Games

Akismet Asteroids

Akismet, the anti comment spam service run by Automattic recently announced that they had stopped 25 billion spam messages. It’s quite an achievement of course and worth worth celebrating with a game of Asteroids. I’ll let you find the game yourself, it’s not hard to do so! 🙂

WordPress

Slow down trackback spam with Simple Trackback Validation

I used the Simple Trackback Validation plugin for a while until I noticed these errors showing up in php_errors. PHP Fatal error: Cannot instantiate non-existent class: snoopy in /home/www/wp-content/plugins/simple-trackback-validation/simple-trackback-validation.php on line 158 This morning I decided to fix it as the spammers have been going crazy. I spotted dozens of […]

WordPress

WIP: Blog Voyeur and Custom Akismet screenshots

Here’s a sneak preview of some stuff I’m working on, besides WP Super Cache and WordPress MU. First of all, there’s my Blog Voyeur plugin. It’s a visitor logging plugin like many other ones, but this one only records hits from users who have left comments here. The screenshot below […]

Automattic , WordPress

Idiot spammers

This comment was posted automatically using Blog Comment Poster. Check out its site to learn more and start building backlinks to your websites today. This post was written manually using Donncha’s fingers. Check out the Akismet anti comment-spam plugin to stop the idiot spammer at 75.126.132.23 using “Blog Comment Poster”.

Automattic , WordPress

The Schneider Interview

Robert Scoble talks to Toni Schneider, the CEO of Automattic in this video interview about WordPress.com, Automattic and lots of other stuff. I’ve only watched the first 10 minutes, Toni talks about some of the features of WordPress.com – paid features, making money, adverts, fighting splogs and more. Do you […]

WordPress

The Akismet Worst Offenders

Rich Boakes has written an extension to Akismet that makes deleting all the spam comments much easier. His extension adds a “Worst Offenders” list at the top of the Akismet page. The list is ordered by hits from IP address and helped me delete 2,407 comments with 3 or 4 […]

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