so I am spam

As my comments on other blogs now appear as spam on other blogs and I know some people delete my comments maybe my grammar isn’t as good as some people and the way I write is quirky but I m not being pushed out blogging because some small mind fool finds I m below them and because my comment dosen’t match what they want well boo on them ,at least I take time to comment when I have time .I try to be an active member of the blogosphere but maybe some people just don’t like me well instead of hiding behind a delete comment or a spam button tell me and I just npt comment any more please .I never wish to use this as an excuse for my writing but I have dyspraxia so if my language seems disorganised and my grammmar poor maybe it is this to blame sorry

24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Iris
    Feb 24, 2012 @ 19:33:31

    Stu, the fact that WordPress (not me!) automatically marked your comment as spam has nothing to do with the owners of the blogs on which this happened. A few weeks ago, Amy was marked as spam by wordpress and her comments appeared in the spam folder of every wordpress blog. She had to go around asking people to check their spam folders for her comments. Once she was marked as “not spam” everything turned back to normal. Again, this has nothing to do with bloggers deleting comments or marking your comments as spam. It is the wordpress blogging system, and even that has nothing to do with what you write or how you write. It is simply a glitch in the system, and it will be restored if you warn people tht they might be able to find your comment in the spam folder.

    I am frankly quite upset that you now believe I mark your comments spam, or that I do not care about your comments or your blog, and that I do not like you and am hiding behind a spam button. I have tried to explain this to you on twitter too. It is nothing personal. I never marked your comment as spam, it’s just wordpress that put it in that folder. And when you remarked on it, I immediately went to the folder to mark you as not spam.

    I’m sorry, but it’s just.. I can’t believe you’d think I’d do that, Stu.

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    • amymckie
      Feb 24, 2012 @ 22:48:19

      Yes, as Iris said I had this happen to me a few weeks ago, all my comments automatically went to spam. I tweeted about it and a few people mentioned it happened to them and that the solution was to contact the Askimet people. I did, and they fixed the issue.

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  2. Miles (@milorambles)
    Feb 24, 2012 @ 19:34:59

    Stick with it Stu, don’t let them get you down. Your comments and opinions are as important as anyone else. Stay strong becaue take it from me, you are valued.

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  3. parrish
    Feb 24, 2012 @ 19:56:41

    Have left this same comment on twitter, but this happened to me recently, with only one blog I think. But it turned out that a comment that I left on a blog, which I presumed just wasn’t published & thought ” Oh well” or something similar, then forgot turned up a couple of weeks later with an apology from the individual concerned, they’d found it in their spam & published it, as soon as they’d realised it.

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  4. amanda
    Feb 24, 2012 @ 21:12:27

    This happened to a blogger I follow recently and she was able to contact WordPress Support & they were able to fix it, rather than having to ask every single blog she posted on to check their spam folder. Try this page: http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

    I hope it all works out for you soon.

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  5. Sarah
    Feb 24, 2012 @ 21:49:08

    Stu, luckily your comments have never ended up in my spam and I am fairly confident that if they did I would spot it straight away. I have had friends who have ended up in there and of course I have always de-spammed them immediately.

    I am glad you are not going to let any difficulties of this sort stop you because I would really miss your comments.

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  6. Violet
    Feb 25, 2012 @ 01:32:20

    My blog is self-hosted and I have Askimet installed to catch genuine spam comments. Sometimes it sends comments from friends to the spam folder, but it’s just a glitch in the system. Please don’t take this issue personally, Stu. I love getting your comments, as do all your blogging friends. I know it’s hard to find the time to get around and comment on blogs, so I do very much appreciate it when you stop by mine.

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  7. whisperinggums
    Feb 25, 2012 @ 02:19:12

    Oh Stu, as Iris said, this happens out of the blue to all sorts of bloggers. A few months ago I discovered that several posts from Tom of A Common Reader had gone to my spam folder. I try to check it more regularly now. It’s usually good but for some reason every now and then a perfectly good comment from not even a new commenter gets hived off to the spam folder. As Americans would say, Go figure! Don’t worry…

    Your post title did make me laugh though as it reminded me of Dr Seuss
    So I am spam, Spam I am,
    I do not like that I am spam …

    You get the picture!

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  8. Caroline
    Feb 25, 2012 @ 08:13:42

    I also wanted to chime in. I do not have all that many comments so it’s easy for me to check my spam folder but some bloggers get a huge amount of commenst and it may be hard for them to check them all. I think this was by accident that you were deleted and as others said, a glitch in the system.
    I can’t imagine anyone would delete you because of some typos or I – being the queen of the typo – would be deleted always.

