For the first 6 months or so that I was blogging on my hosted solution, I watched the spam comments closely, looking for comments that would be falsely marked as spam. Not seeing a single one in that entire period, I stopped watching closely.
Well, today, I discovered 5 comments over the last two weeks that were marked as spam that shouldn’t have been. I suspect the problem started with an update to my spam plugin somewhere around October. But I only have the last couple of weeks worth of spam retained. So if you commented and did not see your comment posted or replied to, please look again and resubmit.
I really feel crummy about this. I pride myself on approving and replying to comments quickly. I can even do so from my phone, and watch out for them on weekends and most holidays.
I still get up to 25 spam comments a day. Viagra, online casinos, all the usual junk – and that’s why I moderate comments – so my readers don’t have to deal with that. I’ll be watching spam carefully and looking at other spam filtering options from now on.