I don't see the need to review what gets caught in Spam Karma or Akismet at all - for rarely genuine comments are wrongly flagged as spam (unless the same visitor tries to write more than 3-4 comments on the same day!). But when I do get notification about the "comments held for moderation", I have no choice but review those. This morning I got one - comment held for moderation, and the comment went like this:

Please, do not delete the given message. Money obtained from spam will go to the help hungry to children ugandn
By Dan

At least made me smile if nothing else. If each spam email or spam comment on the blogs were to generate even one-hundredth of a penny, and was spent on helping hungry children, I'm sure thousands of children would get decent meal each day! Wishful thinking certainly 🙂

I've been pretty lethargic in the blogging department lately. It might seem as if I have completely abandoned my blogs, which is not the case by the way (well, this is a part-proof!). I felt I must post something today because:

  1. I just upgraded my WordPress installation to the latest version - I would say good reason as any to post a new entry (to check if things still work as they used to 🙂 ).
  2. I haven't written anything (except e-mails) for over two weeks!
  3. Life's not without incidents here in Ghana to have nothing to say here (if I wanted to that is!)
  4. Oh, this should have come up first when I think of it now - that I had to extend my stay in Ghana by over a month because I realised (in time) that I couldn't have finished my fieldwork as planned previously! Now I'm going back to the UK in mid-October instead.

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