2019 May 15
Updated the Akismet anti-spam plug-in to version 4.1.2. This is a minor update which fixes a few problems (which we never had) and reduces the number of times it goes off to its remote server to process requests. I integrated our local code which skips spam checks for authors who joined the site seven or more days ago. After applying the update, I checked the settings page and everything looked all right. Committed the Akismet 4.1.2 update changes (Build 309) and published to GitHub.