Comment spam… argh!

I’ve had about enough of comment spam. Aside from handling 50-100 spam at work, another 5-10 on my personal account, now I also have to deal with an onslaught of comment spam in my blog. Setting up filters wasn’t enough, there was still too much getting through.

Not like I get a lot of hits or anything, but one post was good for at least 50 or so nasty comments.

This however can be resolved. The SecureImage wordpress plugin shows any potential commenter an image with some random (case-sensitive!) text in it. You have to enter it correctly before you can post. It makes the comment page a bit slower to load, but it will certainly cut down on the amount of junk I end up dealing with.

Try it, let me know what you think. Hint: if you get it wrong, hit the back button on your browser and try again, you won’t lose your comment.

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