WordPress 2.1 and SK2

I’ve been using Spam Karma 2 on my blog since I first started getting blog spam. It’s always been great. It never seems to have blocked any legitimate comments or trackbacks.

But since I upgraded to WordPress 2.1, the spams that are caught in the Recent Spam Harvest tab no longer have their Karma calculated automatically. They just sit there with question marks. I can manually run the entries through the various plug-ins, but I wonder why it doesn’t happen automatically anymore.

I tried reinstalling SK and dropped the SK tables from my database. Then I tried all the advanced options: reiniting the plugins, reseting all tables and resetting to factory settings. Still no deal.

I know development on SK2 has stopped and people are switching over to Akismet but I wish I knew how to make SK2 work again.

One Reply to “WordPress 2.1 and SK2”

  1. Hello,

    SK2’s development hasn’t stopped by any mean…
    Quite the opposite actually: I just released a new version today.

    I just installed WP21 today (I had purposely avoided it for reasons all too obvious now) in order to check for compatibility problems with SK2 and found none… BUT I noticed WP ran even slower than before (if at all possible).

    The problem you are describing above (a question mark showing instead of a karma rating) means that the WP/SK2 stopped before completing (usually because the server couldn’t take the load)… I suspect the added bloat in WP 2.1 is what is causing both WP and SK2 to fail and give up on comments (resulting in the ‘?’ you are seeing in the admin panel).

    This is really more of a WP problem than a SK2 problem (SK2’s load on the server had decreased over the versions, if anything).

    Anyway, let me know if this update helps with your problem…

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