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spam protection in Spectate forms

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04 Dec, 2012 08:51 PM

We would like to add spam protection to our Spectate forms to prevent auto spammers.
Do you have suggestions on how best to incorporate that?
I noticed on one Hannon Hill/Spectate from you asked the question 'what is fifteen dived by three?' and below you are using Captcha.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Bradley on 06 Dec, 2012 03:35 PM

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    Hi Deb,

    At this point, your best bet would be to create a custom HTML form that submits to Spectate as a form handler and then add your own captcha to the HTML form.

    We do have some basic bot protection built-in the Spectate forms. The field below is placed way off screen so we assume that anything that fills out this form field is a bot.

    <p id="confirmation" class="field" style="position:absolute; width:190px; left:-9999px; top: -9999px;">
      <label for="confirmation_field">Mobile users please leave blank</label>
      <input id="confirmation_field" type="text" size="30" name="confirmation" autocomplete="off"/>

    The idea of providing a catpcha option for Spectate forms is a good suggestion though and something we'll keep in mind for future inclusion in the product.


  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Bradley on 18 Dec, 2012 03:45 PM

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    Hi Deb,

    I was wondering if you saw my response above and had any questions.

    Please let me know when you get a chance.


  3. 3 Posted by Debbi Smith on 18 Dec, 2012 04:58 PM

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    Thank you! I appreciate the information.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Bradley on 18 Dec, 2012 05:02 PM

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    Not a problem. Please let me know if you need any help implementing any of the above suggestions.

  5. Bradley closed this discussion on 18 Dec, 2012 05:02 PM.

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