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  • I tried to look this up in the codex, but I didn’t have much success.

    When one marks a comment as spam, what happens? Does the software remember that label and apply it to future comment submissions? Is marking a comment as spam just creating another listing?
    can/should the spam listing be trashed at any point?

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  • If you are using Akismet and you’ve marked a comment as spam, it usually means that they’ve let something through the cracks they shouldn’t have and they’ll probably use this information to improve this service.

    It learns from comments you mark as spam so in the future, these comments won’t get through to your website and will instead be marked as spam automatically.

    Askimet isn’t being used at present. Is Askimet the only way to make the “mark as spam” feature useful?

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