WordPress Comment Silliness
Because some of you have indicated renewed problems with commenting on my blog, I hope this post on WordPress comment silliness will be helpful, both to enable you to comment on my blog and to resolve problems on your own.
First, over the past couple of weeks, I have been seeing issues once again with WordPress.org bloggers commenting on my blog. WP.com is deciding, en masse, to send you lovely people to spam. It seems that WP.com is requiring a .com log in, much like WP.org is requiring that I have a .org log in to comment on your blogs.
But, using the WP.com log in does not automatically guarantee that a comment is not relegated to the Land of Spam.
Please, if you are in the spam category, try using your WP.com log in credentials to comment today, and I will monitor spam to see how we do.
The other category of bloggers who seem to be having problems are those who use iPads or smartphones to comment. Following the comment button from the email requires a log in, and several of you have expressed frustration with that system.
Again, is seems that WP.com is forcing people to use a WP.com log in to comment. When a user logs in from a device like an iPad or smartphone, the WordPress app then becomes the best means of commenting on any blog to which one is subscribed. Rather than following the email link, use the reader portion of the WP.com app and comment there. It does not require repeated log ins, and the recent upgrades to the app make this the easiest and most pleasant way I’ve found to keep up with the blogs I read.
On a related note, several WP.org bloggers who used to appear in my WP.com reader feed are no longer there. I do not know what that is about, but I miss you. While I have been afflicted with sporadic internet in the wilds of Mississippi for the past few days, I do try to keep up. I generally cannot remember every blog I read if it doesn’t appear in my reader. So, please comment today if I have not visited in the last week and let me know that I need to come up with an alternate means of tracking you.
These continued contractions and changes to the commenting process are frustrating. As I find ways to deal with them, I will post them here for you. I hope they will help your consistent visitors continue to remain engaged in your blogs, too.