A couple days ago I noticed spam getting through with rule: white list. This was because Akismet had approved it as "not spam" 5 times hence adding the spammer to the white list. I thought, "this is odd, why would I need to automate
adding someone to a white list when the spam approval process itself is automated already?" I couldn't find an option to disable this but had hoped that setting this to zero might turn this feature off... boy was I wrong. I came in today to
find out everyone gets to be on the white list now! Good times...
Here is what I feel should change:
1. Being able to disable the white. Personally, I feel the white listing should be entirely manual, white listing people who have had X auto-moderated comments approved just makes no sense to me.
2. The individual filters should also be able to be disabled (mainly because StopForumSpam is a worthless spam filter and I see no reason to devote precious electrons to running it). I can see there is a checkbox for this but for some reason it is
disabled, maybe I've done something wrong.