Spam Filter is Being Touchy

Everyday for the last week I have found comments in the spam filter which I have had to manually approve. Most of these I find no reason for why the ‘system’ rejected them.

The spam filter is set up to flag the most serious 4 letter words–not all, but the worst of them.

Additionally it is set to ‘kick out’ anything from one particular commenter who I banned at least 18 months ago (the only person ever banned).

So if a comment section is not taking your comment, don’t take it as a ‘ban’ or anything like that–likely the spam filter didn’t like something. When you end up in the spam filer it temporary stops you from posting until I get it manually approved and then you can post.

I will try to figure out what setting I have control over that will stop this seeming random kickouts.

5 thoughts on “Spam Filter is Being Touchy”

  1. Tim – I’m pretty sure mine got bumped the other day because I posted it, but it showed up as a reply to another post. I was trying to make a stand alone post, so I deleted it. When I re posted, I couldn’t find it. Tried to post again and the system told me I just posted that comment. I didn’t think much about it till you said it ended up in spam – and then this post. I suspect mine might have been flagged because of the delete just moments before.
    Maybe that sheds a little light …?

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