I've started to get problems with my rails site, I've had loads of comments containing stuff like this... http://pastie.org/343379 What can I do (have taken the site down for now). I'm after a really simple solution, can i just do some clever validation to fail this cr&p? I don't really want to implement captcha or the like if I can avoid it. Site is down for now until I figure a solution, please let me know if you can help? Thanks, BB.
on 2008-12-20 00:39
on 2008-12-20 00:41
You might use negative captchas, require login, common captchas, the askimet web service, there are plenty of ways to avoid spamming :) - Maurício Linhares http://alinhavado.wordpress.com/ (pt-br) | http://blog.codevader.com/ (en) On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 7:39 PM, bingo bob
on 2008-12-20 00:42
OK but what about just validation statements in the models? Can I do it like that, maybe screening for some regex's ?
on 2008-12-20 00:45
For what? A link? Your user could paste a link. There's no easy way to tell that a comment is a spam (you would need a tool to perform analysis on the comment content to mark it as spam, that's exactly what tools like Askimet do). - Maurício Linhares http://alinhavado.wordpress.com/ (pt-br) | http://blog.codevader.com/ (en) On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 7:42 PM, bingo bob
on 2008-12-20 03:54
acts_as_snook is great for capturing stuff like that: http://github.com/rsl/acts_as_snook ----- Ryan B. Freelancer http://frozenplague.net
on 2008-12-21 17:51
superb, thanks! I put Snook in place. Looks great. bb