Test reCaptcha for comments

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Test reCaptcha plugin with Movable Type 4.01. test test2 test3 test4 test5 test6 test7 test8 test9 test10

[Update 7:30pm October 24, 2007] Two nights ago, I worked on getting Captcha (built into Movable Type 4 as an option under Blog Settings) or reCaptcha to work correctly so commenters would need to enter the letters displayed on an image in order to submit a comment.

At one point, the Captcha image displayed, but I was having trouble with TypeKey so comments weren't being posted. When I authenticate to TypeKey, the TypeKey token does display in Registration under Blog Settings. But, when I try to leave a comment, a message displays something like "the owner of the blog hasn't setup TypeKey authentication".

So, then I decided to go with reCaptcha. I signed up (free) at the reCaptcha website and got my public and private keys. I made the recommended modifications in the README file. Google searches revealed that MT 4 has a bug in reCaptcha plugin settings that won't store those keys, so as recommended, I hard-coded them into the recaptcha.pl file. No luck.

So, I decided to use the TinyTuring plugin instead - and it worked right away! With TinyTuring, the commenter is required to type a single letter in order to post a comment. The letter will vary randomly with each entry.

Ah, success!

Of course, as noted on the TinyTuring web page, it doesn't prevent actual humans from going to your weblog and manually posting spam. But is is one more strike against comment spam!

I've seen a Movable Type (version 3.3 at this time) blog with reCaptcha working so I might give it another try sooner or later.

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reCaptcha doesn't work - yet. But I did install TinyTuring so enter the letter designated below before hitting Preview or Submit.

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