The tURLing test

UO!TurlingTest!Plain

  02 March 2004

Description

To prevent a URL from being recognized as a URL it is split into two parts with instructions to the reader to put the two bits back together.

Submitted by Ken Schneider (during a presentation at the MIT Spam Conference 2004).

Example

type http://www the the following URL in your web browser
address bar: .somesite.com/page1/page2/content.htm

On August 30, 2006, Nick FitzGerald reports a version of this using an image instead of text:

Entries

Cross your fingers and click

Spammers compendium entry - Cross your fingers and click

Whiter Shade of Pale

Spammers compendium entry - Whiter Shade of Pale

Slick Click Trick

Spammers compendium entry - Slick Click Trick

Now you see it; now you don't

Spammers compendium entry - Now you see it; now you don't

The Rake

Spammers compendium entry - The Rake