i want to address an important but slightly minor issue and I know you’ll be able to help.
I want akismet off my site, it says everything is spam and I do mean everything is spam when actually only 3 out of over 50 comments where spam. I rather get spammed than have akismet. Apologies to vegetarians. Thanks and I look forward to hearing back from you.
The blog I need help with is lessonslearnedblogpost.wordpress.com.
First, you cannot disable Akismet.
Second, you’re wrong: Akismet is right 99% of the time, and the four comments on your homepage are all spam.
Justpi, Thank you for responding I really appreciate the information. However some of the things you said were pretty inaccurate. Such as all the comments on my homepage are spam. So I took the time out to identify the issue and rumors that accompany it. http://lessonslearnedblogpost.wordpress.com/2013/05/16/1495/?preview=true&preview_id=1495&preview_nonce=a23fbba921
This so-called comment from “mouse click the next site ” is spam.
This so-called comment from “Jan” is also spam.
The two comments on your home page are still spam crap
I strongly suggest that you need to learn how to detect spam both robotic and human submitted spam in comments and in pingbacks as well. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/05/06/trackback-and-pinback-spam-what-to-do/
The vast and overwhelming majority of all so-called information on the internet is spam. Over 80% of all so-called comments submitted to .wordpress.com blogs every day are spam. Spam comes in waves. There are human beings who get paid to post spam. There are robotic programs that post spam.
The worst of all spam containing malware and viruses is not sent to us. It’s removed as it could bring down many blogs if opened.
On the spam that Akismet catches it takes only seconds to click “empty spam” and you don’t even have to click “empty spam” if you don’t want to. Akismet will maintain comments it has caught for 15 days from the time they were received, and then it will delete the comment automatically.
If you get spam that slips by Akismet then mark it as spam (do not delete it) and over time Akismet will learn it’s spam.
There is no such thing as eliminating all spam but Akismet works very well. For more information please take the time to read “5 things every blogger should know about spam” on this page Akismet: How it works http://akismet.com/how/
I get maybe one valid comment per 3,000 to 5,000 page views depending on the month and content –
If you have spam on your site – search engines will kill you for it – WordPress.COM will have a serious chat with you about the spammy site you are producing –
If you are desperate for comments, ask your mom to leave some or bribe your friends and neighbors – pizza seems to work well
Thanks for all the comments and Feedback.
I will go in and try to confirm these comments and for now allow for akismet do its job. I’m not desperate for comments, I was just truly convinced that the software/plugin was defective. Thank you all for leading me in the right direction.
The comments I posted links to above are spam and if you do not delete them the spammers will hammer your blog over and over again.
You be welcome & good luck
I like comments but don’t expect them – I write what I want to write about Boating Safety – some other sites link to mine and send me traffic and I get traffic from all around the world – yes it is a nice feeling to think that in some small way I am helping to improve boating safety –
the secret to all blogs or what ever you want to call them – is to write about what you like – you should be having fun –
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