akismet's spams & ham

March 19, 2010

The image you see below is my blog's Akismet stats.

spam stat
click image to spot the ham :D

What the heck is ham doing on my blog? I’m a vegetarian!

Spam most people know as the unwanted commercial comments on their blog, its counterpart we call ham to indicate legitimate comments. On the Akismet mistakes side, missed spam is pretty self-explanatory, but a false positive is what it’s called when we incorrectly identify a legitimate comment as spam. (Which hopefully happens exceedingly rarely.) Also, we’re sorry about the vegetarian thing. - AKISMET

Imagine how big the relief it gave me since I installed this plugin. If not for this I would have been counting still thousands of unwanted comments until now.

To check yours, simply login to your account and click Akismet Stat just right below the word Dashboard to see how much spams and hams it catches for you.

However, if this plugin is still missing in your blog, you may follow simple directions on how to install it from this link.

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