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Akismet doesn't show spam descriptions (22 posts)

  1. womanwithmanyhats
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    This was true of my last version with WP 2.0.6, and now I'm having the same problem with 2.1 as well. When I go to comments and then to Akismet, it tells me how many it's blocked, but doesn't give me any further information.

    What gives? Is there somewhere else I should be looking? Configuration only gives me a place to put a key.

  2. drmike
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    It got moved. Dashboard -> Comments -> Akismet Spam.

    Hope this helps,
    -drmike

  3. womanwithmanyhats
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Right, that's where I'm seeing the number but no actual record so I can tell what it is and whether it's a false positive or not.

  4. womanwithmanyhats
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The only thing I see is "Akismet has caught 'x' spam." No controls to do anything with it.

  5. womanwithmanyhats
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The only thing I see is "Akismet has caught 'x' spam." No controls to do anything with it. No details and nothing to click.

  6. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Next to the "Akismet Spam" in the menu, there is a number. That number is how much spam is sitting there in the queue. It'll be deleted automatically after some amount of time.

    Obviously, if the number is currently zero, then there is no spam to see and so you won't see any.

  7. armymomnj
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm having the same problem with Akismet. Earlier today it said it caught 6 spam since installed. Just a few minutes ago it's now saying 12. But when I go to see what spam was caught to make sure it really is spam I do not see any listed. The only options on the configuration page are to put in the API key (done) and to automatically discard spam comments on posts older than a month (unchecked).

    I want a spam catcher that will allow me to see the spam before deleting it. I want control over that.

  8. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Okay, I think I see some of the confusion:
    Akismet has two entirely different pages on the Dashboard.

    The first one is under Plugins->Akismet Configuration. This is the configuration page where you can put in the API key and such.

    The second one is under Comments->Akismet Spam. This is where you can see what spam it has caught.

    Also, if you've installed WordPress 2.1, it included Akismet 2.0 in it. Make sure you are running the latest version of Akismet. You can find its version number on the Plugins page.

  9. armymomnj
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I am running Akismet 2.0 and in Comments->Akismet Spam it show only the number of spam caught and nothing else. It does not show the spam.. just the number only.

  10. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    What number does it show in the header?

    Look at this image and tell me how it looks different from yours:

    http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/5889/akismetdi1.png

  11. armymomnj
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I don't know what you mean by number in the header. The header of what? I'm sorry if I seem dense, but it's 1:30am and I'm tired :)

    As for the screenshot it's like mine except mine never shows the latest spam or a delete button. It just shows the number caught which is now up to 18, but no list of spam.

  12. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    At the top of that image, there's a line where it says:
    Comments Awaiting Moderation(0) Akismet Spam(2).

    Is there a number next to "Akismet Spam"? If it says "Akismet Spam(0)" then you don't have any current spam to look at. That's what I'm getting at.

  13. armymomnj
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    It says 0. The thing I'm getting at is this: On the main page of the dashboard it will show "x" amount of spam caught. I will go into comments Akismet Spam and check on the tab it says 0 new even though the spam count has gone up. Akismet deletes it before I can check the spam. I know Akismet deletes after 15 days or something like that but it's not even keeping it that long.

  14. Servant
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Stupid question, but are you using any other spam plugin besides Akismet such as Spam Karma? What I've experienced is that when the settings in Spam Karma deletes whatever is in the queue, Akismet's list gets purged at the same time. If I look in Akismet first, I'll often see items listed. But if I go into Spam Karma, delete items and THEN go into Akismet, Akismet's queue is empty. Hope this helps...

  15. armymomnj
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    No.. I wasn't using any other spam plugins. I'm about to try and find something else to use.

  16. armymomnj
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Ok.. update.. I got it to work. I deleted Akismet and downloaded a fresh copy and uploaded, activated and did a test post. Akismet caught it and I was able to see it.

    Whew! I'm glad that's overwith!... *I hope*

    Thanks to all who tried to help.

  17. KirkM
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I too have the same problem. I'm running WP 2.1 with Akismet 2.0. The plugin was working fine until just a few days ago when I noticed the number of spam comments was incremented (in the Dashboard) but under "Comments" menu, Akismet showed "0" in the queue. Clicking on Akismet showed nothing but the number of spam comments it had protected me from.

    I did as "armymomnj" did and deleted and downloaded another copy of Akismet 2.0, uploaded and reactivated. Same problem. Akismet incremented (from 197 to 199 spam comments) yet Akismet still showed zero in the "comments" menu and nothing on the Akismet page.

    I have no other spam comment stopping plugins such as Bad behavior or Spam Karma installed. Only Akismet, Simple Trackback Validation and Did-you-pass-math plugins. These are all WP 2.1 compatible and all worked without a hitch until a few days ago when Akismet began making my possible spam comments disappear. Oh...and I do not have the "Automatically delete comments on posts over a month old" checked either.

    Bottom line: The new version of Akismet appears to be immediately deleting all possible spam comments it catches without any user intervention and no longer holds them in the Akismet queue as it should.

    I initially thought it was not showing duplicate comments or comments from known (previously caught) spam addresses. Could this be the case?

  18. blogcity
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm having a similar problem where on my front page it says 0 spam caught yet in the SITE ADMIN >> COMMENTS >> # Awaiting Moderation (0)
    # Akismet Spam (49)

    Should it not show 49 on the front page too? You can view it here http://www.blouberg.co.za/

    I have entered my wordpress.com API key, and it has validated it and says it in green.

  19. Moosers
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    This has been happening to me as well. Last night, my Akismet counter showed it had caught 446 spam comments. This morning when I woke up, the counter showed 495 spam comments caught, but there was nothing in my spam queue to review. (I do not have the box checked to auto-delete spam on posts older than a month.)

    This all started about a week ago and I am troubled by this because I want to see the spam comments and determine for myself if these are spam or not.

    Any insight available?

  20. KirkM
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Just so it's posted here. The problem was with the Aksimet servers. The problem has since been resolved and Aksimet has been working fine. At least for me anyway.

  21. Moosers
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Kirk,

    Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, it looks like they may need to take another look at their servers. Two nights ago, my counter said 531 spam deleted and the next day it registered 537 deleted with nothing in the folder. I hope that it was a minor glitch and they are working on it.

    Again, though, thanks for the info. That let's me know that I was not losing my mind.

  22. niklasbr
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Using WordPress 2.1.3, the freshest version of Akismet, auto-deleting turned off and no other spam plugins I am having the same problem as KirkM had four months ago. Anyone have any other idea what might be the root of this problem?

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