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Scoble, Your Blog Is Eating Comments

Hey Scoble,

Your blog ate my comment. Most likely Akismet flagged it as spam incorrectly. I must admit, I'm not comfortable with the design of Akismet – allowing everyone and anyone to decide what is spam and what isn't seems to be asking for trouble. That said, I have taken to using black lists for email recently. In that case though I've been careful about which blacklists I picked and checked that they all had simple systems for getting back off the black list. Akismet doesn't seem to provide any information on how they decide a comment is spam or provide anyway to protest against it.

With all the spam protection stuff I use for comments and for email, I know exactly what tests it's running and can tweak them if I see problems. Akismet doesn't let me do that and that bothers me a lot.

  • Andrew Herron says:

    It’s 100% Akismet. Every comment you’ve ever left on my blog has ended up in the spam list – perhaps it has blacklisted or something. Not good either way.

    February 3, 2007 at 1:19 pm
  • Matt says:

    That’s odd, your coolness from playing the sax (like me) should have breezed you past any filters.

    Please drop a note on the contact form on the site and leave a comment on the latest entry at and I’ll be happy to take a look it.

    February 4, 2007 at 6:39 am
  • Adrian Sutton says:

    Thanks Matt, I’ve done that so lets hope my coolness will be correctly realized soon. :)

    February 4, 2007 at 7:09 am
  • Matt says:

    Alright you should be good, let me know (via the contact form) if you have any more problems.

    February 4, 2007 at 9:10 am

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