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Vaadin forum spams

Emmanuelle Victoria
6 years ago May 21, 2015 6:44am

I think Tori needs captcha badly...

Marius Reinwald
6 years ago May 21, 2015 9:36am
Emmanuelle Victoria
6 years ago May 22, 2015 2:07am
Marko Grönroos
6 years ago May 25, 2015 8:03am

Just to note – the spam problem has been noted at Vaadin. The Tori developers may be busy with other things right now, so they might not have an opportunity to add a proper filtering mechanism immediately. In any case, the latest attack seems to have stopped now.

Captchas are one solution, but should be really light on the brain; preferably even unnoticeable, such as some JavaScript/GWT solution that tracks mouse/keyboard. The spammers are maybe using some browser automation tool that also works in AJAX apps (Tori is a Vaadin app).

That or more strict captchas don't help a bit if the spams are done manually, as they probably are to some degree – there's already one simple captcha in vaadin.com registration. Labour is sometimes cheaper than robots. A scoring or user moderation system, perhaps something like Marius suggested, would probably be a good idea.

I'd really like to have CAPTCHA like the one here. That would be so educational...

Emmanuelle Victoria
6 years ago May 25, 2015 9:18am
Dave Nebinger
6 years ago May 26, 2015 1:49pm
Marius Reinwald
6 years ago May 26, 2015 1:49pm