Hidden textbox as an comment antispam method?

Topics: ASP.NET 2.0
Jan 13, 2011 at 8:18 PM

Personally I don't like using captcha's. I wrote a blog post about hiding a text field using CSS and using it as way to block comment spam from bots.

What do you think of this method?

Jan 14, 2011 at 3:30 AM

This is a good idea ... I've used it on a non-BE website once.  I believe it's called a "honey pot" ... having this type of dummy text field to try and get spam bots to put a value in there.