Meta: Comment spam-filter issues

Hey folks,

Just wanted to apologize at the delays in your comments being posted. For whatever reason, almost every single comment is now being sent into the “possibly spam”  folder, rather than automatically be published. I haven’t changed any settings, so I don’t know if something is going on at Google’s end.

It’s especially strange because that includes those of you signed into an account with a history of commenting. You’d think that after the 20th time hitting “not spam” the filter would have figured it out… Anyway, it may take a day or two for me to be able to manually approve them, so sorry about that.

As for those of you commenting anonymously, your comments sometimes head straight to the real spam folder, which gets about 10-30 spam comments a day. As you can imagine, it’s a bit hard picking them out between all the real spam, so my apologies if I miss it. If you could start your comment with something like REAL as the first word, it would be easier to find.

It’s 2013, why hasn’t the spam issue been solved?

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