There was one overwhelming piece of feedback from version 1.0 of the Akismet plugin for WordPress, that people wanted to be able to see the content of the comments marked as spam. This also manifested itself in a lot of “false false positives” being submitted to the system, where a comment would look legitimate except for hidden links or bad content at the end that Akismet would correctly catch but would look like a legit comment from the limited information on the Spam screen.
Well now with version 1.1 of the Akismet plugin (which you can download here) we’ve given it an interface more like the moderation screen in WordPress so you can review the whole comment before deciding to mark it as not spam.
This is an optional update, if you’re happy with the version of Akismet plugin you’re using now feel free to continue with it.
If you have any more great ideas, please contact us and we’ll try to work it in to a future version.