Spam Karma 2 Updated

After noting some problems with WordPress 2.1 and Spam Karma 2, I got a comment from the author, DrDave, that development had not stopped on Spam Karma 2 and he had released Spam Karma 2.3 rc1.

After a few stumbles on my part, SK2 again seems to be working fine with my WordPress 2.1.2 installation.

Thanks, DrDave!

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.