If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself. — Albert Einstein
so no – I can’t tell you what was wrong cos it wasn’t really explained to me, but it seems that the spam collector ‘askimet’ had identified me as spam, and was stashing away all my comments in his little home, the spam folder, of all the blogs I have commented on – for maybe three weeks????
Anyway, I managed to get a comment up on the Community Pool today, so it must be OK! If you don’t know what I’m talking about, and you’re a WordPress user, then its a site hosted by the Daily Post, for people to ask for help with the content of their blogs – usually to get someone to read them, who would never see them otherwise!
My comment is on page 8 of the current “Pool”, if you want to respond to it – smile.
I have discovered in the last day or two that almost all the comments I have made on other people’s blogs have been stuck in the spam folder, and thus not viewed or put up on the sites I commented upon.
WordPress support have not been very helpful so far, so I am putting out a call to anyone and everyone who has a WordPress site to check your spam folder. Yes, there is a lot of rubbish in there that deserves to never see the light of day – but please look and see if any of my comments are also stuck there – or your friends comments – due for imminent disposal!
I have checked with some of the sites I follow and who also took the blogging101 course with me, and they have found up to 5 of my comments in their spam folder – I really hope that hasn’t happened to you! I have also commented on random posts I found through searches, or in the Community Pool, and since no one can read them, I can’t get any replies from anyone, when I ask them if my comments are in the spam folder – catch 22!
However – if you do want to leave a comment on this post – as far as I know, they will all arrive, and I will put them up as soon as I get them!
And check in my spam folder just in case – smile! My comments are all moderated by me, but that’s because the comments are open to anyone reading my blog – so do let me know if you can shed some light on this strange phenomenon!