Dear Readers and Friends,
Over the last couple of days I have tried commenting to a number of posts only to find that my comment did not appear. Some sites work and some don’t. Good friend Judith of http://touch2touch.wordpress.com/ found my attempted comments in her Spam folder. I have raised the issue with WordPress and with Akismet. This is the response I got from WordPress…
Because of the way these users have their comments set up, you are indeed getting caught in their spam filters. You’ll need to contact the site owners directly. if they choose, they can mark your comment “Not Spam” and make certain that you are not a) blacklisted on their site or b) breaking any of the rules they have set up for commenters. It’s possible you accidentally triggered their filter.
Best of luck with this. Thank you!
Now I don’t believe for one minute that any of my regular contacts whose posts I comment on have gone into their site’s background pages and changed their spam filter settings the day before yesterday and I find the response from WordPress lacking in any consideration for their customer 😦 I am still awaiting a response from Akismet on this issue. Please can you check your spam folders for any comments I may have made.
ps – on the Akismet support area I found some other people complaining of the same issue 😦