Akismet is WordPress’s official filters for blocking Spam messages and thus saving a lot of time of bloggers from frivolous messages. . Over last two years and past about 25000 views, it has done a remarkable job of keeping Spam comments out. It had never really missed any Spam message until yesterday. I really wonder how it manages to identify such subtle messages. Some are outlandish in being Spam but often some comments are articulated in generic but personal tone which sound very real. Good job.
The Spam who could cross the barrier was a Polish web site advertising about a College of Cosmetology, with pictures of many girls in the process of beauty treatment. The Comment landed straight in my mail box like a normal comment. In fact it looked quite normal. This was the stupid comment, this Spam wanted to post: (It deserves this much.)
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I only hope that this comment was able to get past akismet was due to some novelty rather than some slackness on the part of akismet.
All the best Akismet.
My Akismet stats on my blogs dating back to 2007 reveal how accurate is 99.6% on one blog and 99.77% on the other. As long as we marked any spam that slips by Akismet as spam, Akismet learns. If we delete it then there is no education taking place.
Thanks for education. I did not know and I marked it spam. Then deleted it. Any way 99% is good enough. There is nothing that accurate. Not even human stenographers with few years of experience.