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Archive for July, 2007

Why Askimet Isn’t Everything it’s Cracked Up To Be

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

Last time I told you about the automatic spam killer called Askimet. Although this nifty little plug-in seems like the much-awaited answer to the ever-growing problem of spam, it really isn’t.

Here’s the dark side of Askimet


What is Askimet?

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Askimet claims to be an effective weapon in the war against spam, stopping it dead in its tracks once and for all. Whether or not you’ve had time to try it, here’s what you should know about it.


Three types of spam in WordPress

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

I don’t have the problem of spam in WordPress (thanks Advanced Textual Confirmation), but anyway investigated the state of the art in order to decide, if it worths to promote ATC for WordPress. Here is a small report.


The best CAPTCHA ever

Monday, July 16th, 2007

It’s an old joke now, but anyway it worth repeating. And I really like this CAPTCHA:
CAPTCHA with math


News From The SPAM Wars Front (Part 2)

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

(Continued from part 1.) Gather around Generals, I have hot intelligence straight from the high-tech weapons arsenal. The tide of the War Against Forum SPAM is turning.

With CAPTCHA, Spam Blacklists, and other low-grade weapons allowing the front lines of our defenses to be overrun, a new anti-SPAM weapon has hit the battlefield and initial reports are quite favorable.


News From The SPAM Wars Front (Part 1)

Monday, July 9th, 2007

The SPAM wars continue, and they’re not taking place a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. They’re taking place in forums, Wikis and blogs right here and right now. And while the good guys always win in the movies, this real-life battle is too close to call. In fact, many of the good guys are dropping like flies or throwing their hands up in surrender as they cave in to the pressure of fighting off the spamming hordes.