I just came back from a workshop where there was this guy who showed a webpage with a form on it. At the bottom of said form there was the usuale “Prove you’re human by adding 3 and 4”.
I started thinking, is there really not a better way to avoid bots and spam? So I thought it would be an interesting topic to discuss.
I thought a solution would be to detect mouse click (also works on touch devices) or mousemove events on the document, to see if the user really has a pointing device (I don’t think bots have a mouse).
I’m not facing this issue right now, I just want to hear what the community thinks.
Something some plug-ins use is basically the reverse. There is a hidden captcha without information filled in. If the information DOES get populated, you know it was a bot..perhaps this would work for you?