Blog hassles

The Mozilla WordPress installation was upgraded a couple of days ago.  I had a simple captcha plug-in enabled before this (I don’t remember it’s name).  It asked you to solve a very simple arithmetic problem (e.g. “what is 1+1″) before your comment would appear.  It was very effective at stopping spam comments.  Prior to me enabling it I would get  numerous spam comments per post which I had to manually delete.

After the upgrade, this plug-in doesn’t seem to be available any more.  There’s a plug-in called “simple CAPTCHA” which is a picture-based one.  I turned it on but some people reported problems, there were some double-posts, and when I tested it the captcha image didn’t load properly.  Furthermore, spam comments still seemed to be getting through.

Any suggestions?  None of the other spam-fighting plug-ins seem appropriate.  Really, I just want my simple arithmetic problem captcha back.  If I can’t get something working I might have to require people login before commenting.  But I’d rather not do that, as it will deter some commenters.

9 Responses to Blog hassles

  1. Hi. It’s weird, I don’t see your article about McAfee in the blog archive when I’m reading this page… (see http://imgur.com/0M8Z8 )

  2. It works now, surely caching issue.

  3. If you have to require a login, please make use of browserid.org

  4. Is Akismet available? I use it for my blogs, and it keeps most spam out.

  5. It doesn’t have to work, but I would be most grateful for a “report a spammer with prejudice” button.

  6. Well ,I longtime not replied but back with a solution for your issue. This is the link from another favourite blog:
    http://www.raymond.cc/blog/blocking-daily-russian-comment-spammers-in-wordpress/
    You can also personally contact him also. He will surely glad to help you.
    Also worth reading:
    http://www.raymond.cc/blog/easily-delete-all-wordpress-spam-comments-using-phpmyadmin/

    Regards

    Don’t think my comment as Spam..

  7. Until the WordPress upgrade I never saw a spam message on this site. The little calculation test worked brilliantly. Please don’t resort to one of those awful captchyas. On the other hand, if you want to frustrate the likes of me out of commenting (who could blame you? :) ) then go for it :P