Following Thilak’s results, I installed Peter’s Custom Anti-Spam Image Plugin for WordPress to test.
I’m much against the idea of using Captcha for my blog, because of the problems with accessibility. However, of late I have been getting a lot of spam.
Even though Bad Behavior has blocked 10000+ access attempts in the last seven days, a good portion of spam has been getting through.
This has been caughty by Spam Karma 2 successfully. However, they are still getting through and still consuming bandwidth.
Hence, I felt the need of installing Peter’s plugin. Thilak has found the amount of spam being blocked reducing from 1000 to around 5 a day.
I will be monitoring this for the next few days. The plugin is easy to use and install. The image is also clearly visible, so you shouldn’t face any problems with reading it.
If you do face any problems please email me, so that I can take necessary action.
I had to make some changes to the code to make it XHTML 1.1 compatible. Will write detailed installation instructions tomorrow.