Ah, it’s that time of year again. Numerous people who’ve been commenting for ages find themselves in moderation purgatory and, understandably, wonder “WTF?”
The explanation is simple. Akismet does this when we roll over into a new kennel since it needs to “re-learn” a bit. It usually don’t take long and none of your comments will ever disappear, it’s just that us Mgmt types will have to be a little more diligent on the “Approve” button for a few weeks.
Is it worth it? Oh yes. You would not believe the amounts of crap that Akismet keeps out that we would otherwise have to shovel out of the comments on an hourly basis to keep them readable, so bear with the inconvenience a bit. It’ll soon pass.