Everyone hates spam, unless you are a spammer. I’ve been using Akismet to block spam since the very start of my blogging life. It has successfully eliminated over 1,000 spam comments for me. However, there were also instances where it mistreated my reader’s comments as spam thus forcing me to de-spam them manually every single time. Occasionally, I had to manually delete spams that it did not “dare to delete”.
I’ve been patient but it’s time to end this “partnership”. For the past 7 days, 335 spams were collected in the Akismet “dare not delete” list. It took me a few minutes to scan through the list to ensure no false positives were made. It’s time to give the other spam blocking plugins a try.
Mooiness suggested that I use the combination of Bad Behavior and Spam Karma 2 some time ago. It’s an easy installation with minimal setup required. Unlike Akismet where you need to obtain a WordPress.com API key before you are able to run it.
Please help me test out this plugin by commenting (as many times as you like) below. Yeah, I’m fishing for comments. Can or not? 😛