Tech Fail

The Great Comment Investigation

Okay peeps, it would seem that Ye Olde Blog has been eating some comments / sending some people to the spam folder / deactivating its comment link / loading slowly or not at all.

But only for SOME PEOPLE. Others, for whatever reason, are able to comment with abandon.


Actually, I’ll solve it. But I can only solve it if you help me.

(Who am I kidding, I won’t solve anything. Jen will.)


Here’s what I need you to do. If you are reading this blog post right now–yes, YOU–I need you to try to leave a comment by clicking on the link at the bottom of this post

EVEN IF you have never commented on any of my blog posts ever. (You can do this. It’s not hard.)

EVEN IF you comment on every single blog post I write, without fail. (Also, thank you. You are lovely.)

Then, after you attempt to comment, one of three things will happen:

1) Your comment will go through flawlessly. HOORAY! Go eat some chocolate and put your feet up. Your work here is done.

2) Your comment will seem to go through, but it will not show up on the site. This means you probably got eaten as spam. Don’t worry, I’ll go fish you out of the dumpster. There’s nothing else for you to do. Go steal some of the successful commenters’ chocolate. Tell them you have my permission.

3) DISASTER STRIKES. Maybe the “comments” link isn’t live for you. Maybe you can write a comment, but when you click “submit,” it redirects you to a blank page. Maybe it gives you a weird error message like LOL YOU ARE STUPID LOL.

If Disastrous Option #3 occurs in any form and you are unable to comment, send me an email at annerileybooks (at) gmail (dot) com. Tell me what happened when you tried to comment, and lo, I shall investigate the problem.

(PS: If you can’t figure out how to make that email address functional, you are a bot, and you must now walk the plank.)


17 thoughts on “The Great Comment Investigation

  1. I’m doing the Comment Shuffle. Whoop, Whoop!

    SPeaking of comments, do you have a secret “email followup comments button?” I can’t see that option on my end and sometimes I’d like to read followup comments.

  2. I hope you figure it out. The spammers might be out in force, at least they are the ONLY comments I’m getting on my food blog. Granted I haven’t written anything new over there in a year. But why now? Hmm….

  3. I’m commenting! 🙂

    I hope you can get the problem fixed. My problem with blogger is that sometimes it drops me from people’s followers list. And when I finally visit their blogs to find out why they haven’t posted in a while, I discover that I’m no longer a follower. GRRR.

  4. Consider this a comment, I guess. Heading off to eat some chocolate and put my feet up, although up what I’m not sure.

  5. Hi Anne,
    I enjoy reading your blog. Even if I don’t always comment, know that I am reading. 🙂

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