I love Akismet. Since I started this blog Akismet has killed over 400 spam comments, including a scripted “attack” today where some jackass tried to leave comments on every post on my blog about “Get your free credit card”… blah blah freaking blah.
None of those comments made it to where you would see them, and better yet – I didn’t have to deal with them either. They were auto-deleted. I just don’t have to worry about them. So thanks Akismet – for making it easier to blog, and especially for providing this service for personal use for free!