Last night after upgrading to WordPress 2.3.2 I forgot to re-activate the installed plugins, including Akismet I didn’t realize this until this morning, a good 10-11 hours after upgrading my WordPress install. All this time, my blog was exposed to the elements, and as Akismet soon reported that as many as 388 spam comments were left on my blog.
This is at least 380 more than the total number of hits this blog has ever received. One can only wonder what will happen if Akismet or any other spam filtering mechanisms were disabled on the highly popular bogs on the Internet.
If this isn’t proof enough of how good Akismet is, then I really wonder what is.
Still here? Go Akismetize your blog right away!