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Akismet down : Spam getting through on some blogs

August 27, 2006

Scoble reports an onslaught of comment spam for WordPress bloggers with Akismet being down the last couple days. Akismet, produced by the WordPress folks, acts as an excellent filter of comment spam for bloggers.

LexBlog’s IT director, Jesse Newland, has whipped up a nice cocktail of spam filters for LexBlog’s network of blogs. We use Askimet as well as a number of other filters on our Movable Type based platform. So far no comment spam despite Askimet being down.

Matt Mullenweg, the founding developer of WordPress, has done a nice job of building the WordPress community and expanding the use of WordPress. So expect Askimet to be back up soon.
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