A human can be blocked because they are using an IP address flagged in the Project Honey Pot database as malicious. In that case they may indicate that they are not a bot and are allowed to navigate the site. They do, though, see a banner notifying them that their IP address is tainted.
There are a few things about this plugin that should be improved. Notably, as of this writing, there is no version available for Joomla 2.5. I have decided that I will postpone the migration of some of my Websites from Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 2.5 rather than leave this extension behind.
Hi, Thanks for your kind review.
Just so you know i do receive some suggestions for this plugin future and taking those into account i've planned several things for the development of the 2.5 compatible version
on admin side :
- choosing log file location and name
- Possibility for the admin to try a test query
(this version does not allow you to see that the pluging is working)
on front- end side:
- Possibility for an "innocent" flagged user to close the banner (at the moment it stays on as long as the user's ip has been flagges during the last 7 days)
- overall spell checking (someone reported quite a few misspellings and various typos)
The only thing I can't be sure of is when I'll have time to furthermore develop this extension. It's done as a pro-bono work, that I do on my spare time, ans spare time has been scarce lately :)
JotCache allows you to exclude individual articles from caching so I installed it. After some configuration of JotCache, I enabled the plugin. It works well and solves my problem.