Unfortunately, due to a recent wave of spam, I have been forced to deactivate Spam Karma. This new wave appears to be somewhat “intelligent” and is somehow avoiding Spam Karma’s blacklist. Even worse is that fact that Spam Karma is somehow blocking WordPress’ blacklist, so the spam is just calmly making its way into my comments. I will now employ the services of .htaccess and WordPress’ default anti-spam tools. I’m sure that Tom, Matt, Bryan, and Michael will be happy to hear this.
Yes, I’m very pleased. 😀 Fortunately for me, I haven’t seen any wave. I’m sorry to hear that you’re getting hit.
On the contrary James,
I’m sorry you are being hit. Currently, I’m not being hit – here’s hoping it is due to my .htaccess file and not just random luck!
Well, so far the default tools are carrying their weight rather well. We’ll see if that changes in 24 hours.
I’ve being using Kitten’s Spaminator and have no problem at all. Maybe that’s something you could look into.
I did try Spaminator once. I’m not sure why, but it ate every single legitimate comment left on this blog during its short employ.
Any update James? How’s life without the spam plugins going?
It’s gong very well. ^_^