Crossing fingers…

…but I think I’ve shaken them off—the spam police, that is. I can comment again! I’ll  go easy though for the next few days. Don’t want to draw attention to myself.


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

7 thoughts on “Crossing fingers…”

  1. There have been lots of others affected by the same problem, Jane. One blogger I follow has advised the following –

    By the way update on the Comment Spam situation . . I’ve been chatting to the Happiness Engineers again as had more problems today and they have advised that the person whose comment it is needs to report it to Akismet as there seems to be a problem for some commentators. Nothing to do with the blogs apparently. To report it as and when it occurs you can contact Akismet via: I’ll now be telling anyone I ‘unspam’ to do this.

    Hopefully, you won’t need to contact them, but just in case the problem comes back it may be an idea to follow what she did.

    1. Thanks Hugh 🙂 The Akismet engineers want to know which comments have been blocked and on which blogs. I don’t actually keep a record of the comments I post (does anyone?) but I think it’s to decide if the comment could have been blocked because it wasn’t nice. When the comments don’t post, pingbacks don’t work either, and usually they are to blogs that get an awful lot of pingbacks. I hope I’m in the clear now, anyway 🙂

      1. Something else to add to this, Jane, is a reminder that not all bloggers (including me) allow comments to appear straight away until they have been moderated and approved. I’ve always done this to stop nasty comments or spam appearing where it shouldn’t. I’ve often had several comments from bloggers saying “Where’s my comment? It’s not appearing. There must be something wrong with your blog.” Then, when I approve their first comment they usually apologise. It’s a learning curve.
        I also remind readers to check their spam folder on a regular basis. I check mine daily and am always surprised by what ends up in there.

  2. Jane, would you be so kind as to email me your permission to publish your contribution to Poets for Peace as part of the collaboration, or let me know you decline? Thank you.

    Glad to hear you got that comment nonsense settled.

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