[Mailman-Users] creating hidden field to stop bot spamsubscriptionrequest
cp at ccil.org
Fri Aug 2 06:27:18 CEST 2013
On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 12:25 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull <stephen at xemacs.org>wrote:
> Mark Sapiro writes:
> > The asking of a question which requires an "obvious to a human but
> > extremely difficult to a machine" answer is probably the best
> > defence as long as the questions and answers aren't fixed over many
> > Mailman installations.
> That's a great idea, actually! How about a standard (but optional)
> feature for the subscription page like this:
> *Please read the following description carefully. You will be*
> *tested on the content later. *
> This is the mailman-users list. It is used for communication
> about the Mailman mailing list management software, primarily
> among users, although developers often participate.
> To subscribe
> Your name: [ ]
> Your email: [ ]
> *Test question: *
> * Do programmers of this package lurk here? (yes/no) [ ]*
> Of course the "test question" would be list-owner configured, a la the
> "security question" for password recovery that is commonly
> implemented. The portions enclosed in stars would only be generated
> if the "test question" were non-blank.
> The answer to the "test question" could be further obfuscated by
> placing it on a different page.
Has this feature made it into 2.1.16rc2?
If not, does someone have a patch?
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