Akismet is Down!

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This morning I woke up to my phone receiving tons and tons of emails, one after the other. I decided to check the status of Akismet (one of the best spam blocking engines for wordpress), on the blog we weren’t able to connect to the server, Akismet’s website and blog don’t mention any outages, however the website : http://status.automattic.com/9931/136079/Akismet-API specifies that there …

The Technical Side of Blogging – Part 2: Using Spam Filters

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Spam filters in a blog are as important as your AC filter. If you don’t have it you’ll have all sorts of trash and ads and spam messages in your comments. Wouldn’t that mean you’ll have a lot of comments? Ofcourse it will show as if you have 100’s of 1000’s of comments, but all of them will only generate …