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I recently installed WordPress 2.5 and among the changes I noticed was a loss of Akismet‘s “Recheck Spam” button (or something like that. It didn’t seem like such a problem at the time, but then I got swamped with so much trackback and comment spam that the flood DOS‘d my server. I had to disable […] » about 300 words
The Viagra and Cialis knock-offs being pushed in so much of the spam I get may be directed at things the recipients feel very personally about, but the message itself has never been personal. Well, it had never seemed personal to me, anyway, until now. Clay Shirky pointed out what I’ve started to see, and […] » about 500 words
I awoke this morning to a bit of a mess. After enjoying months of spam-free bliss thanks to Akismet, I found over a hundred spam comments for pills and free pictures to suit most any need or desire. Spam has snuck through before, but never in this volume, and Akismet has always been quick to […] » about 300 words
I’ve been getting spam, a lot of spam; 3400 spam comments and trackbacks in the last two months or so. So it was a relief to find Akismet, a networked spam blocking plugin for WordPress. They claim to have blocked 318,825 spams since its release, and I’ve been pretty happy with it. tags: akismet, comment […] » about 100 words
John Martin was kind enough to lead a session on spam management Tuesday (November 8th). Here was the description: Spam is annoying and often offensive, but it’s a fact of life for all of us. John Martin will lead a discussion about how we can limit the amount of spam we see using tools running […] » about 200 words
Some time ago, a box with the above pictured contents went to Chuck Robidoux. He wrote back: Nothing starts a Monday off like Kippered Seafood Snacks and Deviled Ham with a side of Spam and Potted Meat Food Product followed by Vienna Sausage, all washed down with some icey cold Clam Juice. Now I am […] » about 100 words