If you would like to allow anonymous users to create an account, create content, or comment on your site, you'll need to install some form of spam protection. Mollom is the best solution for Drupal.Mollom is a service created by Dries Buytaert, the founder of Drupal. It's free for personal websites.
In this class, Brian shows you how to protect your site with Mollom.
You'll see how to use Captcha and text analysis protection. You'll also learn how to create blacklists of regular spammers and keep statistics on your spam protection efforts.
I got back into Drupal about a year before Drupal 7 was released, so I built a couple of sites in Drupal 6. Then in January I completely switched over to D7 when it was released. Because I decided to make the switch right away, I was running into a lot of bugs/issues that hadn't been resolved yet. So, I started to make videos helping other people with the problems I found.
With the videos I made, I realized that I had shown some solutions, but people still had a lot of questions about edge cases. That was when I saw the light, and had the idea to put together series of short videos covering different topics. This format allowed me go in-depth with each module. I'm glad to be sharing these videos on OSTraining!