It is official I am now SPAM!

Hi folks,

I’m having a few issues with WordPress at the moment which I can’t seem to resolve.

It is official I am now SPAM!

It is official I am now SPAM!

The comments I leave on your blogs are not appearing. To begin with I wondered what on earth was happening – there was not even the “Your comment is awaiting moderation” message. Nada – nothing – Zilch.

I then connected with Ronnie on Twitter as I’d left three comments on her blog Hurtled to 60 and now beyond and nada. She checked her SPAM box and there I was; relegated to SPAM! I was mortified why is poor piglet considered SPAMMY? (It’s not even April Fool’s day)

In desperation I created a topic asking for help on the WordPress forum, this also immediately disappeared and only a “Topic Closed” remained. I tried several times and nothing. I then emailed admin explaining the situation, still no response! Bwah Bwah!

Screenshot of WordPress forum

Screenshot of WordPress forum

I connected with Robyn Love Versus Goliath on Twitter and asked her to make a post on my behalf. Still nothing!

I’m feeling a little disheartened as I don’t know why this has happened or what I can do to resolve it – any ideas please? I’d be really grateful of some techie help…

Or…If you’re as bewildered as I am do you at least have any good “Spam” or “Pig” jokes to cheer me up?

I nearly forgot! Please look out for me in your SPAM box and let me out!

15/12/11 UPDATE: Note from wordpress “If you believe that your comments are being trapped by Akismet and should not be you should contact Akismet support at http://akismet.com/support/

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78 responses to “It is official I am now SPAM!

  1. Lisa Wields Words

    I don’t have any insight and I haven’t found you in spam, but I’ve had the most success with e-mailing the helpers at WordPress rather than creating topics. I hope your problem is solved soon.

    Lisa

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    • Hi Lisa,
      OK I’m sure I left a comment on Friday. I will zip across and leave another now. I’m just wondering if my email ended up in their SPAM box
      PS
      when I click on your gravatar to follow your link it says your blog is not longer available!

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      • Lisa Wields Words

        Grrr, that’s my struggle. I’ve changed my e-mail address and my blog address everywhere I can find it, but my gravatar is still not working correctly. My blog is now lisawieldswords.wordpress.com

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  2. Chancy, Mumsy and Crew

    Oh, no!!! We know you are not Spam so we hope WP gets that all taken care of quickly! Hugs and nose kisses

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  3. Lisa Wields Words

    I think I just fixed it. Can you do me a favor and try to link to me through this comment.

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    • Just checked your profile picture and all your contact info is there. Seems like it’s just the link on your name which is not working. I’ve just updated my blog roll link for you.

      OK, I’m off to bed now it 00.15 here so will pick up any questions tomorrow. Just let me know if there is anything else I can test. Have you backed up your blog?

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  4. I still get
    lkramer14.wordpress.com is no longer available.

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  5. Of course you’re not spam, dear little PiP—you’re a piglet, and a funny one, too.

    I’ll bet WordPress.com has problems. My sympathies, but you’ll never be spam to me.

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  6. I am Spam….hahaha…..sounds the title of a Dr. Suess book!

    Good luck, PiP!

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  7. I was having some problems..I connected through support.wordpress.com. I hope you get help…its very frustrating. I received your comment…thanks for your support..!!

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  8. Hope they sort you out soon. It can be very annoying!

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  9. Life is just full of frustrations. You certainly should no longer be SPAM in my inbox anymore. I clicked the botton “Not Spam”.:-) x

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  10. Bless your heart.
    I hope you can get this situation resolved soon. I can’t imagine why you got marked as Spam, that doesn’t make sense. Hopefully WP will it get straightened out soon. 🙂

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  11. You ended up in my spam folder too! It was a lovely comment and Miss O 2 had fun answering it AFTER I unspammed it!

    No idea why you are suddenly spam – but don’t worry – WE love you, even if Askimet has its knickers in a knot!

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    • Hi TO,
      thanks for posting a note on the WP forum for me. I was able to leave a message but I can’t find any response. I am glad you rescued my message and hope she will be encouraged to eat broccoli – it’s so good for her.
      I’ve left another today…

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  12. PIP, go to dashboard and at the top where it says dashboard, is there a warning there from wordpress.
    I had this problem a few times with my old blog ( before i lost it ) if there is what does it say.

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  13. I re-read the post, if you are classed as a spammer you will never be able to post in the forum or any where else.

    Do as i did , get a new email address, get a new wordpress blog and name it ” PIP’S test blog ” then you will be able to contact wordpress help, BUT, always quote the blog name and email you want help with, it might take a few days but i found them very good.
    You can alway try things out in the test blog as well before using your primary blog.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

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  14. One of your comments yesterday . . . ended up in the Spam folder ~ I clicked NOT SPAM and retrieved it.

