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[closed] Version 3.0 SPAM problem? (8 posts)

  1. markus_vaeth
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi folks,

    I'm using WordPress for a long time now. A few days ago I upgraded to Thelonious. Almost immediately I was flooded with SPAM comments (about 100 a day). You must know, I have a rather small blog, and through the years I had constantly very few SPAM comments (maybe 1 in two weeks).

    My question is: Do other WP users experience the same since their upgrade?

    Just my thoughts.

  2. Roy
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Nope. Maybe you accidentally forgot to reactivate Akismet?

  3. I haven't seen any change in any of the blogs that I manage. As mentioned above, is Akismet active on your blog?

  4. markus_vaeth
    Posted 4 years ago #

    No, I'm not using Akismet because formerly I had big problems with it (accurate comments were filtered without even informing me).
    But maybe it's time to "plug it in" again :-(.

  5. markus_vaeth
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Now I have a clue. Obviously my plugin "math comment spam protection" doesn't work with WP Version 3. I deactivated it and now have Akismet running.
    Hope for the best.

  6. hpguru
    Posted 4 years ago #

  7. Akismet is built on a learning engine, so as long as you mark false-positives as "not spam" and false-negatives as "spam," it will learn and improve.

  8. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Topic attracting spam.

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