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Akismet marking posts as spam comments! (10 posts)

  1. zep101
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Akismet is marking posts as spam comments! What is wrong? If I approve them then they show in my "Recent Comments" widget but not in the actual post as a comment.

    Does anyone know how to fix this?

    Thanks

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Are these trackbacks by any chance?

  3. zep101
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    How can I check?

    Also one of the posts I just did and it was immediately in my spam folder

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Are they just links back to your own posts?

  5. zep101
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Not quite sure what you mean. There are links in the posts to some of the contents on my pages. The posts (comments now) appear to be from me

  6. zep101
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You know what I just noticed in setting that it now says that my api key is invalid. Is that the problem? I don't know why all of a sudden it is invalid.

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The posts (comments now) appear to be from me

    They are not true comments but trackbacks from your own posts where you have linked to one post in another.

  8. zep101
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes that is true that I have some links from one post to another post. What if anything should I do about it. Is there a way to stop this?

    Is it ok to just delete the comments marked as spam?

    I don't feel very good about it being flagged as spam by this plugin because it is good and helpful stuff for diabetics. Or is being flagged have nothing to do with content?

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What if anything should I do about it.

    You don't have to do anything about self-trackbacks. Just make them as "not spam" and then delete them. Akismet will learn after a while.

  10. zep101
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you, this is very helpful to know

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