Gah. Stupid technology.


I’ve just been doing a bit of sleuthing and happened to discover that Movable Type has been ever-so-kindly taking it upon itself to junk some of the comments you lovely people are leaving me. I wouldn’t have known except my friend Dave, whose comments usually go through, mentioned he’d left me one yesterday and it had disappeared. This led me to poke around in my control panel and I discovered the “Junk” section. Sure enough, Dave’s comment was there, along with ten others from the past week that never posted. When someone posts a comment I’m supposed to get it in email….but since these comments weren’t actually posting I was never made aware of their existence. I haven’t the slightest clue what possible criteria the program could be identifying that would make it categorize certain comments as junk (especially since more than half of the comments were made by people who’ve made comments previously and not had a problem). But now that I know I will be checking the junk folder every day and also will do what I can to tweak the settings so it isn’t so militant.
If you’ve left a comment since I got my new design and it never showed up — this is what happened. I’m thinking that comments are only kept in the junk folder for a specific amount of time and then automatically deleted, so I’m wondering if there is a bunch of stuff I missed altogether which is now gone for good. At any rate, my apologies to anyone who’s had this happen. Please don’t let it discourage you from commenting in the future. I have identified the problem and will be monitoring the junk folder closely.


About msmaryb

I'm a native Californian who lives in Oklahoma. I'm a full-time student, pursuing a Bachelors in Anthropology, following which I hope to attain a Masters in Archaeology. I have three kids, one husband, no pets, and a lot of friends - most of whom live inside my computer. I love to read, write, watch tv (shut up, we can't all be brain surgeons), shop, and travel. I'm trying to set foot in all 50 states before I die. I have 38, so far. I love the Beatles and Maroon 5, and if you think those two things are incongruous, well, they are. But that's me. When I love something, I love it 100%. I don't do anything halfway. I want to know everything there is to know, so I'm trying to cram as much into my brain as I can in the short amount of time I'm allotted in this dimension.

2 responses »

  1. Yep, that’s me, with the junk comments! Also, your comment posting thingy will never Remember Me no matter how many times I ask it to do. I figured it was a MT gremlin but kept forgetting to e-mail you about it . . .

  2. In the first sequel to the film “Friday the 13th”, aptly named “Friday the 13th Part 2”, the role of Jason was played by Warrington Gillette. Ah, yes, rivaled only by the Barrymore family for acting accolades and ability…The Gillette family.
    OK…let’s see if THIS one posts. If it does…I’m sure there will be head-scratchin-a-plenty.

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