I wanted to follow up on my previous post about dealing with blog spam.
I installed Akismet and it has worked flawlessly. It has caught dozens of blog spam posts so far. I have had no false positives and no false negatives yet (i.e. it has correctly identified every comment). The only downside is that for it to be really helpful you have to have 100% confidence in it. You don’t want to have to check the “Akismet Spam” list every day.
So, give Akismet a try if you don’t want to deal with comment spam all the time. I think you’ll be impressed by how well it works.
What would Turing think of all this?