Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Comment Trouble

Hi. I'm being plagued with comment troubles.

First, I'm getting way too many nonsensical and pornographic spam comments which has forced me to moderate incoming comments. But when I hit the accept button for legit and welcome comments, sometimes they disappear into cyberspace, sometimes for days or even weeks at a time, and then suddenly appear. Others have disappeared completely. Some folks have emailed me to say they can't even leave comments at all, something disconnecting them.

If you've noticed that happening to you, first my apologies. I REALLY want your comments. Secondly, please email me with what you've experienced while commenting. I want to fix it, but need some backup data and anecdotal material.

Thank you all for tuning in, and please keep commenting.


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I set my comments to the setting where no anonymous people can comment. It cut my spam by like 95 percent. I will get an occasional Chinese spammer but I delete those as soon as I see them.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Some good folks register in as anonymous, even though they don't want it that way, so I don't want to shake them loose. But I still can't figure out why legit comments disappear even when I click the 'accept' button. Joe Jusko left a comment earlier today that just up and vanished.

And Chinese/Japanese spam is a constant sorrow, that I delete left and right.