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It seems a lot more spam is finding its way into moderation

  1. paulthinkingoutloud
    Member

    Are the spammers becoming more numerous or is my blog just becoming a popular target? It seems the last 10-14 days have seen quite an increase in comments requiring me to manually spam them.

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

  2. same issue

  3. I'm having the same problem. I used to have one or two spam comments per week. Now, they're piling up.

  4. I'm experiencing that too but I moderate all comments so it's not really a big deal. I know Akismet is a learning engine and will catch up if we report the spam as spam.

    The vast and overwhelming majority of all so-called information on the internet is spam. Over 80% of all so-called comments submitted to .wordpress.com blogs every day are spam.

    The worst of all spam containing malware and viruses is not sent to us. It's removed as it could bring down many blogs if opened.

    On the spam that Akismet catches it takes only seconds to click "empty spam" and you don't even have to click "empty spam" if you don't want to. Akismet will maintain comments it has caught for 15 days from the time they were received, and then it will delete the comment automatically.

    If you get spam that slips by Akismet then mark it as spam (do not delete it) and over time Akismet will learn it's spam.

    There is no such thing as eliminating all spam but Akismet works very well. For more information please take the time to read "5 things every blogger should know about spam" on this page Akismet: How it works http://akismet.com/how/

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