wordpress user comments banished to spam

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  • #232394

    fracas
    Member

    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. ;-)

    #232395

    virgomonkey
    Member

    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!!!!

    #232396

    mark
    Staff

    I just replied to you.

    #232397

    mark
    Staff

    @anyone else:
    If you need to contact Akismet support you must include:

    Name
    Email
    Website (if used)
    IP address

    If you do not include all that then I will just ask for it and that makes everything slower for you.

    #232398

    virgomonkey
    Member

    Mark!!!! You are a God! Thank you soooooooo much!! What had been the problem, just out of curiosity?

    #232399

    fracas
    Member

    Mark is certainly fab.

    #232400

    virgomonkey
    Member

    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

    j/k j/k

    :D

    #232405

    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?

    Nice!

    #232406

    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…

    #232407

    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.

    #232409

    fracas
    Member

    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.

    #232414

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    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.

    Any suggestions?

    #232415

    raincoaster
    Member

    Comment on my latest post and I’ll fish you out. Hopefully that will help Akismet learn.

    #232416

    teck07
    Member

    @justjennifer,
    comment on my latest post also and i’ll fish you out also…

    ~Teck~

    #232417

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    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 )

    #232418

    raincoaster
    Member

    I fished you out. Try again.

    #232419

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Commented, and no comment. o_O

    #232420

    raincoaster
    Member

    I un-spammed you AGAIN. God, what’s going on? Doesn’t Akismet know who we ARE???

    Try this:
    http://akismet.com/contact/

    #232421

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    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. :/

    #232422

    teck07
    Member

    Hello justjennifer,
    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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