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Spam Filtering x2

Some of you may have noticed that I added WP-reCAPTCHA to this blog.  Yeah, it’s annoying to make out some of those words.  I hate it too.  So why did I add it?

Simple.  I was just using Akismet before, and while that does an excellent job of keeping the spam out, I was still getting over 200 spams per day dumped into my queue, which I then had to scroll through to look for legitimate comments.  After installing reCAPTCHA, I’m down to around 3 per day.  Much easier.

If you have the same problem that I did, I’d suggest giving this plugin a try.

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3 Responses to “Spam Filtering x2”

  1. Adam Says:

    You forgot to mention that in also aids in digitizing books.

    Then again, sometimes you get recaptchas like the one I just got for this comment.

    Uh what?

  2. Adam Says:

    Guess you can’t put images in comments.

    Link to aforementioned image.

  3. Blaenk Says:

    Haha, I guess I’m just too lucky or something because I always get legible CAPTCHAs. Every once in a while I do get some crazy ones though but that’s what the refresh button is there for, you don’t even have to reload the page :P Also, if you knew how reCAPTCHA worked it’d make things a lot easier. Simply type in the word that looks more obvious or legible and whatever you type for the second doesn’t matter as much, of course if you type random stuff you aren’t helping in digitizing books as much, but hey sometimes it’s necessary.

    Glad you found a use to reCAPTCHA and if you have any suggestions/ideas for future versions of the plugin, I’m open to them :)

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