When I first started this blog, I tried to check the Akismet Spam page of the dashboard regularly. That meant that I was able to recover any false positives and restore them to the posts in question. Akismet is very accurate, but there have been a few times that genuine comments nearly got lost.
Well, it’s all got too much. I’m getting a huge amount of spam caught by Akismet now, and I don’t have the time to go through all of it.
So, if you leave a comment and it doesn’t appear immediately, drop me a line asap and I’ll pull it out of the spam filter before it gets too far down the list. I don’t have any moderation or captchas on my blog, so chances are that Akismet incorrectly swiped it.
Incidentally, if it was one of the 1144 items in my Akismet list this morning, it’s lost already: I nuked it.