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The Scourge Of Blog Comment Spam

Let me begin with an open appeal to Akismet, provider of comment spam protection to Publishing 2.0 and many other blogs run on WordPress: Howard Owens is NOT spam Every time Howard Owens leaves a comment on Publishing 2.0, it gets ...
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Killing spamlike comments

Technology : Doc Searls Weblog (6 years ago)

This blog’s dashboard has a line that says this: Akismet has protected your site from 128,720 spam comments already, and there are 4,868 comments in your spam queue right now. I rarely look at the spam queue. The only time I’ve foun... Read Post


Technology : Doc Searls Weblog (5 years ago)

Here’s what I see at the top of my Wordpress dashboard: At a Glance 1,374 Posts 10,720 Comments 3 Pages 8,013 Approved 38 Categories 69 Pending 1,476 Tags 2,637 Spam Akismet has protected your site from 266,660 spam comments already... Read Post

Automattic’s Spam Fighter Akismet Just Filtered Its 50 Billionth Piece Of Spam

Technology : TechCrunch (3 years ago)

WordPress just hit an impressive milestone today: it has now filtered its 50 billionth piece of spam. Akismet, the homegrown comment filtering system from WordPress maker Automattic is the tool responsible for all the spam fighting.... Read Post

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