Support » Plugin: cbnet Really Simple CAPTCHA Comments » Captcha entry not required to post comment

  • Hi Chip,

    Thank you very much for creating and sharing this plugin.

    I’ve found that when someone submits a comment without entering anything in the Captcha, the form is submitted, but is then flagged as spam by my Askimet. Is there any way to implement the outcome you get when RSC is used with CF7, where a warning popup is generated . . . and the form doesn’t go through at all . . . if you attempt to submit without properly completing the Captcha?


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  • Plugin Author Chip Bennett


    Theme Review Admin

    Hi Trebord,

    Thanks for using the Plugin!

    That functionality is by design. I wanted to keep the Plugin as lean and simple as possible, so I take the assumption that an actual human will see, and complete the CAPTCHA.

    I’ll take a look at what CF7 does, and consider it though.

    Thanks for getting back to me so quickly!

    I appreciate your desire to keep the plugin lean – wish more creators had the same philosophy.

    I’ll try to briefly enunciate the couple of difficulties I see with the current implementation, though.

    1) It doesn’t cut down on my spam generation. I appreciate that the bot-generated “comments” go directly into my spam folder . . . but it still takes time to cull them regularly.
    2) If a genuine user should overlook the Captcha, or enter it incorrectly, his/her comments will be marked as Spam, and might or might not be noticed when I do my culling (maybe a week or more later) . . . and the user will have no way of knowing that there was ever a problem, or given a chance to correct it.

    CF7 has several feedback messages of various types and for various contingencies . . . obviously I have in mind something very simple, like, “Sorry – your comment could not be submitted due to incorrect Captcha”.

    Thanks again,


    I’d like to throw my hat into the ring on this one if I may. The plugin is great and definitely cuts down on the spam comment maintenance since there is no notification for comments that go directly into the spam folder but a pop-up notification would be great to alert the visitor that they have missed the captcha field.

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