User Deletions and CAPTCHAs

Apologies for the few legitimate users on my server, but I had to make a purge due to too many spam users. I’d originally made use of SI CAPTCHA, but it appears that approach is just far too simple for spambots these days. reCAPTCHA is a popular solution as well but also proved ineffective. So I finally decided to use Google’s noCAPTCHA. Hopefully this will work reasonably well. I’m not terribly happy with any of these solutions, but it’ll have to do for now…

If you’re interested in more details about CAPTCHAs and their impact on UX, User Testing has a good article that also points to a few good solutions out there:

I really like Sweet Captcha’s direction. ¬†Unfortunately,¬†their WordPress integration is rather simplistic/naive.

One thought on “User Deletions and CAPTCHAs

  1. Now would be a great time to explore the pay-per-solve anticaptcha services available, many of which can be found through the jDownloader forum (a popular “free” file hosting download manager, now with malware in the installation wrapper inescapably. Use the JAR otherwise)

    Similar to twitter banning inanity requiring I give up my secret RL identity with a mobile carrier registered number. nopes. Spammers have some great blackhat tools for mass signups and bot detection logic evasion

    Who suffers?

    Normal users.

    Who does it benefit?

    nearly no one

    …. except the data mining “social” platform collecting RL data… all the better to track you now, my dear — Wolf


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