Several months ago I added a hidden field to my Email Notification Signup form (and later, renamed the script to flush out any spammers that cached the script location) and boy, was I getting spammed through that script.
The thought of using such a techique as a reverse captcha never occured to me. Hiding a form element such that normal users won't see it, but spambots will, and rejecting any request with that field filled in. What a neat idea.
Of course, that's assuming I ever get around to having comments on my blog …
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