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[resolved] SI Captcha conflict (12 posts)

  1. sylabulus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello,

    Your Facebook connect plugin conflicts with SI CAPTCHA. It hides HTML block containing the CAPTCHA challenge making it impossible to solve the CAPTCHA. Please fix this issue.

    Thanks in advance.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-facebook-connect/

  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Okay. Here's the suggested fix: Stop using SI CAPTCHA.

    Captcha's are ineffective at preventing comment spam anyway. Scanning methods such as Akismet or blocking methods such as Cookies-For-Comments will work better.

  3. sylabulus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I always use both Aksimet and captcha. Aksimet itself does not satisfy me. Well, I’ll try out the other way with cookies, but it’s easy to hack since you only need to accept a cookie and post it back in your spam bot…

  4. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    It's a bit more complex than that, but you'd be surprised at how effective this process is and how useless spam bots actually are. Low hanging fruit and all that.

    BTW: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cookies-for-comments/

  5. sylabulus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Beleive or not, but CAPTCHA works significally more effectively for me. Yeah, Aksimet blocks tens of spam messages a day marking them as spam, but CAPTCHA even does not let those to appear.
    I’ll keep on using Aksimet.

  6. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    CAPTCHAs block more real people than they do bots. Proven. Documented.

    You can reduce your spam with a CAPTCHA, sure, but you also reduce the conversation as a whole and eliminate a large section of your audience.

    Most CAPTCHAs also violate various handicapped accessibility laws, if you're subject to such things. Most aren't, but it's something to keep in mind.

  7. jksynergyworks
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I would like my users to use Facebook to register but the problem is that the Captcha code is too difficult to read. I have to disable it. Would you be able to improve on the Captcha?

    Thanks!

  8. darkscot
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    agreed, the captcha code is very hard to read in such a tight space. Anything we can do to workaround this?

  9. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    No, the CAPTCHA on the registration form is controlled by Facebook, not by the plugin.

  10. jmattos
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It's impossible to read... how do you get around this?

  11. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    You don't. Facebook controls that, I have nothing to do with it.

  12. jmattos
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay thanks for the prompt response.

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