I'm planning on starting up my own Pligg site in the near future, but I have a major concern that I think needs addressing -- bots. I'm dreading the possibility that bots will find my Pligg site and smother it in and garbage, thus sucking up my bandwidth and scaring actual users away. (I get regular comment on one of my blogs, and one particular spammer has taken a liking to my Liberated Syndication account.)
So I'm wondering if you guys have any plans to add a verification package of some kind to Pligg, so that no story can be submitted unless someone types in the appropriate random letter string. I would incorporate such a string myself, except that I can barely understand PHP, and I have this feeling that as soon as I figure out how to incorporate into the code, a new beta will come out that will require me to relearn that whole process, and this loop repeats into infinity...
I've found this freeware PHP CAPTCHA class online, and I'm sure there are others out there. So perhaps you guys could consider incorporating something like this into your code? It would take a load off my mind. Thanks.