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I have installed an add-on that will require you to copy and paste a password to post a comment.  This will hopefully eliminate the comment spam that I have to deal with daily.

4 Responses to “Comment Changes”

  1. Koppa Dasao

    You know what? I think I should be able to write a script to break the spam protection… Although I’ve for the most part deposited my programming abilities on the proverbial ledge.

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    • admin

      Yeah. DJP told me about the add-on. He swears by it, but I think it’s mainly useful only because so few people use it. As soon as it becomes popular enough for spammers to take notice, I expect it will be trivial to break.

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      • Adam Heurlin

        This tiny snippet of script can be used to bypass the password thing on this site: var p = document.getElementById("passthis"); p.value = p.parentNode.previousElementSibling.querySelector("input").value; – and it took about 30 seconds to compose, and that includes having a look at the HTML.

        For spam blocking, I sincerely recommend reCAPTCHA, which will of course require various changes in the backend.

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        • admin

          But, the password system is working. If it’s as easy as installing another WordPress plugin I might go with it. But so far I have had no spam at all with the current system (compared to maybe 100 in a day).

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