I haven’t received any comment spam on WordPress yet, a little on the Manila site, but the Manila site has 10,000 gambling sites registered. Yikes.
Filed in archive anti-spam tools by Ivy on August 16, 2006
If you’re running a WordPress blog and get comment spam by the tons, there might be an easy solution, and a nifty one on top. As the admin from Internet Tech Blog discovered, one man is fighting off spammers by teaching them to add.
Steven Harod devised an easy to use plugin for WordPress blogs which asks of commenter’s to sum up two numbers in order to submit their comment. As he puts it:
“You see a spammer is playing a numbers game, he wants the maximum impact for little effort. If he is going to spend an hour finding a way of cracking your side when there are another 1000 he could be off spamming, he’s probably going to give it a miss.”
So, the only thing you have to do is download Steven’s did_you_pass_math anti-spam plugin and say bye-bye to nasty spam comments. You can also help Steven translate his nifty spam fighting tool by contacting him (you’ll find the details on the download site).