Despite having installed conditional captcha without activating akismet (i.e. all new commenters need to pass through captcha) we have been innundated by spam comments more than 300 in the past few days. The silly thing is I did a wrong move and deleted all the spam, so we can’t access them anymore.
I had statred it with Akismet active and saw nothing was blocked. I deactivated akismet and the problem is the same. Though on my dashboard, the log says conditional captcha has blocked 300+ emails. I think the problem is that despite the fact that a captcha is presented and not filled out, the comment still passes.
I have tried to post a test comment as a logged out person. I was requested to enter a captcha. I did nothing, and the comment found itself as a valid comment.
There has been a response earlier stating that if there were issues with pluggin catchas, Cbox could look to integrate one in the package… I think this could be a good idea, because spam is one of the major thing that would prompt us to change platforms if we can’t resolve it…
Thanks for your help.