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Subject: Re: [chairs] Spam comments

Yes work is being done on this, possibly on the lines of requiring  
some sort of registration and use of email client (as opposed to form).

regards, Frederick

Frederick Hirsch

On Jun 29, 2006, at 12:40 PM, ext Norman Walsh wrote:

> Recently, I've noticed an increase in the amount of spam coming  
> through
> the OASIS comment form:
>   http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/comments/form.php?wg_abbrev=xxx
> Is anything being done to address this problem? Could comments be
> subjected to moderation by staff or at least to some form of
> CAPTCHA[*] to limit bot-driven spam?
>                                         Be seeing you,
>                                           norm
> * I have some resevations about CAPTCHAs as they tend to discriminate
> against users with certain kinds of disabilities, but surely this is a
> problem that's been addressed. Asking commenters to answer a simple
> math question (like the sum of two randomly generated single digit
> numbers) would probably be sufficient, at least in the short term, to
> address the problem.
> -- 
> Norman Walsh
> XML Standards Architect
> Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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