Just for fun, I had a look through the 58 spam messages that were in Akismet‘s holding pen and was amused to find these attempts to get through spam filters (amid mostly offers for various prescription drugs):
“Very sensible post…”
“Hello! Good Site! Thanks you!”
“Amazing info, and a great blog to boot…”
I love that Akismet has caught 3,687 spam messages for me since I installed it. I love their friendly approach (for instance, the Akismet site says, “We can’t stand spam. Who can? You have better things to do with your life than deal with the underbelly of the internet.”). And I love that they provide Akismet free for personal use.
Thanks to your shared experience about Akismet, I finally signed up for it too. It has made a big difference on my blog as well. What a relief not to get constant “comments” offering sex, drugs and well, I guess that was all I was getting.
I’m glad to hear you’ve signed up for Akismet too! Now you’ll know when you get word that a comment is waiting for approval, it really IS something you want to read!