what about Q&A? how is that related to an anti-spam plugin?
the spam-be-gone plugin uses the following:
- Honeypot Project: To check user's IP at registration time. At the moment, we only submit the IP, because @julianlam 's node module only supports that.
- Akismet: To check every single user post, this one uses IP, User-Agent, host URL, path to topic, username and the content of the post.
- Google recaptcha: (recently supported) no need to explain that, but that's only used at registration time at the moment.
You can use which ever ones you want or all, so if you're worried about Honeypot, the Captcha option may be enough for you, however, you would need to wait for the NodeBB 0.5.0 for a stable release.
All: The CAPTCHA support works in the latest spam-be-gone plugin v 0.2.0-8 with the NodeBB latest master branch, but it's really targeting the NodeBB 0.5.0 release.
if you want to use NodeBB 0.4.0 <= your version <= 0.4.3, please use the spam-be-gone v0.1.2
Thanks for the insight @bentael. I guess Questions which are difficult for bot to answer are very common and effective these days.
Is there anyway that I can ignore Project Honeypot and use only other services. I use Akismet on my blog. It is very effective for me.