Over the last week, WordPress, or rather Akismet spam catcher, has been putting most of the comments I leave on other people’s blogs into their spam folder. This does happen sometimes to us genuine bloggers, where for some reason we get blacklisted; I understand it’s happening to a few other people at the moment. I have reported myself to Akismet for this. Akismet does a great job of filtering out spam, and it’s understandable that it won’t always get it 100% right.
So if I usually comment on your posts, and haven’t this week, please check if I’m in your spam folder and release me! I checked my own spam folder this morning and found a real person in there! I haven’t commented as much over the last week because it’s frustrating to take time to write a thoughtful comment, only for it to disappear, so if I’m not hiding in your spam folder, don’t take it personally. I don’t know how long it will take them to sort it out, so if you continue to not hear from me on your blog, then have a little periodic check in your spam folder please, you may find others hiding in there with me too! I don’t know how it all works, but maybe if those who have been wrongly flagged as spam, keep being marked as non-spam and released, then it will send the message back to Akismet that we’re not spam?
Remember – Spam can be human too!