Experimental Comment Spam Prevention System for WordPress BlogsBy Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
After being thoroughly fed-up with the state of WordPress comment spam protection, I have decided to solve the comment spam problem in WordPress blogs once and for all. I have installed an experimental commenting system which is designed to completely stop (read 100%) robotic spam (spam generated by bots and not humans) in all my blogs and with no (read 0%) false positives. I have used all my blogs for beta testing of the system. Between all of them I receive several thousand spams daily which woud be an ideal proving ground for the plugin. I will be fine-tuning this plugin over the weeks with the basic premise of triggering 0% false positives (or “do no harm” doctrine). So far the results have been very positive with early volunteers like Anaconda theme blog:
“1036 spam comments were blocked by Angsuman’s Comment Guard plugin in 2 days 10 hours 49 minutes. 99.711% of the comments you received during this time were spam.”
I have just activated Comment Guard plugin on this blog. Please let me know if you face any problems in commenting using my contact form or directly by email to angsuman [at] taragana [dot] com.