Why You Shoudn’t Use Akismet

Do you run a WordPress blog? If so, you’ll be well aware of ‘comment spam’ which will commence almost simultaneously with your site’s initiation.  Indeed, spammers appear to uncannily locate your site even before Google does! To combat this annoyance, there are several plugins available to help alleviate this problem and Akismet is probably the best known as it comes already bundled with WordPress. Ignoring for the moment the ethical implication of combining a commercial service with an open source product, here are a few reasons why I don’t use Akismet: (more…)