[p2pu-dev] CAPTCHA

John Britton john at p2pu.org
Tue Feb 21 11:17:08 UTC 2012

We're currently using re-captcha, which is hard for some users. Simple
captcha is easier, but I think the best solution is to remove captchas all

I've read of some really cool techniques on preventing spam such as the
honeypot technique: including unused form fields in a page, hiding them
with CSS and then marking input as spam if data is entered in the field (by
a bot).

Honeypot technique:

There are some other JS methods of blocking spam as well. Check out this
StackOverflow post:


We could integrate something like the Akismet on comment/discussion forms.

Would really like to see us move away from captchas while improving our
spam-blocking skills.

John Britton
contact info:
@johndbritton - http://twitter.com/johndbritton

On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 6:40 PM, brylie <brylie at gnumedia.org> wrote:

> Can we include a simple CAPTCHA on various site forms such as comments,
> course sign-up, etc.?
> http://code.google.com/p/**django-simple-captcha/<http://code.google.com/p/django-simple-captcha/>
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