Akismet Pissing Me Off

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  1. Yeah I’m seeing the same thing OM. Previously I was getting maybe 2/3 comments to moderate a week, just today I’ve got 20.

  2. I can assure you Akismet for MT has nothing to do with it. The amount of spam we’ve gotten the past week or so has been pretty constant, about 240k a day, but issues related to the WP.com problem yesterday caused trouble for Akismet today. We are, of course, taking steps to ensure this problem won’t happen again, and are continually rolling out additional resources for all our web services.

  3. Om,
    I’m using the “Spam Karma 2” plugin and it is great. since I started to use it i did not encounter even one mistake which is pretty impressive.

  4. I can also confirm a spike in unfiltered spam during the last week. It’s still better than nothing, but obviously there are times when it isn’t foolproof for whatever reasons. Manually filtering words like Cialias, Phentermine, Casino, etc have caught most of the ones Akismet has missed.

  5. Yep, we noticed similar across the network and other sites we support. It was like suddenly the gates were thrown wide open for a day or two there.

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