Author: H.User1325 (23 Aug 14 2:11pm)
Yes you are "wrong to expect PH to automatically stop those spammers" Installing a honeypot and hidden link to your honeypot through out your webpages helps identify spammers and harvesters of email addresses getting their IP addresses added to the Honey Pot database _of_ spammers.
The honeypot will not prevent any IP from visiting one of your webpages. To do that you need to install/add some code to use the HTTP:BL which utilizes the database.
Your expectations are not based on the first FAQ
What is Project Honey Pot?
"Project Honey Pot is a distributed network of decoy web pages website administrators can include on their sites in order to gather information about robots, crawlers, and spiders. We collate data on harvesters, spammers, dictionary attackers, and comment spammers. We make this data available to our members in order for them to protect their websites and inboxes."
Note the last sentence. "We make this data available to our members in order FOR THEM TO PROTECT their websites and inboxes."
Just one user to another. Hope this helps your understanding