June 2021

Hate Captchas? We opted for a better choice.

One of the things that I hate the most is having to deal with Captchas, but I hate spam more. When I first set up this website, I was spending hours deleting spam user accounts and posts. Trying to go over my site logs was a nightmare because the majority of the logs were filled filled with bots trying to attack my site. So I gave in and installed captchas. I added extra questions to my webforms to try and filter out the spam. While these efforts helped, the bots just became smarter and found ways to get around them.