I’ve purposely not tagged a large number of my posts lately. Some posts I have tagged.
I’ve been doing some investigative work (like any good ex-Quality Assurance guy would).
When I use the new tagging feature in WordPress 2.3 I get 62% more Comment Spam for those posts than posts that do not have tags.
Why? I don’t know. But it is getting increasingly difficult to ignore the fact. What is most disconcerting is that these Spams seem to get past Akismet, Spam Karma 2, and Better Behavior.
I did mention this to Paul (a frequent commenter here) within 24 hours of installing WordPress 2.3 but didn’t report it any further until I had more evidence. Now I think I do.
Anyone else notice this?