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Matt

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Redirection on Detection
« on: April 12, 2011, 01:57:21 AM »
Hi, Great service.

I think its a good idea to simply redirect bots to your home page rather than send them the error message as that increases your homepage traffic, so possibly increase your qudos with google etc (get something back from the bots!!)

I`ve done that by changing the line:

   print "Confabulation Error #$errnum, Halting.";
   exit;

to

   header('Location: ' . '/');


If anyone thinks this is a bad idea, please say why

Wizzle

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Re: Redirection on Detection
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2011, 01:33:53 PM »
Most bots are never seen by Google analytic, or any other tracking software that uses, java-script or images. Google shows around 100 hits a day, yet the site gets several thousand spam posts/registrations a day.
The software spammers use doesn't parse images, flash, java etc.. unless it has to do with CAPTCHA. So as for being an advantage to traffic... I'd just send them to a blank page.

MysteryFCM

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Re: Redirection on Detection
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2011, 05:56:16 AM »
I'd recommend not doing a redirect on detection of spammers, as it'll increase your bandwidth, and leaves your site open to DoS (HTTP flood specifically) attack.
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