Akismet count/spam queue
I read something here as well. masterssecret.com/akismet-spam.html
I am also seeing the spamcount rise and not seeing any messages in the spam queue. I know a couple of the comments are legitimate and the commenters are a tad frustrated.
Found this thread, and was a tad disappointed – I was trying to find a way to turn Akismet off – the stupid bloody thing marked one of my comments ON MY OWN BLOG as spam. There were no links or anything that should have triggered it.
Needless to say, it should be able to automatically allow the blog’s administrator to post without marking it as spam – that is pathetic.
The fact that I am seeing here that legitimate comments are being marked and not being seen really bothers me – I am encouraging my visitors to comment, and if they are going to the trouble of commenting, and it is not turning up, and I am not having a chance to see their post to even moderate it, that bothers me greatly – it makes me look like I am providing a poor service to my ‘guests’ even though it is out of my control. I would rather moderate every comment, and not miss legitimate ones, than have legitimate comments lost in the ether.
I understand how you feel stusshed, but I have run a blog without Akismet. That is a nightmare without even being popular……impossible if you are. This is also a shared system so Akismet currently is run on everything (including forum) and not to be turned off on a ‘blog by blog’ basis yet (if staff ever have it). If you have your own host and a copy of wordpress instead of being hosted here, you can have what you want, just not with this hosting.
stusshed, when you report mistakes back to Akismet it DOES learn. Has it caught any comments of yours since that one you reported?
Don’t comment often – only in response to others, so next time someone comments and I get to reply I’ll see. And if it does mark it, I will ‘educate’ it further.
Irrespective, it shouldn’t mark the blog’s administrator’s comments as spam – that doesn’t make sense.
Thanks for the response though – appreciated.
So it’s been two weeks since you acknowledged the Akismet problem. How are you doing on getting it fixed? Anything we can help with?
i check my spam daily and can NEVER get to the spam comments. This has been happening since I joined wordpress. I have never been able to open a single comment since I started. ANY sign of this being fixed this side of Christmas or should I just move propviders?
Ramdus, do you have a blog hosted with wordpress.com? The issues Barry is speaking about are related only to WordPress.com hosted blogs as he states in the original post:
We are already aware of it and it is something specific to WordPress.com.
The comments don’t show up on the queue, same problem here.
The same problem here, too… :(
I just checked my Nosy Snoop site and there’s no spam when it’s usually alot everyday.
My spammers seem to have died too… Guess one can hope. ;)
yes my blog IS hosted by wordpress.com and I am still waiting for a solution (ever since I started my blog at wordpress). Support is “closed” and I am thinking of moving if this doesn’t get solved soon.
So I can see I am not the first one here to say that my own comments on my own page are now being listed as SPAM and at the same time are not accessible. This is REALLY frustrating. I have really enjoyed WordPress up until this point but being marked as SPAM on my own page defies belief.
I really hope someone somwehere has some kind of fix solution to this…
I can’t get any comments to show up.
My comments – which typically are replies to readers’ questions – aren’t showing up anywhere. This is really a problem.
Today, Akismet swallowed five legitimate comments, including one by me while I was logged in, and the spam queue is only showing up when it feels like it so I can’t get in to approve my own comment. Thank you for shielding me from the spam and everything, but I really don’t need protecting from my own comments on my own blog. How about letting us switch Akismet off when it’s disabling most of our legitimate comments and letting us reactivate it when it works again?
This is incredibly bad service… I cannot post comments anywhere NOT even on my own page. I get no response from WordPress and on the Akismet site, once you have got passed their “we are so great” statements… they don’t answer either.
Heads up… Akismet.. perhaps once you have stopped patting yourselves on the back.. not everyone is a spammer. WordPress… awful attention to detail. Sorry.
You can do way better than this. Every single writer / blogger here deserves a little bit of respect and not to be casually written off as spammers, when all we are trying to do is follow the WordPress doctrine and write!
Let us do that much..
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