Switched from AuthImage to Akismet for spam protection

Most people didn’t like the way comments were handled with authimage and also the fact that I required a user to be logged in to comment… I have just removed authimage and adopted Akismet, let me know if this is any better!!

Stop Comment Spam and Trackback Spam « Akismet

Automattic Kismet (Akismet for short) is a collaborative effort to make comment and trackback spam a non-issue and restore innocence to blogging, so you never have to worry about spam again.

9 Responses to Switched from AuthImage to Akismet for spam protection

  1. seoulfully February 13, 2006 at 6:27 pm #

    Here’s what I don’t understand. If I HAVE to register to comment, why do I have to input my name and email address again to comment? Is there anyway that I can either comment just from putting in my name and email OR not even have a comment option unless I’m logged in? (= hook it up!

  2. ayn February 13, 2006 at 6:29 pm #

    I never had to fill in the 3 boxes above the comment textarea myself… and, I think now you can comment without having to be logged in…

  3. Anonymous February 13, 2006 at 6:35 pm #

    test -ayn

  4. ayn February 13, 2006 at 6:37 pm #

    Just changed some settings, now you can do anonymous comments, we’ll see how well the spam filtering plugin works… 😀

  5. ayn February 13, 2006 at 6:37 pm #

    test

  6. ayn February 13, 2006 at 6:37 pm #

    Now if you’re logged in you don’t have to fill up the name, email, and website…

  7. seoulfully February 13, 2006 at 8:47 pm #

    am i logged in? let’s see

  8. seoulfully February 13, 2006 at 8:47 pm #

    this is what i’m talking about…

  9. ayn February 13, 2006 at 10:23 pm #

    I see that seoulfully is happy at last!

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