After testing NoSpamNX on a test site, I installed it on my very active site at http://ssnet.org/
I deactivated Akismet and activates NoSpamNX. It seemed to be so good at marking spam that I set it to "block" spam.
Then I decided to test it once more. I posted as Cindy Moore, address firstname.lastname@example.org, with my IP (not blocked). I had tested with a site URL, but this was rejected as spam. So I set the plugin to send posts to just mark the spam. And I decided to test without a site URL. I
copied and pasted the following into the comment field:
This is a test comment
The lesson’s author wrote:”…nothing characterizes secularism more than the push to eliminate all “other worldly” language from human discourse. With the success of science, people in some cultures are more and more inclined to think about issues scientifically.” True enough, many scientists hold their fellow scientists who believe in God, especially a Creator, in snobbish disdain thinking they know better; and they exert pressure upon their fellow scientists to speak, write and act in accordance with “accepted” notions. (Prof. Walter Veith and others attest to this behavior.) This is also reflected in media misinformation and swallowed by a largely gullible populace.
“…Angels and demons do not fare well in the scientific mode of thinking. Hence, contemporary culture is witnessing a gradual demise of belief in the supernatural.”
I heartily disagree with this statement. At the present time (in the USA) there is an obsession with things regarding the supernatural: psychics, Wicca, TV programs searching supposedly haunted placings, late night radio programs exploring dark phenomena, magic, demons, dark practices. Some claim to approach these topics as being studied “scientifically”… without any true and honest examination(s).
It is so true that when we do not seek truth and rush here and there seeking anything else, we are left to our own devisings. I saw a bumper sticker recently that read simply “Don’t believe everything you think.” May God preserve us from these perversions, and may His truths shine in the darkness and lead many to the Light.
However, the comment went straight to the spam folder.
Now why would that be?? I pasted the comment in manually and most certainly did not fill out any "hidden fields." I am so disappointed! It seems you must have added some other things to the plugin besides invisible fields.
In my first test with the URL filled in, I got a page that said, "I'm sorry, but your comment appears to be spam." It has a <back> button, but the button did not work.
In my second test, without the URL (see above), I did not get an error page. The page merely reloaded with a blank comment field.
Comments are the lifeblood of the blog, and I cannot afford to have comments lost like this. It would be just a bit better, if the <back> button went back to the comment, so people could at least retrieve their comments and write to us.