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  1. Hello,

    Akismet tells me it detected 9 hams and, if I understand, it means that it detected 9 legit comments. But when I go to the "comments" section of the dashboard, there are way less than 9 comments. Why can't I see what happened to those comments ?

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

  2. See what Staff (tellyworth) has siad here please > http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/akismet-issues?replies=15#post-436802

  3. I don't get it. He says why the spam counter goes up although I don't see any spam, but he doesn't say anything about hams ?

  4. Ham are non-spam comments. They are the ones that are NOT identified as spam by Akismet. Ham are the comments that show up on your comments page.

  5. Exactly, and that's my question : why is there nothing on my comments page ?

  6. Until someone comments on your site, that is NOT spam, then you will have no comments appear there. Have any people commented on your site yet?

  7. No, there is nothing. I checked all my posts one by one too, I have no comment but still 9 ham.

  8. Did you by chance make some test comments and then delete them previously? If so, the ham count is not reduced when you delete those comments, since that is still a ham comment that you received. The numbers almost never completely match up. My "ham" all-time in Akismet shows 363, but I have 373 comments on my site here. They never match up.

  9. I think you're right, I must have deleted some test comments. Thanks. :)

  10. You are welcome.

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