Verification pictures for comment posts

By vangrat
Dec 5, 2010
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  1. Just a suggestion, I have noticed there seems to be an uprising of spam posts in the comments recently. Is it possible to have a verification box at the end of the posts to ensure that one is human? I know it is not 100% fool proof, but it does help to cut out a large amount of the spam chatter.
  2. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,059   +646

    Thanks for the suggestion vangrat. We've made a few changes lately that could have something to do with the recent spam posts. First is that we introduced for your convenience an AJAX-enabled post form on the main site, which means no more page reloads and instant commenting for registered users.

    But when we enabled the new form, we didn't add the automated spam filter right away, something we have had on the forum for sometime now. The good news, this was applied on Friday so for now we will wait it out until we add more anti-spam measures. Again, thanks for the feedback!

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