We've been talking today in #FGIJ about my post a couple days ago on web-spam. We've basically been trying to come up with some good ideas for fighting it. Tabke has also commented about it on his site.
After all of our conversations, you know what I've come away with? I've realized the following two things:
- #1: Most anti-spam solutions are equally valid.
- #2: I'm coming at this problem all wrong. The question we've been trying to answer is "which anti-spam scheme should I use to fight spam?". But the better question is "why am I not just using them all?"
As soon as you accept the simple fact that everything is vulnerable a feeling of helplessness can set in.
However, never fear, there is still a solution.... and that solution is a good one.
Ladies and germs, I present to you, the RAPTCHA!