I didn't see that thread until I posted here. I thought it was a Halloween thread, not a spam thread. Someone needs to go the "Subject Line Writing For Dummies 101".I think the same thought was started here.
If no addons are going to be installed it's pretty clear the mods need additional help.
I agree. ReCaptcha is useless. I like the image captchas and others that require selecting different items. They are pretty much bot resistant (for now).Recaptcha is stopping more humans than bots. I tried it a year or two ago during a big attack, and it didn't even slow them down.
It's good to see customisation, but you have a bit of an issue if a user clicks "forgot my password" or other areas the CAPTCHA is in place (contact us / posting without being signed in, etc). You can achieve the same thing with CustomImgCaptcha (free... no template edits and just upload your image + change question text)Since I did this very simple thing:
I have not had one bot register on my site...get the odd user registering to promote their wares but that gets nipped in the bud very quickly
If a user clicks forgot my password then they would already be a user to have a password wouldn't they...as per the other CAPTCHA areas, that is admin defined on where to use them and the admin can apply the same principle to those areas if they choose them as they do with registration...I am simply stopping registrations by bots who would have then posted spam in their signatures, profiles etc...not registered, no potential spam...and as I said, it has worked for me, everyone no doubt can find their own solution but mine was very quick and simple and doesn't rely on any 3rd party or external mod etc...the point is, find a way that suits your needs and some times it just comes down to your own imaginationIt's good to see customisation, but you have a bit of an issue if a user clicks "forgot my password" or other areas the CAPTCHA is in place (contact us / posting without being signed in, etc)