Spam even on survey

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2 months 1 week ago #157479 by davidclay123
davidclay123 created the topic: Spam even on survey
Hi guys,
I've start using Lime Survey for a while. It is so helpful. However, I've got this problem, someone tried to prank me or whatever by spamming my survey with porno links and hateful messages. How can I block these people?
I'd really appreciate your help!
Many thanks!

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2 months 1 week ago #157487 by tpartner
tpartner replied the topic: Spam even on survey
Survey settings --> Publication & access control --> CAPTCHA

manual.limesurvey.org/Survey_settings#Pu...n_.26_access_control

Cheers,
Tony Partner
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2 months 1 week ago #157489 by Joffm
Joffm replied the topic: Spam even on survey
Well, in my opinion you can't avoid this.
Who can prevent me - as a respondent - from writing nonsense, hateful messages, or whatever in a text box in an open survey?

This is an old dilemma in market research. Online surveys are cheap and quick, but ...
Face-to-face is - depending on the interviewer - of higher quality ... but expensive.

We have always spent a lot of days filtering out participants who
  • always give particularly unique, quaint or witty answers
  • answer every question with some ecological, esoteric nonsense
  • always spread their worldview, no matter how the question was

Of course you could validate a text field with some of the string functions, so that certain words are not allowed.
But there are too many of them.

Sorry, no better idea.

Joffm

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