Problems with “Comments” function

I noticed very early this morning that the “comments” function has been disabled on some posts and I fixed a few of them that I could find. This is a WordPress problem which is affecting other blogs as well but no one has come up with a solution. If you notice that this function is disabled on a post where you’re trying to leave a comment please email me at

I should also point out a secondary problem. It seems that WordPress is not allowing comments from bloggers who either don’t have a WP account or are not regiistered on this site. This is not my requirement and this is the first time I heard about it. When Christian is available he’ll look into the matter to see if there’s a way around it.

Thanks guys.


  • Clare
    As I explained, it is not my policy to close comments on any post. I’m still getting comments from posts that are over a year old. This was definitely a glitch and I will check the particular post that you’re referring to to see if the problem has been fixed there. I have to reverse some of these errors individually. Hopefully you should be able to comment later today on the post.

  • I went to comment on an earlier entry (about why the hell aren’t I writing LOL, god I wish I knew the answer to THAT one) – having just got back from holiday and trying deperately to catch up – and saw this message:
    “Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site. Go back to HOME.”

    Is that the same thing? Or do you close comments anyway after a period of time? (which I could well understand).

    No problem for me, I’ll yabber on at another date, but I thought I’d mention it. 🙂

  • Hi Gaycrow
    Thanks for being patient. Everything seems to be fixed now – at least for this current problem:) I have to remember not to feel overcome wih all the daily issues of running a website like this. And this was supposed to be fun!!!*g*

  • Hi Justacat
    I think Christian found the root problem and fixed it. If you notice anything tomorrow (I hope you don’t *g*) please email me.

  • Not quite Christian. I’m still getting emails from bloggers whose comments were refused because they don’t have a WP account or are not registered on the site. I guess it will take some time to fix.:(

    • Not impatient at all – just wanted to let you know about this aspect of the problem in case you didn’t! I work on websites – I definitely understand; this stuff can drive you insane.

    • Things like this can really drive you batty, can’t they?

      I couldn’t reply last night my time, and I had to register with the site. I thought it was just something new that had come up. After I registered, I was able to comment okay. Before that, I think I was replying with my Google account.

      Good luck, hope it’s all fixed now.

  • Hi Justacat

    I have spent the entire afternoon trying to untangle this mess. I have had to release a bunch of comments which were “awaiting moderation”. This is WordPress problem. I just released your Camp Hell comment. Be patient. We’re working on the problem. Thanks for letting me know.


  • Testing, testing. One, two, three…

    Ok, I hope that this comment goes through without needing to be moderated.


  • Is the “awaiting moderation” on a submitted comment part of this problem? I don’t seem to recall seeing that before, though perhaps I’ve forgotten? I haven’t made too many comments, but I don’t think I’ve ever had one that showed “awaiting moderation” after I submitted it – that just happened to me on the Camp Hell post. Technology is hell! 🙂


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