Akismet Deletes Comments Bloggers Never See!
Those are the headlines that appeared on GrowMap the popular blog of link building specialist Gail Gardner, when she first recognized a problem with Akismet and the comments on her blog. As she and several others bloggers acknowledge in the post, some legitimate comments were being deleted by Akismet before blog owners get a chance to see them. This prompted Andy Bailey, a well-known WordPress plugin developer and creator of everyone's favorite link building plugin for commenters – CommentLuv, based on ideas and suggestions from Phil Hollows from FeedBlitz and Dazzling Donna Fontenot, to introduce an alternative for Akismet users. The new plugin is called G.A.S.P. for short which stands for GrowMap Anti-Spambot Plugin and it is available for download from the WordPress.org Plugin Repository.
Save time moderating comments! Download GASP Today!
GASP is so simple to use, that I highly recommend you download it today and activate it right away. Let me show you how easy it is for both you, and your legitimate commenters to take advantage of.
In the screencast video I encourage to download, and rate the plugin. Once you have it installed, your readers will see “Check box to confirm you are NOT a spammer”. That's all legitimate commenters need to do. If you want more information, please check out a post by Karen from BlazingMinds about how GASP is a must for every blogger!
Read more about GASP vs. Akismet here!
Featured User on the CommentLuv Home Page
I also used the screencast as the opportunity to introduce a new feature being offered at the CommentLuv website called “Featured Member Site”. I promise to give you more details about this feature in an upcoming blog post. For now, I would just like to savor the moment of having this blog featured on the Comluv.com homepage, member page and unban url page. Thanks Andy for putting me in the spotlight and letting me have my “15 minutes of fame” on the ComLuv.com website!
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Have you downloaded the GASP plugin for WordPress yet? Please share your thoughts and experiences with missed comments using Akismet.