New Comments Tool – Or A Little Addition Means A Subtraction in Spam
Scared Monkeys is a target for comment spam. Daily we get 1,000s of spam messages that need to be worked through to find the nuggets that you contribute to the site. While there are many tools out there, we have had mixed success with them.
So today and going forward, when you are posting a comment you will be posed a simple addition problem to prove that you are human, and not some soul sucking spambot that is out to drive us crazy. Just answer the question and it will get your comment into the moderation cue so that we can find it and approve it as quickly as we can.
If you see something not working right with the comments, please send me an email at tom at scaredmonkeys.com so I can get it fixed. Since we are testing this out, we may have bugs pop up, so let us know so we can fix them faster! Thanks
Posted January 25, 2007 by Scared Monkeys
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Crud, I failed math,
But I save a bundle on my ….
I think haha
great idea, I hope it keeps the robots away.
me too, except for “Robot” himself. I like him.
Maybe this will improve the quality of what we have to read through to get to the good stuff….
I tried it and there were no problems. Even a politician ought to be able to do it. Well, that could be a stretch ….
SM: Thanks for testing San! (klaasend)
I passed! I passed! LOL
I Have A Feeling This Will Not Keep “JohnM et al”
From Posting !
Who Knows – Maybe He Cannot Add !
I thought this might be hard math!! LOLOLOL
I’m glad it wasn’t geometry or algebra!
Yikes! It said 9+2 does not = 11
I feel stupid, but what’s wrong with that? lol
Hi Tom….I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night…
knew I could do it….although this is my second try…!
Am I spam???
This is my third try….#1 and #2 did not show up….Mere
9 and 3 equals 12 which means 1 plus 2 equals 3 and 3 times 3 equals 9 which when added to 3 equals 12 — didn’t I just say that?
I didn’t know there was going to be a TEST !!!
and I didn’t even study !
No Problem , I knew right away it was 31 :+)
Oh shoot! What is the sum of 2 and 0? Ummmmmm….dang I’ll never be able to post a comment again
WOW !!! I didn’t know there was gonna be a test !! and again I didn’t study .
That Darn Klaas Red and Tom all runnin around with those funny shirts with all the big Red zeros on them ROFLMAO !!!
Sommetimes I just break my self up LOL!
Uh OH Here comes Tom,Red and the Klaas woman to help break me up somemore :+)—–> Fleeing —->
Ol Jer from Ohio
Im a little wild and a crazy too some girls don’t like Boys like me , awe but some Girls do ! hehehe Very wicked Grin wink wink Looking very Sly at Klaas and Mrs Red
I could not help myself – I had to test it.
Spam buster is a great idea. Now all we need is a Troll Buster.
Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3.
Tibro….maybe it will work for them also….maybe
they will not be able to add….! Mere
We created the test so that the number will not exceed your toes and fingers, barring any sort of injury.
We are a caring web site and want to hear from you.
Will this work at home??
hahaha ahhhh yay it worked!
What is the sum of 4 and 0, hey how come I get all the dumb ones?
I don’t know if anyone has posted this yet but on a more serious note it’s being reported at BFN that Jamie Skeeters died yesterday.
SM: Sadly it’s true (klaasend)
This math is a great idea.
I am so sorry to hear about Jamie Skeeters. That is so sad. I’m also sorry that we will not hear any more from him about what actually was going on with that tape and his hard drive and the FBI, etc.
I will go search SM for more info on Jamie. Thanks.
At one time johnm claimed to be a math teacher, either retired or retarded, can’t remember. The obvious give-away was always the lack of grammer/punctuation skills. Maybe Tom should have incorporated both math and language tests to filter out the trash. LOL
I’m glad it’s just a Spam filter and not a troll filter, where would we be without our trolls?
Awe I also am sorry about Jamie tis a shame that good folks die way too young .
And to Tom am glad that ya all still want me around is a great group of folks that you and Red have brought on board Tom many great thinkers and a lot of wisdom as well as a lot of fun Thanks Jerry from Ohio
I HAD to try this!
Is this to avoid the Canashito brand of Spam? hehe
My response to the math question is exactly how many I think are directly involved in Natalee’s demise…..
Seems Scared Monkeys has a lot of faith in the intellectual capacity of its viewers.
Although seeing some(not all) comments made by some posters here, there may very well be a quantum leap in the quality of comments on many of the posts here, as those leaving their juvenile rants will be unable to access the board to make their respective comment.
Hmm, maybe SM should use the “copy the word” after all.
#4l, surely you realize there will be a class action suit brought against sm by the digitally challenged.