i never noticed that little box up there! how cool! btw, why is the word m*gic blocked by the spam filter?!--Cat 03:39, 24 October 2007 (CDT)
Because it's used by Spammers? --Quatermass 09:32, 24 October 2007 (CDT)
Probably because they can magically increase your ____ size depending on your sex. Anyway, since we have the captcha for unregistered users I turned the regex of to see what happens. Magic ! Brian 10:08, 24 October 2007 (CDT)
The trouble is according to the latest security reports, Spammers apply for legitimate accounts on web forums, often storing up dozens of them for later use.... ;-)
Personal, I'd ask users who don't use their account for say 3 months should have to re-confirm it when they edit. (is this possible?)
The catchup we use is pretty basic. Just a few characters doing arithmetic. Easy to bypass truthfully. Which is why other sites have catchups with the characters as graphics or asking basic human questions. It's a never ending battle. Oh hum...
~1+ Million zombie domestic PCs are suppose to be is use by Spammers and that number will only increase until ISPs wake up and do something about it. Far too much DDOS, forum and email spamming going on.
--Quatermass 11:20, 24 October 2007 (CDT)