Image Captchas are beginning to appear all over the internet, most of them being a real nuisance. You see them when you are buying online products and are signing up for various forums.. Although recently they have started appearing on WordPress Blogs!! Could this be slowing down your readers opinions?
Think about it. Your viewers are on your blog and have to enter a stupid captcha form that tests their visual skills before they can submit their opinions. Why should they even bother? With a blog being created every second* (*According to BBC and Technorati’s statistics), there surely must be another blog that offers the same type of content that you do.
Instead of trying to screw spam-bots using the Captchas, why don’t you just install WordPress’s default spam filter.. Askimet? Then you don’t hassle the “Real” commenter’s that have said their piece on your article, and the ones advertising free viagara are blocked. (Note: For putting the word Viagara in this post, I have no doubt that I will recieve hundreds of bots commenting on this post, trying to obtain links through my keyword choice)
So just a warning to everyone that uses the image captchas.. not the ones that ask “Is the sun hot or cold?” – those are all fine and just require a 3 letter answer, don’t expect me to leave my opinion on what you wrote. I just don’t have the time to figure out the screwed up words in your annoying spam filter