suddenly…no spam!

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  • #140535

    membracid
    Member

    Um. I feel funny asking this, but it’s really suspicious.
    For the last week or two I’ve been bombarded with tons of spam–hundreds of comments every day. (My count went from 4000 to 6000 in just one week!)

    Now, for the last two days…no spam at all. Nothing. No offers to enlarge or reduce any body parts, and no hot stock tips. Nothing.

    I’m suspicious. Am I the only one?

    #141027

    My first blog was like that last night too. Haven’t checked today though. But it’s being worked on:

    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=14238&page&replies=39

    #141029

    claudecf
    Member

    I didn’t pay attention yesterday, but today, no spam whatsoever… :))

    #141039

    membracid
    Member

    It seems like they are working on a different askimet problem, that of scooping up real comments as spam, and then disappearing them.

    If I didn’t suspect some real comments were going away with the spam, I’d be really happy.

    #141044

    ninglun
    Member

    The usual number of real comments seem to be getting through, but I too have had no spam for over 24 hours now. Most unusual. Is this is fact cause for celebration?

    #141046

    drmiketemp
    Member

    I believe there’s a sticky on the issue.

    #141062

    membracid
    Member

    as I mentioned before…*cough* ….it looks like it’s a different issue they are working on.

    I’m wondering if the fix for issue one is causing this other issue. Which, if askimet stops scooping up real comments, is fine by me!

    #141065

    drmiketemp
    Member

    I believe you may want to read the posts on the second page of the thread.

    #141070

    membracid
    Member

    I did. They are talking about comments being marked as spam, or a few comments going into spam and not being able to be rescued–but not the sudden, total cessation of spam.
    I can still see the askimet pages, but there isn’t anything being marked as spam.
    That’s different than the problem on page 1, where comments were posted and *poof* went into nowhere land. But I still had plenty of other spam.

    #141147

    antwerp
    Member

    Same story here: for the last two days…no spam at all. Nothing.

    I’m used to a 300-400 spam count a day. A couple of hours ago the ‘akismet spam’ tab suddenly showed a large figure. I clicked the tab: nothing. “You have no spam currently in the queue. Must be your lucky day.” Re-clicking the akismet-spam tab set it back to ‘0’ – weird.

    I doubt whether it’s our lucky day: there is something seriously wrong with akismet on many wordpress.com blogs – in addition people mailed me to to complain that their comment never appeared…

    I’m glad the Tech Team is trying to solve this issue, but “This topic is not resolved” appeared on Aug 8, that’s 20 days ago.

    #141148

    boles
    Member

    Zero Spam here, too. Strange. I usually have 300 Spam to delete every couple of hours or so. For two days: Akismet-caught Spam = Zero.

    #141164

    boles
    Member

    62 Spam just showed up! The Akismet counter didn’t change, but the queue is filling again. Ahhhhh…

    #141165

    For those of you with spam envy, I can send you some of mine.

    #141166

    barry
    Staff

    We found an error in the logic that was causing spam comments not to be displayed. They were all being collected, but just not displayed on the page correctly. Don’t worry — all of your spam is there for you to look through. We are currently working on the issue with the spam counter. I will update this thread once it is resolved.

    #141167

    boles
    Member

    Thanks, Barry! Who knew getting Akismet Spam would be a sign of good blog health? SMILE!

    #141173

    membracid
    Member

    well, a few mosquitoes and biting flies are a sign of wetland health….. :D

    Thanks Barry. I’m (sort of) looking forward to seeing what I’ve been missing.

    #141180

    claudecf
    Member

    Spam just got back into my spam box. Not that I like spam, but at least, but it looks more normal than no spam at all LOL

    #141184

    barry
    Staff

    The spam count should also be fixed now.

    #141186

    timethief
    Member

    YAY!

    @barry & Demetrius
    Thanks for working your backsides off all weekend and getting hardly any sleep at all. We do appreciate your service and we do wish you well. :)

    #141194

    membracid
    Member

    Indeed, I have “jello gloryhole Lexus nipples” comments again!

    :D

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