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BrendaReeves
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on 04/24/2013

I've had eight people subscribe to my blog, but they don't leave a comment. Should I assume that those are spammers? I signed up for AKismet, but I don't know if it's doing anything. How can I tell.


Brenda Reeves
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on 04/24/2013

Are you new to blogging? Relax. Generally, most readers don't comment. If you get comments on a blog post, you're doing well. I'm assuming that akismet works the same way it does on wordpress.com and will hold out possible spammers for you to approve or delete. Some spammers do slip by the filter, but in my experience, it's very rare. And I've never know anyone to leave a comment just because they subscribed.

LizM
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on 04/24/2013

I wouldn't worry about it.  You should get an email notification even if a comment is auto-approved.  You might want to click through to the blogs/websites of the people who subscribed if you are suspicious just to make sure they aren't scraping the site.

BrendaReeves
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on 04/24/2013

Thank you, but none of these people have websites. Thank you both. that answers my question.


Brenda Reeves
dustytoes
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on 04/26/2013

Brenda, I had to sign up to have my comments show on your site.  If it hadn't been you, I probably wouldn't have bothered.  I don't leave comments at sites that make it difficult to do so - not that yours is difficult, but it takes a bit more than just commenting.


BrendaReeves
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on 04/26/2013

Thanks Pam, I think I'll remove that feature. I don't like to sign up where it's made difficult either. It's easy enough to remove a spammer anyway.


Brenda Reeves
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