[sword-devel] spam problem with wiki

Andrew Sterling Hanenkamp sterling at hanenkamp.com
Tue Jun 19 06:47:16 MST 2007

Image CAPTCHA is fine if it's written well. The problem is that if a blind
person visits your site, they are locked out.


I still recommend other forms of spam blocking, such as blacklisting.


Or the Bad Behavior plugin to MediaWiki:


On 6/15/07, Eeli Kaikkonen <eekaikko at mail.student.oulu.fi> wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Jun 2007, DM Smith wrote:
> > One of the other techniques is to show an image of text and have the
> > user accurately enter the text.
> > This allows anyone to edit anonymously, but not without personally
> > making the change.
> > This would prevent bots from spamming the page.
> I was actually thinking about that but didn't know it works with
> mediawiki, or does it? I think this is better solution.
>   Yours,
>         Eeli Kaikkonen (Mr.), Oulu, Finland
>         e-mail: eekaikko at mailx.studentx.oulux.fix (with no x)
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