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Archive for the ‘Akismet’ Category

Disclamer: Akismet is good

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

One can decide that I hate Akismet. It’s not so. Akismet is a great system developed by the great programmers, and I highly respect it.

However, I think that the idea of a centralized database doesn’t work. Time to time, I write about the problems in the blog. And obviously, I refer to Akismet as it is the main player in this field.

Most likely, when I write “Akismet”, I just use the short word instead of the long phrase “the idea of a centralized database to filter comment and trackback spam”, and I don’t want to offence the Akismet developers.

Too Bad You Can’t Look Spammers Up In The Telephone Book

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

Wouldn’t it be great if you could get access to an automatically maintained list of forum spammers and simply check each new member against it before you allowed someone to register or create a new post? Well you kind of can do that, to some extent, but you may not want to. Here’s why…


What is Askimet?

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Askimet claims to be an effective weapon in the war against spam, stopping it dead in its tracks once and for all. Whether or not you’ve had time to try it, here’s what you should know about it.