Many people have reported great success when using this module to prevent spam bots and other forms of spam. Some of these people's stories are collected below, for those who wish to know:
I installed Honeypot yesterday and within a few minutes it was blocking 100% of my spam! It's like watching a zombie trying to walk through a wall, over and over again. :-)
I'd like to leave this open for everyone to share their success stories with Honeypot. The discusses here could even be added to a Testimonials section on the project page to help promote the module and its techniques.
Thanks for the validation of this project's efforts! I've experienced a huge reduction in new account spam on Flocknote, Midwestern Mac, and Open Source Catholic, three sites for which I originally developed this module.
Also, I hear it's working well on drupal.org (see: #1759272: Test honeypot module on http://drupal.org) and groups.drupal.org (see: #1833564: Deploy honeypot to cut down on bot registrations), if that's any help to someone evaluating the module :)
I want to thank you and Drupal for HoneyPot. I am new to managing a Website and since its inception several months ago, I have been plagued by the wasted talent of spammers on a daily basis...I deleted from 10-20 per day, while laboriously copying their dynamic IP addresses and adding them to the Block List. After months of this and countless hours of my time, I decided to look here for help. I found HONEYPOT and since installing it... 0 - zip spammers. I have had it running for about 5 days now and logging the rejects...they are still trying to get in, but thanks to HoneyPot, they're failing. It works great and is simple enough for anyone to understand and configure. I stop them at the front door with the registration form and plan to continue that practice...Anyone unwilling to provide basic personal information that can be found in the Public Records, is up to no good and I don't want them at my site. Thank you for sharing your talent with the world in such a positive way.
I opened my site for registration and within minutes I was getting bogus account applications. But as soon as I installed Honeypot and enabled it, they all stopped. Chuffed to bits.
Do you have your own success story? Feel free to edit this page and add it here.