blocking comment spam through image verification? (5 posts)

  1. FlashBang
    Posted 12 years ago #

    I just saw this on the ExpressionEngine Site, and thought this was a great idea.. Why not have an image verification system, where an image is displayed, having a number inside of it, an the user has to type in the number in order to proceed.
    I think this would limit the comment spam, so only humans can do this, and only do this one by one.
    Other web based scripts, including, I believe phpBB (or one of the other BB's) for their registration process..
    It could be a 2-3 digit number, so it wouldnt be a hassle, but would still prevent spam..
    What do you guys think?

  2. OperaManiac
    Posted 12 years ago #

    2-3 old thread on this:
    search and u shall find more.

  3. davidchait
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Yeah, there are usability issues associated with it, and there are other methods for preventing spam (blacklists, etc.) that work well.
    I'm not one to speak on usability topics though, as I certainly haven't kept them in mind too much when developing my site!
    On the other hand, an image verification 'module' might be a nice thing to have available for people who do want to implement such features -- this is far from being a 'niche' request. ;)

  4. frankiejr
    Posted 11 years ago #

    This is a really old post, but I just found it while searching for this exact plugin.

    I'm building a hike blog for a friend of mine, and I'm using WordPress for the first time. About a day into playing with it, I decided to switch over from MT2.661. But...

    I had a huge problem with comment spam for a while with MT. I tried quite a few plugins to try and stop them, but they either let some slip by every now and then or they required some attention now and then. I didn't want any spam comments at all, and I didn't want to have to pay any attention to it. At all.

    I installed one that I found that was exactly as described above, and it's worked perfectly. Yes, usability is an issue, but I was willing to make that trade to breathe easier. I'm hoping I can find the same plugin for WP some day, and if I can't, I might try my hand at writing one.


  5. korty
    Posted 11 years ago #

    have ever looked here?

    hope that solves your problem...

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