Akismet takes my comments as spam

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  • #110720

    raincoaster
    Member

    The WordPress staff IS the Akismet staff.

    I would suggest sending in a feedback. Mark, who reads the feedbacks and does support, says it shouldn’t be autodeleting spams on old posts, which means it should be going into your Aksimet file or being posted straight to the blog. Which, apparently, isn’t happening. He needs to know that, so tell him in a feedback.

    #110723

    vaisens
    Member

    Thanks a lot, I already sent a feedback yesterday, so I guess that now I must wait. Thanks again. Hoping that the problem will be solved ^^

    #110724

    drmike
    Member

    Actually you asked that you be the one to determine if a comment is spam or not and not allow any system to do so. At least that’s how I determined your question.

    #110725

    vaisens
    Member

    Not exactly, in fact, I wanted Akismet to work correctly, I mean, that Akismet should capture the comments it considers that are spam, but I want to be able to review if they really are spam. And now I cannot. That’s it.

    #110730

    letaguldkorn
    Member

    I’ve got the same problem as vaisens – and my 2 blogs are new.
    One was made 2007-05-06 and the other 2007-05-29 and Aksimet told me that since two days ago I have hade 12 spams – I could only see two of them – and they where not spam.

    Where are the others?
    They are not older than 30 days. So they shouldn’t have been deleted.

    #110741

    vaisens
    Member

    Fixed. Akismet eventually has allowed me to review the comments. All of them were spam lol

    #110749

    amandapkm
    Member

    sorry everyone, i think i am getting real confused here. i’ve read the instructions on how to retrieve my ‘ham’ but i just don’t get it can anyone give me some easier instructions to follow on?

    #110750

    timethief
    Member

    Dashboard -> Comments -> Akismet Spam
    You can delete all of the spam from your database with a single click. This operation cannot be undone, so you may wish to check to ensure that no legitimate comments got through first. Spam is automatically deleted after 15 days, so don’t sweat it.

    #110751

    amandapkm
    Member

    its empty in there…

    #110752

    timethief
    Member

    Do you have a specific Akismet spam problem you can articulate?

    #110753

    amandapkm
    Member

    but it says that they have caught 6 spams since the first day i installed which is like 9 days ago, i want to check if they are ham since one of my friend told me that her comment on my blog cannot be seen.

    i suspect many more are hams

    #110754

    timethief
    Member

    Your only recourse is to get your friend’s email address that she used to comment with and then send in a feedback to staff. (The feedback button is on the top right hand corner of any admin side blog page.)

    #110755

    amandapkm
    Member

    what if it was some anonymous person who found their way to my blog and commented but was recognised as spam? does it means that there is no way to check the ‘suspected’ spam?

    also, is there anyway to disable akismet on my wordpress blog?

    #110756

    timethief
    Member

    Sometimes and for some bloggers there is a time delay before the spammed comments show up in the Akismet filter. I never experience this problem on my blogs and most bloggers don’t seem to experience it either.

    You cannot disable Akismet on your blog. Because we are all on the same wordpress.com multi-user blogging platform Akismet is activated for all our blogs.

    We are back to where we began – send a feedback into staff providing as much information as you can.

    #110757

    amandapkm
    Member

    by feedback you mean to the akismet staffs or the wordpress staffs? i have sent a contact list thingy to akismet already and are waiting for a reply.

    i think this problem happened to me because i’m a new user to wordpress and wasn’t aware of akismet and thus didn’t went to check my pending akismet comments until today.

    anyway, thanks alot for your help otherwise, i think i will still be as confused as ever.

    do you know how long will a new comment that is suspected of spam will stay in the akismet spam folder for how long?

    #110758

    timethief
    Member

    Akismet is a wordpress product.
    You can leave feedback either here http://akismet.com/contact/
    Or you can leave feedback here – The feedback button is on the top right hand corner of any admin side blog page.

    do you know how long will a new comment that is suspected of spam will stay in the akismet spam folder for how long?

    Suspected spam is automatically deleted after 15 days.

    #110759

    amandapkm
    Member

    15 days after the comment is left or comments on the posting date 15 days later?

    #110760

    timethief
    Member

    I don’t know for sure. I copied and pasted exactly from here -> Comments – > Akismet Spam. I assume it’s 15 days after receipt of the comment which Akismet suspects to be spam.

    #110761

    amandapkm
    Member

    haha okay thanks lotsa. and good nights. (=

    #110762

    timethief
    Member

    Bye now. :)

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