Timethief – The spam filter has put a hit out for me

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  • #1120448

    thomashanna
    Member

    I tried responding to your question on another thread, but EVERYTHING is showing up pink. I started a brand new account to respond to you… and now it is showing up pink as well. Why am I getting nailed with spam filters?

    If you can fish this account out of spam, it will give you the answers to the account I ACTUALLY need help with.

    Thank you!

    #1120562

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    I’m sorry but I cannot find you in the spam filter. Please provide a link starting with http:// or the username you used or when you made the spammed posts to these forums.

    tomashanna has made only two posts to these forums as far as I can see. Sometimes when there is a lot of spam, like now, usernames get a bit confusing, but the spammed posts are all about viewing various sports games for free. Clearly not you, right?

    #1120572

    thomashanna
    Member

    thomashanna is the username, not tomashanna

    #1120574

    thomashanna
    Member

    the original account was ofdustandkings

    Any reason why I’m getting hit by the filter?

    #1120579

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Ok. I found one spammed comment for ofdustandkings, now removed and modlooked:
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/transferring-followers-1?replies=2#post-1118257

    Is that you?

    (btw, that was a typo on my part, mis-spelling your thomashanna name. When I dug into the spam I used copy-paste to search

    As for why? I don’t know. I’ve been spammed here, as has timethief, and so have many of the other regular volunteers. An akismet sneeze? I cannot explain.

    #1120581

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    I also found an old thread with the ofdustandkings username:
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/intermittent-custom-domain-crashes?replies=4&view=all

    Anyrate, do you have other questions? If so please start a new topic. If you get spammed again come back to this one…

    happy blogging!

    #1120598

    thomashanna
    Member

    Yes both of those were me. There were responses to another thread as well, however, where Jenia asked for info to be able to transfer my email subscribers over to my self hosted blog via jetpack. They should be under ofdustandkings as well.

    Did you come across those?

    #1120599

    thomashanna
    Member

    And thank you so much Tess. This has been incredibly frustrating

    #1120601

    timethief
    Member

    Hey there,
    I’m so glad Tess rescued your comments.

    #1120604

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Ok, this one was not spammed.
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/need-to-transfer-followerssubscribers-from-wordpresscom-to-wordpressorg?replies=13#post-1117878

    Did you know that you can find previous comments you made to these forums by clicking on your username on the top right of your screen where it says “welcome…”

    So by clicking on my own username I got a list of posts I’ve made here. Then I pasted “ofdustandkings” over may own name. Here is the profile for ofdustandkings:
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/profile/ofdustandkings

    Of course that won’t show spammed comments. But as I said, you should be good to go now.

    Sorry for the frustrating events, but it now looks like life will be happy ever after…

    ≥^!^≤

    #1120617

    thomashanna
    Member

    I’m still showing 3 pink comments under that thread you brought up when I am logged in as ofdustandkings. Also, when I tried to reply to this thread under that login, my response went immediately into spam again.

    Does that also mean that my comments on wordpress blogs are going i to spam? Can we fix that?

    #1120620

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Ok, tried again. I think it should be fixed?
    I think I clicked away from the page too fast—my wireless is going a bit crazy for some unknown reason. Post again if that is not working…

    #1120622

    thomashanna
    Member

    Nevermind… it appears they are coming through now. Thank you! Will this keep blog comments from going into spam now too? Conversations on other blogs are pretty important in building connections in the blogosphere…

    #1120624

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    I hope so.

    Now, to fix the gremlins with my wireless…

    If you get spammed again, the best way is to add “modlook” to the tags on the right. And add a second tag “ofdustandkings invisible.”

    The modlook tags are checked regularly (at least once or twice per day) and it’s helpful for me to see if it’s something I can do as a volunteer, like fish you out of spam right there. Faster and less frustrating than searching for usernames etc…

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