I've started to get problems with my rails site, I've had loads of
comments containing stuff like this...
What can I do (have taken the site down for now).
I'm after a really simple solution, can i just do some clever validation
to fail this cr&p?
I don't really want to implement captcha or the like if I can avoid it.
Site is down for now until I figure a solution, please let me know if
you can help?
You might use negative captchas, require login, common captchas, the
askimet web service, there are plenty of ways to avoid spamming
OK but what about just validation statements in the models?
Can I do it like that, maybe screening for some regex's ?
For what? A link?
Your user could paste a link.
There's no easy way to tell that a comment is a spam (you would need a
tool to perform analysis on the comment content to mark it as spam,
that's exactly what tools like Askimet do).
acts_as_snook is great for capturing stuff like that: http://github.com/rsl/acts_as_snook
superb, thanks! I put Snook in place. Looks great.