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Wordpress site - to use CAPTCHAs for user comments or not?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by jing0, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. jing0

    jing0 Junior Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm deliberating whether or not I should implement CAPTCHAs in the user comment areas of my product review site. I will have akismet running but not sure if this will be enough to prevent all spam. On the other hand, I don't want to discourage users from leaving reviews by having to fill out an annoying CAPTCHA.

    What are your opinions on this?

    Thanks
     
  2. Untouchable

    Untouchable Supreme Member

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    I use captchas. Legit users wont mind in my opinion.
     
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  3. catardat

    catardat Senior Member

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    Yeap, use captchas, this way you will filter out retarded 4 words comments as well. If I was to post a 50-200 words comment I wouldn't mind typing a captcha...
     
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  4. biffo

    biffo Regular Member

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    Yes use captchas, but don't use those really daft unreadable ones. Even the daily mail newspaper uses captchas ;)
     
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    acamso Regular Member

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    Definitely worth it to use capthas. And I'm pretty sure the plugin I use doesn't ask already-logged-in users to reenter the captcha.
     
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  6. WPRipper

    WPRipper Supreme Member

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    Just remove the url from comment form and disable html from comment itself. You should be fine.
     
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    WebmasterDeluxe Regular Member

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    I'd use them...otherwise, expect to be SPAMMED to death
     
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  8. jing0

    jing0 Junior Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys - that's settled then - CAPTCHAs it is!
     
  9. Technician

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    Yes why not? They are only slightly annoying. use a captcha plugin. You can provide a sign in option to users and then no captchas..