Tech Alert: Akismet Fails on Comment Spam Detection


Akismet apparently had a problem detecting spam comments early Thursday morning (1:50 CST January 5, 2012).

Notice received by The Cardinal — after manually marking the comments as spam …

Akismet has detected a problem. A server or network problem prevented Akismet from checking 5 comments. They have been temporarily held for moderation and will be automatically re-checked in 4 mins. is an Amazon Associate website, which means that a small percentage of your purchases gets paid to at no extra cost to you. When you use the search boxes above, any Amazon banner ad, or any product associated with an Amazon banner on this website, you help pay expenses related to maintaining and creating new services and ideas for a resourceful website. See more info at