Akismet is really starting to piss me off. It’s a great spam filter for wordpress and has really stopped all spam.It has also stopped all commenting. This is a tiny tiny blog in the midst of a vast blogosphere and get few to no comments at all. Every comment I get is like a small flower that I want to tend and encourage to grow.
Akismet insists on placing comments in the moderation queue and then never telling me. It sends me no email and I don’t check often enough to see new comments. In general I would like actual comments to float right through to the page.
Akismet might be great at stopping spam but what’s the point if it just stops everything else as well? It would be one thing if I could turn on email notification, or change the level of security but there are no options to mess around with.
Previously I was using spam karma. I don’t know if that’s been upgraded to wordpress 2.0 but I’m missing it a lot these days.
Matthew Mullenweg could comment about all the great think Akismet could do and all the improvements he will make but who knows if I’d ever even notice the post to approve it.