See ham with akismet

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  • #940836

    irgphra
    Member

    Hello,

    Akismet tells me it detected 9 hams and, if I understand, it means that it detected 9 legit comments. But when I go to the “comments” section of the dashboard, there are way less than 9 comments. Why can’t I see what happened to those comments ?

    The blog I need help with is chamantoutnu.wordpress.com.

    #940951

    timethief
    Member

    See what Staff (tellyworth) has siad here please > https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/akismet-issues?replies=15#post-436802

    #940970

    irgphra
    Member

    I don’t get it. He says why the spam counter goes up although I don’t see any spam, but he doesn’t say anything about hams ?

    #940971

    Ham are non-spam comments. They are the ones that are NOT identified as spam by Akismet. Ham are the comments that show up on your comments page.

    #940972

    irgphra
    Member

    Exactly, and that’s my question : why is there nothing on my comments page ?

    #940973

    Until someone comments on your site, that is NOT spam, then you will have no comments appear there. Have any people commented on your site yet?

    #940977

    irgphra
    Member

    No, there is nothing. I checked all my posts one by one too, I have no comment but still 9 ham.

    #940980

    Did you by chance make some test comments and then delete them previously? If so, the ham count is not reduced when you delete those comments, since that is still a ham comment that you received. The numbers almost never completely match up. My “ham” all-time in Akismet shows 363, but I have 373 comments on my site here. They never match up.

    #940982

    irgphra
    Member

    I think you’re right, I must have deleted some test comments. Thanks. :)

    #941020

    You are welcome.

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