Public service captcha

(I had been procrastinating regarding work. Nothing surprising.)

So, the simple, custom anti-spam plugin failed and I was getting tons of spam comments. I’ve just installed reCAPTCHA, which I used to hate when I first encountered it (on the USPTO website), but once I realized that it actually provides a public good by helping to digitize books, I forgave it. The only sad part is that I can’t customize it to throw up words like “disagree” or “saskatoon” or “bunker”.

Five minutes, and no spam yet. Hurrah!

ETA: not true, it’s not working to stop spam. I just installed Bad Behaviour, but I’m kinda doubtful because it seems to be slowing down the response time. I’ll test it for a bit and then decide what to do.

Also, I may choose to add “saskatoon” and “casein” or however it is “king teddy bear” is supposed to be spelled to the blacklist, but I don’t think that’ll speed things up.

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5 Responses to Public service captcha

  1. j. says:

    testing. again. here.

  2. j. says:

    testing without recaptcha…

  3. j. says:

    testing again.

  4. j. says:

    testing again to see if I busted it.

  5. Fernmonkey says:

    The only sad part is that I can?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢t customize it to throw up words like ?¢‚Ǩ?ìdisagree?¢‚Ǩ¬ù or ?¢‚Ǩ?ìsaskatoon?¢‚Ǩ¬ù or ?¢‚Ǩ?ìbunker?¢‚Ǩ¬ù.

    I should make you a woecake.