I’ve installed Spam Karma because I’m sick of moderating the fifty or so spam posts I’m getting every day. Spam Karma is not compatible with my homemade theme. I don’t like the current theme, so I’ll put a new one together shortly. For now, this keeps the weblog online.
Added later: Actually, after I put Spam Karma in and ran it, I found a couple thousand spams inserted as trackbacks into posts both old and new. Lovely. They are all gone now.
I’m testing themes briefly. Theme designers seem to love teeny-tiny print and low contrast. I prefer larger print and high contrast. This is a problem.
Have you tried Alex King’s WordPress theme browser? It’s here:
There are lots of wonderful themes to look through.
Blink. Blink. What a change!
I’ve had problems with WP 2.0, fairly minor ones tho’ that they say they’ve fixed with WP 2.01. I LOVE the WP Askimet plugin for spam! (Comes preloaded). I could do away with my captcha (typing in the numbers to comment) and it still catches all the wicked spam.
You may consider upgrading to WordPress 2 which comes with a some very advanced spam protection. Also, the admin area is a lot nice to look at and gives you a WYSIWYG editor.
I’m also relatively sure that WP2 would work with your old template as nothing new has been done to the template engine.
The orange was a shock at first, but it’s not ugly — although I hate it when templates only use part of the screen.
And my comments were so overloaded with spam that I took them down altogether. I did not want to wade through comment after comment about teen hentai every single day.
Wow, that’s a lot of spam.
Have fun playing with the template. I can read this one well enough, but I can see why you want a larger script, I prefer them as well.
I use Haloscan on my blog and seldom have comment or trackback spam. It requires adding coding to your template, but well worth it, IMHO.