Feature Upvote has started to get a few spam comments everyday, and I suspect it will quickly rise. I expected from day one that sooner or later I’d have to deal with this problem. That’s okay by me - I enjoy a good technical challenge like this.
I’ve been investigating using the Akismet spam detection API to help with dealing with the problem. You send it a newly posted comment via a POST endpoint, and it tells you either “true” or “false”. So far I really like it.
What’s been your experience with dealing with comment spam? And with Akismet in particular?