Tuesday, December 21, 2004
Jim Weirich recently came up with a new form of wiki spam protection, a Tarpit. It sounds really good. Its totally different from the usual blacklist or CAPTCHA methods. The idea is to identify a spammer based on the characteristics of the poster, not the content. Supposedly its pretty accurate. And when done right the spammer can't tell he isn't spamming the real wiki. Read more about it on the chongqed wiki.