July 16th, 2007

lj + Akismet

Since I run a tiny LJ instance for myself and a few other people, I'd like to use Akismet to help filter spam. (If someone has pointers on using LJ's own spam-fighting techiniques on a small site, I'd love to hear them!)

Anyway, last night, I turned anonymous comments back on after installing Akismet checks for anonymous posts (a small change to talkpost_do.bml).

This morning, I found that 40 spam comments had been blocked (yay!) but a couple still got through, and I wanted to feed those back into Akismet. A modification to talklib.pl did the job.

Hope this helps someone else out there.

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