The Unapologetic Mathematician

Mathematics for the interested outsider

Annoying technology

WordPress’ native anti-spam measure Akismethas gone on the blink. Every comment I try posting to other WordPress sites is getting eaten. In particular, if the Angry Physicist reads this I hope he’ll try finding my recent attempt at commenting in his spam queue.

Anyhow, I’ll be doing some testing here to see if I can even comment on my own weblog. I do know that a few days ago one of my own posts’ trackbacks to an earlier post of mine got flagged, but I’d made numerous comments on other WordPress sites since then. Still, maybe Dr. Kaczynski had the right idea about technology.

[UPDATE]: Fifty tries of commenting last night and marking them as “not spam” and still nothing. WordPress uses this spam catcher which is allowed to capriciously decide that my IP address is a spammer with no notice, recourse for me, or accountability on their part. Akismet is broken and needs to be fixed.

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June 6, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

12 Comments »

  1. no, my OWN COMMENTS on my OWN BLOG don’t show up

    Comment by John Armstrong | June 6, 2007 | Reply

  2. evidently the only solution will be to continually comment and unmark. I wish I could be told how I got flagged. sorry for anyone getting flooded on the feed.

    Comment by John Armstrong | June 6, 2007 | Reply

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  9. test

    Comment by John Armstrong | June 6, 2007 | Reply

  10. comments work in the office, but I’m back in my apartment. testing again

    YAY it worked!

    Comment by John Armstrong | June 6, 2007 | Reply

  11. Sorry, it should work now.

    Comment by Matt | June 7, 2007 | Reply

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