[wp-hackers] Comments automatically being marked as spam
otto at ottodestruct.com
Thu May 20 16:46:23 UTC 2010
Sounds like just one more reason to not use captchas at all, to me.
I use three plugins:
With those three, I get maybe one spam that makes it through per
month. The first two simply block spam outright, without filing it as
spam at all. Very clean.
No captcha's necessary.
On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 11:21 AM, Jeremy Clarke <jer at simianuprising.com> wrote:
> On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 11:08 AM, Potkanski, Jason
> <jpotkanski at tribune.com> wrote:
> Those links point out that 2.9.7 is a VITAL upgrade to the recaptcha
> plugin! They changed the nature of their service and updating the
> library is mandatory or all comments are marked as spam. In my testing
> I was actually still seeing the all-spam behavior with 2.9.7, but
> updating the recaptchalib.php file from the recaptcha google code site
> (not the wp one but the core one) made it start working again. YMMV
> but manually getting the most recent version of the library is the
> safest bet.
> If you're not sure then try disabling recaptcha and see if its still happening.
> ANYONE WHO USES RECAPTCHA TAKE NOTE! THIS IS A NIGHTMARE! You need to
> upgrade right away and go through your spam queue to find the real
> comments. Filtering for just comment_type=comment makes it a lot
> easier (as trackbacks aren't affected and you might have a lot of
> I bet your trackbacks actually are mostly spam, did you try testing a
> totally legitimate trackback?
> Jeremy Clarke
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