As an anti-spam measure, the forced comment preview in combination with Akishmet anti-spam helped to single out virtually any spam comment I received. But the forced comment preview started to annoy me personally, so I decided to switch to Challenge in combination with Akishmet instead. I trust it is a lot easier than those stupid image validation mechanisms, but just as troublesome for spambots. And even if it’s not, Akishmet will still stop them anyway.
I will blend it in a little better with my layout later.
If you register and login when registered, you won’t have to fill out any challenge.
Oh darn, I cannot do simple arithmetic very easily though. Pretty funny when you really think about it, lol.
November 23, 2006 @ 4:19Permalink
a new way to practice my maths!! this entry comes shortly after my announcement of “must be registered to comment” on my blog, i hate those spammers
November 23, 2006 @ 16:11Permalink
I had to lock my comments up to registered members as well 🙁 Stupid spammer. This is a good system though. Bet you some people won’t be able to do it though.
November 23, 2006 @ 21:20Permalink
Yeah, it was somewhat inspired by your entry. I had been thinking about something like that since 2005, but yesterday a Google search taught me someone had already thought of it and even programmed it. 🙂
November 24, 2006 @ 1:58Permalink
you should have parenthesis included in your math, i mean you have presumed that everyone knows to do the multiplication first then do any addition (some idiot might not realise this you see)
November 27, 2006 @ 12:53Permalink
I do have to point out that I use TextPattern and I have never had a single piece of automatted spam. It has the built in preview thing that seems to put all spam in its tracks.
November 30, 2006 @ 6:19Permalink
Sexy I tell ya!
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