Spam protection: Mollom

logo-top-5k.gifA couple of days back I wrote about spam protection on Drupal 6. Or rather the lack of this feature. After that I ran into an article mentioning Mollom, a new online service written by by Dries Buytaert and Benjamin Schrauwen.
It looks a lot like Akismet with the biggest difference that this one seems to be working with Drupal 6. So I'm testdriving this module and see if spam protection is available again on this weblog. If you encounter any problems with the submission of comments or registering yourself as a new user, please contact me and I will investigate this as soon as I can.

Running naked

So I did the change, I'm running Drupal on my own site and learning more of Drupal then I could have ever done in the last couple of months on my work. I decided when I started this project that I would use Drupal version 6. It's available since april and it runs smooth. No problems whatsoever. That is except one. Availability of modules. At first it's nice to have not that many modules. Because for version 6 only a couple of modules are available. The amount is growing, but some big modules are just not there yet.
And that can be a problem. Yesterday I discovered that Akismet which is the only available anti spam module available for version 6 is in just in beta. And that it's is borked. It feels as if it has never been tested. Just the submission of a comment makes the module crash.
And that means that at the moment I'm running naked. And that scares the **** out of me. Now I lied a little because I could activate Captcha. But I won't Never. Period.

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