I was having a lot of trouble with spammers which continued after I installed WordPress 1.5 (thanks Podz for the excellent tutorial which made this installation such a painless procedure).
I do have a quick question about Kitten's Spaminator which I'm using because Spam Karma isn't compatible with the type of MySql database that my web host has installed.
I have tried to post comments several times to see if the system is working and on each occasion Spaminator has blocked me as a spammer.
Here is what it said in its report:-
"I\'m just testing the comments system to see whether it\'s working!<!-- X-spaminator-passed: IP check --><!-- X-spaminator-passed: email check --><!-- X-spaminator-passed: author check --><!-- X-spaminator-passed: author url --><!-- X-spaminator-passed: comment body --><!-- X-spaminator-strike: unknown url, Array, 4 -->"
As you can see there was no URL incorporated in the message so I can't imagine why it thinks my URL is unknown:) any ideas? This might answer what I've seen reported several times by other people that they can't post to their own blogs because Spaminator blocks the attempted posting.
I'm just setting up a non-admin ID to see if that lets me post:) will post back if that works.