I am trying out the Solve Media Captcha on my comments to see if it can block some of the spam flooding the site. Yesterday over 1,000 spams were in the cue and that was with several hundred blocked by Bad Behavior.
Please post a comment to this post to see how it works. Let me know if it is better or worse than other captchas you have used.
In general I don’t like the illegible captcha tools used by most sites. Solve Media supplies a readable captcha puzzle. They also sell advertising through the captcha widget/plugin. Getting money is always nice.
Looking at the system, it does not seem too intrusive. If it is a problem for you, let me know.
Bad Behavior is a plugin that helps reduce spam. But, it is not helping enough. So, I have both running. Over the next few days I’ll be deciding if the extra hassle for you is providing enough benefit for me to leave it in place.
I am checking to see if I can tell where the flood came from… in the sense of where did the spammers find out about me. My empirical and subjective impression is that Pinterest is the most likely source. But, I don’t know that.