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Why can't I post comments?

  1. I am able to post comments on my own blog, but when I comment on other WordPress blogs, nothing happens. I'm logged in, I type the message, I click "Submit," the page reloads WITHOUT my comment! It's been going on all day - I've emailed the owners of the blogs and my comments aren't getting stuck in Akismet and are not awaiting moderation, they are simply disappearing.

    It's completely unnerving!

    I've already gone in and deleted my cookies and browser history and logged in again and this did not fix the issue. What's going on????

  2. Did you also empty your browser cache or is that what you meant when you said "history?"

  3. I don't think I've ever heard of that. You're certain they don't end up in Akismet?

    And the other blogs, are they on

  4. You can also go to my blog at and try leaving a comment of the first post, and post back here after you do.

    One thing to keep in mind with Akismet is that if your comments are getting caught, it may take a few hours before they show up there for the bloggers to see.

  5. @ thesacredpath

    I just tried to post on your blog and got the same results = zilch.

    Let me know if it ended up in Akismet. I did not get a message telling me it was awaiting moderation, the page just reloaded without my added comment.

  6. @ carocat

    Yes, the other blogs are blogs.

  7. Do you have another browser installed on your system?

    Which browser/version and operating system are you using?

  8. I have Vista. *Don't even start*

    I'm also running IE7.

    Funnily enough, it started while I was downloading updates this morning. Service Pack 1 has been failing to install for six months. Any connection?

  9. I don't know much about Vista other than what I've read. If you can, download firefox and give it a try as a test: . If it doesn't fix the problem, you can always uninstall it.

  10. The problem shouldn't be my browser - I've been blogging for years and it only just started happening this morning.

  11. I'm using Vista and have just left a comment on a friends blog with IE 7 which went through fine.

    Do you have any other browsers?

  12. Sorry for the double post: Yeah, it shouldn't be your browser, but in order to figure things out it's best to eliminate them one by one. :)

  13. I've had browsers go batty on me and I've had to reinstall them from time to time, it's just a way to check and see if that is the problem.

    The other possibility is to contact staff on Monday when they open at 9am Pacific to see if it's a backend problem or not. The do monitor these forums, so they may take a look this weekend.

    I do know they will probably ask if you have tried another browser.

  14. Installed Firefox.

    Tried to leave a comment with the same results.

    Guess I'll have to wait for Support to open on Monday.


  15. Hopefully they will look at it this weekend. Sorry we couldn't solve the problem for you, but now incase staff asks, you can say you have tried another browser. I'll keep watching to see if you comment shows up on my blog.

  16. Thanks :)

  17. One last thing to try is to reboot your system and see if that makes a difference. I'm grasping at straws, but it's worth a try.

  18. Have rebooted twice already today, plus left the computer off for seven hours.

    Still keeps happening.


  19. Another thing: Have you tried leaving comments both when signed in and signed out?

  20. Well, I'm out of straws. Let's hope staff looks at this thread before Monday.

  21. @carocat
    That's a good catch!

  22. @leesepea
    I just found you in my Akismet folder and I'm approving you now. I wonder if they've been doing some updates on Akismet this weekend?

  23. Oh, that's weird!

    One of my comments on my own blog just showed up as spam!

    But it took over an hour!


  24. Akismet is a has a delay which ranges from a few minutes to a few hours depending on load. De-spam your comment on your blog and then in a little while (or perhaps in the morning) make another comment on your own blog and if it goes into akismet, approve it again. I approved you. I also left a comment on your blog suggesting that you contact the other bloggers and have them approve you as well. By tomorrow everything should (I hope) be back to normal.

    Who knows why it's not catching you where it was not before.

  25. @ thesacredpath: Thank you. :)

  26. @carocat
    You're welcome. Happy endings are nice, aren't they?

  27. Indeed they are. :)

  28. Okay, so why is it now telling me I'm spam?

    What's up with that?

    These are blogs I read and comment on regularly, what gives now?

  29. Unpsam the comments from yourself so Akismet unlearns. You may have to do this several times before this learning takes place.

    {waving to carocat and tsp}

  30. @leesepea
    This seems to happen once in a while, and I can only speculate that Akismet may have recently been updated, and due to that, some people who had not previously been caught up in it, are now.

    This is of course wild, unsubstantiated, speculation on my part. Bottom line is we will probably never know.

    {waving to tt and carocat}

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