Token in image to prevent comment spamming (5 posts)

  1. Sushubh
    Posted 12 years ago #

    I think developers have already rejected this technology as they are not user friendly...

  2. Alex King
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Yes, we’ve discussed and rejected that idea because:
    1) it is not accessible
    2) accessibility is in the WordPress mission statement
    3) making it accessible defeats its purpose

  3. mikkelj
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Ah, good point. Thanks. I still like the idea, though. Content-based spam filtering has some catching up to do, and until that is a feasible approach I suppose that front-end measures should be considered. Perhaps image tokens can still be used with user registration as a fail-safe that also supports disabled users. At least, this could be an option for the site administrator if the feature is made available?
    Where can I find WordPress' mission statement where this is mentioned so I can keep up with things?

  4. ThatAdamGuy
    Posted 12 years ago #

    I suggested something similar in another thread, but it could apply in this situation, too:
    How about a three-prong approach?
    1) If user is registered, comments are posted immediately.
    2) If user is not registered, he or she has the option to enter in text from an image token, and then have the comment posted instantly.
    3) If user is not registered and does not wish to or is unable to enter in the text from the image token, then his or her comment will be queued for review.
    In this way, EVERYONE is accommodated, but spam is still (from what I can tell) thwarted from appearing on one's blog.
    Your thoughts?

  5. stix
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Thats about the best system i have heard of ! Implementation ?

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