I’m hoping someone out there can offer me some advice, because I’ve been looking for a solution to this issue for literally months and I’ve had enough.
Every. Single. Comment. That anyone leaves on my blog. Is getting eaten by my spam filter. As you can imagine, this is having a stifling effect on the conversations here, and it’s become really frustrating. I check my spam folder and approve comments on a regular basis, so it’s not as if comments get disappeared (in other words, PLEASE leave one if you have a solution!) but when even my own replies to comments get stuck in spam until I un-spam them, something is wrong.
I’m using Akismet to filter out spam comments (and there are a lot that are actually spam – handbag and luggage brands, weird SEO pitches, etc) and one solution I saw suggested was to up the number of links that are allowed in a comment before it’s proclaimed spam by the filter, but even that doesn’t seem to be working.
Does anyone either know what more I could do, or can you suggest an alternative spam filter that might work better? I’ll be checking the spam filter throughout the day and over the next few days, so please, please leave a comment if you have any ideas – and now you’ll know why it might take a little time to show up.
Thanks to everyone in advance.