Wordpress User posts not showing up in Recent Comments

My blog is picking up speed nicely,

but today I moderated 20 posts,

and none of them showed up under recent comments!
One dude gave me, like, 10 posts, and none appeared in recent comments.

Did that user disable notification somehow?

How can I get them to be listed?
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beavoidAsked:
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
If Akismet is installed, configured and active it will do its best to block spam bots from posting.

Sabre is a different plugin that you should install.  It stops spammers from creating user accounts but takes a week or so of training to work.
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Which Recent Comments?  The admin widget or a front-end widget?
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
The admin widget just asks how many comments I want displayed?
I said

5

The widget that makes the recent comments show on my home page, I guess, is the problem.
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
If you are moderating your comments, there will be a lag between approval and showing up in the widget.  Caching can also play a role.
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OmniUnlimitedCommented:
I'm confused.  To me a post is the main article to which comments can be made.  There is a difference between comments and posts.  Are you saying that someone made 10 posts, or 10 comments, and that you aren't seeing them in your recent comments?
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
10 comments, sorry
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
I think it may have been the lag issue, after all, cause it seems to be okay now.
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
Alright, fine, but some pricks are spamming my blog with things like "Buy fat tablets delivery FREE" and stuff,
and they aren't trapped by the moderation?

How do I stop them? It must be a bot!?
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Do you have Akismet and Sabre installed?
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
Must I just drag Akismet into the primary widget area?
Sabre is not an available widget ! ?

What should I do?
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
How do I get my blog completely safe? Akismet is in my active plugin list. Is that good enough?

Some bastards have literally, F-ED it up for a short while. - spam bots.

What is Sabre? Is it a Godaddy option, or a separate thing?

Thanks
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Did you configure Akismet with an API Key?  If so, that's a good start.

Sabre is a Wordpress plugin that deals with bogus user registrations.  If your site is configured to only allow comments from registered users or allows registered users to bypass moderation then you will want to protect your registration process to the extent possible.
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
it is only recently that my blog has got F'ed up by these bastards.

What exactly could I consider? How?
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
The peril of having a blog that has open comments is that people will leave comments.  Best you can do is make it difficult to do via captchas, registrations, and anti-spam checks.  But you will never stop 100% of the attacks.
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
So, a good start is Sabre?

What about the other ones Wordpress suggests, or is Sabre it?

Will I need to train it?
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Sabre or WangGuard are my choices to protect against bogus registrations which can lead to comment or post spam.
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
What options should
I check in the Sabre control panel?
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
I don't have it installed in front of me at the moment.  I usually just use the registration captcha for Sabre. For more advanced protection, I use WangGuard.
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
WangGuard isn't in the WP plugins list.
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
It says my Wangguard API key is invalid.
How do I correct this?

I already paid for Akismet and it sucks. What should I do?
It says you don't need to pay for WGuard
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Talk to Wang Guard support.  I have no idea why it would say the API key is invalid if you registered for an account there.
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