I have had several other anti "whatever" installed, and they have been doing a good job for years.
However, in recent months I have noticed a growing number of Registrations on my site, that is often from gmail, hotmail etc, with a long name at the start.
The other installed stuff didn't stop all of these, even the Captcha wasn't stopping it all.
However, installed this CleanTalk, and it stops everything! Good clean work, straight out of the box installation.
I purchased the PRO version shortly after, as it is cheap, and went on to doing the same for a few other sites.
Tabs can look so boring, but this one has tonnes of variations to give a pleasant visual experience.
Joomnclub also follow you up personally, by asking you a few weeks after if it has all gone well! I was a bit surprised at that, but they are just making sure you have it up and working, and if not they are ready to assist. Amazing service.
Going over to Joomla 2.5, I installed the VM 2.0.2.
Well... tricky to get it in place was the first thing I noticed.
Some obvious bugs there... but it looks much better than the 1.1.9 version in my opinion.
I think the layout etc seems more logical.
However, it collapsed after the 5th product was uploaded... and run havoc here... so, I had to uninstall it.
I am obviously looking at the other shops that are 2.5 compatible, but realistically, I know I will end up using VM when it is ready.
As for their Forums support... well, over the past 5 or 6 years (!) I have only once run into a problem that wasn't already covered there!
Then I stumbled on this one, and it does exactly what I want, simple and easy.
I found stacks of Popup Modules, but all I needed was for a housing area, a small popup message system for certain articles.
I also found other plugs, that either didn't work, or didn't download... amazing!
A Module is just way too much bother for a Popup message which (in the old days) was a simple html code.
So I am really glad to find this!
PS, it worked easy on 2.5, just make sure you download the correct version, cause even the 1.5 version actually installs on Joomla 2.5 (it just doesn't work, obviously).
However, I took the plunge and bought it.
It was dead easy to install, straight from the box.
I used the same Google Maps Key that I have for other map functions, and voila, it worked.
For me, this component is a great addition to the many other features of my site, and Users can easily add their own spots for everyone else to see.
Being a non-programmer however, I can sometimes do stupid things... and in my case it was making this available to Registered Users, to stop idiots adding weird things.
The response time from Compojoom was inside 5 minutes! Amazing, as always from the Compojoom team, THANKS!
PS, easy to customize too!
Comments are the most secure method of getting feedback from users, and this product integrates everywhere on the subscription package!
Compojoom take user issues seriously, and fix the problem as fast as I have ever seen from any product! And now it has gone commercial clearly tells me it is going to be a stable investment.
And it supports Norwegian!