Herb’s blog, Herbdate 22126-697:
I wish that the WordPress spam filter, Akismet, made some similitude of sense sometimes. I mean, I am glad to have it because if you have ever looked in your spam filter you will be quite shocked at some of the things. Since this last update to WP, I have noticed that my spam comments have gone down, except that now we are back to people I know and like and want to have comment are winding up in the spam folder.
This evening, as I was pondering what to post it occurred to me that I haven’t checked my spam folder in the last couple of days so I went in there and sure enough, there sat Mr. Ohh and Beck quietly waiting to be let out of Spamville. Now, I could understand if they had never commented before but they have commented plenty of times. In fact, right next to their names in the spam folder is a little notation that says “33 Approved” and “24 Approved” which tells me that they have used the same credentials each time and are known commenters. What gives?
I went to the Plug-in settings and there is no way to “White-list” someone’s IP or e-mail address. I filled out their contact form but since I am using the free version I don’t know when they will get back to me. But you know what? If that is the biggest problem I have to face, I am probably doing pretty good.
I agree, some comments get unreasonably stuck in my spam too
I can’t understand it and they aren’t very responsive. It does catch the nasty stuff, but I ought to be able to say I want to receive comments from someone, especially who has been approved multiple times. Oh well. If that’s the biggest problem I ever have to face I’m probably doing alright.
Nothing is ever perfect but Akismet does seem to get over-aggressive at times. I am trying to get into the habit of quickly checking my spam comments whenever I post something (which I have just realised that I haven’t done today) just to make sure that no legitimate comments get stuck there for too long.
That’s what I try to do, too.
I often go several weeks without checking for spam.
Well, I used to until a while back someone said, “I commented on your blog but I never saw it.”
Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam.
Yes. But I’ve come here for an argument.
Shoulder Pork Army Meat
Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, baked beans, Spam, Spam, Spam and Spam
I like baked beans.
Sorry, we’re out of them.
Yes. You can have Spam instead of the baked beans.
Ok. Spam it is.
I get spammed by WP all the time.
I think at some point I angered the WP Overlords and this is just their way of putting me in my place.
That or I just annoy the crap out of everybody!!! 😂
lol! You are always welcome here, amiga.
Man, I’ve just gone from a half dozen Spam comments a week to hundreds a day. I have no idea what’s going on. I don’t even need medication…
Yeah, I never understand it. It does keep the nasty stuff out, though.
Yup. Fun times
I hope I don’t end up in the spam folder. I’m sporadic these days because I’m back to teaching the ballerinas English. If I seem to be MIA at times, know that I’ll be back! I’m a Herbite!
Yay! I watch the spam folder all the time just in case. Welcome. Teaching English to the Ballerinas?
My students are at a ballet school. Academics in the morning and dance all afternoon. I have 18 grade 12 students and 11 grade 11 students. They are WONDERFUL kids!
That sounds like fun. I imagine they are all Creatives and keep you on your toes.
LOL!!! Good one! It’s a dream job.
Very cool. My 9th grade English teacher and my tenth grade English teacher had a big influence on me even though I gave them a pretty hard time of it.
I’ll bet they loved you and also saw your writing talent.
I think I’m going to write about them soon. I was a rotten kid.
LOL Good one, Herb!
I don’t know about beck But I found out why I show up in spam. I like tp use the tag Ling “Stay well and Laugh” If i use it twice in the same blog Akisimet thinks I’m spamming you
I now watch and try to change my tag
Laugh well and Stay when you can (??)
That’s crazy. Thank you, though. I still think I ought to be able to whitelist you by IP or email address, though. Oh well.
Me too But what do I know about Technology
Aarrgghh. Yeah. It bugs me, but I guess I’m not really in charge of my own website.
The overlords are watching
That would explain a lot, actually.