back to spam

Note: Having to retype this because I forgot to move my cursor away from my bookmarklet again…

In the past 24 hours, the spammers have defeated the plugin that I’ve been using. This really makes me sad, because I’ve loved the passive approach that the Spam Service plugin from Mark had. You see, it uses a centralized server that he maintains to decide what is and isn’t spam. I’m afraid this is losing steam though, because aside from the URL and Name fields, most of the rest of the comment could seem fairly legitimate, just WAY off topic from the post is all.

Well, later this morning I’ll be upgrading both mine and Bonnie’s blogs to the 1.5 Strayhorn code, and then it’ll be off to the races to decide on a new spam protection plugin. At the moment I’m thinking either OSA or Spam Karma, so if anyone cares to encourage me either direction or suggest a new one, I’m all open at the moment.