comments. In order to implement user moderation/spam-protection, users have the ability to mark comments as spam. When one comment is marked as spam, I want ...
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How to ban registrations from TOR exits?

I am getting far too many fake registrations through TOR exits. I would like to block these registrations like major sites do. What is the proper way to do that?
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When using email as login name, what precautions should I take for registration?

When your registration form is using a user ID that is the same as their email address, I'm somewhat concerned over spammers using the "User name is in use" as a means to validate the existence of an ...
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mailto link is a spam flag, what is the simplest way to explain this to business person

Do you agree that it is generally bad practice to include mail to links and emails in websites because of spam and the various malicious agents that search and use emails? If so how could I explain ...