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  • Hey, first of all, great plug-in. Definitely saves a ton of time having to review Akismet for false positives and the whole “javascript/cookies not enabled but really are enabled” thing has, I imagine, been roundly fixed for some time now.

    I’m getting a reader complaining that each time he comments, he’s getting the following error message/screen:

    “Your location has been identified as part of a reported spam network. Comments have been disabled to prevent spam.”

    I’ve never seen this personally, but when I Googled (poor Bing) it to try to find out what’s going on, the text string seems to pop up for a lot of other websites too in the search result descriptions.

    Previously, I’ve checked my discussion settings (nothing), WP-SpamFree settings (nothing), and disabled Akismet and WP-Spamfree. Only by disabling WP-Spamfree was our commenter able to post. Other commenters don’t seem to have a problem, just him for some reason and it seems to be tied to WP-SpamFree though I can’t figure out how.

    The error message suggests that he’s getting blocked because his IP is part of some kind of black list but I wasn’t aware that WP-SpamFree uses any centralized black lists (a la Akismet). Again, the user is only blocked and gets that error message when WP-SpamFree is activated.

    Has anyone else experienced this? What might be the problem? Cheers.

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