Akismet Spam Filter for Community Server 2008.5

spamReg It appears the fantastic Waegis spam filtering site used to block blog comment spam has been down for over a month as the author tries to find hosting and figure things out.  Sadly, that leaves a lot of Community Server users with no decent comment spam blocking solution since Waegis was perhaps the only spam blocking engine which actually provided a working plug-in for Community Server 2008.5.

So, as the community around Community Server gets more and more fragmented, and as Telligent leaves its non-paying, hobby/personal use customers in the dust, I decided to write a simple Akismet spam filter for Community Server 2008.5.  Please note that this works ONLY with Community Server 2008.5.  Any previous version will not recognize it.

This wound up being pretty simple because the Waegis filter, written by Keyvan Nayyeri, had its source code included, and Joel Thoms had written an Akismet library for .NET, available on CodePlex.

So, putting the chocolate in the peanut …

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