Since our upgrade on January 2, the new Akismet spam blocker has prevented over 1000 spams from getting into the moderation queue. That’s in under three weeks. In that time it only let 2 spams through, and I’ve never seen a valid message falsely labeled as spam. That’s remarkable.
So with all apologies to those who found the old security image to be a major pain, now you know why it was so necessary! A special apology, though, to Amanda Rush of customerservant.com, who is vision-impaired and therefore could only comment after the upgrade. Anyone having trouble can always email blog at our domain (cross hyphen currents … always good to keep addresses in ways computers cannot read, as it prevents even more spam from coming in!).
Which leads to a new question. Many outreach organizations are interested in a flexible and easy-to-update web site, and WordPress fits the bill quite nicely (with some custom extensions that we built). We (at Project Genesis) would like to offer a variety of designs, and are hoping that some volunteer artists will come forward with WordPress themes that will look good for an outreach organization, community kollel, or other Jewish learning service.