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  1. Akismet does have false positives – howver, overall, it is a time saver -

    If there was just a way for users to TWEAK it more to reflect their blogs’ algos, it would be even better.

  2. Akismet does have false positives – howver, overall, it is a time saver -

    If there was just a way for users to TWEAK it more to reflect their blogs’ algos, it would be even better.

  3. I like Akismet a lot, though I do skim the filtered comments to see if something got filtered that shouldn’t. There’ve been a very small number of times that someone’s comment got mislabelled as spam.

    It’s still a very helpful tool. I’m thinking that using it in combination with a Captcha would make it even more effective. (That is, perhaps they’re be even fewer of the spam messages that I’d need to skim if I used the Capcha in addition to Akismet.)

  4. I like Akismet a lot, though I do skim the filtered comments to see if something got filtered that shouldn’t. There’ve been a very small number of times that someone’s comment got mislabelled as spam.

    It’s still a very helpful tool. I’m thinking that using it in combination with a Captcha would make it even more effective. (That is, perhaps they’re be even fewer of the spam messages that I’d need to skim if I used the Capcha in addition to Akismet.)

  5. I’ve used Akismet for my personal blog for quite a while now. One problem I have is that it’s only ever displayed the first page of spam, there’s no link to review the rest. What makes me nervous is that I occasionally see reader comments in that first page so I wonder whether there’s more further down, forever lost?!

  6. I’ve used Akismet for my personal blog for quite a while now. One problem I have is that it’s only ever displayed the first page of spam, there’s no link to review the rest. What makes me nervous is that I occasionally see reader comments in that first page so I wonder whether there’s more further down, forever lost?!

  7. Akismet does a pretty decent job, but I would like to see its development progress a bit faster so it would do an even better job, because having spam in your blog comments is pretty much the worst thing I can think of!

    I had no idea there were spam-bots trying to spam blogs before I started my first blog. So I’m really thankful that WordPress comes bundled with Akismet.

  8. Akismet does a pretty decent job, but I would like to see its development progress a bit faster so it would do an even better job, because having spam in your blog comments is pretty much the worst thing I can think of!

    I had no idea there were spam-bots trying to spam blogs before I started my first blog. So I’m really thankful that WordPress comes bundled with Akismet.