How ironic, then, that I should be listening to the car radio earlier today whilst stuck in local traffic on a hot, summer’s day wishing I was anywhere but there, only to be jolted back to my ‘blog angst’ by the incomparable tones of Freddie Mercury belting out the lyrics to “I want to Break Free”!!!
Yes, I am still in Spam prison and I want to break free alright!
So once more, my posts for this week have not gone quite to plan as I have had to spend quite a bit of time getting this problem, as per my previous post, sorted out. Who thought I would be posting about all this technical stuff?
Many, many thanks to those of you who have been offering advice, help and just plain moral support, and for keeping in touch, even when I can’t keep in touch with you 😦
It is incredibly frustrating as I have read several wonderful posts these past couple of days and all I can do is ‘like’ them when I have really wanted to comment. Thanks for understanding!
So, just to update you, and to pass on what I have learnt thus far to any of you who are reading this and having the same problem:
Having contacted Akismet via their support page at http://akismet.com/contact/ not once but twice, I did not receive a response (still waiting) but was advised by WordPress that I just need to be patient. Fair enough, but not one of my better traits…
However, Dylan a fellow-blogger who kindly came to my assistance, suggested that I email Akismet directly at support@Akismet.com which I did first thing this morning. This time I received a reply immediately from ‘Mark’ who asked me to fill in a comment test sheet and who is now looking into the problem for me. As at the time of writing, I have not received a response but it does seem that there are quite a few of us bloggers experiencing this very same problem at the moment.
Since my plea for ‘comment help’ yesterday, it is good to know that I am not the only one having this problem, as I did wonder there for a little while, but of course commiserations to all you bloggers like me who are having the same problems, and I wish you all the very best in getting it sorted out quickly! We all agree, it is not nice, not nice at all!
Finally, there is one more thing that you can do to help. If I am one of your regular visitors could you possibly please check your spam folders and see if any of my comments have gone there, and if so, could you approve them as ‘not spam’ and then approve them as comments on your blog? This achieves 2 things:
1. You can release me out of spam prison, my comment will post properly and then I will be able to post comments once again on your blog; and
2. This shows Akismet that I am not sending spam comments and so helps my cause!
I have already emailed some of you this morning about this and you have very kindly already ‘sprung’ me, thank you so much, but others I haven’t been able to contact.
Keep in touch and let me know how you all get on. Meanwhile, I will get back to posting very soon… 🙂