New Layer of Comment Spam Protection



As of today, if you decide to comment on any post at Marketing Pilgrim, you’ll see a new layer of spam protection. As long as you know basic math, you should have no problem posting your comment – and if you don’t know basic math, well…

This has already cut down automated comment spam to virtually zero, and should help me better identify false-positives in Akismet. However, as it’s new, please let me know if you find any bugs, or your comments don’t appear.

Thanks!

  • http://www.ppclab.com Evan

    nice plugin, thanks for the tip.

  • http://www.xuru.com Jeremy Luebke

    Hey Andy,

    Have you had any bug reports since adding the math plugin? I tried it on a blog I had and it caused comments to be buggy when the subscribe to comments thread was also enabled.

  • http://www.marketingpilgrim.com Andy Beal

    Not yet Jeremy, but I only had it installed last night.

  • http://www.favester.com favester

    I tried to leave a comment on another article. Spam protection: Sum of 4 + 5 ? Well, I am no math genius, but I think that = 9. Anyway, it said I got it wrong.

  • http://www.favester.com favester

    BTW,

    The url I could not post to is:

    http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/2007/01/will-pligg-be-the-end-of-digg.html#comments

    And here is what I wanted to post:
    Here is my Pligg:

    http://www.favester.com

    What you think? I doubt will be over taking Digg anytime soon. Not a bad name though. So anyway, I thought I would try to drum up some free traffic with you marketing guys.

    Thanks!

    I tried every number from 1 to 20, no luck.

  • http://www.buscarletras.com.br/ Alexandre

    very good!
    I’m from Brazil!