Back in December of ’05 Molly wrote Best. Spam. Ever. at which time I was lucky enough not to have the problem of comment spam. Fast forward to about a month ago and suddenly my post Proper URI design started to gain the attention not of fellow web-heads, but of spammer-freaks. Who knows, it could have been my immensely popular post on Coming soon to a theatre near you (I confess, I dugg my own post) that opened me up to the non-web-head crowd. Either way, the comment spam began to flow.
About a week of moderating later it started to get annoying. That’s when I decided to give Akismet a try. O’ the spam free bliss. Since I activated it, Akismet’s caught 112 of the annoying bits of comment excrement. I don’t even notice it until I log into WordPress and see the little number in the Akismet tab telling me that there’s junk waiting to be deleted.
Out of the 112 it’s caught so far, only 1 has slipped through the net. I’d say that’s a pretty good margin of error wouldn’t you? Captchas shmaptchas, I’m sold on Akismet and if you suffer from comment spam, I suggest you take a look at it too.
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