Flying Nerd site 21 Oct 2008 06:23 am

16,819 SPAM comments caught by Akismet

This site uses the Akismet anti-SPAM plugin. To date, Akismet has caught (blocked) 16,819 SPAM comments. I think it’s flagged about ten comments incorrectly — a very low error rate. Just thought you’d like to know.

2 Responses to “16,819 SPAM comments caught by Akismet”

  1. on 21 Oct 2008 at 13:11 (Sydney) 1.Simon Job said …

    You often see these big numbers on WordPress blogs, but why?

    I have used Textpattern and ExpressionEngine and have never seen those sorts of numbers for SPAM comments.

    So, it’s great there’s a plugin that stops them, but what attracts them to WordPress in the first place?

  2. on 22 Oct 2008 at 8:16 (Sydney) 2.Richard said …

    Simon — not sure! Perhaps it’s the very ‘simple’ comment posting form that makes it easy for robots. I’m sure I could find and implement a Captcha (or similar) plug-in that would ease things — and maybe I’ll do that Real Soon Now.