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Cat and mouse games

In News on May 2, 2010 at 00:01

Not so long ago, junk comments on the Jee Labs daily weblog started rising sharply:

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Flagged by Akismet, but still a pain because I have to clean them up once in a while – and manually skim over each one to pick out any false positives. No fun, especially knowing that all this spamming is scripted – regardless how little effort it takes, life’s too short for this sort of nonsense!

Fortunately, there are additional tools for WordPress to prevent most of this junk from even reaching Akismet (which does a terrific job, btw).

As you can see at the end of the graph, the spam log is clean again. Five incoming junk comments in two weeks – that, I can deal with :)

Thanks to Project Honey Pot!