Posted in meta at 5:19 pm by danvk

I was amazed how quickly the webspammers found the comments form on this site and started dumping cialis links on it. I’ve cleaned up the ones that made it through (there were 48 more listed as “pending” by WordPress) and installed a CAPTCHA plugin to prevent this in the future. For those of you who don’t know, when a web site asks you to enter some random characters in a hard-to-read image, that’s a CAPTCHA.

Hopefully you won’t notice, though. This is a “smart CAPTCHA” that uses JavaScript to automatically fill out the form when a real browser is visiting. I’ll see how well this works. Here’s hoping!

Update: This plugin did a great job of stopping comment spam by effectively turning off comments from unregistered users. I’ve turned it off and I’m switching to Akismet. (2/11/2007)


  1. Dan Vanderkam said,

    February 11, 2007 at 5:43 pm

    test… is this working?

  2. danvk.org » Comments should be working again said,

    February 11, 2007 at 5:48 pm

    [...] out my Comment CAPTCHA wasn’t so smart after all. It stopped comment spam by stopping all comments. I’ve [...]

  3. dfs said,

    March 1, 2007 at 8:10 am


  4. guest said,

    September 20, 2007 at 1:16 am

    not working…

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