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Phoca Guestbook

September 1st, 2013

Phoca Guestbook is a Joomla! component. It is a simple guestbook with Captcha system.

Requirements:
– Joomla! 1.5, 2.5, 3

Documentation
http://www.phoca.cz/documentation/category/3-phoca-guestbook-component

Demo (Joomla! 1.5):
http://www.phoca.cz/demo/

Demo Phoca Guestbook and Joomla! 1.6:
http://www.phoca.cz/joomlademo/phoca-guestbook

Trying to prevent from spam
http://www.phoca.cz/documents/3-phoca-guestbook-component/436-trying-to-prevent-from-spam

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Please, read before making review based on spam issues

If you hate spammers, please don’t blame Phoca Guestbook or other extensions which produce input form field on your site.

To not be spammed, you should make all the recommendations in this article:
http://www.phoca.cz/documents/3-phoca-guestbook-component/436-trying-to-prevent-from-spam

and of course your server needs to have a lot of different tools to prevent from spam.

And you need to care about your inputs, because for example, you cannot prevent from human spammers automatically πŸ™

The situation with spam is really horrible (I know it from my experiencs where spam and ddos attacks makes my server down most of time)

If you have some input form, you need to care about it everyday.

Regarding Phoca Guestbook: I am regularly working on different protections for the Phoca Guestbook but reviews here based on spam issues (without reading the articles and making no other spam protections on the server) demotivate me like other “input form” developers. Maybe there will be nobody in the future who will do such extension because he/she will be blamed instead of the spammers πŸ™ πŸ™

Phoca Guestbook is not the one who spams your sites, please think of it while making a review. And Phoca Guestbook is not the one who ignores the spam problems (just see the article and the features) but you should know that it is really difficult to fight the spam πŸ™ πŸ™
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