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The number of comments has fallen off dramatically since I installed some new anti-spam software, and I just got an email from someone saying they were unable to leave a comment. I’ve disabled the new software for now. Please let me know if you have any problems with the site.



  1. Alvin B. wrote:

    I think the anti-spam software was broken somehow. I had tried to leave a comment recently, and it simply never showed up, with no indication as why. I tend to just forgo leaving comments on a blog when that happens…

    Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Permalink
  2. Mad Hatter wrote:

    I was batting .500. I left a comment on 9/27 that didn’t show up but then left one on 9/28 that did.

    Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Permalink
  3. patriotsgt wrote:

    Thats better. Yes it worked fine for a couple days then nothing. I figured it was either a filtering software issue or a permissions issue. Seems to be OK now IK.

    Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Permalink
  4. Falkelord wrote:

    Oh man I thought everyone reading this blog had died. I felt so alone, and then when I realized I couldn’t leave a comment, it was probably a site issue.


    Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Permalink
  5. starluna wrote:

    I can’t die yet. I’m not done with everything I was sent here to do.

    Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Permalink
  6. Effisland wrote:

    Nah, just lurking. By the way I really can’t stand that picture of Sarah Palin in the add that never seems to go away on the right side of the window. Any chance you can get rid of it? As much as I love this site, it pisses me off, sorry to say.

    Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Permalink
  7. It ate one of my comments too, but I was not sure if the problem was your site or my flaky WiFi arrangement.

    Leaving this comment to see if I get through.

    Monday, October 4, 2010 at 5:05 am | Permalink
  8. Sammy wrote:

    None of my recent comments posted.

    Monday, October 4, 2010 at 10:42 am | Permalink
  9. Sammy wrote:

    …and they were brilliant!

    Monday, October 4, 2010 at 10:44 am | Permalink
  10. Kirk wrote:

    I have never left a comment before but have been reading this site for quite a while now, so I will toss out this test post for you.

    Monday, October 4, 2010 at 11:45 am | Permalink
  11. Bump wrote:

    Testing. Testing. 1. 2. 3.

    Monday, October 4, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Permalink
  12. Iron Knee wrote:

    You guys totally crack me up. Thanks for reading and commenting!

    But you really should have told me when you had problems posting comments! Some people were able to post comments, so I didn’t know there was a problem. I thought you didn’t love irony anymore.

    Monday, October 4, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Permalink
  13. Don wrote:

    I posted a comment about the comment problem but it didn’t show.

    Just kidding. Sorry, couldn’t resist.

    Monday, October 4, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Permalink
  14. Dave TN wrote:

    I just thought everybody went on vacation, at the same time.

    Monday, October 4, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Permalink
  15. Not love irony anymore?!

    Dude! You need your morning coffee if you can think that.

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 4:38 am | Permalink
  16. Iron Knee wrote:

    I’m trying to figure out what the problem was with comments. Can anyone tell me please, when you tried to leave a comment were you logged in or not? Some people were able to leave comments, and I’m not sure if they were logged in.

    My site is fairly unusual in that I don’t require people to log in before they leave comments (I don’t even require a captcha). So far, I’ve been able to keep the spammers at bay using other measures, but it is a constant struggle. This new software would have helped with that, but if it doesn’t work…

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 8:49 am | Permalink
  17. I was logged in. And it looked like the submit worked, until I went to review it. It just wasn’t there.

    My first thought was that the posting was delayed. So I looked a few hours later.

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 9:45 am | Permalink
  18. Iron Knee wrote:

    If anyone ever posts a comment and it doesn’t appear immediately, then there is a problem. Please let me know. My email address is in the “About” page.

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 11:43 am | Permalink
  19. You got it.

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 11:59 am | Permalink