Askimet Problems?

posted in: Blogging, Tech | 4

Is anyone else seeing a handful of obvious spam comments get through Askimet on their WordPress blogs? Seems like every morning, I find myself deleting 5-6 comments that hit the blog overnight, with obvious spam links, that Askimet allowed to post. I hadn’t really had any difficulty like that in a long, long time, so it’s somewhat surprising to see it all of the sudden.

For the record, Askimet is still working, and blocking some of the spam comments as well, it’s just suddenly missing many more than it used to. I wonder if it’s just me.

4 Responses

  1. Steven

    it’s not just you.

    and by the way, do NOT use the WordPress app for iPhone to edit a post/page in which you have your own HTML (a table, for example) – it will remove every greater-than and less-than in the whole dang thing.

    • Mike McBride

      I have used the WP app for iPhone to post, but now that you mention it, I’ve never tried to edit an existing post from there. I usually open the back end login on Safari for small edits or to delete spam comments. πŸ˜‰

      What happened?

  2. Andy

    I’ve got one or two a week that get through ready for me to approve but that’s it – its worse than normal but I can do with one or two πŸ˜‰

    • Mike McBride

      Andy, I’m seeing a handful every day, that are being posted despite obviously being spam. Wonder how these are getting past Askimet?

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