I know that they have tightened up their SPAM filter and this is why innocent comments have been caught but surely they can see the ‘history’ of a blogger via their email address which is, after all, logged against each comment made, and from this history can determine the legitimacy of the comment made!
Thankfully, I have been able to liberate a few of my comments by contacting bloggers direct but this is time consuming and those of you I’ve contacted have been absolutely wonderful and ‘unspammed’ my comments but, frankly, I’m getting a little fed up now.
As per the instructions on the WP forum (a few people have been affected by this) I did contact Akismet two days ago when I realised what was happening, followed the online instructions, asked them to please sort it out and yet, here we are two days alter and still nothing!
No acknowledgement email!
No ‘we know there is a problem and we are trying to sort it out’ email!
Nothing, zip, zilch!
This is not good customer service. So this evening I have sent a second email to them and can only wait and see what, if anything, happens. In the meantime I will continue to post comments and these will continue to be dumped into your SPAM folders (unless you have already ‘unspammed’ me) and so please could you check to see if any of my comments are lurking and click ‘unspam’ so that the Akismet search engine realises that I’m a nice person who will cook with and eat spam but who would never, ever deliver it.