Thank you, Akismet!
Since installation, the Akismet spam blocker for WordPress has killed off over 10,000 spam comments sent our way.
In 2005 we had text displayed in a distorted graphic that you had to type. It was hard to read, malfunctioned all too often, and of course made it impossible for those unable to read the image to contribute to the discussion.
The state of Internet technology continues to improve, and in this case has been extremely helpful. Open Source is a good thing…
Are you guys using sidebar widgets yet? I found them to be amazingly useful for customizing part of my own blog’s layout, and they’re stupidly easy to code. Plus, there’s already tons of them made, so you probably won’t even need to do the coding part :).
^ all sidebar layout was done with drag and drop widgets 🙂
I also have Akismet installed, but was getting so much spam I had to add Spam Karma to the mix. So far, Spam Karma has eaten 22604 spams comments, and that’s in a little over a week. Glad to know Akismet is the only thing you have to use.
I hope you consider it a good thing-it enabled me to join your discussions.
Amanda, your timing was impeccable — we just recently had enough spam slip past Akismet that we needed more. Spam Karma looks like just the ticket… we’ll see how it goes.
David, we haven’t needed widgets — WordPress has a lot built in.
Mycroft… you too? Glad that better spam stopping made it possible.