basically I want to be able stop spammers but, due to privacy issues, I don’t want to send users information to a 3rd party.
Well, if a moderator capable of handling flags has the site open, they’ll see the red (1) when a user reports the post for spam. Basically just encourage your users to flag bad posts
Only new users posts are checked with Akismet.
thank you. for the information. I’ll make sure they do that.