Update : Akismet has blocked me again and I Am not only one who is facing this problem. Howard Owens is also who is facing this problem. I commented on publishing2 and it didnt appear.Someone help me out. I wish I could shout out to akismet “Hey I am not a spammer buddy”.
As far as I am concerned, it really hurts when I comment on a blog and it end up satisfying hunger of a plugin used to capture comment spam.
Well, here I am not talking about comment moderation where atleast a message is displayed stating that “your comment is awaiting moderation” . But if there is a comment spam plugin, your comment will just disappear, and you will be left wondering what exactly happend. You think of typing the comment again, and again it doesnt appear. Finally you end up contacting the blog author, asking them to check if your comment got caught by the comment spam plugin installed on their blog.
It has happened with me quite often, where the comment plugin has prevented my comment to appear on some of the blog again and again. Even being a frequent commentor on some blogs I have encountered situations where my comment got caught.
Merry christmas Mayank and Madhur as my comment got caught as a spam . My comment didnt appear on Raj’s post where he gave a crucial information about google adds getting attacked by trojan.
Long back my comment didnt appear on the coder of adsense plugin called Who see Ads , where I wanted to clarify my doubts . While contacting the writer using contact form, it displayed an error that my ip address is banned . Same was the case with plugin “Similar Posts” which displays related posts for a particular post. My comments even got caught over Johnchow’s blog but appeared after couple of hours ( I am sure he takes a look at comments which got caught by spam stopper plugin ) .
Update : Here is the latest screenshot
My request to fellow bloggers
Since I have been a victim of comment spam plugin, my request with blog authors is to mention kind of spam protection they are using in the comment form, like akismet (anyways i will never recommend that ) or some other plugin. And also what someone should do if the comment does not appear, as above screenshot.
I used akismet to prevent my blog with spam comments. But couple of weeks after intallation, I uninstalled it coz it was putting legit comments into moderation. Now I have simple math plugin and a list of keywords (like “[/url]” , “$” , “porn” etc etc) which will put the comment into moderation, if the comment text consist any.
Arpit has list of plugins with which you can prevent spam comments on your blog. I wont recommend akismet to anyone.
Have you ever encountered any situation like this ?? What measures you use to prevent spam comments on your blogs ?? and also Do you ever check before deleting the spams comments caught by these plugins ???