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Enables spam detection from Akismet. Comments will be passed to the Akismet API for spam detection. If a comment is determined to be spam, it will prompt the user, indicating that the comment might be considered spam. If the user continues after this point with the still spam-like comment, the comment will be reported as containing spam, and sent for moderator approval.

Note: Akismet is a premium service, charges may apply.


  • TALK_AKISMET_API_KEY (required) - The Akismet API key located on your account page.
  • TALK_AKISMET_SITE (required) - The URL where you are embedding the comment stream on to provide context to Akismet. If you’re hosting talk on, and your news site is, then you should set this parameter to