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Comment Spam Begone!

Oddly enough I’ve been seeing a lot of comment spam in the past few weeks. By “a lot” I mean more than zero. I may have been getting comment spam since the beginning, I didn’t really look into it. But I only started noticing after I added code that emails me new comments. So I just added http referer checking to the comment module. Hopefully that stops the spam. I have no idea how well spam bots are typically written. Any reasonably experienced developer should think to fake the referer. If this method is ineffective I’ll have to come up with something else – i’m thinking along the lines of ajax fired by the text field’s onChange method, I’ll have to think about that further.

That’s all for now.