Akismet Plugin Wishlist

What features would you like to see in a WordPress Akismet plugin that are not included in the default plugin? I have an expanded version that I created for my own use that has the following:

  • Select what types of comments (trackback, pingback, comment) Akismet will filter
  • Change the number of comments shown on the “Manage” screen
  • Improved options page

Let me know if you can think of anything else. I’ll likely release the modified plugin in a week or two.

6 thoughts on “Akismet Plugin Wishlist

  1. I’d love better error handling when the server isn’t able to contact Akismet, be it because of local firewall issues or downtime. (Hopefully the former.)

  2. Manage->Comments should have ‘mark as spam’ kind of an option(perhaps with a shorter name); clicking “Edit”, selecting “Spam” and then clicking a button is too laborious. This is for spam that Akismet COULD NOT catch, of course.

    Maybe users can submit comments and their sources to a certain akismet url with their custom rating? Like if I think that a comment is SURELY a spam, I will mark it as spam with rating 10. If I am doubtful, I will use a rating of 1.

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