An interesting thing seems to have happened this week. I’ve discovered that comments I post on other Australian blogs – Club Troppo, John Quiggin, Joshua Gans, Road to Surfdom – are immediately eaten by the spam filter. My guess is that all these sites are using the same spam filter (Akismet, perhaps), and that because a comment-spammer has been using my details, I’ve been placed on the blacklist. Of course, I could start posting under a different name, but this seems rather unnecessary. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to resolve it?
On the upside, it has been good for my productivity.
Update, 29/8: I wroteÂ to Akismet, who removed me from the blacklist.