Temporarily Disable Akismet


Is there a way to disable the Akismet plugin or a way to loosen the rules for flagging content as we ramp up new members from our customer base? I only get false positives and some new member’s first experience with us is getting a wrist slap. I changed the email to be a bit more friendly, but I’ve had one person worried that they were breaking the rules and PMd me.

(Robin Ward) #2

You can change the skip akismet trust level site setting to 0, and it won’t use akismet for anything.


After changing this setting, I did get another Askismet approval this morning.

(Robin Ward) #4

Are you certain it was Akismet? We also queue posts that look suspicious for other reasons. In particular if a user copies and pastes a post we often flag that as potential spam.


Yes, it was the Akismet notification. I looked closer and did notice that I got this notification yesterday, the same day I changed that setting…maybe the notification was a bit just delayed?

(Robin Ward) #6

It could very well be that. Akismet processing is done asynchronously and it’s possible things were a little backlogged. Please report back if it happens again.