Anyone else having issues with Akismet lately? For about the past month or so (from a timeline perspective, I want to associate it to the release of WordPress 2.5+, but I don’t think I have any real evidence to do so) it’s been passing a pretty large amount of spam each day. Prior to this recent behavior, I almost never had to worry about comment and/or trackback spam getting through Akisment and onto my frontpage. Lately though, about three to ten pieces a day are slipping through Akismet’s filter. Just take a look at today:
Yeah, all of those passed through Akismet’s filters and onto the blog proper (and that’s only all that would fit in the screenshot). I always diligently report the spam mistakes back to the Akismet servers, so I was hoping maybe I’d be helping ID some new kind of spam technique and these would eventually dry up. No luck so far though, still getting multiple pieces a day that make it through.
What’s up Akismet?