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  1. rrober4
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    My comment boxes keep getting spam. I don't know how to control it. I am using mystique and can't find an option to control it. If anyone has a suggestion to add a widget for comments that force a person to put in a password that would be great too. Please help me I've received over 300 emails in the last 24 hours from all these "comments"
    Thanks Rachel

  2. Get a personal key from here and activate the Akismet plugin.

    That will zap almost all of the spam.

  3. rrober4
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you - Hopefully it works!

  4. Phrase Vices Poet
    Blocked
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well, it is rather you who works scaning all spam and unmarking valid comments and deleting passed spam messages.

    Since I started using KeyCAPTCHA (plugin for WP) I never had a single spam message.

    And comments in my site are instant, it is chat.
    See more in my replies to "Akismet really sucks now?"

  5. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hmm, does that keycaptcha plugin meet any accessibility standards? Seems like it would drive away visitors, or more importantly, business on any commerce site.

    Accessibility is far more important than the admin having to do a little work.

    (which, I use akismet, which has now blocked 35000 spam comments, let 3 through, and caught 1 comment that was not spam. I'll live by those stats)

  6. Phrase Vices Poet
    Blocked
    Posted 3 years ago #

    What I heard from other bloggers the vistors become addictive to it.

    What is the difference how many it let through if you manually should peruse all to undelete even 1 (or 0) just to make sure that nobody was dumped.

  7. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    What I'm worried about is accessibility.
    http://jimthatcher.com/captchas.htm
    http://www.w3.org/TR/turingtest/

    At best, captcha solutions provide a false sense of security, and are rude.

    At worst (if you own any type of business) may be illegal and discriminatory

    If you like it on a personal blog, fine and dandy. I'm just pointing out it may not be a viable solution for any business if it doesn't meet certain standards.

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