Current Issue: Akismet count issue

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  • #43506

    armymomnj
    Member

    I don’t know if it’s a real problem or what. Akismet shows that it’s caught 30 spam comments. The problem is that it’s been saying that even though it’s been like 10 or 15 more than 30. Is this a problem on the wordpress side of things?

    #43904

    drmike
    Member

    Are you sure the 30 isn’t the total all time count?

    #43906

    my akismet spam count has been lagging for a while now.

    it’ll be ‘stuck’ at a number for a couple of days, even though there’s new spam. deleting the spam doesn’t update the count, it just updates itself after a few days.

    #43909

    boles
    Member

    I have the same experience here. I Akismet tells me I have 10 Spam messages when I really have 30.

    #43923

    drmike
    Member

    Can someone please verify the question that I asked? ;)

    Be happy to bump up to current issue status and drop staff a note but I would like to tell them specifics when I do so. :)

    #43925

    i can’t verify the O.P., but i can say that my all-time count is the one that lags. (1700-some, or whatever it is at the moment).

    #43926

    boles
    Member

    drmike —

    It is not the all-time count. It is the count during the day that varies. I have over 16,000 Spam caught. Akismet tells me I have 9 waiting when I really have 12 or 3 waiting when I really have 7 or 49 when I really have 75.

    I reported this last night via Feedback and Barry and discussed it at length.

    It isn’t a huge deal because you always DELETE ALL anyway, but this is something new that popped up recently so we’re reporting it to be on the safe side in case it suggests something more severe in the future.

    #43929

    drmike
    Member

    Thanks.

    Tagged, stickied, and smoke signals sent. :)

    #43930

    boles
    Member

    Here’s another thing that’s related: If you have a message in Moderation that is Spam and you mark it as Spam, your Akismet count used to immediately update when you moved the message from Moderation to Akismet. That dynamic caught count update no longer happens.

    #43931

    timethief
    Member

    I believe they must be changing something. The reason I say this is because the Akismet clean out link has vanished from my dashboards. Is this the same with everyone else?

    #43932

    mark
    Staff

    There’s nothing in the backend being moved around.

    And for anyone posting to this thread, Akismet is working fine despite being battered by over 6 million spams just now.

    The thread is about a number, not a crucial function.

    http://akismet.com/stats/

    #43933

    drmike
    Member

    *chuckle* To borrow from another thread, some of us are number watchers. :)

    #43934

    boles
    Member

    Numbers do matter because I try to keep my Akismet queue as clear and possible because several of my regular commenters get caught by Akismet — yes, I clear them and yes, we’re reported that they keep getting caught — so when it gets to be over 7 Akismet caught, my eyes start to blur in the mess of URLs and I can’t as easily see if one of my legit regulars is sitting in there or not.

    When I see 7 reported caught — but there are really 21 caught — it makes clearing false positives harder and functionality and joy are lost.

    Are we not supposed to report anomalies here?

    #43935

    mark
    Staff

    Anomalies are good – well the reporting is anyway – but as it’s a current issue I don’t want people to think it’s broken.

    #43936

    drmike
    Member

    Thread relabeled. Not as if folks actually read the threads that they post into…

    :)

    #43937

    timethief
    Member

    I apologize for being an idiot earlier [she said with a red face]. I found the spam catcher and can’t explain why I didn’t see it right before my nose earlier. I even tell other people how to find it on a regular basis. Anyway akismet is working like a hot damn. I cleared all 318 spams and not one was a false positive.

    #43938

    armymomnj
    Member

    Sorry I didn’t come back and post this earlier. My count started working again a few days later. It seems to be fine now.

    #43939

    everything boles said. the number is a big deal.

    6 million spams really sucks.

    #43942

    kavips
    Member

    I just saw my comment for the first time in a week. Below is original message.

    My comments are tossed into spam. I tried sending myself twenty six comments, in an effort to mark them as “not Spam” and still, akismet does not read that my number is legit.

    Recently I have seen comments that others in our blog community are not posting on blogs as well. This started on December 16.

    This has shut down the amount of communication. Blogspot has no problem and we have to communicate on another website. Can we get some action on this?

    #43943

    kavips
    Member

    Although I post on this comment session, I thought i would post a comment on another wordpress blog. I got too excited. I am still blocked out.

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