Need help? Check out our Support site, then


A few issues with WordPress

  1. Hello everyone from Gamenology:

    I am having a few issues with my WordPress experience.

    1. You know you can rate posts right out of 5 stars right? But on my site I can also thumbs up and down on comments! But I don't see the thumbs up/down on any other site. See some of the comments at http://wp.me/p3GYxn-2j and you'll see what I'm talking about.

    2. Every single day I keep getting spam comments. Most of them are about my SEO and some are useless unrelated long stories. I KNOW HOW TO GET ME SITE ONTO GOOGLE, I DID ALL THIS WEBMASTER STUFF and I STILL get these comments, which services you have to PAY for. I put up a BIG notice saying to use my Contact Form instead but it didn't work.

    Also, when I comment on other posts on other blogs, my comment does not appear.

    Please help me ASAP.

    Thank you.

    Gamenology

    The blog I need help with is gamenology1.wordpress.com.

  2. Can someone help me please?

  3. Someone pls help! I can't wait any longer!

  4. I'd suggest you mark the comments on the post you sited: they are spam comments!

    Comments like these, vague and unrelated to the topic of your post, are spam. Rather than answer them, you should mark them as spam. By answering them, the spammers realize that they have a "live one" and will sell your information to other spammers. Before you know it, you're drowning in spam offering you bogus SEO services, git ritch quik schemes, and products to increase whatever body part.

    This is really interesting, You are a very skilled blogger.…

    Excellent blog right here! Also your website quite a bit
    up fast! …

    Hi there! I understand this is somewhat off-topic however …I

  5. I don't answer these 'SEO' comments. I just Delete them. They are in Spam folder automatically.

    What about No. 1 answer?

  6. 1.

    But I don't see the thumbs up/down on any other site.
    It's up to the site owner to decide whether to use or not any rating system on their site, posts, pages and/or comments.

    So, what exactly is your support question?

    2.

    They are in Spam folder automatically.
    If they are already in the Spam folder, then why, as 1tess has pointed out, do they appear on your site?

    If you unspam lots of spam comments by approving them or marking them as not spam, your site may be in danger of suspension.

  7. Akismet is generally very good about recognizing spam and will put spam in the spam folder, here are some resources that you will want to read to educate yourself to recognize spam comments that may make it into your regular comments:

    5 things every blogger should know about spam:
    http://akismet.com/how/#gs2

    http://lorelle.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/the-secret-recipe-of-comment-spam-comments/

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/unwanted-comments/

  8. Those innocuous comments are also spam. They need to be marked as spam or they will lead to the worse sort of spam.

    dashboard—>settings—>ratings—>choose: posts, pages, or comments

  9. Good morning Jen!

  10. 1. Oh now I get it! Didn't see the settings properly.

    2. These comments, according to my Comment Policy (which I will put up soon) are not spam. What I call spam is long stories and random stuff that relate nothing. Asking questions about my blog is OK. Some are acceptable.

  11. /waving @1tess

  12. These comments, according to my Comment Policy (which I will put up soon) are not spam. What I call spam is long stories and random stuff that relate nothing. Asking questions about my blog is OK. Some are acceptable.

    They are in Spam folder automatically.

    The Akismet spam filter is enabled on every WordPress.com site. Every time you approve a spam comment that Akismet has marked as spam, you not only white list those comments on your site you teach Akismet that these "commenters" are not spammers.

    Read those links I gave above now and educate yourself so that you can make an informed "comment policy".

  13. @gamenology1 - See also this earlier forum thread: http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/un-spammed-many-spam-comments?replies=26

  14. @justjennifer
    I unspammed your comments (sorry it took so long: my internet connection was experiencing a senior moment).

    Ironic in this discussion about spam that your posts were spammed, isn't it?

  15. @gamenology1

    2. Well that's up to you which comments you approve. But be sure to check their links before approving them.

    Please read justjennifer's links.

  16. @1tess - Thank you very much! Not the first time and probably not the last! :)

    I thought Staff said veteran forum volunteers would have immunity?

  17. I know everything about comment moderation. I spent hours reading almost every support article there is :P

    I am not talking about these comments at all. Just these SEO they start with

    Hello Web Admin. I noticed some issues with your SEO
    something like that. Many of these comments start with these.

    Also I hardly get any comments anyway.

  18. I know everything about comment moderation

    And yet you've unspammed comments which are clearly marked spam. From the same page you linked to above:

    Hi there!

    Sorry for the late reply. For some reason this was marked Spam and I don’t get notified about spam comments

    You are incorrect that the only spam comments refer to SEO. But, as 1tess said, it's your choice, just be aware of the consequences.

    Best wishes.

  19. @Jen
    I don't know about immunity. You know, even I get marked as spam sometimes. It seems to be random. I believe most / all of the regular volunteers have been white-listed but this is my wacky theory: if you happen to post at the same time as an actual spammer then you also get spammed. And you know what? I also believe in the tooth fairy…

  20. @gamenology1

    As justjennifer said:

    You are incorrect that the only spam comments refer to SEO. But, as 1tess said, it's your choice, just be aware of the consequences.

    Some spam comments appear to be innocuous, harmless, inoffensive, non-toxic, safe, unobjectionable. But you need to retain some skepticism about who you allow into your "house." A wolf in sheeps' clothing is still a wolf. Some strangers are dangerous. A vague comment, not related to the post content most likely is a spammer who is phishing for a "live one" to sell your information to the more disgusting fellow spammers.

  21. I don't answer these 'SEO' comments. I just Delete them.

    Also, you should not delete those comments. Mark them as spam. Akismet learns what is spam by wp.com (jetpack wp.org) users mark as spam. If they are not properly marked as spam, then Akismet will continue to allow more such comments.

  22. Whether they are in alignment with your comment policy or not, they are spam. If spam is in alignment with your comment policy, you have a faulty comment policy.

  23. Also, you should not delete those comments. Mark them as spam. Akismet learns what is spam by wp.com (jetpack wp.org) users mark as spam. If they are not properly marked as spam, then Akismet will continue to allow more such comments.

    They are in the Spam folder automatically. So I just press the Delete Permanently button. But for now I'll keep the spam comments in a few days and put some of the comments to see if they are spam.

    Whether they are in alignment with your comment policy or not, they are spam. If spam is in alignment with your comment policy, you have a faulty comment policy.

    I don't allow spam. Some don't appear like spam to me. Can you look at the Recent Comments widget and tell me if you think they are spam cuz I don't think they are.

  24. Some don't appear like spam to me.

    If they are in the spam folder, 99.5-99.9% chances they are spam.

    Can you look at the Recent Comments widget and tell me if you think they are spam cuz I don't think they are.

    100% spam. Read the links that I listed here: http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/a-few-issues-with-wordpress?replies=23#post-1379720

    I seem to be repeating myself and have nothing further to add to the topic.

  25. Ok I'm going to be putting up a page about our comment policy anyway so after I done that I'll give you a link to take a look.

  26. Ok here's the link:

    http://gamenology1.wordpress.com/?page_id=284&shareadraft=5203201fa98f7

    Please feedback on hows the page, I will make my Comment Policy after I'm done thinking.

  27. Are these comments spam?

    http://snag.gy/fnQBL.jpg

  28. "Sorry the page you are looking for could not be found"

    Well, without further information I'm just gonna go out on a limb and say YES.

  29. http://snag.gy/CAIs8.jpg

    100% SPAM!!!!!!!!!!!

    Have you not read what you have been given above?

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic