Bug with WordPress’s Akismet Stats Reporting

On your blog stats page, you have the Spam sec­tion with a remark:

Akismet has pro­tect­ed your site from XYZ spam com­ments.”

Now, if you check your spam com­ments, find an authen­tic com­ment and de-spam it, this XYZ count should reduce, right? I mean, I’m telling WordPress/Akismet that the com­ment should not be count­ed as spam!

I just found out — the count doesn’t change. Bug?

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  • Yea, even I thought that was fun­ny.
    Or per­haps an just an over­sight on the part of the pro­gram­mer who for­got to include the recov­ered com­ments while cal­cu­lat­ing total count 🙂

    Lets give them ben­e­fit of doubt! Akismet makes our life unbe­liev­ably eas­i­er, you’d agree!

    (PS: I used WP Hash­cash for some time and Akismet’s counter counts even if WP Hash­cash is not exe­cut­ed. Thats kin­da strange too.)

  • Yup — I agree. This is some­thing very minor I noticed…Akismet is great!

    I don’t know about Hash­cash since I use the host­ed ver­sion of wordpress.com and not on my site…

  • Mahen­dra,
    Not a bug. It’s adver­tise­ment 🙂 Why would they want to wil­ful­ly own up to mis­takes, eh?