Just a quick post to right a wrong. Seems I missed a follow-up post to Traded Akismet for Spam Karma 2 in which I posted about the problems that Akismet was having with a group of servers awhile back that were causing all sorts of weirdness for those running the plugin.
Note: Just scroll down to the comment section in the above “missed” link and you’ll see where I come in. Look for one of Tyler’s reply comments. Told I was. Running in reverse they said! 😛
Not to be redundant here but the short of it was that my “Spamments” that the plugin caught were being deleted immediately instead of being held in Akismet’s queue for me to look over, making sure none of the spam were real comments. So to solve the problem temporarily while the crew at Akismet got the server problem straightened out, I disabled Akismet and loaded up SK2 in it’s place which took over the duties just fine.
When the Akismet service came back on line and all was well again, I welcomed Akismet back into the fold, gave it a beer and now I have both SK2 and Akismet running side by side and not one spamment has gotten through (yet). I do like all the extra functions and options that SK2 provides and the two plugins do work very well together as Lorelle from Lorelle on WordPress states in this excerpt from one of her as-usual excellent posts:
Akismet isn’t just for WordPress blogs. According to the Akismet Development List and Resources, Akismet works with Movable Type, Drupal, phpBB, Blojsom, Bloxsom, Geeklog, Serendipity, Nucleus, b2evolution, PunBB, Express Engine, Coppermine, Lifetype, Simple Machine Forums, and others. If we all work as a team, from a variety of sources, we might represent a very big hammer against comment spam.
So far, SK2 (2.2 r3) has followed all my upgrades through WP 2.1.2 without a hiccup though I suppose I ought to wander over to Dr.Dave’s office to see if there’s been an update recently. Something else I’m behind on. Oh well, can’t quit the day job ya’ know.
Alright…better late than never. I feel much better now.