    Your comment(s) today came through loud and clear.

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  15. Sadly one of your comments was in my spam folder, so I’ve marked your comments as Not Spam. I do know it can take a few days for WP to reply, and even then you may have to wait for another reply etc etc.

    Dribblingpensioner has a sound plan. Worth trying out. The alternative is to set up your own hosted blog as quite a few people do.

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    • Hi Dave, well at least you found my comment 🙂

      Not sure I could cope with a slef hosted blog – can you imagine the problems? REd neck princess wnet self hosted and I had a devil of a job leaving comments on her blog.

      Will try DP’s plan and see how we go

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      • I changes platforms for mine too, is it easier for you with the one I have now? I don’t think you have been spammed on my site, but I get about 200 spams a day, so I don’t even go through them anymore, I just hit delete…let me know if you want to do a test comment on my blog 🙂 probably best to email me @ theredneckprincess@live.com

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  16. Dave, she cannot get through to support because her email address is classed as a spammer, that’s what happened to me, and thank you for your comment 🙂

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  17. You’re still on my Google Reader which is where I read your posts. Haven’t checked my spam yet. No ideas. Sorry.

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  18. Sorry to keep posting but i found your comment to-night in spam, so any-more should be ok.

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  19. Your comments here are showing up in my inbox. 🙂

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  20. Hi PiP,
    Don’t know much about the tech stuff…but I do know this…you are definitely NOT spam. 🙂 Hope you get everything worked out!

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  21. Dear Piglet, let me know if you get this message. I have been having trouble posting comments to you from the beginning. When I hit post it says ‘posting’ but nothing ever appears on your comments area.

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  22. Have you got this figured out, PiP?

    I once had an issue (though it was not about spam) and the tech help on WordPress is pretty quick to reply (they reply in 3 days but that’s better than never) and they reply consistently until your issue has been resolved.

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  23. Dear PiP,
    Hope WP will soon figure out that spam and ham are two different things entirely. And you are not spam!

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  24. Cyber mystery! I hate these unexplained ‘glitches’ which leave me invisible – looks like you’re out of the worst of it? Good luck!

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  25. I was wondering about you. I thought you did not love me anymore. 😉 I am going to start checking my spam from now on. Somehow we need to get you back in the living.

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  26. im having this problem too, its very frustrating! i have contacted them and referenced this post too in the hope of getting it sorted!

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  27. Maybe your computer is being hacked. My computer is hacked all the time.

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  28. @ neverending1, if you have good security you will never have pc trouble, but you can never stop a hacker, you likely have let something into your pc, not knowing you did it.

    BTW i can’t get onto your site.

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  29. PIP, did you go here to complain, if you can’t i’ll do it for you, let me know.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

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  30. Still having any problems? You email notifications for posts do NOT go to my spam folder. Still, it’s not very expensive to host your site using WordPress.org and a web host—have you had any difficulty leaving comments on my site?
    Of course, then you might lose the followers via WordPress.com. Tough decision.
    Sympathies. (Can’t comment on your most recent post; haven’t had a drop in 24 years. Moderation must not be in my genes with alcohol.
    Hugs,
    Jab

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  31. YAY – I now have an email response from WordPress. 🙂 thank you!

    f you believe that your comments are being trapped by Akismet and should not be you should contact Akismet support at http://akismet.com/support/ .

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  32. PiP.
    Were you logged in or logged out when you left us comments? Have tried commenting when you are logged into your account? Periodically, a glitch causes our comments to get flagged as spam but then it self corrects in a few. My other tip is to clear your cache on your computer… Meaning, go into your internet options via your computer, to your properties, and delete all temp files and browsing history. Clear out your old history and run your virus protection. Then, restart your computer and see what happens. Hope this helps or we’d have to come get you. 😉

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  33. Good! Akismet to the rescue! 🙂

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  35. Download this and run weekly, use the two at the top left hand side.

    Remove everything it finds.

    It will keep your pc cleaan and clear of all the rubbish that eof737 mentioned above.

    http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/

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  36. I am pleased to say Akismet replied to my email within a few hours and informed me they’d made a “Few Tweaks” so fingers crossed.

    However, Robyn has just informed me on Twitter that “It seems my (her) blog stopped following your blog too”

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  37. I must check my twitter to see if we are still following each other 🙂

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  38. Gosh what a nightmare – hope it soon gets sorted. Checked my spam folder and nothing from you there. Good luck!

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  39. Oh PiP, that’s terrible! I check my spam often, but I’ve not found you lurking around in there.

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  44. Did you get it fixed?
    (Expecting this comment to end up in the spom folder).

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