I've seen people try to maliciously substitute in Cyrillic characters that
look identical to Latin ones, but this just looks like a mis-programmed
bot. I have absolutely no idea what this could be trying to accomplish, but
if you want to target it directly, you could probably black- or graylist
those characters. Of course, that's moot if you set the CAPTCHA in the way
On Nov 19, 2007 9:53 PM, Seth Marbin <smarbin(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks Emufarmers for the advice... I have still yet
to implement, but
noticed something and wonder if others are seeing it too.
On my wiki the bot is not just inserting random gibberish words, it is
changing symbols to strange characters.
For example as seen
" (a quote symbol)
â (the letter a with an accent)
any other theories or solutions?
On Nov 3, 2007 8:31 PM, Emufarmers Sangly <emufarmers(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> On Nov 3, 2007 9:31 PM, Seth Marbin <smarbin(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have been having the same
problem (random gibberish edits) on my
> > teampedia.net
for the past few weeks.
> > I am already using ConfirmEdit, but only have the default setting
> > (thus no captcha for all edits).
> > I am considering two
> > - Disabling anonymous edits (i.e. requiring users to register before
> > editing/adding)
> > - Changing it so the captchas trigger on any edit.
> > Any advice about which way
> The least obtrusive option would
be a combination of the two: Enable the
> CAPTCHA for unregistered users' edits, and for registration attempts,
> let logged-in users edit freely.
> Arr, ye emus, http://emufarmers.com
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