I was using keypic for spam control and it was working pretty well.
My site is http://www.westbendnews.net
I just registered with Akismet captcha or math plugin because a new widget said I needed it to work with it (classified ad). So I installed it and disabled keypic.
I started getting a huge amount of fake registrations all night long since turning off keypic.
Akismet verification appears absent and not showing up in my user registration or comments sections.
In my wordpress plugin panel it says all is working, the key is entered, it's connecting to the servers and all looks good.
I turned keypic back on just so I don't get flooded with fake registrations.
Any ideas what is going on and what I need to do to correct the issue?