Hey. I know this post is ancient history, but I've been searching for a solution to this for a few weeks now -- this issue is mentioned on here in 9 or different posts, but no solution was ever offered. In one someone recommended disabling all plugins - I did that, and it didn't work. (I'm using 2.06)
What I'm hoping for, which I think would be the easiest solution, is to remove the dashboard link that's dynamically added to the admin menu, and then just put a static link in it's place.
I know how to add a static link, but how can I remove the dyanamic one?
There is one plugin I cold use, custom admin menu, but it makes the whole menu static-like, so the count for akismet doesn't change.
I'd rather just remove the link by hand.