#2 Jun 30, 2006 16:30
No one is ever banned or blocked because they report too many spammers. Trust me: it doesn't work that way at all. You can NEVER report too much!!! I just visited http://wtnh.tv/blogs/index.php and clicked on the "powered by" link to b2evolution.net and got the correct page. In other words I didn't see the "you're a spammer" message. So you're not blocked, but you saw what you saw so let's figure that out.
The antispam utility blocks traffic if ANY part of the URL matches something in the antispam database. So for example if "foobar" is banned and you click a link from "http://domain.com/blogs/index.php/foobar_is_spam" the blacklist will block that visit. Therefore what PROBABLY happened is that somewhere in the URL of the page you were on there was a banned term. Possibly after using your antispam utility? Sometimes a banned word becomes part of your URL, so visiting immediately after that would make it think you were a spammer. Try going to your back office and verifying that the address bar doesn't have too much extra stuff in it. Like go to your back office then your 'edit' tab, then click the link to b2evolution and see what you get.
By the way the antispam central database isn't the same as b2evolution.net's local antispam list. Funky I guess, but they actually live on different servers. Someone with permission to on b2evolution.net has to report spammers and ask for the latest update - just like everyone else.
(moved since this post isn't about getting spammed)