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  • Hi All,

    When trying to respond comments from my readers, I get the following notice:

    “Sorry, you’ve been banned from commenting on this blog.

    Either your comment content was found to contain spam, or your IP address (or a subnet of your IP adress) has spammed this blog before.

    Strike count:5″

    1: How can I unblock my IP address? I can’t find it on hte admin interface.

    2: How can this happen? Is it because I’m at a university behind a proxy?

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  • Check that you did not accidentally add a blank line or something that would cause a “catch all” in your blacklist filter.

    Thanks Beel, I did find an empty line on my blacklist – no idea how it got there since I haven’t changed it recently. However, I keep on getting the same error message after fixing the blacklist.

    Moderator James Huff


    Which anti-spam plugin are you using? And, have you contact the developer of the plugin?

    I have:

    Kitten’s Spamminator
    Spam Stopgap

    Moderator James Huff


    Yeah, that sounds like an error from Kitten’s Spamminator. Unfortunately, Kitten no longer develops or supports her plugins. I recommend that deactivate Spamminator and go with a plugin which functions like it and is still being developed and supported, like either Akismet or Spam Karma.

    Also, Stopgap was obsoleted quite some time ago by WP-HashCash. You may want to replace that as well.

    Thanks macmanx, I’ll try these new plugins.


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