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Early Akismet results May 3, 2006

Posted by curtmonash in Uncategorized.

Over the past few days, Akismet caught 128 pieces of alleged comment spam on monashreport.com. One was a false positive — a trackback from my own blog, which is odd. The rest were real, generally lots of copies of the same thing.

It also let 7 copies of one spam through, but it's tough to fault it for that. It was a spam without a "call to action." Just the word "redrum" (read that backwards) a LOT. Maybe the bot posting it came from somebody unhappy that other spam was stopped? Who knows … Ironically, the post hit was my latest, which is one about spam. 🙂

On DBMS2.com, the figure is 187 alleged spam caught. The first 150 were indeed spam. I DON'T KNOW WHETHER THE OTHERS WERE, however, and to delete them blind.

The 150 item limit on reviewing spam — i.e., the lack of a "next page" — REALLY needs to be fixed.



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