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Why doesn't the Comment Blacklist work as described?

  1. After thinking about how why Askismet isn't doing such a great job these days:

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/why-doesnt-akismet-do-a-better-job-of-killing-spam

    I added this list to Settings -> Discussion Options -> Comment Blacklist:

    ɑ
    Ь
    Ƅ
    ɗ
    Ԁ
    ǥ
    ɦ
    Һ
    Ң
    ł
    ߋ
    ρ
    Ƥ
    գ
    Ʀ
    Ƭ
    ѵ
    ա
    ѡ
    ҳ
    ʏ
    ƴ
    ƶ
    allopurinol
    amoxicillin
    bupropion
    cefadroxil
    cialis
    clomiphene
    cytotec
    guanethidine
    levitra
    meropenem
    phenothiazines
    prednisone
    salbutamol
    strattera
    topamax
    kors
    louboutin
    vuitton

    According to the description: "When a comment contains any of these words in its content, name, URL, e-mail, or IP, it will be marked as spam."

    Unfortunately, spam containing those Unicode characters, plus the drugs, handbags, shoes, and suchlike, into the spam queue for moderation.

    I suspect there's a bug that uses the same code for the Blacklist as for the Comment Moderation list. The latter should act like this: "When a comment contains any of these words in its content, name, URL, e-mail, or IP, it will be held in the moderation queue."

    Although the Blacklist isn't a complete fix, if it worked as described, it'd be helpful.

    What's involved in making the Blacklist actually kill spam containing those terms, rather than queuing them for moderation?

    Thanks...

    The blog I need help with is softsolder.com.

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