Akismet recently starting holding for moderation my pingbacks (internal links) to my own blog. It never used to. I read somewhere that this could be be because at some point I had inadvertently flagged one of my own comments as spam. I searched through the spam bin at that time and found one cryptic item with "Pied Type" in it and marked it "Not spam." However, my pingbacks are still being held for moderation.
I did another search of the spam bin today and found three items where spammers had included the words "Pied Type" in their spam message. As I understand it, leaving those items in the spam bin means Akismet will keep flagging my pingbacks for moderation. But if I mark them as "Not Spam," I'm giving a green light to those three spammers. I'm not sure what's going on here. Hope I've explained it clearly enough. If the devs can access it, the three items are here:
This might be an issue for Akismet but I can't figure out how to contact them directly to explain the problem.
The blog I need help with is piedtype.com.