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WP 2.0 Spam Protection (8 posts)

  1. otton_ormal
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi all,

    how about your experience with WP2.0 spam protection?
    I do not want to use any community based solutions like Akismet (and do not want to use a wordpress.com account).

    How about combining Bad Behaviour and Spam Karma?
    Or would you recommend others?

    Thanks a lot,
    Otton

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Spam Karma2 is an excellent solution.

  3. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I use only SK2 and have had no issues whatsoever...

  4. Truth
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Spam Karma 2 :) Working great on my blog

  5. riddle
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Anybody have any opinions on the best/easiest to install of the CAPTCHA anti-spam plugins? Like those at: http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugins/Spam_Tools#Captcha

    No flames about CAPTCHA, please -- I'm aware of its accessibility issues, but after lots of bad experiences with false positives and negatives, and impatience with having to clean out the queue of suspected-but-not-proven spam, I'm reluctantly leaning toward CAPTCHA.

  6. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    riddle - SK2 has captcha built in too.
    I've used it for over a year.
    Not missed a comment yet.

    I don't know about the link you have though simply because I've had no cause to visit it.

  7. riddle
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    To reply to my own message: instead of CAPTCHA I decided to try Eric Meyer's WP-Gatekeeper. http://meyerweb.com/eric/tools/wordpress/wp-gatekeeper.html

    It uses a trivial (for humans) question in plain text instead of an obscured graphic. A typical question might be, "What color is an orange?"

    Until the spammers are using AI I think this approach will be almost as effective as CAPTCHA and without the accessibility problems (or the need to install a graphics package).

  8. BigDog
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I use Bad Behavior and Spam Karma and I have had very good success.

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