Why does MakeUseOf Answers think I’m a spammer?

Robert Carrington March 5, 2011

I was submitting a tech question on this page and had just entered all the details when my writing disappeared and up at top of page came sign: “We’ve just detected you’re a spammer…” and roughly, “Get out.”

Why did that error occur?

  1. Tina
    March 5, 2011 at 7:21 pm


    the reason likely is that the IP address you were using was listed as a spam IP with Akismet and was subsequently banned. You are receiving the IP address from your internet service provider (ISP).

    Unfortunately, we can not whitelist IP addresses with Akismet. What you can do, however, is to reset your router to receive a new IP address that hopefully isn't blacklisted. This should solve the issue.

    We are working on a major update for MakeUseOf Answers and we may replace Akismet with a CAPTCHA system in the future.