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When good spamcatchers go bad

April 30th, 2008

Akismet, my spam filter, is going a bit wild at present, after a long period when it worked fairly reliably. I’ve rescued six comments from the spam queue just now, but I may well have missed some.

As noted in a previous post, I’ve also become much harder on trolls, so there’s more going to moderation. If you’ve been banned and want to be readmitted on a promise of better behavior in future, you can write to me and ask. If you’ve been banned and you think your previous postings were just fine, post them somewhere else – I’m not interested.

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  1. Peter Wood
    April 30th, 2008 at 10:37 | #1

    I believe the spam catcher caught a comment of mine to the ‘Monday Message Board’ a couple of days ago.

  2. swio
    April 30th, 2008 at 10:42 | #2

    Please keep up the hard policy on trolls. It is clearly working very well. Comment thread quality has improved considerably.

  3. April 30th, 2008 at 14:09 | #3

    Akismet does seem to just have bad weeks, doesn’t it? Prompted by your posting, I just rescued 4 posts from my own spam-filter.

  4. May 2nd, 2008 at 13:52 | #4

    Hmmn, looks like I just lost another comment on your War Crimes thread. IMHO Akismet is just consistently bad software. Have you considered Haloscan?

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