Categorized | Random Rants 2,600+ Spam Comments/Day

Posted on 20 November 2011 by Andrei

Mark Jeftovic left a comment on my blog a few days ago and since it was not published, he assumed my spam filter caught it and emailed me. He was right and I had to approve it manually.

Out of curiosity, I took a quick look at my “Spam” section and it turns out that in less than 24 hours, 2,600+ spam comments were blocked. Pretty interesting, just wanted to share this and also mention one thing: if your comment is not published, don’t assume that you’re being censored. In most cases (the overwhelming majority), the comment in question was probably caught by the blog’s spam filter.

Instead of assuming that you were censored, just do what Mark did and email the owner of the blog so that he can approve your comment manually. If you want to contact me, click on the CONTACT ME link and you’ll find my email address.

2 Comments For This Post

  1. Mark Jeftovic Says:

    This has happened to me more than once, so after it happened here I opened a ticket with Askimet. I was very surprised to hear back in less than a day that they had made some tweaks that should help. (In my case I gave them the email address I usually use in wordpress comments, along with my office VPN address where I’m always logged in from).

  2. Andrei Says:

    @Mark: in most cases, the email address is the culprit, it happened to me as well a while back. My initial comment got caught by the spam filter, so I wrote another comment using a different email address and it went through 🙂

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