I’ve been using Akismet for months now, and I have been nothing but happy until last night, when I found that some perfectly good comments were never posted. On reviewing my last 15 days spam, I found all four of the missing comments and “de-spammed” them, but unless the user had e-mailed me, I might never have realized there was a problem. I would be very, very loathe to get rid of Akismet. It’s a lifesaver. I am wondering, however, if anyone else has had such problems, and if so, what solutions they might suggest.
To review my not-very-public comments policy, I do not delete comments unless they are clearly spam, illegal, or threaten a family friendly rating, i.e. excessively use obscene language. That means I don’t remove off-topic comments, so long as they have some content and thus don’t fall under the spam heading. I don’t remove comments because they are discourteous, including to me. You can call me an idiot, a liar, or whatever your heart desires right here on my blog. Just avoid doing it with four letter words, and keep it within legal boundaries.
If you have made comments that should have appeared, but have not, e-mail me and let me know when and on what post.