Cambridge software training company Roem Ltd has taken steps to deal with automated spam submissions and added CAPTCHA confirmations to its online course booking form.
Bot or not
CAPTCHA (an acronym for "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart") is a test to find out whether or not the data submitted on a form is actually coming from a human and not an automated bot or script. By adding CAPTCHA Roem ensures that automated bookings are difficult - but not impossible.
In order not to annoy genuine customers, Roem has - for the moment - opted for a user-friendly readable test, rather than the often frustrating and time-consuming odd-looking verification methods.