Since I was getting fed up with all of the spam comments coming into my blog, I decided that I needed something more than a shell script to fight thest comment spammers.
As many of you with WordPress can attest to, there has been this large wave of comment spamming going on. Some soulutions are to home brew a script to shut off comments on posts that are over a specific date. Mine was to write a simple PHP script that would do the most basic of basic SQL queries to delete all of the moderated queries. Hell, I even had some fun with it and made a simple little graph to display how many I got each day. But, I got tired of having those comments in my database. So, an alternative was needed.
This is when I found out about Spam Karma. I just installed it yesterday and it has been working very well. I get an email digest of all the comments that it deletes and I haven’t had one spam comment get through. It doesn’t let them enter the database, it checks the comment before it is even posted. I’d try to explain it more, but I’m not an expert on what it does quite yet. But, if you’re looking for a simple solution to this problem, I’d say go and check this out. It is a simple WP plugin and the directions are easy to follow, so try it out if you need help with your comment spamming problems.
Edit: Yeah, ok… false positives galore. Looking for new alternative.
Edit #2: So, I’m trying it out again… let’s see if it works any better.
Edit #3: I gave up and thankfully Jamie had my old wordlist.