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Archive for the ‘Explanations’ Category

How to bypass Textual Confirmation

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

Someone has asked Google how to bypass Textual Confirmation. Great! The alternative to CAPTCHA is taking off, even spammers noticed it. Now they’ve started to think about bypassing. Would you mind to help them and share ideas?


Are your sneakers tied?

Sunday, August 12th, 2007

Here’s a not-so-funny joke that actually has a whole lot more to do with protecting your blog from spam than you might think. The joke is from the article discussed in my last blog entry. If you recall I said I’d speculate on the meaning of this joke next time around. So here’s the joke for all you who’ve not taken time to read Ned’s article about a simple way to protect your site:


My Thoughts on Guest Posts

Sunday, August 5th, 2007

There’s lots of controversy surrounding whether or not guest posts are good for blogs. And still there doesn’t seem to be any right answer. So today I’m going to share my point of view.


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.


Two sorts of phpBB2 spam

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

I’ve just got a complaint from an user who purchased Textual Confirmation (TC). To his dissatisfaction, TC haven’t stopped spam. Investigations revealed that he gets spam in guest postings, which is outside of the scope of TC. To stop such spam, he actually needs Advanced Textual Confirmation. The following is what I’ve answered.


Welcome to the blog

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

The bbAntiSpam tools (Links Rejector, Textual Confirmation and Advanced Textual Confirmation) exist for more than one year now. While working on the tools and marketing them, I sometimes find very useful and interesting resources, and I’d like to share the link. Before, I wrote about findings in bbAntiSpam forums, but my postings were lost in the support requests. Now, I finally started this blog.

Actually, there is a number of blogs which cover the spambot topic. Some of them are in the blogroll. But I’m sure that bbSpam blog will get the leading position fast because I have a lot to say, many opinions are based on experience and, what also counts, I’m going to promote the blog.

I’m not going to be the only author and I plan to hire a pair of assistants. The idea is that one person can’t cover everything. Worse, one person can overlook an interesting topic. Therefore, new authors are always welcome. If you want to say anything, don’t hesitate to contact me, I’ll create an account for you. Self-promotion is ok if it is written in the human language, not in the marketing language.

My name is Oleg, e-mail address is <olpa bbspam com>. Contact me now!