[wp-hackers] Re: Spam Karma goes GPL

Les Bessant les at lcb.me.uk
Mon Jul 14 17:49:05 GMT 2008

I recently abandoned SK after it let through what I can only describe  
as a chat session between what I assume was a bunch of schoolkids.  
Seems it was confused by them putting the post URL in the commenter's  
URL box, so it decided to whitelist them...

Les Bessant les at lcb.me.uk
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On 14 Jul 2008, at 18:44, Jonathan Dingman wrote:

> Spam Karma is a great plugin, but it's outdated and there are much
> better plugins available to do the same job.
> Akismet + Bad Behavior is a great combo.  Stop the spam before it gets
> to you, then the spam that does get through, gets caught by Akismet.
> I don't really see a need for Spam Karma anymore.
> --
> Jonathan Dingman
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> On Jul 14, 8:34 am, Stephen Rider <wp-hack... at striderweb.com> wrote:
>> Ladies and Gents --
>> Spam Karma has been released under the GPL.
>> <http://unknowngenius.com/blog/archives/2008/07/14/spam-karma-is- 
>> gpl/>
>> I hope some capable programmers pick this up -- it is an incredibly
>> capable anti-spam system.  I've used it for years (with Akismet
>> running within it via SK plugin).  Perhaps the WordPress community
>> should consider making it an official part of WordPress, or at least
>> give it some closer ties.
>> I know there is some sort of bad blood between the original author  
>> and
>> Automattic, though he's never very specific, but it would be a real
>> shame if this plugin were to die.
>> Stephen
>> P.S. -- I do have some ideas for small improvements, but I do _not_
>> know enough to maintain the core of the system -- the part that
>> actually out maneuvers the $%@^*& spammers.
>> --
>> Stephen Rider
>> <http://striderweb.com/>
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