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  1. My friend was trying to post a comment on my blog, but it keeps getting an error message and she doesn't have a username, but on my blog I put it so you don't need one.

  2. I just left two comments on your latest post. One logged in and one not logged in. Has your friend been able to leave comments before?

    Also, check the Akismet spam folder to see if your friend got caught in there. I am thinking that there might have been an update recently with Akismet as it seems to be catching people it did not before. Do note that it may take an hour or so for it to display in your spam page.

  3. @fashionbyjenni
    You should delete my two test comments.

  4. I just realized you said your friend got an error message. Do you happen to know what it said?

  5. Thank you it was indeed under spam however I am confused it showed up as spam because I can assure you it wasn't. I really appreciate the quick response I was expecting a least a day before I got some help!

  6. Glad you found them. As I said, I think there were some recent updates or adjustments to Akismet. It's a running battle with spammers, and they constantly have to adjust the algorithms they use to decide what is and what is not spam. For the next couple weeks, I would suggest you check your spam folder every day and approve those that get caught. Akismet will learn, but it may take a day or two for each approval to make it through the system.

    I was glad to help and also glad we discovered what was happening. Typically here in the forums, there are volunteers 24 hours a day so you will normally get a fairly quick response.

  7. Closing thread; Support unspammed me this morning.

    Thanks to all for helping out!

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