On Sunday last, I installed WordPress 2.02 and re-installed the tables in the database, but without the databases for the spamblocker plugins which I previously had installed, Spam Karma 2 and Bad Behaviour: reason was I had spent hours trying to restore the database and something went wrong each time, so I decided not to reinstall the SK2 and BB tables. Whether that helped or not I did get a successful install of WP2 and my old posts, categories etc.

But as it made sense to have spam protection I downloaded SK2 and installed it again. Then I saw what looked to my non-expert eye like problems and followed the advice on the Spam Karma 2 site and sent a bug report to sk2-bug ‘at this domain’ (which I took to mean http://unkowngenius.com ) So far I have had no answer but have had a couple of legit and helpful comments apparently blocked from the site (got them in an email notification). As a way of hopefully getting help, I am posting these paras and linking to this page (don’t want a lot of code stuff in a public post forever) which reproduces the text from my email message – including examples of problems – from Sunday, so that hopefully if my email has been eaten this post will help somehow. I’d really like to have Spam Karma 2 working and working properly, but don’t want to be losing legitimate comments, if indeed it is SK2 making that happen.

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Des Walsh is a business coach and social media strategist. He helps owners of small and medium business meet confidently the special challenges of this age of rapid transformation, deliver great results and stay balanced and happy in the process. Des has been actively engaged for over 20 years in promoting the business opportunities of the digital economy, is a certified specialist in social media strategy, a blogger, podcaster and co-author of the best-selling book LinkedIn for Recruiting.

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