A few days ago a friend and regular reader told me that her most recent comment had vanished. This puzzled me, because I wasn't in the habit of blocking people, especially not the ones I like.
As a result of her complaint I combed through my spam folder this weekend and discovered an alarming number of comments which should not have been marked as spam. If one of your comments disappeared, that is probably where it went.
Some might be wondering why I don't check the spam filter more often, and there's a simple answer. Last month I got 54 thousand spam comments, or about 1,800 each day.
I'll be honest: I stopped double checking my spam filter a while back. Clearly that was a mistake, but can you blame me for not wanting to read 1,800 spam comments a day?
In any case, I'm going to be checking every piece of spam before deleting it from now on. Hopefully I should be able to retrain the spam filter into not screwing up.