Comment and trackback spam no more?

Like I said earlier, I just upgraded to WordPress 2.1 a couple days ago. Since then, I haven’t seen any Akismet spam to delete or moderate. I’m not complaining, but just a little irked. Are comments getting through? I posted a test one, then promptly deleted it – that was fine. James sent me a trackback last night, so that’s fine. What’s going on?

I’m currently using the following antispam plugins:

Update February 2, 2007: After reading Tom’s post about the awesomeness that is Akismet 2.0, perhaps it’s the new “Automatically discard spam comments on posts older than a month” feature. Even with SK2 disabled, I still haven’t had to delete comment spam from Akismet. So basically, before 2.0, all the comment spam I was deleting was from posts older than a month. Crazy. Case closed, I guess!

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Bryan Villarin

Bryan is a Community Guardian at Automattic. He's also a photographer, card magician, and cat whisperer. (Thanks to my friend and colleague Steve Blythe for the sweet photo!)

4 thoughts on “Comment and trackback spam no more?”

  1. I’ve actually noticed an increase in spam starting yesterday, but Akismet has been catching all of it. I recommend that you try deactivating SK and RK for the week. I’ve been using only Bad Behavior and Akismet ever since Akismet was released and haven’t had a single problem.

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