Need spam relief: Visual confirmation of comments? (4 posts)

  1. avrtv
    Posted 8 years ago #

    we are getting a lot of spam comments on our podcast site.

    Is there a visual confirmation plugin available for wordpress, the kind where the poster needs to confirm a string embedded in a generated image? Or other good solutions?

    Thanks and cheers;

  2. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 8 years ago #

    captchas are getting bad press lately for their ineffectiveness. ( captcha is the generic name for what you describe, by the way, so you may be able to search for a plugin..)

    Otherwise try akismet or bad behaviour. One spam got through to me today but, to be fair, it was crafted like a "real" comment and I had to manually check the linked site to make sure myself.

  3. WillRiley
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Akismet has worked pretty well for myself and others

  4. avrtv
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Akismet installed and activated - let's see how things change now.

    Thanks guys!


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