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Re: Help with Akismet mod
« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2009, 07:51:51 PM »
People have been posting porn and selling viagra etc on a regular basis. I tried the akismet-test-123 and it did nothing. The mod has never come up and isn't listed where the mod should be on the configuation in admin. The mod is akismet 1.1.1

I have done all the page edits that it said to do for 1.1.5
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Re: Help with Akismet mod
« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2009, 08:09:49 PM »
Did you sign up for an API key?
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Re: Help with Akismet mod
« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2009, 07:58:34 AM »
Yes, I went to wordpress.com and got one. The akismet configuration option never appeared in the admin panel for me to enter it.

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Re: Help with Akismet mod
« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2009, 08:03:39 AM »
The option should have appeared in the Admin Control Panel, in the left menu at the bottom of the 'Forum' group, under the 'Attachments and Avatars' entry.
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Re: Help with Akismet mod
« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2009, 08:27:06 AM »
I found it and entered the code but it still isn't working and the post took a long time to come up

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Re: Help with Akismet mod
« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2009, 08:34:40 AM »
That means it's at least attempting to refer it to somewhere, but I really don't know more about this mod.
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Re: Help with Akismet mod
« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2009, 08:59:50 AM »
Is there something in the code that I need to change?
I signed up and got a second API key and can still post porn but the posting is really slow.
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Re: Help with Akismet mod
« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2009, 11:13:46 AM »
If posting is slow that would imply that it is referring it to the Akismet database. Are there any errors in the error log?

But it's clear that it still isn't working correctly  :-\
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Re: Help with Akismet mod
« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2009, 11:23:29 AM »
There are no error messages. try to post again and see for yourself.

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Re: Help with Akismet mod
« Reply #29 on: August 10, 2009, 11:24:45 AM »
I meant errors in the forum error log, not errors visible to the user.
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Re: Help with Akismet mod
« Reply #30 on: August 10, 2009, 12:14:32 PM »
None appeared.Is there someplace to view that?

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Re: Help with Akismet mod
« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2009, 12:23:33 PM »
I doubt you'll see any visible errors because SMF controls that.

Admin panel, bottom of the menu: Forum Error Log.
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Re: Help with Akismet mod
« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2009, 04:27:33 PM »
There's a bunch of stuff about people I banned but I see nothing else. Under Akismet config that only spam it showed was the 3 akismet-test-123 that I tried.
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Re: Help with Akismet mod
« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2009, 07:14:21 PM »
It is now saying that it is blocking a bunch of stuff by a guy advertising but it wouldn't block the word P@ssy when I put it in the title of a post. is there anyway to set this? The posts are really slow.

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Re: Help with Akismet mod
« Reply #34 on: August 10, 2009, 07:18:04 PM »
The whole nature of Akismet is that it is distributed, you can't directly flag terms as I understand it but you should be able to report the post.

The fundamental problem is that Akismet isn't geared to forums at all and unfortunately the only way is not to prevent them from posting but really to prevent spammer signups, for which there are different mods that are considered to be better at stopping spam than a system like Akismet.
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Re: Help with Akismet mod
« Reply #35 on: August 10, 2009, 07:22:39 PM »
what mods are those? Will they stop people from posting porn? What can I do about the slow time?

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Re: Help with Akismet mod
« Reply #36 on: August 10, 2009, 07:26:20 PM »
The slow time is the referral to the central server, which clearly isn't working so well.

If the users posting porn are regular users, warn then ban them. If they're spammers, use Stop Forum Spam to block them even registering.
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Re: Help with Akismet mod
« Reply #37 on: August 11, 2009, 07:35:09 AM »
It is still taking forever to post. What can I do about it? How do I install stop forum spam? Are there page changes required?

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Re: Help with Akismet mod
« Reply #38 on: August 11, 2009, 07:37:24 AM »
It'll take forever because it's routing every post to the Akismet server to check it.

Stop Forum Spam is last I checked mostly a sources change with a control panel tweak - check the mod, it'll tell you.
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Re: Help with Akismet mod
« Reply #39 on: August 11, 2009, 07:39:43 AM »
the best way to stop spam is to stop them registering, install a captcha on the registration (mods can do this) also maybe there is a feature in wordpress but might be here, in the admin you can stop people posting until you have "validated" a certain number of their posts
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