Tag - akismet

WordPress admin panel: why is Akismet not under Comments?

wpI guess the title says it all … Akismet, which is a comment spam identification and deletion tool, is under the active menu, Manage, not under Comments.Odd.On a related note, I’m getting something like 5000 comment spam attempts a week, of which about 1 makes it through onto the site.Two things that implies:

  1. Akismet is stunningly amazingly incredibly good. There are no words.
  2. A huge amount of web traffic is spambots looking for places to implant their evil input. I wonder what percentage? 1%? 3%?
  3. Bonus implication: the success rate for comment spam is approaching zero … for blog/forum owners who know about Akismet.

Aksimet down?

Aksimet must have gone down last night … I woke up to 40 emails from my blog.

(I set my blog to hold comments in moderation from people who do not have have prior approved comments … and email me when it does that.)

Seems to be back up this morning. Blogging without Akismet is almost impossible – at least if you want to allow comments.

Is Akismet down?

I’m getting a wack-load of comment spam today. Hopefully none is slipping through to the site because i moderate, but this is annoying.

Usually the Akismet service deletes almost all comment spam before I even see it, but today it appears to be taking a long coffee break.

The Akismet website says nothing about being down, and the spam zeitgeist is still up and claiming that 14,326,525 spams have been viciously murdered so far today … but I’m getting way more spam.

Any clues?