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  9. Lisa Hill
    Feb 25, 2012 @ 08:22:15

    Hi Stu, you comment on my blog regularly too (and I love it!) so I don’t think anything of yours has ever ended up in the spam folder, but I do know this: lately there has been more and more spam, and some of the spam is very very long. There can be a whole page about just one product and the Russian ones are incredibly long! I try to check mine every 2 or 3 days but if I miss a day or two, there can be pages and pages of it and sometimes there’s just too much to check through it properly.
    Sue, I also found one of Tom’s in the spam folder a while ago and I contacted Akismet about it and they fixed it.

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    • whisperinggums
      Feb 25, 2012 @ 11:19:14

      Oh did you, Lisa? I just unspammed it and never thought about contacting them. I’ve been getting those long Russian ones too – hundreds of them if I don’t check for a few days. I checked today again, after Stu’s post, and found, amongst the 300 odd spam (I hadn’t checked since early last week), comments by Fay from our Shadow team, and Anne of Cat Politics (both commenters on my blog). Should I contact Akismet?

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  10. lizzysiddal
    Feb 25, 2012 @ 08:59:39

    I was completely oblivious to this issue. Just checked my spam folder for the 1st time in months — fortunately noone I knew had been targeted by the WordPress gremlin …. Phew!

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  11. Lisa Hill
    Feb 25, 2012 @ 11:53:52

    Hi Sue, yes, I would contact them, I find Akismet very good but there are mistakes sometimes and they can only fix them if they know about it.

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  12. savidgereads
    Feb 25, 2012 @ 21:41:55

    Stu, you had gone in my spam, don’t know why but you had, however you are live now as it were. That said it was very lucky I scrolled as I get about 60 spam comments a day and normally just delete all as ‘pending’ tends to have real people if that makes sense.

    This is a wordpress issue though and not bloggers, so try not to get wound up, but do have a vent at wordpress maybe?

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    • Lisa Hill
      Feb 25, 2012 @ 21:52:15

      Nooo, it’s not WordPress. WordPress uses Akismet but they are a separate crowd. And – just as the support people behind Akismet are too – the people behind WP are lovely, very helpful, very responsive. There’s no need to vent at them, I have always found that they respond quickly to friendly and respectful requests for help. What is happening to Stu is almost certainly a *mistake* caused by an automatic spam filtering system which has erroneously picked up on something in one of his comments and can easily be fixed if they are told about it. (With Tom from A Common Reader, one of my fave blogs, I think it was that his moniker sounds a bit like a commercial name for a music business.)
      This problem for Stu is a reminder to all of us to be careful not to use certain words in comments, for example, if I mentioned that I’m getting a lot of spam about a certain type of footwear and actually used the name of that footwear, (all WordPress bloggers know what this is, eh?) you could guarantee that this comment would head straight into Akismet’s spam bucket!

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  13. JoV
    Feb 26, 2012 @ 00:34:25

    It has nothing to do with you Stu. It’s Akismet. I can’t imagine how bad it would be if we do not have you around to comment on our blogs, life is probably not worth blogging then!

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  14. Sarah
    Feb 26, 2012 @ 00:54:11

    Stu, I am very sorry to say that I have just found your comment in my spam. From what others say it does seem as if this is a problem that afflicts random bloggers from time to time. I have contacted WordPress support and asked them to look into it. Hope this will help.

    Sarah

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  15. Heather
    Feb 26, 2012 @ 01:56:14

    Hi Stu. I once had my blog deleted as spam as I had approved a comment that had seemed legitimate. Blogger said it was spam and thus deleted me. I didn’t write that comment. They were very good about restoring my blog..

    I always enjoy your comment, particularly when you comment about my quilts.

    Best alway.

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  16. kimbofo
    Feb 26, 2012 @ 13:06:51

    Ah, one of the benefits of Typepad is that I very rarely get spam comments — maybe one a month — and that’s across the three blogs I run on the platform.

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  17. Mary Mayfield
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 09:34:09

    I just checked my spam folders in the hope of finding a huge stash of comments – no such luck! Too many of the comments I get are merely links to moneymaking and/or porn sites, so anything sensible is welcome.

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  18. Annabel (gaskella)
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:13:05

    Stu, you’re one of my top commenters, and I love it. Please don’t stop. There is obviously a thing at the mo, as your latest comment on my blog was in the spam – I’ve now restored it to where it should be – hopefully the Akismet spam filter will not do it again.

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  19. bythefirelight
    Feb 29, 2012 @ 07:17:17

    How annoying. I’ll have to keep a close eye up for comments from commentors I know.

    Reply

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