ok that just pisses me off!

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So comments have been broken since yesterday. The script that generates the image of the number is giving an internal server error. Probably they've turned off Perl GD or something silly like that. But whatever.

But overnight I got a comment spam!!!!!! How the hell did that happen?? I've long suspected there's been a way around the captcha, because of the number of comment spams that still get through - too many for spammers to be typing them in manually (and the ips are all different anyway). This confirms it.

Which means I'm gonna have to look into some other way around it. Except I'm sure any other method will require having to upgrade my MT installation :(

2 Comments

Gary LaPointe said:

Supposedly people have set up sites that copy your image and have other people type in the captcha (your captcha) thinking they need it to get the free porn (or whatever) and they're really just solving yours. (It could be a myth).

September 13, 2007 6:59 AM

   

Kazza the Blank One said:

Well that could make sense.. except that at the time the image wasn't being generated at all, so other humans still wouldn't have been able to see it...

September 14, 2007 7:19 AM

   

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