This morning I was a bit surprised about the lack of comments left on the blog. I assumed it was just a slow morning around here, though after a few hours it was clear something was up. Well, as it turns out all of today’s comments went into the blog’s spam folder.
My blog’s “dashboard” looks like this:
As y’all know I don’t really moderate comments (aside from extreme circumstances), and the way WordPress usually seems to operate is that if you’ve left a comment on the blog in the past from a certain IP, all subsequent comments will automatically be published. If you’re commenting from an IP for the first time it will go to the “pending” queue, and I have to manually approve it.
For whatever reason today all the blog comments have gone into the spam folder. The problem is that I get hundreds (if not thousands) of spam comments a day, so it’s taking a while to sift through all of the spam comments and manually approve the “legitimate” ones. I believe I’ve now approved all of the legitimate comments, so if you commented today and don’t see it published, please let me know.
The problem is ongoing, so I’ll continue to manually approve comments. Hopefully the Boarding Area tech team gets this fixed quickly. In the meantime, thanks for your patience and sorry for the slow day — I avoided posting due to the fact that I assumed the commenting feature was down, and writing just to myself on the interwebs seems downright creepy.