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Akismet for MU Community (11 posts)

  1. espinoza
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Hi Folks,

    I am starting a little community to share tastes with other people around, my first day I was attacked by a spam robot that created during the night 89 blogs, I didnt realize that until the next day when I saw i went attacked.

    Yesterday I added a verification code to my sign up. Now I am looking to add akismet to my mu community the way wordpress do, it is possible to do this.

    I downloaded the akismet, installed on mu plugins and it asked me for the API number. the thing is that I dont have a API for my main Blog..

    Any help will be glad.


  2. andrea_r
    Posted 16 years ago #

    you get an API key by signing up at it's in the plugin directions.

    It won't stop sploggers from signing up and creating spam blogs.

    Also, if you want to use Akismet on an MU site, it's my impression that you have to either pay the commerical license or ask them nicely.

  3. espinoza
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I will try it out

    thanks andrea

  4. RCB-IT-Solutions
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Now each blogger will get asked for an API key unless yo add it in to the file manually.

    and you only have to pay (as far as I can tell) if you make over $500 from your blog network, just because is says that about individual blogs, I would assume that goes the same for MU.

  5. andrea_r
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Please see this thread:

    If you have one API key, and all your blogs are using it, it falls under commercial use. Not a good thing to assume.

    Here's a handy page:

  6. RCB-IT-Solutions
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Huh that's interesting concidering from my reading of their website there seems to be no mention of the fact that free API key's cannot be used like that, but rather that they are just limited in terms of bandwidth, ie free keys have less bandwidth to the servers.

    But yeah that in mind, I have definatley discontinued the use of my free API key on my other site thats for public use, and have sent them a request about working out a deal for some sort of special license since to go enterprise would be complicated, ect.

  7. jackiedobson
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Says very specifically on that page that blog network = Enterprise key.

  8. RCB-IT-Solutions
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I'd really like to see what you are reading. Because they say,

    Pro-Blogger: "...The lines of commercial and non-commercial personal blogs are hard to draw, so we're saying if you're making more than $500/mo from your blog..."

    Enterprise: "You run blogs as part of a commercial venture..."

    If you run a blog network I would say it hardly would be concidered a commercial venture, now if yu are a business doing so then yes...

  9. andrea_r
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Well, there were two diffenret links up there ofr you to read, but here's a paste job.

    "Buy an Enterprise API Key

    You run blogs as part of a commercial venture (for example a corporate blog or a blog network) and the last thing you need is a Viagra ad in your comments. Having someone sort through the comments manually is costly on several levels. We can make it so you never have to think about spam again, starting at $50/mo. Get an enterprise subscription for your company now."

    And -

    "Number of blogs:

    up to 5 blogs: $50 a month
    up to 10 blogs: $80 a month
    up to 25 blogs: $150 a month
    up to 50 blogs: $200 a month
    up to 100 blogs: $250 a month
    up to 250 blogs: $375 a month
    up to 500 blogs: $500 a month
    up to 1000 blogs: $750 a month"

    In the case of an MU install, it's less about the commercial nature of it and probably more about how many times your site would be hitting their system. There is also an assumtion that if you've set up MU, you're running a blog farm and thus by nature would be commerical (in most cases).

    But hey, feel free to go contact them and ask.

  10. RCB-IT-Solutions
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Still it says nothing that says if you use wordpress mu you have to get an enterprise key. It says if its a commercial venture. If I as an individual run an mu install for me, me and my friends, or even me and anyone else its hardly commerical. I'm not some business here selling blogging space. In the case of one of my MU installs its ran by me as an idividual for anyone, and though I bring in some money for selling certain things, I do so as an individual not a business, and i don't even bring in enough to pay for an enterprise key big enough for all the blogs i host.

  11. andrea_r
    Posted 16 years ago #

    All we're saying is ASK THEM to be safe. If you read around the forums, you'll see others have talked about the same issue.

    blog network = MU. that's a pretty safe assumption there.

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  • Started 16 years ago by espinoza
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