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November 27, 2006

Due to factors beyond our control...


You may be among the legions of readers worldwide who wonder why their comments are blocked, then labeled as spam and returned.

You may be among the many people who wonder why, when exploring the archives, a seemingly irrelevant or absurd picture or graphic heads the post that follows.

You may or may not be mollified to learn that I have nothing to do with either of the above problems.

TypePad's own, intrinsic-and-not-accessible-to-me spam filter does the blocking: I've never, ever filtered my comments in any way.

Which many people feel is absurd: most blogs with a significant number of readers either filter, pre-screen or block comments completely.

I'm just not with the program but that's really no surprise, is it?

The deal with the crazy pictures unrelated to the post is another TypePad glitch: it somehow takes a picture from one post and moves it to another one, seemingly randomly.

It's been happening for years so I don't expect it to ever go away.

When I find a funky mismatched pic+post, I fix it.

And that's all I have to say about that.

Except for one thing: from now I can simply send a link to this post to people who complain about their comments being blocked as spam.

November 27, 2006 at 11:01 AM | Permalink


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Rhonda, Rhonda, silly child. Of COURSE he don't want to know what we think! Don't NOBODY want to know what we (especially Flautist) "think(s)" -- that's why it's so much fun. I look at the comments first, THEN his carryings-on. Much more amusing.

Posted by: Flautist | Nov 28, 2006 3:53:48 PM

Well I was just thinking that it was just me and my crappy computer and some of my silly notions aka thoughts.

I can usually comment on a different pc everytime?

You know after I thought about what I was commenting on, I thought...why ?? He don't want to know what we think. These are HIS thoughts. He will ask when he wants to know.

Posted by: Rhonda | Nov 28, 2006 12:08:43 PM

Don't worry Joe --

Your loyal readers know that you do anything you can to shut us up -- including using crappy software :-)

One of these days we will have to get you off of TypePad and onto something a little more up to the quality you deserve...

Posted by: clifyt | Nov 27, 2006 12:12:47 PM

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