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Auto discussion question

edited July 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Hello all! I want to ask the community for some advice. I'm working on an extension that can create a discussion based on some blog-entry by having a link which sends a the text and title to the Vanilla forum. I'm creating this extension for, but I will also upload it to the add-ons. Grouphug wants to create the discussion with a system-account. This means you can just click the link and it will be automatically created. The thing is... we don't want spam, so how could I verify if the post-data is from the blog and isn't some automated input? Any thoughts?


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    1. use a captcha? 2. create the discussion along with the blog post so no link is required?
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    edited July 2006
    Realistically, there's no good way to block spambots.
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    robocop could do it
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    Even if it's not totally safe, you can catch the referer... Better than nothing.

    Another idea: add a code, just like a password.
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