Filed Under (Geekspeak, WordPress) by Justin on 2005-10-26

Well, Spam Karma 2, Bad Behavior, and CJD Spam Nuke are now all disabled in favor of Matt’s new Akismet spam plugin. It uses the spam stopping capabilities leveraged on WordPress.com to filter all comments and decide whether or not they’re “approved,” “held for moderation,” or “spam.” We’ll see how it goes for a few days.

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IO ERROR on 26 October, 2005 at 11:51 am #

Justin on 26 October, 2005 at 1:15 pm #

Thanks – I actually found that post on your WP.com blog soon after I wrote this and BB is back and running in full force here.

Brandon on 27 October, 2005 at 9:00 am #

Let me know how that goes. Spam on my blog is reaching a fever pitch.

Justin on 27 October, 2005 at 9:25 am #

In a single word, based on the last 24 hours alone – amazing. I’ve had only one comment that was spam make it to my “moderation queue” – the rest were all flagged and binned as spam. All 385 of them. Bad Behavior is still enabled though, and over the course of my testing with it and Spam Karma 2 last week, BB was cutting out roughly 100 or so comments per day before they even make it to the spam filters. That was running BB 1.2.2 and I can only imagine that it’s cutting out even more than that now with BB being updated to 1.2.3.

the life of justin moore » 15,000 and then some on 18 July, 2006 at 8:44 am #

[…] I first installed it near the end of October last year and it’s just been doing a fantastic job. For those of you keeping score at home, that’s 4,881 since I last mentioned it back in February. If you do the math, that averages out to roughly 57 spam comments per day that I don’t have to worry about. Thanks again to Matt and the Automattic team. « Q2 2006 Photos   […]

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