Blog comment spam sucks. I got seriously sick of robots posting about various drug, p#rn, and texas holdem sites on GarageSpin…like a Maxim magazine gone bad. After playing with a couple plugins this weekend, the comment spam has ended.
If you use Movable Type to blog, I’ve got one word for you: MT-Keystrokes. This badboy plugin validates that the commentor is actually a human typing in the comment…and not a robot spamming on the fly. Awesome stuff.
I also looked at HMPassPhrase and TypeKey stuff, but they both required readers to take extra steps to comment…too much work.
Anyway, here’s to a spam-free blog…it’s such a relief.