Joined: 22 May 2005 Posts: 219
Splat Hey N00bie McN00b here again. Quick question, what is with the SPLAT for the @ sign?
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Wed May 25, 2005 6:25 pm
Joined: 29 Sep 2002 Posts: 2431 Location: 1987
It's a script for the forums that protects email addresses from being harvested by spambots.
I know, I didn't pick SPLAT, but hey.
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Wed May 25, 2005 6:40 pm
Joined: 18 Oct 2005 Posts: 967 Location: Not Zwolle anymore. really no kiddin'
Is it a free script? Where can I find it?
p.s.: If its a script howcome it still prints @ and does not 'splat' that as well?
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Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:58 am
Joined: 08 Jul 2006 Posts: 5
because it has to look like an email address
While we're on the subject, it really does no good if a spammer wanted to harvest an email address from this site; they would simply have to modify their script so that it searches out SPLAT instead of @
However, I would imagine the bulk of spammers wouldn't worry about it, as they will get plenty of email addresses from sites that don't implement this kind of security.
Sun Jul 09, 2006 1:49 am
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