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Wed 26/03/08 at 09:51
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Hi Freeola

Mrs Digi set up a new instant site a month ago and then went off on her travels to NZ - before she left me and one of my sons had left a comment on her blog page, on her return from NZ there are 39 comments - the two we left and 37 spam! prozac viagra the lot!

How did that happen? I thought these instant sites were more secure?

Digi
Sun 30/03/08 at 19:18
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Ah thank you for letting me know! We're still looking at adding the question thing as well at some point.
Sun 30/03/08 at 10:32
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Morning Eccles well the good news is that since the captcha was put in place - no spam :) Mrs digi did wonder what you were on about when you said about the captcha as she thought it was not there initially, but she says he (Eccles) would know as he is the expert - she (Mrs Digi) is much happier today.

Digi
Fri 28/03/08 at 17:16
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Right. I've modified the captcha code slightly and added it to the blog comments page (no one spotted it was missing!). Hopefully this will help. If you could keep and eye on it that would help!
Fri 28/03/08 at 17:03
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Cheers Eccles thats greatly appreciated

Digi
Fri 28/03/08 at 16:07
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Perhaps the spammers are targeting Instant Sites because all the site are fairly new and so appear quite high up in search engine listings, therefore being a good target for getting filthy words displayed! I will try a tweak the code a little and see if that helps.
Fri 28/03/08 at 15:59
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Yes they have and with out captcha

digi
Fri 28/03/08 at 15:32
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Have your other sites got a public 'guest book' type option though?





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Fri 28/03/08 at 15:24
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Hi Hmmm yeah but the sad thing is that we are not getting spam like this on our other sites ie not instant sites its only the instant site that appears to have the problem, and it has the captcha thing in place and moderation in place - you would have thought if any sites were vunerable it would have been the older sites and not the instant sites - instant sites using newer technology we thought they would be more secure - wrong word - more bullet proof?

Digi
Fri 28/03/08 at 13:56
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Digitrader wrote:
> Yeah she has had to delete another batch of viagra and other
> various medical things today - :_(




Welcome to the internet!
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My Freeola Instant Site
Fri 28/03/08 at 13:29
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Yeah she has had to delete another batch of viagra and other various medical things today - :_(

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