I would like to take a moment and say thank you to WordPress and Akismet. I know the last ten days couldn’t have been fun. It wasn’t for me. When I first noticed that most if not all of my comments were sent to spam I was irate. And then I tried to contact WordPress and all I got was silence. Slowly other bloggers started to communicate. WordPress listened and let us know to email Akismet directly. Again, the silence was deafening.
Then the scope of the problem became clear. This was affecting not just a few bloggers, but a lot. I’m not sure about the actual number. Akismet had to deal with the issue case by case. Sounds like an awful few days at the office. But they did get back to me eventually and all of a sudden I no longer had problems commenting.
I would have preferred more communication in the beginning, but I do appreciate their efforts and as far as I know, it has been resolved. Thank goodness. I look forward to catching up with many of you over the next week.
One good thing about the situation was I met several bloggers who were kind and helpful. Calmgrove who I communicated with during this ordeal asked me if I would join him in thanking WordPress and Akismet. I happily agreed. Please hop over to his blog to read his eloquent thank you.