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Stop WordPress spam - I

As the most popular blogging platform, WordPress is a target of spammers. If you are an average blogger, your everyday job is to delete spam from you blog, even if you have an anti-spam tool installed.

The default antispam weapon is Akismet. But I dislike it. More rambling follows later, now just google for “akismet sucks”.

What I develop, use myself and highly recommend to everyone is …

… is Advanced Textual Confirmation (ATC). It’s an universal antispam for PHP-scripts, inclusing phpBB2, phpBB3, WordPress and many others.

It’s hard to compare ATC with tools such as Akismet or Spam Karma. They are from different categories. Follow this funny story:

During the space race back in the 1960’s, NASA was faced with a major problem. The astronaut needed a pen that would write in the vacuum of space. NASA went to work. At a cost of $1.5 million they developed the “Astronaut Pen”. Some of you may remember. It enjoyed minor success on the commercial market.

The Russians were faced with the same dilemma.

They used a pencil.

Advanced Textual Confirmation is such a pencil. Install it now.

To be continued:

* Types of WordPress spam
* Can we have trackbacks without trackback spam?