...such is the title of my session proposal for DrupalCon Denver 2012. I'm aiming the presentation at beginners, but it should be helpful for anyone with a Drupal site that has fought the battle with spammers—and lost.
Since I've had experience building and maintaining a variety of sites, from small blogs with a few posts a week, to large community sites with hundreds of posts and user accounts created per day, I figured I would try to share some of my experiences and what worked and what didn't. I hope to talk about the importance of keeping your site's user experience (UX) first, while still fighting off spammers, and then speaking about particular use cases and solutions.
I wrote up a post titled "Preventing Form Spam" on my personal website summarizing a lot of what I'd be talking about; if you want to hear more, please vote for my session, User-friendly spam prevention, on the DrupalCon Denver website! (Hurry—voting ends November 14!). See you in Denver!