I should mention that this setting is properly checked in the bbPress settings and has been since it was installed, as it appears to be the default setting:
Forum settings for Akismet
Use Akismet: Allow Akismet to actively prevent forum spam.
In most cases if a plugin was acting like this I would just un-install and then re-install but with the forum very active I don’t think I should be doing that?
Me too that is what my problem now. thanks anyway Matoca for sharing your knowledge to them.
Do you have the Akismet plugin activated and have a valid API key?
Yes, I do. I have checked the Akismet page in my dashboard and it says “Valid” in green under the API key and “All Akismet servers are available” and “Akismet is working correctly. All servers are accessible.”
I checked the Akismet stats and since I added bbPress it is showing 166 incidents of Ham in this month, but no spam and nothing prior to that. Would it see the new forum posts as “ham?” I am not requiring users to register, but letting them post with just a user name and email.
I really want to keep it that way, but I also want Akismet to protect us to some extent.