Scoble isn’t acting like Scoble… by that I mean that he seems to be giving in, or giving up, to Comment Spammers. That is SO web 1.x.
Web 2.0 isn’t just about giving user’s control over their data it is about taking control over your own data. Scoble needs to reclaim his space.
I left a comment on his blog earlier about Spam Karma 2 (SK2) – an amazingly simple thing to install and set up, and something that takes almost ZERO maintenance time. If he can’t add plugins to his WordPress installation then I am sure his good friends at WordPress can add SK2 to his blog for him.
Here’s a recent sampling of my SK2 dashboard in WordPress:
And yes, I know Scoble get’s more Spam in a day then I get in a year – but as my regular users know – I just don’ get spam here. I have attempts – lots of them. But SK2 catches them. And I don’t have to do anything to manage it, except an infrequent comment moderation.
I have no clue how SK2 works – I haven’t had to try and figure it out. I’ve had three “false positives” in moderated comments in the last four months, and never had the same commenter falsely filtered more than once. If something is working for me, I move on – no need to deep-drill when it’s just working!
Akismet should buy SK2 – SK2 is MUCH more effective than Akismet was, and it has almost zero “face time” associated with it.
You donâ€™t see it, but some of my comments are getting deleted by Akismet, the spam blocker that WordPress.com uses. Osman S Borutecene says heâ€™s noticed comments being deleted here seemingly randomly. Truth is commenting in blogging is broken and is getting worse. In just the past 24 hours Iâ€™ve manually had to delete about 1,000 spams and in my already blocked page in WordPress.com there are about 10,000 spams. I have absolutely no way to go through and look for false positives, or real comments youâ€™ve left that have been deleted automatically cause they triggered the spam system.