BREAKING NEWS: Please, fellow bloggers — Check your Spam folders. It seems many comments from afflicted WordPress bloggers have been ending up there without a word of warning.
THE END OF A RELATIONSHIP? WORDPRESS PULLS THE PLUG?
More alarmed or sad? I don’t know. This may be the end of my blogging. I am reposting this from my friend’s blog about the bizarre situation at WordPress.com Why the powers-that-be are destroying the very feature that makes blogging worthwhile — the ability for people to interact — I don’t know, but they are doing it. My friends and readers, if you can’t comment on my blog, this is why; and this is why I cannot comment on yours.
This morning, I was made aware of that there’s a commenting problem going around in WordPress. On March 14, they changed something in their commenting system, and this is apparently causing problems. Some people can’t comment at all. Apparently nothing happens when they try to post a comment and when they try again, they’re being told it’s a duplicate.
I found a link, where this problem is being discussed and I’ve copied one comment from Timethief — a woman who always seems to be up to snuff about what’s going on in WordPress:
«The policy change was made on March 14th. I’m not inclined to move back to self-hosting (been there done that and rejected it) based on the commenting situation as it effects both WordPress.com bloggers and WordPress.org bloggers. WordPress.com and Gravatar accounts are linked as Automattic owns both.
What I did is change my comment settings on this…
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