Askismet Mistook Me For Spam Today

Today I made my rounds commenting on a lot of your blogs my fellow book lovers. This evening I noticed something strange. I hadn’t received a single notification after mid-morning…now, my blog is still fairly new but it’s never crickets. After testing over at Gretchen’s page ChicNerdReads, we quickly realized none of my comments were posting.

After some research in Word Press Community Forums, I found an answer dating 5 years back. WordPress uses a spam blocker called Askismet & sometimes Askismet will mistake your IP address as spam and Blacklist you. Today, Askismet mistook me for a bot! & all of the comments I poured my soul into went straight into your spam folders.

Solution: Obtain enough approved comments from those of you I commented on & happened to be tossed into your spam folders. Once I obtain enough approvals, Askismet will re-learn my IP & take me off the virtual Blacklist in 1 to 2 days. Yes, this means you probably won’t see all of the wonderful comments I leave on your Top 5 Wednesday/Waiting On Wednesday….Unless of course you look for me in Spam where all the losers are benched (for no reason it can happen to anyone) -_-

I will continue making my rounds tonight & tomorrow, so please check your spam folder for little ol’ me & if you happen to like me…be a dear & click approve ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope this post helps anyone going through a similar situation or even going forward ๐Ÿ™‚

Author: LairOfBooks

"I didn't choose the Book Life, the Book Life chose me"

26 thoughts on “Askismet Mistook Me For Spam Today”

  1. Sorry this happened to you! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    For all the blogs I follow, I get posts sent directly to my email and today every single one was getting sent to my spam folder. I knew it was weird that after 1pm I hadn’t received a single email hahaha

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    1. I believe I did stop by you blog Kourtni & left you a comment ๐Ÿ˜ฆ If by any chance you see my comment, plz approve me…I’m hoping to get off this spam business soon lol thanks again for stopping by ๐Ÿ’•

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  2. Can’t imagine how frustrating this is!! I’ve actually been getting so many comments in my spam folder from people I know lately. I’m terrible and always forget to check it too and then I feel bad ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Super helpful post, Lilly!! Hopefully this will be able to help anyone else dealing with similar issues.

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  3. Yeah, I’m going to check every day. What probably happens is that one user has it as spam, then Askimet recognizes the IP address from the one spam attempt, and considers the IP address spam from then on. So it’s probably just one instance that created this whole mess. My theory at least….

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      1. Oh my God, it’s happening to me also! Wait, I just tried commenting on a blog I have commented on before and my comment showed. I don’t think I’ve made a comment on your blog before. That’s why ๐Ÿ™‚

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