Here’s the probable answer to the Akismet problems we’ve been experiencing–server problems. Once they get moved over to the new servers, I’ll be able to use both Spam Karma 2 and Akismet 2.0 plugins to stop these miserable spammers and get back to what I do best with this blog. Rambling around. 😛
Good work guys. I always like a team that can fess up to problems. Always refreshing.
Because of network issues in our Phoenix cluster weâ€™ve had to shut it down, and over the past week there have been some blips of downtime where you probably got some spam through on your blog.
Because spammers never sleep, every second of uptime is really important to us, and weâ€™re bringing online a new cluster of Akismet servers in San Antonio as soon as possible, in addition to building out our presence in Dallas.
Iâ€™ll update this post when the new servers are online, in the meantime if any spam got through donâ€™t forget to use the â€œrecheck queueâ€ button new in the 2.0 version of the plugin to easily clear it out.
Source: Cluster Upgrade Â« Akismet