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  • I recently tried a spam-fighting experiment. I thought that having Bad Behavior & SpamKarma2 running simultaneously might be slowing down my site, so I installed Akismet alone.

    But the result has been a dramatic rise of spam that has escaped Akismet. Before I got almost no spam that I had to moderate. Now I get 20 or so spam comments/wk. that escape the filter.

    I wonder whether people use Akismet alone & find a diff. result; or whether most people use Akismet together w. either SK2 or Bad Behavior.

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  • Most people use either Akismet or SK2 alongside Bad Behavior. Some folks run all three.
    Remeber also that Akismet is a learning program. As you and other sites mark stuff as spam it gets better in dealing with it.

    As you and other sites mark stuff as spam it gets better in dealing with it.

    So the directions & you say & I was hoping it was so. I’ve been using it for months & the same level of spam gets through no matter how long I use it. If it’s “learning” it’s not learning very well or fast.

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