Ever since I upgraded to WP3.5, Akismet has periodically just stopped filtering spam. I’ve hoped that it would ultimately learn enough to block the waves and waves of forum spam I was getting, but I eventually just got fed up and replaced it with CleanTalk. CleanTalk appears to be working as advertised because the blog immediately went from ~100 unblocked spam messages a day to zero.

Of course, with any new spam system, there’s always the possibility of false positives. As such, if you attempt to comment ’round these parts and your comment doesn’t appear, please shoot me an email to report the problem.