Over the last couple of days l have noticed comments from readers who have commented that they were unable to comment [l know that may not make immediate sense – but it’s fact]
This post therefore acts as a visible question to the WP Engineers as well as to my own readership ….
First and foremostly as bloggers with blogs unless we have very deliberately disabled any thing to do with our Comments in Settings – we need to be able to interact and engage with our audience and like wise vice versa. So when there are problems being experienced l tend to take things quite seriously … however this is not a new issue – l have read about these things before and some of my own readership have expressed concerns over the last eighteen months also. Previous commenting problems have been resolved but it appears this is a new current issue…
I know that both Angie of King Ben’s Grandma and Melanie of Sparks from a combustible mind experience comment issues here at times on a daily basis. With Angie, despite lengthy investigations by engineers last year to the point of exhaustion – l still have to manually approve her comments when l do not knowingly have any reason to perform that as you will see shortly. Melanie experiences issues with commenting on not just my blog but several blogs and maintains this is the case since she changed plans with her own blog.
However in the last couple of days – three bloggers that l know of have had issues with my blog with commenting through the Reader …
If you get this comment, I want you to know that I am unable to comment on your posts through the reader. The message I get is that there was an unexpected error.
On an unrelated note, I’m finding that I can’t send responses to your coments on my comments, if that makes sense. I’m only approve for one it seems. It wont even send a 2nd.
Third try on the comment – error messages….. Captain Scarlett. Coolest ever super hero. Evil Captain Black. Really dark stories for a kid show. And the best ever evil catchphrase- ‘This is the voice of the Mysterons’. Just epic……
Now Sadje, Angie and Gary are the ones l am wittingly aware of, there may be others who haven’t commented or have given up trying – so l need to know a few things please from you, my readers …
If you are experiencing problems and you are able to comment on this post please let me know where you experienced your problems from?
Is it the Reader or directly on/in the blog itself? If you can provide also the following details …
Problematic Post Title, Your Location, What Application You Are Using to view the blog/reader itself and your search engine and also if you have any Plug-Ins activated and or installed – l ask these questions because this is what the Engineers will ask of me and have asked of me over the last couple of years, so l guess there is something to them.
This morning, l visited via the WP Reader – a feature l don’t actually use – and planted the word Testing on five of my last posts and l can see those words on the posts via the blog direct and l was able to comment via the WP Reader direct.
I have again checked my settings and my own Plug Ins – l have very few active Plugs …
My appologies for the qualities of these images, but l wasn’t looking to take top notch quality images of my settings this morning, as l sit here in my PJ’s just about to take a shower, however – l will contact the engineers today, but before that happens any information in addition to what l have already requested and supplied l can award them, it will help them, to help me and us together. But you can hopefully see, that l have absolutely nothing ticked that would prove to be detrimental to my readership engaging with me.
Jenna Kirkpatrick has raised an interesting comment also – see comments below and please read her post.
Ps – I don’t have a problem with spam comments – truth is – since l changed my own plan from Premium to eCommerce in June of 2019 l have very few spam comments perhaps 5 over the course of three months. I check spam daily and it is always empty.
I occasionally have a few comments pending and sometimes comments left by bloggers go astray in the WP system and turn up much later than they were initially left – sometimes up to three days later do they show up for me to read.
Commenting – l don’t tend to drop many comments daily on other blogs, although l do respond to all visible comments on my own posts. I do daily present many blog links in some of my own posts such as the Hello – although this shouldn’t reflect upon readers commenting on my posts.
Comments via email from readers who were simply unable to comment on my blog to this post…
Suzanne of Ellie894 FYI – I always have trouble “liking” and commenting on your site itself. That isn’t new. It’s always been that way, especially if I click over from email. I can access your site from the emails but I can never like or comment from that way. I have far greater luck in reader. But I have had trouble leaving comments there as well lately. Wp specifically tells me that comments cannot be accessed. Hope this helps.
Emily Mae Hood of New York Family Adventures I saw your post on comments not going through. I couldn’t leave a comment! So, I though I’d email you while I have WordPress trying to figure out what is going on. I’ll post as soon as I can and let you know if there’s any resolve. I’ve already tried clearing history, clearing cookies, and trying a different browser.
I’m in the group who can’t comment on your blog via my newsreader app. I don’t really like reading blogs in the browser. I feel bad about yours though! I’ve tried probably a half dozen times in the past several days and nothing goes through. I get an error message. This doesn’t happen at other blogs.
If you can help me out with this, that would be great.
Many thanks – catch up with you later .