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Damn spammers

Alan Coopersmith
Senior Principal Software Engineer

sigh Just had to waste ten minutes going through all the comments on here to delete about 20 from the $#\^@\*!ing blog spammers. The people who run blogs.sun.com have been looking into ways to stop it, unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a good solution that works for everyone - if you use a "captcha" (one of those images of text that's easy for people to read but hard for computers to recognize), then you block people with visual impairments - but just registration means they just program another step into their spambots. Unfortunately it's so cheap for them, even if they only get one sucker for millions of blog posts, they've made a profit.

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