As a little bit of an aside…
I’ve been running Spam Karma 2 (SK2) beta for a while and it was working OK, but there were a bunch of things that didn’t quite work on my server (in all fairness that probably had more to do with an outdated/feature poor version of PHP than with SK).
Anyway, I was beginning to get a flurry of annoying comment/trackback spam that squeaked in under SK2 beta’s radar. Between 1 to 5 a day. Nothing I couldn’t handle manually, but enough to spur me on to update to the final 2.0 release.
Just in time too.
This is a snippet from the first report after I updated:
There are currently 0 comments in moderation <url snipped> There have been 27 comment spams caught since the last digest report 1 day, 1 hour ago. Spam summary report: ======================================================= Report on comment number 1 (id=1357) Comment Author: Wilhelm Johnsson Comment Type: trackback Comment Content: trailer-ass-f*** ...
YEAH! Take that you slimy comment-spam weasels!