Posts tagged ‘comments’

Commentary

Warning! This is one of those blogging-about-blogging posts. If navel-gazing1 like this annoys you, move on. Blog comments are a contentious issue. Most political blogs have them because they create a sense of community among like-minded folks (and drive page views and advertising revenue). Most big-time independent bloggers in the computer/tech field despise them. If…


Released from Akismet prison on a technicality

(For background see this post and this one. Nutshell: Akismet, the spam filter for WordPress blogs, has for weeks been blocking me from commenting on WP blogs other than my own. My attempts to get Akismet to unblock me have failed.) Yesterday morning I found this message from Akismet in my inbox, a response to…


My continuing battle with Akismet

Here’s an update on my inability to leave comments on most WordPress blogs. Shorter version: I’m still being screwed by Akismet. Longer version… After that last post, Matthew McVickar—who’s becoming a ubiquitous presence here—gave me administrator access to an unused WordPress 3.0 installation on a server he controls. I tried a handful of commenting permutations…


WordPress and Akismet hate me

I’ve been unable to post comments on WordPress blogs, and I don’t know why. Now it’s true that this is a WordPress blog and I can comment here, but that’s an exception—presumably because I’m the administrator. At every other WP blog, my comments go off into some netherworld. I first noticed it a few weeks…