Things are still a bit wonky with Defensio so I gave Justin some data on the comments being falsely marked as spam as well as some spammy ones falsely marked as OK and he’s going to go do that voodoo that he do and hopefully fix it up right. Meanwhile we’re back on Akismet until the next go-round. I appreciate your patience as we help out a module developer.
Ain’t beta testing fun?
[Update:] The module is still marking some legit comments as spam and moderating them, but it currently doesn’t tell you that your comment has been moderated. I’ve requested that they add that to it so folks won’t think their comments are just being dropped. I’ve also requested that they add an option to have it ignore comments from registered members. If they add that it’ll really make it stand out over Akismet. This is just to let you know that if you don’t immediately see your comment that it’s probably been moderated. I’m hoping the filter will settle down in a day or so and start being a bit more accurate.
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After some bug fixes I’ve updated and re-enabled the EE Defensio module. And I remember to put the API key back in when I did so. As always let me know if anything seems out of whack.
That is all.
[Update 2:] So I switched back to Akismet and forgot to put the API key back in. Comments should be working now.
As you know we’re beta testing the Defensio module for EE and, like any beta test, there’s bound to be some hiccups. Right now the module is marking every comment as spam and moderating it. This isn’t a huge deal as I just mark them as OK and publish them when I get the chance, but it does mean that your comment may not show up immediately after you post it. I’m working with the author to see if we can’t figure out what’s going wrong and get it fixed ASAP, but if it looks like it’ll be awhile then I’ll switch back to Akismet until a new version is ready. Just wanted to give you guys a heads up as to what’s happening with it.
Oh, and for those that have asked, the Defensio module for EE 1.xx will be free when it’s finally released. They’re not sure about whether or not they’ll charge for the EE 2.0 version as it’ll depend on how much work it takes to port it over.
[Update:] I’ve switched back over to Akismet for the time being until a fix can be found.
Just upgraded the installation of the Tag module from 1.16 to 2.0 beta this evening. One of the big changes is that there is no longer a need for a custom field for tag input as there is now a Tag tab along the top of the entry editing screen which you can click on to input tags when submitting posts. One nice thing about it is that it will suggest tags from the already existing tags so you can avoid using similar, but slightly different tags.
As always this is beta software so if you see anything funky happening drop me a note..