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Old 06-14-2007, 05:51 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by ktinkel View Post
WordPress arrives with an Akismet plugin. In my case it has been sitting there, disabled. I do not allow comments; will it be of any use?
If you don't allow comments on your site then how can you get spam? So no, it's not of any use to you - or not until you enable comments.

BTW, Akismet is actually a WordPress service, but while you need a key, you are not required to have a WordPress blog; on the contrary, they encourage others to use it. The service is theirs alone, but the API is open and they provide sample code. My implementation for my forum is based on a plugin by a Phorum user which was based on their sample code. But any programming language that is able to make HTTP requests and receive responses can be used to implement an Akismet client. (I wrote "PHP based" but that is basically because of the sample code they provide!)

Meanwhile, I will go see if it has been implemented for vB.
Good idea! Do they have a concept of / mechanism for plugins? If not, it might require some hacking - I don't know if that is allowed. I'm interested in hearing what you find out.

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