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So simple. It just works. (4 posts)

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  1. jkshay
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    We were getting hit from numerous (15+) spam messages a day. We figured this was an acceptable number to just handle manually, but quickly grew tired of taking the time to moderate these comments, marking them as trash.

    We tried various CAPTCHA plugins but none were very graceful. From difficult-to-read CAPTCHA strings to stark, unstyled "You have entered an invalid CAPTCHA" message, none of the CAPTCHA plugins we implemented really worked for us.

    Then I found this plugin. It's so simple in its implementation that it's almost laughable. There's beauty in what it does, though. It's not overly complicated, it doesn't affect the aesthetic of the site AT ALL, and most importantly, it just works.

    I've had this plugin installed for over a week and have not received a single spam comment. I give it five stars all day long.

    Just as a test, I went and toggled the value that sends spam comments to the site administrator. No less than 30 minutes later, I had received a message that was spam. I've since toggled the value back to "false" - but it's sure nice to know the plugin is working. :)

  2. webvitaly
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you for this awesome feedback.
    I am happy that this plugin helped you.

    I tried to make the simplest solution for getting rid of spam and this tiny plugin makes its job pretty good.

    Write me back if you will have some troubles with spam in future and I will try to help.

    P.S. I did't make the options page because the idea of the Anti-spam plugin was to completely forget about spam. IMHO spam is not the user's problem so captcha is bad solution. Also spam is not admin's problem so there shouldn't be spam moderation queue. So the key of the problem was to split real users from spam bots.

  3. jkshay
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I took the liberty of converting this forum post to a blog post on my site evangelizing about Anti-Spam - I hope that's OK.

    You can find the article here.

    Thanks!

  4. webvitaly
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    That's not just OK, that's super awesome :)

    Thank you for publishing blog post about Anti-spam plugin.

    IMHO your recommendation would be useful for other people who are tired of spam, capchas and comment moderation.

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