Damn comment spammers

by oneafrikan on April 26, 2006

Soon as I turn off “you have to be logged in to comment” so that anyone can comment, I start getting hit by the spammers! Anyone got any great anti-spam measures (plugins, custom code?) for WP2.0, or do you all just use “you have to be logged in to comment”? I’m not sure that Akismet is possible?, so any other ideas would be cool…

5 comments

Try the “Did You Pass Math?” WP plugin.

It asks a simple maths question before accepting a comment and should be impervious to most spammers, for now.

by Adrian on April 26, 2006 at 4:25 pm. Reply #

The URL wouldn’t hurt, would it?

http://www.herod.net/dypm/

by Adrian on April 26, 2006 at 4:26 pm. Reply #

Thanks Adrian! ;-)
I’m going to try that tomorrow!

by Gareth Knight on April 26, 2006 at 4:30 pm. Reply #

The “Did You Pass Math” WP Plugin is what I started using about 2 months ago and it has worked tremendously well. I haven’t had a single comment spam since.

by George Burnett on April 26, 2006 at 4:57 pm. Reply #

Adrian and George

I can’t thank you enough for telling me about this. I’ve just installed it, and it seems like it’s an elegant, simple solution that should keep the comment spammers guessing for a while longer… Will up the ante in the arms race though…

Am going to make a post about it now too… ;-)

by Gareth Knight on April 27, 2006 at 12:08 pm. Reply #

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