After which reCAPTCHA we were given a badge that we can not escape on any page of a website, came in a row Akismet to do a little "cleaning" among websites and blogs that use this spam protection system for comments.
By default, Akismet it can be used for free on any blog or website with WordPress, but on the condition that it not to be made for commercial purposes. To be honest, I don't know which website might be for non-commercial purposes. After all, everything that is online is made for a commercial purpose, and the owner of a website would have nothing to back it up if they didn't sell it services, Product or advertisement. This is true from the novice blogger to the big corporations that have an online presence.
The administration of an online project involves many other activities fight with SPAMCPC. For contact forms, login sessions, account creation sessions and other "forms", there is until the beginning of the year, reCAPTCHA (by Google). Service that was limited to blocking SPAM on websites, only if one is displayed CAPTCHA logo badge and some "Terms and Conditions" links. Many website administrators have given up this protection system.
Recently, many owners of blogs and websites on WordPress, were greeted in the "Comments" section by the message:
Akismet Error Code: 10010
We have detected that your current subscription is not appropriate for your current use of Akismet and your account is subject to suspension, which would put your site at increased spam risk. Please click on the link below for further details.
Only those who did not have time to read the message received from the e-mail were surprised by this message automatically (Akismet and WordPress developers). In fact, a "injected" message also appears in the comments section: This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Thanks for using Akismet to prevent spam on your site.
You are currently using Akismet for free, but the free plan is only allowed on non-commercial sites.
You are displaying ads on your site, so it does not qualify as non-commercial.
To continue using Akismet, please upgrade to the $ 5 / month Plus plan.
If you continue to use the free plan, your account will be suspended.
If you have any questions or believe that you have received this email in error, please get in touch by writing us at [email protected] or by replying to this email.
The Akismet Team
So, if on a blog or on a website where you have banners with advertisements from various sources, you no longer belong to "non-commercial". Even if you are an individual and those banners may belong to another project of yours or you earn less than $ 5 a month.
However, there is life online after Akismet. And without SPAM.
If you have a problem with blocking Akismet service, the best method is to subscribe. For $ 5 + VAT / month, you will be exempted as far as spam from comments. If you do not want to do this, you can go to Plugins to disable Akismet Anti-Spam. Don't let yourself be "discovered" with tons of spam messages if you make the following settings at "Settings”→“ Discussion ”:
1. Comment must be manually approved - check this option in "Before a comment appears".
2. A comment is held for moderation - check this option in "Email me whenever". You will be notified by email each time a comment awaits your moderation.
3. Install a Captcha plugin for comment. There are several variants available in WordPress → Plugins. They are able to keep spam bots at bay.
4. Block comments for anonymous users. The number of counts may decrease. Not all users want to register, but whoever has something relevant to say, will definitely do so.