There’s something to be said about antispam technologies. Especially on blogs. And so far, I’m liking the fact that Six Apart came out with their own.
Believe me. A lot of people have a love-hate relationship with Akismet. I’ve had my own issues dating with it on and off for the past couple years. So when there’s an option out of Akismet crappy false positives, I’ll take a look.
So far, TypePad AntiSpam has already caught a couple things since being installed on lux and 888 Society. The bad thing about this is that it’s still automated with no user interface. There should still be some way to set up a local whitelist and/or commit to a national blacklist. I don’t see why these services don’t set up something similar to Spamhaus but niche towards blogs.
In any case, TypePad AntiSpam is built into TypePad, and there are plugins for WordPress and Movable Type. Nothing like a little extra protection.