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 Post subject: CAPTCHA addons
PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 8:54 am 
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When I started my blog, I tied the popularity of my blog to the amount of spam posts it got. I mean surely, if the spam bot thinks im worth spamming, something must be going alright, right?

After a while, i got sort of tired of marking comments as spam, and I was obviously worried about what readers might think if they saw these spam comments. So I went and installed the addon "SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam". It worked. There was no more spam, and everything was great.

But lately, I am beginning to see spam return, often on one single post for a few days, and TONS of comments. And I doub that this is people sitting there, entering the CAPTCHA every time, because then they are really wasting their time. So it would seem like the bots has a way of getting through the CAPTCHA by themselves, or that the addon is weak.

How do you handle spam? Do you use a different addon? Give me a hand, and you will get cake.

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 Post subject: Re: CAPTCHA addons
PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 1:10 pm 
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I usually just let Akismet handle spam for me. I think I've had maybe 3 spam comments get through in the past year or so, and I get anywhere from 12-40 spam comments per day depending on whether or not posts have been linked elsewhere. I just make sure to log into the Dashboard and empty spam every couple days or so.

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 Post subject: Re: CAPTCHA addons
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 9:37 am 
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Alright, I've activated Asikmet, and deactivated my CAPTCHA addon. If Asikmet does the trick then I'd much rather prefer this, than having to bother my readers with filling out the CAPTCHA first.

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