Current Issue: Akismet count issue

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  • #43944

    vivianpaige
    Member

    I keep coming over here to see if there is any news on this. I’ve been having the count problem for some time now. As the spam on my blog continues to increase (I had five pages of it this morning after clearing it out last night before going to bed!) this count thing is annoying. Just now, the count showed 4 when there were actually 36!

    I have to keep scrolling thru the spam because invariably, I have one or 2 false positives in the batch. (Still waiting for page navigation at the bottom of the page, BTW.)

    #43945

    gottabkd
    Member

    I too seem to be having an issue with Akismet. The counter has not moved since it became stuck at 24. I know my numbers are not huge, but since it seems stuck at twenty four, I have received one more spam that it caught and two that it did not catch, but it still says 24?
    Hmmm, no movement since 24 four days ago!

    #43952

    medbrain2001
    Member

    My comments are tossed into spam, too. Although I marked them as “not spam” in my own blog, I can of course not do that elsewhere. That is a pity because I put a lot of energy in my comments elsewhere.

    Like kavips I´d be glad if it was fixed.

    #43953

    drmike
    Member

    Kavips and Med, you are having a different problem than what is being discussed here. Please drop staff a feedback with an explaination on what is occuring and specifically point to a few of the comments (on your blog at least) that got labeled as spam. Staff has stated many times that they will look into false positives.

    Didn’t I mention something up above about folks not reading the threads that they post into? *sigh*

    #43954

    medbrain2001
    Member

    I will drop staff a feedback as soon as staff is back from holiday.
    Sorry for posting in a wrong thread, just got tempted. *smiling apologetically*

    #43955

    drmike
    Member

    Not a problem. :)

    Actually I thought they were back now….

    #43957

    armymomnj
    Member

    Akismet is stuck again. I just noticed mine has been at 240 for about 3 days now.

    #43960

    mark
    Staff

    Matt knows. Unstickying.

    #43975

    Hmmm, I seem to be seeing the opposite behavior from Akismet. I have a very new blog, and Akismet is saying it has caught 24 spam since first installed. But I’m about 99.9% sure it hasn’t been more than 7 or 8 spam. I have 18 legit comments on the blog so far, and am sure the spam I’ve deleted (no false positives, btw) hasn’t amounted to nearly that many. i.e., I’m wondering if Akismet is deleting some spam that I’m not getting to see or moderate. I have nothing at all in my blacklist, a couple of IP addresses and a URL in my comment moderation field. Thoughts?

    #43976

    ajajadude
    Member

    I’ve had both “problems”: Count too high or count too low. I’ve ceased trying to figure it out and just stopped worrying about it. It’s one of the other issues just that just recently reared it’s ugly head that has me a wee bit concerned: hitting the “delete” button, but nothing happens and the spam remains.

    #43977

    timethief
    Member

    The delete button is not the one to “hit”. The way Akismet learns is through us bloggers hitting “spam” and not “delete”.

    #43978

    raincoaster
    Member

    ajajadude, are you sure you’re not just getting more spam that fast? I delete the spam but by the time the refreshed page is up, sometimes I’ve got one to three new ones. Could this be what’s happening?

    #43979

    gottabkd
    Member

    I have just received a Spam comment. Akismet caught it, but the counter still says 24.
    The comment is definitley SPAM, but under Akismet, I cannot do what TT suggests above by hitting “Spam” and not “Delete”. (does this only happen when Akismet does not cath the comment?”)
    The options I have are “Delete all spam”. Of course I can mark it as “Not Spam” as well.
    Curious that I don’t have that option (of confirming the Spam), but Akismet did the job correctly by identifying the comment as Spam and that is what is important.
    Oddly, counter still say 24 though.
    Thanks

    #43980

    raincoaster
    Member

    I think TT is talking about what you do in Moderate Comments, not what you do in Akismet Spam pages. Delete it. Once Akismet has put it in spam, the only way for it not to consider the source a spammer is if you mark it “Not Spam”. It doesn’t get doubly-labeled spam if you delete it from the spam file.

    #43981

    timethief
    Member

    Sorry and “yes” I thought you meant comments. Thanks to raincoaster for intuiting your need and addressing it. On a further note if you do not delete what has been screened out by the Akismet spam filter within 15 days then it will be automatically deleted.

    #43987

    drmike
    Member

    I don’t know if this helps but I just noticed this over on the wp.org support forums about how Akismet doesn’t count dupes.

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