The Spam that Plagues Us
Can we find a way to get rid of this onslaught of spam that is plaguing us over the past month? It's starting to become rather frustrating. Every single blog now seems to be in danger of becoming completely deluged by spam comments.
Is there any remedy? Could TMF require that users who don't meet certain criteria have to type the text in a Captcha image?
I'd hate to require those miserable Captchas for every single comment (which gets frustrating), so is there a way to segregate between established CAPS members and newbie spammers? For instance, how about requiring a Captcha by default unless a member has the following characteristics:
(1) Has been a CAPS member for more than 14 days
(2) Has at least one CAPS pick that is more than 14 days old --- this could be an ended pick or a current pick
(3) Has posted at least one comment on CAPS that is more than 14 days old
Admittedly, this would create some annoyance for new members, but it wouldn't be overbearing and might help eliminate all this annoying spam. Of course, I'm not sure if this is even practical given CAPS' technology. But it's a thought.
All I know is ... I'm getting really sick of the spam.