Ok, I turned the more severe anti-spam blocking restrictions on posting here. What this means is that if you are posting from an IP address that Akismet
or other third-party services have black-listed, then you will not be able to post here. Since I've put the new restrictions up, we've had zero spam (that I am aware of). What always happens with these things is that some legitimate posters will be prevented from posting if they happen to also be on a black-listed network.
If you are affected by this, there is not much that I can do to help, because I have no control over what networks are black-listed. I believe the error message that pops up has some suggestions for how to get your network unlisted.
Towards a spam-free forum,