SPAM on your blog, don’t ya love it? I use WordPress, and Akismet is amazingly good at intercepting SPAM comments and filing them in a “look at these and push the EMPTY SPAM button when you’re done” file for me to casually glance over every few weeks and dump. It is very rare that Akismet gets false positives, and I’ve caught those few pretty quickly.
Today, I checked my spam box in WordPress and at first glance I thought that Akismet had gotten some more false positives. The comments flagged were talking about typewriters, even specific brands, and seemed fairly legit… until I looked at the links and what posts they had replied to. Yep, Akismet was right on the nose. These comments are most certainly spam, as the linkfarming for empty facebook profiles and random replying to posts unrelated to the content of the reply can attest.
That first one is especially tricky. The guy is commenting on Hermes models with different ribbon covers, man that sounds like a legit comment. But, it’s a reply to my “About Me” page – which does not discuss Hermes rockets. That threw me for a loop for a second.
Anyway, I’m happy about how well Akismet works, and I’m wondering what you guys on Blogger use to deal with spammy comments?