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Elegantly

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Junior
Registered: 13/08/04
Posts: 15
I have already tried to get feedback on How to include CAPTCHA support for anti-spam comments? and a corresponding post of mine in Comment Spam Plugin, but haven't received a response so far.

But since I was really in need of a better anti-spam solution for anonymous commenters, I hacked the required functionality myself into Geeklog. Maybe I could have written a plugin, but noone gave me a hint how I could include this feature as a plugin (if it is possible at all).

The CAPTCHA anti-spam hack works as follows:

-- Geeklog shows anonymous users a randomly generated image with a security code, which the anonymous user has to enter correctly; if the user's input (response) does not match the supplied image (challenge), she sees an informative error page and can retry on a newly generated image
-- In my current hack, registered users do not need to enter the security code; it is only targetting anonymous posters


If anyone (or the devs) wants to know more about it, you're welcome to post your questions in this thread.

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arthur

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Junior
Registered: 10/10/03
Posts: 34
I would love to know how to do this. If I had programming skills, I'd help. Post your solution here, or contact me to let me know how I could implement this on Shrednow.

Thanks,
Arthur (http://www.shrednow.com)

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