Saturday the 15th is Spam Filter Free Day here at justaddwater.dk. Why would we ever want to do something like that you ask? Well up until recently we received about 2-3000 spam comments each day so we thought we would draw attention to the wasted bandwidth, time and energy that all these spam comments consume. Not to speak of the large amount of hours with manually filtering all comments that our different spam filtering techniques free us from.
When we announced the Spam Filter Free Day 18 days ago, we didn’t think that it would draw so much attention. But the amount of comments and buzz around the blogosphere have been really overwhelming. Most notably is that we caught the attention of the comment-spam fighting company of all times: Akismet.
We also recieved our share of warnings from people telling us that this might not be such a good idea after all. I would like to say up front, that we really appreciate this and that we are wiser even now then before the announcement, but we just can’t resist going ahead with the experiment – We might learn even more!
In the next couple of minutes, we’ll remove our barricades, turn the other cheek and just sit, wait, see and learn.
- If you post any legit comment on our blog within the next 24 hours we’ll try not to delete it when we do our manual spam-cleanup – but let me just apologize up front if we do.
- If you subscribe to our comment-feed, you might notice more comments then usual ;)
- Announcement: Spam Filter Free Day
- Letting Spam In For A Day Questions and Answers
- Spam Comments Dropped 95% Overnight