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Where is my Akismet "ham"?

  1. I am a first-time wordpress user and have recently setup this new blog. The Akismet stats on my dashboard say that I have got 11 "ham". I googled what it meant and realized that "ham" is for legit comments on my blog. The only trouble is I can't find those comments anywhere. The Comments link in my dashboard sidebar shows no comments. Pending, approved, spam, and trash... they are all zero. I have not yet got around to testing the comments section on my new blog. So it can't be my own comments either. Any help regarding this would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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

  2. What is the URL where you are seeing that "ham" statement?

  3. So, the short answer is that there appears to be something messed up with the "ham" counting. You are not missing any "real" comments.

    The longer answer will have to wait a bit as the developer I need to work with to suss this out is away at a team meetup.

  4. Este problema respondr exsctsmente a lo que me sucede hace dos años Tema sobre el que vengo preguntando. Espero, entonces.

  5. @elespectadorcompulsivo

    Overall, I would encourage you not to worry too much about it. No legitimate comments or submissions are being missed. It is merely a counting issue.

  6. @elespectadorcompulsivo

    En general, me gustaría animar a que no te preocupes demasiado por ello. No hay comentarios legítimos o presentaciones se están perdiendo. Se trata simplemente de un problema de conteo.

  7. I have 99 Ham apparently, and not one comment...

  8. No entiendo mucho esto, soy nueva, me carca 22 ham, 1 spam y solo veo un comentario??
    Se pueden ver los ham?

  9. My new site: proverbs3123.wordpress.com has 9 ham and no comments listed. I have not tested writing comments nor deleted comments so this count is not because of me.

    How can I be sure that legitimate comments are not being missed?

    I am a "newbie" and trying to learn fast...

    thank you,

    Keith L Terrill

  10. Try

    dashboard >> Discussion >> check the box & save settings for : Safe: always put spam in the Spam folder for review.

    but don't say we did not warn you - since your blog is new you might not get too much spam to review - but my site is running about 800 spam comments a day - no way I want to review all of them

    CAUTION - many new bloggers are so desperate to get a comment that they will approve all sorts of general spam - if you really need to have a comment - ask your mom to leave a comment of buy drinks or pizza for friends leaving a comment - i get maybe one comment ever 8,000 page views of recent - some sites get comments some don't

  11. AUXCLASS, I do not want to know about SPAM, but about that category called HAM. I just want to take a look at what is there, if any thing, and see. Is there a way.... according to the notes HAM is not SPAM.

    Thank you,

    Keith L Terrill

  12. my answer relates to

    My new site: proverbs3123.wordpress.com has 9 ham and no comments listed. I have not tested writing comments nor deleted comments so this count is not because of me.

    How can I be sure that legitimate comments are not being missed?

    Since my site (and all the others I admin for others) has comments set to require approval - I don't worry about the count as nothing gets to my site without my approval

  13. Auxclass,

    Since my site (and all the others I admin for others) has comments set to require approval - I don't worry about the count as nothing gets to my site without my approval

    Mine is set for approval too. However, there are no comments to approve either. If HAM is legitimate comments that is not considered SPAM (note the "S" difference here)... then should we not be able to see the HAM and make a determination about it?

    I am not desperate to receive comments. But, I do not want to miss any either.

    I switched for the SPAM to go to the SPAM folder. But, I am confident that it will be true and real SPAM which I do not care to see, and I am sure that I will switch the option off and sooner than later.

    But, all it appears to be that you have done is ignore the question about HAM (notice no "S"), and no discussion about.

    -OR- are you saying HAM is really SPAM and it should all be ignored and not to worry about it?

  14. -OR- are you saying HAM is really SPAM and it should all be ignored and not to worry about it?

    Mostly this.

    There are no legitimate comments being missed. The error is in the counting itself. Not the actual comments.

  15. RootJosh, so is this a known problem that will be corrected? If the number is not accurate, then what good is it?

    And, thank-you.

    Keith L Terrill

  16. It is a problem we are aware of. I do not have a timeline as far as it being corrected.

  17. RootJosh, thank-you. (I don't see where on this forum I would give you credit and thanks for your response... but you deserve it.)

  18. Not to worry. That's what I'm here for.

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