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Saturday: May 20, 2006

What’s Going On?

Filed under: — site admin @ 8:07 PM GMT-0500

I knew I hadn’t gotten a real (non-spam) comment in a while, but Scott Chaffin (The Fat Guy) has just informed me that my comments were somehow turned off. I don’t know how that happened, but switching to one of the WordPress default themes seems to have fixed it, at least for the moment. If someone would actually leave me a test comment, just to make sure, I’d appreciate it. What to say? I’ve always liked Beavis & Butt-Head’s “Testes, testes, one, two, . . . three?!?”

The fact that the flood of spam comments was undeterred by the lack of a comment form is particularly disgusting.

Until I figure out how to fix the problem, the visual appearance of this site will be highly unstable, and sometimes quite ugly.

Speaking of ugly, the company (apparently an Earthlink subsidiary) that is holding my original domain name hostage hasn’t replied to the letter of complaint I sent them by certified mail six weeks ago. Nor have I received the delivery confirmation I paid the Post Office for. I would have thought that they would let me know if they were unable to deliver the letter in six weeks of trying, but apparently not.

Thanks, Scott!


  1. #1

    Comment by steevil — Saturday: May 20, 2006 @ 9:43 PM GMT-0500

  2. Thanks. Now I have to decide whether to try to modify this template to add weevils and a blogroll, or try to get the comments working on the one that already has them. Too much work for tonight — maybe tomorrow.

    Hmmm. This is not right, either. It doesn’t ask for name, e-mail, and URL if I’m logged on as Admin, but then it refuses to accept the comment because it doesn’t have a name and e-mail. Of course, I can always log off, as I just did, but I shouldn’t have to do that.

    Comment by Dr. Weevil — Saturday: May 20, 2006 @ 10:05 PM GMT-0500

  3. Test! Test! Damn these headphones!
    Seems to work.

    Comment by jjm — Saturday: May 20, 2006 @ 10:17 PM GMT-0500

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