After a week of using Defensio, I have decided to switch back to Akismet. It might be because Defensio is still new, but the fact is, I’m not getting favorable results with Defensio.
Innocent Comments Getting Trapped in the Graveyard
Okay, I know Defensio is still trying to learn it’s way around on what’s spam or not. That’s cool with me. But after a week has gone by, it still can’t tell whether a comment is innocent or spam. Not cool.
Conversations are time sensitive and I just can’t risk the comments of my readers getting stuck in the graveyard.
Ease and Time Efficiency
Another reason I found Akismet better was the efficient integration with the WordPress Dashboard. Whenever I log-in to my dashboard, I can instantly check for new spams and click the spam comment link to be taken directly to the Akismet panel.
In Defensio however, it takes me more time to check because it does not have a shortcut within the dashboard. I have to manually go to comments panel, and then go to Defensio panel. That’s a waste of loading time for me.
Akismet is Better (For now?)
In conclusion, Akismet is just downright better. It has better accuracy in my experience and more time efficient with it’s usability. But who knows, Defensio might get better. But for now, they’re nowhere near Akismet.
What do you think? Have you tried switching to Defensio yourself?