Akismet, I’m Not Spam!

Today I’m out roaming some of my favorite blogs and I find Tome has finished her entry for Matty’s contest — Duster of Replication, now why didn’t I think of that haha — anyway I swoop down to leave a new comment and find the following in reply to my first comment:

tomeoftheancient Says: Thanks! You should contact Akismet and tell them you’re not spam. It looks like they’re doing the same thing to you that they did to Erinys. As many times as I unspam you it still puts you back in spam. Tell them to stop! How dare they, lol!

Uhoo! Ok how do I fix this…

ShoutMeLoud: How to get rid of Akismet spam problem?

One of the simple thing which you can do here is by adding a comment to your friend blog and asking them to mark your comment as not spam. If not, you can comment on many different WordPress powered blog which gets moderate or less amount of comments (Hoping they all use Aksimet), after adding 2-3 meaningful comments, drop an Email to admin using contact form and ask them to unmark your comment as not spam. It’s a slow process but very effective. I highly recommend not to comment on very active blog which gets hundreds of comments every day, reason being admin won’t find time to filter your comments from spam folder.

Akismet algorithm will learn from the user interaction with comments and chances are very high that afterwards your comments will not be marked as spam. Alternatively you can contact them using the Akismet contact page.

I wonder how many of you have faced the similar issue? Do you check your Akismet Spam folder?

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