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How do I stop Akismet?

  1. Hi, there is a thing called Akismet stats on my page which seems to be stopping comments being displayed, i.e. I am not getting to decide for myself whether something is spam or not, it is automatically making that decision for me. How do I stop this?
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  2. You can't. And you shouldn't, because 99.99% of the time Akismet is right.
    If you wish, you can check the comments Akismet catches, after you go to Settings > Discussion and enable the option "Don’t discard spam on old posts".

  3. In addition to turning off the "Don't discard spam on old posts" you can review comments marked as spam at

  4. Hi there,
    I think you will benefit from knowing that over 80% of what is submitted as comments to blogs every day is spam and Akismet deoes and excellent job of sequestering it. The worst of it is never sent to us to moderate as it contains malware and/or viruses that could bring down many blogs. Also know that approving a single spam comment will lead to more spam as spam attracts spam and spammers wait to see if will will approve generic comments like: " Great review of what looks like a good movie!" Please take the time to read "5 things every blogger should know about spam" on this page Akismet: How it works

  5. Thanks very much all for your help.

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