In my last post, I openly wondered why I get so much comment spam. It was amazing to me that a small site like mine could be the target of so much spam. Thankfully, pyrochild left a comment and directed me to a wordpress plugin called reCaptcha. I'm going to test drive it out for a few days and see how it is. Hopefully my spam will go way down without annoying anyone who wants to leave a comment. So please, by all means, tell me what you think. If you have any issues with it, leave a comment. Well, hopefully it doesn't block you from leaving a comment :)
At first I was a little annoyed that the program ask you to solve two different words. But then, after reading the site, I discover that one word is known, and is used to verify that you are indeed human. The other one is used to help with digitizing old books. So not only are you leaving a comment on my blog, but you are helping the world become more literate. All the more reason to leave lots of comments.
I'm frustrated with email spam in general. Ever since I signed up for the Shape magazine subscription, I've been getting tons of spam. Don't ever sign up for any magazine subscriptions. Just pay per copy at Target (10% off retail price).ReplyDelete
Yay! This was my second attempt to post my previous comment. I didn't realize that I had to verify the weird swiggly word like on Ticketmaster before my comment would post.ReplyDelete
[...] like adding reCaptcha didn’t really do much for me in regards to fighting comment spam. Seems that most of the comment spam I get comes in the form of Trackbacks which reCaptcha can do [...]ReplyDelete
Another way the spam marketers get your name and info is through sweepstakes and mall car give-aways. Don't fall for it!ReplyDelete