New anti-spam measure installed

Oct 17, 2007 11:13 · 112 words · 1 minute read

Over the past day, I’ve had hundreds of spam comments and trackbacks sent to my site. About 14 of these made it through to the site, but I’ve been pretty quick to delete them using WordPress’ “Mass Edit Mode”. Still, it’s annoying to have to do that at all.

This morning I installed JSSpamBlock, which uses a clever technique to make it so that normal web-browsing humans don’t need to do anything different to post a comment. If you have JavaScript turned off, you have to enter a number.

I may have to turn off trackbacks, at least temporarily, depending on the level of spam traffic that makes it through that way.