wordpress user comments banished to spam
I think the difference between what I’ve done and what you and your friend have tried is that you’ve sent a support ticket into (you left this link in a post up above) http://akismet.com/contact/ while I’ve sent the support ticket in through the WordPress support link found in our dashboards.
Let’s hope you get some results this way. I’d give it at least a day or so. I know it’s maddening. I was spam more than a week and I even wrote a post about it, comparing myself to spam the lunch meat. I figured that if I wrote that post, at least those who read my blog would know to look in their spam bins for my comments. JD at Idothings was spam until I sent in a support ticket through the dashboard for her. She’s been out of the bin for a long time now and all is well. Just hang on a bit longer. ;-)
Fracas, I’ve already sent two support tickets to regular WP and two to Akismet. That’s 4 tickets in total. I’m afraid now that someone’s going to tell me to “STFU” lol. But yeah, everyone’s heard from me. And when they fix this, I will lick the ground they walk on, and possibly send some of my home cooked Japanese-style Curry Rice over! :D (That’s my best dish *grin*)
I will be patient. But I surely hope this doesn’t mean that I have to send a help-me-gram every time I comment on blogs. I can see if it’s 2-3 friends that you comment on regularly, but I LOVE to comment on people’s blogs, so I may make about 50 or more comments in a month… to complete strangers.
But I will try to be patient. I’ll give it another week. :)
Thank you to everyone who’s posted here!! Much much appreciated!!!!
I just replied to you.
If you need to contact Akismet support you must include:
Website (if used)
If you do not include all that then I will just ask for it and that makes everything slower for you.
Mark!!!! You are a God! Thank you soooooooo much!! What had been the problem, just out of curiosity?
Mark is certainly fab.
He is da man – I say. I owe him some homemade curry now. :) Fracas, thank to you too for giving me your advice and being so supportive as well. Now, I can continue selling my P-enlargement pills…… muwahahaha
This is happening to me as well.
I’ve left links to sites I thought were relevant about the topic people posted. . . research articles. Since many had posted on the same article I responded to them. It’s bad research IMO and I wanted to give people another option to read.
Anyway, today any comments I make are discarded!
So, wordpress.com does’t want us to comment with any links ever?
They assume that you are spam, throw you into the spam which will cause you to become spam. Who checks every spam and how often?
Ummm…. I actually do check the spam on a daily basis, and evaluate the content and source of the comment.
If a topic is important enough that it takes several links or significant explanation to address (which problematic research results often do, in my experience), wouldn’t that be better done as a blog post, and then make a comment on the original post with a brief synopsis and a link to your complete analysis? If nothing else, that way, even a malicious blog admin can’t delete or modify your actual rebuttal of the argument…
Incidentally, the number of links allowed before a comment is considered spam is set by the administrator of the blog. Unless they’ve changed it, the default value for new blogs is to treat anything with two or more links as spam, but allow a single link in a comment.
I check the spam once in a while, but get too many to go through it every day. My blog gets from 1,500 to 3,000 hits per day, and that means more spam too. So it is feasable that a person leaves a comment with too many links in it at my site, it goes into spam and because I don’t retrieve it, it’s automatically deleted by the system and so askimet thinks it is spam.
It’s always a good idea to be familiar with a blog to know if links are allowed before posting more than one. While there are people who allow none, most allow at least one or two before it’s nabbed. I allow three.
Well bummer, seems I’ve joined the ranks of those in WordPress comment Purgatory. Commented twice on one blog and one comment on another blog this morning and all were eaten by the WordPress omniverse. No links involved.
Comment on my latest post and I’ll fish you out. Hopefully that will help Akismet learn.
Sorry-had to go offline for a bit. Looks like my comment finally came through on the posts where I left them, but no “your comment is waiting to be moderated” nor anything else.
Apparently just another all too frequent wrinkle in the time-space continuum. Thanks for checking.
(ps teck07-love your new avatar. :D )
I fished you out. Try again.
Commented, and no comment. o_O
I un-spammed you AGAIN. God, what’s going on? Doesn’t Akismet know who we ARE???
Thanks for fishing me out of spam purgatory, again.
Will contact Akismet, though having read through the earlier comments in this thread doesn’t make me very hopeful. :/
I fished your comment out of the spam folder
I also deleted you’re comment from my blog but if you
would like to be promoted on my blog just leave another
comment with your URL and I’ll fish you out again if it
goes to the spam folder….
But hopefully it’s fixed for you now… :)
(ps teck07-love your new avatar. :D )
Thanx it’s a 8 ball that has been photo shopped
with the wordpress logo
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