Quoting Rory Browne (rory.browne at gmail.com):
> My point was that login accounts aren't the only protection against
> spambots, and they aren't necessarly the best.
Without them, my experience is that you're overwhelmed. (As mentioned,
you may enjoy a fool's paradise of some months' duration until the bots
all find you, but then you get clobbered.)
> On the otherhand, requiring login accounts will not necessarly deter
Indeed, we call that "necessary but not sufficient": I would also use
captcha (http://www.captcha.net/). Human spammers can still run that
gauntlet (gaining brief access, that you then terminate), but _spambots_
Thus: Never try to outwork a spambot.
> I just think we should start off with anti-crap techniques that don't
> bother or hassle our potential users.
Recognising reality indeed has disadvantages. ;-> The only consolation
is that the alternative's worse.
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