Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Anyone having trouble with comments?

At the moment, pretty much anybody who feels like it ought to be able to leave a comment on this blog. I mean, blogger has its spam filter, and I do have the "prove you're a real human being" text enabled, but otherwise commenting is completely open.

However, at least one commenter has mentioned having difficulties leaving comments from work, and I've heard one or two people (elsewhere) complain about problems with comments on Blogger. So I thought I'd check and see if this is an isolated instance, or if there's a problem that I need to address.

Obviously, if you can't comment, you aren't going to be able to tell me here. In that case, send an email to michael mock {at} mockwriting dott comm. (The name is all one word, and I assume you're all clever enough to translate the URL back into computerspeak.)


  1. I have the disabled guy blog set for anyone to post, but there's a captcha. (set up that way so family members without a blogger profile can comment- which none have, but claim they will, which leads me to think that they don't even read the blog... but I digress).

    I have people who tell me they've left a comment, then I go to check on said comment and it isn't there. That's either because they never clicked "post comment" or that they clicked "post comment" but didn't do the captcha.

  2. Testing, testing... one... two... three...

    Seems to work here.

  3. My bet is the Captcha is running afoul of a workplace firewall. If that's all it is, there's nothing I can do about it. But thanks for leaving the comments - it's reassuring to know that people can post if they want to.


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