I haven't had a single spam comment since the moment I installed this plugin (a couple of weeks ago), and I was getting 30+ junk comments a day. I've had no issues with genuine comments (all have come through as expected, and I've tested it successfully myself in Chrome, Opera, Safari and Firefox), and I'm VERY happy with this plugin.
I was getting sick of wading through all the junk, just in case there was a legitimate comment buried somewhere in there, and I did not want to use a captcha, because I agree that spam is not the users problem either.
And now it is no-one's problem! Thank you, thank you, thank you :)
This plugin has been a godsend. It is a great piece of code, it has never given me any problems.
When tried to do comment I always receive: ERROR: please fill the required fields (name, email).
I installed it and tried commenting and received this error:
Go back and try again.
Error: empty answer. 
i thought it was great, since spam died off the second i installed it. unfortunately, so did all other comments, and i soon learned from readers that none of them were able to leave comments. they all received an error that the date field needed to be blank, and to try again. since the date field was apparently filling itself in, it viewed everyone as a spammer.
I was getting dozens of annoying spam comments daily until recently when I installed Anti-spam plugin. It was easy to install and so far appears to work well - it rejects spam comments but lets real human comments through. I hope it stays this way. My main concern was false rejections i.e. not allowing valid posts. So far, this does not seem to be happening. It would be interesting to know how many fake comments were rejected. (It is possible this info is available somewhere but during my quick look I did not see it.)
Overall, Anti-spam plugin is a great time-saver!
My site, http://idogenealogy.net, is fairly new but the spam comments were running about 15-25 per day. I checked each one and bad repeaters were added to a blocked IP form offered by my hosting company.
However, over a two-three week period more and more comments were slipping through as genuine comments and were spam. I started looking for a different plugin and found this one.
I have not rece'd a SINGLE spam since I installed it -- and deactivated & deleted the other one.
This has saved me at least an hour or more a week. I can't imagine what time it would save on an active site.
My blog suffering from 70-100 spams per day. After insatlling this awesome plugin, i'm not even getting single spam. I highly recommend this plugin.
Brilliant work! thanks indeed
Tested it by having Anti-spam redirect the spams blocked towards my mail. Result : 28 spams were blocked, not a single one posted to my site. Seems to work perfectly.
The plugin is just awesome!!! Previously I was getting around 30 to 35 spam comments in 1-2 days. It was reduced to 5-6 and after updating the plugin to the latest version today, I'm not even getting a single spam. I highly recommend this plugin.
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