I'm trying to learn more about how Akismet works. Any experts out there with information like this: 1) I have read elsewhere that the system will ban based on either URL being linked in comments OR on IP source of the comments. True? Any other criterion they ban on? 2) If a URL is blocked, is the entire domain blocked? For example, if I get www dot madeupdomain dot com/deeplink/deep.aspx blocked, is www dot madeupdomain dot com completely blocked by them? Or just the specific URL? 3) Once you're on their blacklist, is there an average amount of time before you get off the blacklist? 4) I've read some people suggest you can contact them and ask to be removed from the blacklist. Any other tricks to get off the blacklist short of asking them? I think I know of one but want to see what others might have tried too. 5) I've read that if you try to submit a comment on an aksmt-protected blog and you get just a blank page after you click submit comment, that means you're aksmt blocked. True? 6) If 5 is true, does the comment go into the spam queue of the target blog? Or is it just killed and not sent at all? Any other info about their systems would be appreciated, I've been researching how they work for awhile and have learned some interesting things. peace, gregs.