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 **Can I use both Captcha and a Bot Trap?**\\ **Can I use both Captcha and a Bot Trap?**\\
-Yes, however if you're using a Bot Trap it's not really necessary to use Captcha.+Yes, however if you're using a Bot Trap it's not really necessary to use Captcha. ​However, if you decide not to use Captchas it's especially important not to allow non-members to post comments on the site. It's recommended that you don't allow non-members (visitors) to write comments under any conditions which allows them to post comments on member'​s profiles, photos, and blogs. This just opens your site up for potential spam, especially by bots who have the ability to get past Captchas. Therefore to only allow members to post comments in the admin go to the **Admin >> General Settings >> Access Levels** section and make sure that "write comments"​ is unchecked under the non-members column:\\ 
 +>>​{{:​admin:​write_comments.png}}\\ 
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 +Captchas can be turned on or off in the **Admin >> General Settings >> Features and Options** section, and the first item listed under Basic Features.\\ 
 +>>​{{:​captchas.png}}\\
  
 **Note:** Captchas and Bot Traps are designed for "​bot"​ spammers and won't prevent "​human"​ spammers from signing up. Bot spammers are by far the most common and annoying as they can complete a sign up in a matter of seconds. Bots are relentless and once they find and discover that they successfully sign up and spam your site, they will continue to return and often cause your site to have dozens or even hundreds of junk sign ups a day. **Note:** Captchas and Bot Traps are designed for "​bot"​ spammers and won't prevent "​human"​ spammers from signing up. Bot spammers are by far the most common and annoying as they can complete a sign up in a matter of seconds. Bots are relentless and once they find and discover that they successfully sign up and spam your site, they will continue to return and often cause your site to have dozens or even hundreds of junk sign ups a day.
captcha_alternative.1398300879.txt.gz · Last modified: 2014/04/24 00:54 by admin