[wp-edu] Spam protection and Themes

Velda velda at novapages.com
Thu Feb 5 22:28:48 GMT 2009

Ditto on SpamFree.  I absolutely love it. I occasionally get 'manual 
spam' where someone's trying to advertise themselves, but it's clear 
they've read the articles and what not.  No bulk spam at all.  I haven't 
seen errors either.


Robert Gray wrote:
> I'm not sure if I'm ahead or behind the curve here (or even if I'm on 
> the right course), but I've been using WP-SpamFree on my WPMU site, 
> and I've loved it.  I've not had a single bit of spam get through, 
> even for moderation, since I installed it last April.
> I have had a few people complain about error messages since the last 
> version update of the plugin a couple of weeks ago, but when I 
> suggested they try it in Firefox instead of IE, they've not had problems.
> http://www.hybrid6.com/webgeek/wp-spamfree
> Rob
> Robert Gray, PhD
> Director of PETAL
> Program for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
> University of South Alabama
> University Library, Room 312
> Mobile, AL 36688-0002
> Phone: 251.461.1563
> Fax: 251.460.7189
> rmgray at usouthal.edu <mailto:rmgray at usouthal.edu>
> >>> Mark Styles <wp-edu at lambic.co.uk> 2/5/2009 2:21 PM >>>
> Hi all,
> I'm just wondering what other institutions are using for their blog
> comment spam protection; Are you paying for Akismet? Paying for
> something else? Or using one or more of the free plugins?
> Also, there's a debate raging here over whether all blogs should use the
> same basic theme or all the blogs can look different (I'm in the looking
> different camp, blogs should have individual personality IMO). Any
> similar debates happened elsewhere? What was the outcome?
> -- 
> Mark
> http://www.lambic.co.uk <http://www.lambic.co.uk/>
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