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Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin

Defeat automated spambots (even the new 'learning' bots with dynamically named hidden fields) by adding a client side generated checkbox.

7 reviews
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3.9 out of 5 stars
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A great plugin that no longer works
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I really hate to see this one go. I don't know what has changed but it doesn't block spam at all anymore, and hasn't for months.

I have used GASP for years and it's been great but about 6-8 months ago it just quit blocking spam. I don't know if spammers have gotten smarter (hint, they have. I've seen bot comment spammers for sale that can click "invisible" checkboxes like this easily), or maybe wordpress has updated and broke it. GASP has not been updated in a long time now and I don't know if it will ever be updated again.

I've maxed out the settings and played with everything but no luck. the checkbox is there, the other measures are there, I've changed my codes....but it just won't block the spam. With GASP running I get about 3-4 spam comments an hour on my high traffic sites.

I now use wp-spamshield without any problems. I really hope the creators of GASP bring some new updates in the future, I would love to come back because of the better options.

Doesn't work
By ,

The checkbox doesn't appear on my blog. Uninstalling.

not work
By ,

This plugin does not work - tons of spam coming anyway. Despite the security settings of additional fields like.

No settings do not help in this case

Great idea, doesn't work
By , for WP 3.9.2

I love the idea of not having to employ a CAPTCHA, but only discovered it was not working only after two friends tweeted me today that they were unable to leave comments. The plugin (V1.5.5) was the culprit. Moreover, 473 spamments were queued up by bots that circumvented the plugin. Sigh.

No longer works
By , for WP 1.5.5

Ever since I updated, the box doesn't appear on posts and therefore all comments are blocked. (commenters get an error) Had to deactivate.

Not Workng Enymore - a Lot of SPAM the Last Several Months
By , for WP 3.7.1

Not Working Enymore - a Lot of SPAM the Last Several Months and it Increases.

I tested every option - No result at all.

It was such a good plugin.

Now it is Useless :(


GASP Is not blocking SPAM comments anymore.
By , for WP 3.6

GASP Is not blocking SPAM comments anymore.

It worked for a number of months, but in recent weeks the SPAM comments are increasing. Seven (7) this morning in only 12 hours from last eve.

Yes I changed the checkbox name - no change.

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