Posted Jul 29, 2010 5:27 UTC (Thu) by elanthis (guest, #6227)
Parent article: On comment spam
Akismet works just as well for forum comments and even bug report forms as it does for blog comments. You will probably have to pay their commercial fee (which isn't too heinous at all).
I can count the number of spams that have gotten through my sites in the last year with the fingers on a single hand. I don't even require a log in at all for things like my bug reporting tool (asking people to spend 10 minutes creating an account and waiting for emails just to report a single bug is the absolute stupidest thing you can do, IMO) and I allow anonymous posting on every news article, blog posting, and most of my forums. Akismet catches pretty much all of it.