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Thursday, January 05, 2006
By Yokota Fritz

Because of increasing amounts of spam received via my feedback form, I've implemented some simple filtering to keep the spammers away. I would appreciate if you could test this for me to ensure I didn't screw it up too badly.

Please visit my contact form. If you see "Go away spammer" please leave a comment below so I can contact you and try to fix the problem. If you see a normal feedback form, there's nothing else you need to do -- you don't even need to fill out the form (unless you want to). I eventually plan to code up the feedback form to do an IP address lookup against one of the spammer blackhole lists, probably using this code and hacking it for my purposes.

The spam I'm receiving is obviously from robotic form fillers trying to sell pharmaceuticals, financial products, and sexually explicit media (aka pills, porn, and poker). If you have cycling, fitness, environmental or health products that you believe Cyclelicious readers may be interested in reading about, you are always welcome to contact me about those things.

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Here's your test!
Worked okay for me.
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