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Quick Backend Note re: Comments

Dear Whatever commenters:

WordPress’ spam detection has the last couple of weeks been bumping a few more of you into spam and moderation queues than is usual. I’ll be working on tweaking the backend, but in the meantime if you post a message and it seems to go nowhere, don’t panic, and don’t assume I’ve suddenly banned you (unless, you know, I’ve said to you “you are now banned.”). Just relax and I’ll go through the spam and moderation boxes as I generally do a couple of times a day, releasing comments. Thanks.

By John Scalzi

I enjoy pie.

11 replies on “Quick Backend Note re: Comments”

WP has likely been tweaking its spam blocking and set things a little too high. Like clussman said, perhaps a whitelist would be helpful to keep down your moderation queue if you’re getting swarmed. Anyway, have fun with the gremlins of the intertubes, you just know something can’t keep working and simple when it’s on the ‘net.

This is why I like being an unknown Goddess, er I mean blogger. I can moderate every non-spam comment that comes in the first time. Once I’ve approved you to utter words in my presence, you can do so regularly.

But I realize that with you rock star writers, this isn’t feasible without assistants. :)

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