Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Sunday, November 5, 2006 2:44 pm

More housekeeping administrivia

Filed under: Fun — Lex @ 2:44 pm

After Fec Stench alerted me that one of my comments had been inadvertently trapped in his spam filter, I thought I’d better do something I hadn’t done since moving over to WordPress: check its spam filter, Akismet, to see if any honest commenters here were being similarly snagged.

Well, any honest commenters within the past 15 days, inasmuch as Akismet automatically deletes everything it flags as spam after 15 days, whether it’s really spam or not.

So, 3,000+ comments later, I can say that 1) no honest comments have been caught; 2) no HUMAN comments have been caught; and 3) I am now the world’s leading expert on porn spam, for which I think I ought to get something nice — a T-shirt, at least.



  1. Akismet is great; rarely catches a ‘real’ comment (except for DM’s, but I dommed that one). Spam Karma was notorious for catching good ones, but let you whitelist them. Gmail kept trashing Spam Karma’s emails to me about needing to moderate a comment (say, with 3 links). So I moved to Akismet, changed my default reply address to a friendly mailserver (mine) and got a spam account for it.

    This blogging stuff.

    Comment by Sue — Sunday, November 5, 2006 10:38 pm @ 10:38 pm

  2. Great info. Thanks. I tried using Akismet, but I’m hosting my own WP copy and the apx or whatever WP gave me didn’t work. I am using Spam Karma 2 instead. The only blogger who ends up in my Moderation is Lex.

    Guess i need to look at my spam files, huh?

    Comment by Fec Stench — Wednesday, November 8, 2006 7:46 pm @ 7:46 pm

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