Submission spam

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There's a recently recurring issue of spam bots or something filling out a form on my website and it's pretty much spam content as it's nothing but random characters and a link to a website that's in Japanese when the text field has nothing to do with entering a website. I'm wondering what can be done to correct this or prevent it?
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Hi Jonathan,
Here's one way.
http://www.coffeecup.com/help/articles/ … s-captcha/
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It's easy to overlook something you're not looking for.

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https://progrower.coffeecup.com/
Here's my CoffeeCup SCCP Shop with examples of what can be done.
https://progrower.coffeecup.com/shop/
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http://esmansgreenhouse.com
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https://ericrohloff.com
User 2852878 Photo


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Doi why didn't I think of that! :D thanks! :D
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Hi
I have been Erics suggested method successfully for a long time in my forms to stop spam - but recently I am getting spam via one in particular.
I downloaded the latest version and re published/uploaded, but the issue persists.
It seems spam bots can now do maths?

Is there another way, other than google captcha to stop spam via our forms?
Many thanks for any insights!
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Try changing the math. Is it coming from the same ip address?
I can't hear what I'm looking at.
It's easy to overlook something you're not looking for.

Here's my S-Drive site with
examples of what can be accomplished in VSD.
https://progrower.coffeecup.com/
Here's my CoffeeCup SCCP Shop with examples of what can be done.
https://progrower.coffeecup.com/shop/
This is a site I built for my work.(RSD)
http://esmansgreenhouse.com
This is a site I built for use in my job.(HTML Editor)
https://pestlogbook.com
This is my personal site used for testing and as an easy way to share photos.(RLM imported to RSD)
https://ericrohloff.com
User 2004045 Photo


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Hi Eric
Many thanks for your reply and suggestion.
I changed the math and they are coming from different ip's.
I could block the ip's via .htaccess I guess.





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Try a word match question.
What color is the sky?
/^Blue$/
I can't hear what I'm looking at.
It's easy to overlook something you're not looking for.

Here's my S-Drive site with
examples of what can be accomplished in VSD.
https://progrower.coffeecup.com/
Here's my CoffeeCup SCCP Shop with examples of what can be done.
https://progrower.coffeecup.com/shop/
This is a site I built for my work.(RSD)
http://esmansgreenhouse.com
This is a site I built for use in my job.(HTML Editor)
https://pestlogbook.com
This is my personal site used for testing and as an easy way to share photos.(RLM imported to RSD)
https://ericrohloff.com
User 2004045 Photo


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Many thanks for the suggestion Eric.
I have made the change, so will wait and see if it is effective.
Thanks again!
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Eric, what if someone writes 'blue' as the answer? How do you allow both upper and lower case? Can they be just comma separated?
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I would use this to match Blue or blue
/^.*\b(Blue|blue)\b.*$/
I can't hear what I'm looking at.
It's easy to overlook something you're not looking for.

Here's my S-Drive site with
examples of what can be accomplished in VSD.
https://progrower.coffeecup.com/
Here's my CoffeeCup SCCP Shop with examples of what can be done.
https://progrower.coffeecup.com/shop/
This is a site I built for my work.(RSD)
http://esmansgreenhouse.com
This is a site I built for use in my job.(HTML Editor)
https://pestlogbook.com
This is my personal site used for testing and as an easy way to share photos.(RLM imported to RSD)
https://ericrohloff.com

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