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*Optional* Built-In 'Captcha' Comment Spam Security

  1. UK Schools
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    Our gang should never do the same mistake Googlers did. CAPTCHA is evil. Akismet is intelligent enough to kill all the spam comments.

    Posted: 11 years ago #
  2. AndreyFrolov
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    Captcha is too easily bypassed with all the autosubmitters around.

    Posted: 9 years ago #
  3. bluebird2
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    I think it should be not a Captcha, but a question and answers (or a set of questions and answers that change randomly) set by the author. That way it can be changed every now and then.

    Posted: 9 years ago #
  4. Clay McIlrath
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    I agree that tradition captcha is a waste of time and will be blown by spammers in little to no time. However, I like what bluebird said in the idea of having custom questions in the admin, or possibly even an API to wordpress or google that poses a random question every day. This would be easy and intuitive and could have simple questions that everyone would know the answers to, as well as offer multiple language and accessibility support.

    Posted: 8 years ago #
  5. Muscle Milk
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    I'll give this 3 stars because I agree something has to be done about bots, though I don't think CAPTCHA is the answer. I think most people agree that traditional letter/number CAPTCHA's are pretty much a waste of time. What about some kind of color card where you have to type the color in, or an animated image CAPTCHA which displays each digit one at a time with a frame counter to let people know which order to type the CAPTCHA word in? Or, as BlueBird2 recommended, a random question easy enough to answer but enough to thwart bots?

    I really don't know what the solution is, but I hope someone else out there does. Here's hoping, anyway...

    Posted: 8 years ago #

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