magpiebrain

Sam Newman's site, a Consultant at ThoughtWorks

James Seng’s Solution for comments spams is to make sure the person making the post is actually human – he displays some text as a graphic, and the prospective poster has to type in the text they see. Even better, hes rolled the whole thing into a MT plugin. Whilst it is a much simpler solution than “Jay Allen’s MTBlacklist plugin”:http://www.jayallen.org/journey/2003/10/mtblacklist_almost_ready, it does suffer from two major disadvantages over Jays approach. Firstly the system won’t work for those users unable to view graphics. Secondly it does nothing to handle the content of the post itself – I could still fill the comment’s with links to Viagra sites or verbal abuse. Still, it might make a nice addition to Jay’s plugin – as long as you could easily determine those viewers who were unable to view the graphic and let them skip the test (although any such identification code would of course expose itself to bots playing around).

Advertisements

One Response to “Another MT Plugin to stop comment spam”

  1. Reflective Reality

    Automated Comment SPAM Solution

    I now have a working captcha thanks to James Seng. I really don’t care how much of a pain it is on the accessibility front, the spammers have driven me to finding a working solution. The don’t allow comments from google searches hack also makes first t…

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Basic HTML is allowed. Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS

%d bloggers like this: