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  • Hi,

    I have not, to the best of my knowledge, changed anything, but my new comments on my own blog have suddenly stopped appearing. They are not showing up on my dashboard, and they are not showing up on the site. This happens whether I am logged in or not. I tried deslecting my blacklisting of insecure proxies, in case my server had been compromised and ended up on a blacklist, but that has no effect. I am not doing any other relevant blacklisting (only blacklisting on a few drug names, which do not show up in my posts.)

    The site is, and I would appreciate volunteers trying to post on the site to see what happens (I won’t have access to a machine on another IP address until tomorrow at work.) Go ahead and try to post on anything. Whether it works or not, is there something obvious that I could check?

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  • Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    I just commented fine.

    As it looks okay to me, I’m not sure what to suggest.

    I’ve figured out some more. I have both Akismet (screens comments, trackbacks, and pingbacks against blacklists and heuristics, as far as I can tell) and Kramer (which instantiates Technorati links as pingbacks.) The chaing started when Technorati found a hypertexed referrer log from another site that linked to one of my posts. Kramer picked up on this, and formatted a pingback with a snippet of content. That content included a bunch of other links, and was enough for Akismet to flag it as spam. As it was Kramer on my machine that formed the pingback, and my IP behind my firewall is, Akismet is now blocking all subsequent comments from, as far as I can tell. They are there, they are just in the out-of-the-way Akismet spam queue.

    My questions are: is there any way to get these plugins to work nicely together? And is there a way to untrain Akismet on my IP? Marking my posts as “not spam” hasn’t done the trick.

    I’m having a similar problem. I’ve changed templates, deactivated Akismet and other plugins, and I’ve even changed the settings so that only users who are logged in can comment, and no matter what I do it just returns a blank page on submission. Not even a 404 error.

    Find my blog here:

    I managed to get the comments to work once yesterday, but that was the one and only time in the past two days. Even my host is dumbfounded, and I can’t find anything in the code that would be causing it.

    I’ve tried deleting and recreating my .htaccess file, I’ve made sure the wp-comments-post.php page is the one that came from my version of WP, and that there’s been no modifications to it, and still my comments won’t work. This started Sunday, and randomly. I’d made no changes to my server or to WP in weeks. (Other than trying to troubleshoot this issue.)

    By the way, my permalinks are set to default, and I did reset and recreate my .htaccess (which is chmodded to 666) to try to solve it.

    Any suggestions?

    I found this blog post, that seemed to describe what I’m experiencing in WP 2.0.2. I tried that as well, but it’s done no good. Comments still don’t work in IE or Firefox. Anyone? Bueller?

    Ok, found this, which appears to discuss a bug within 1.5.1, but I’m experiencing this in WP2. I’m just going to keep talking to myself until someone at least takes a look. 😉

    This appears to be what I’m experiencing…

    Hi, I see on your site that you got it working? What was the trick?

    I also can’t seem to get comments to work.

    I get one of two results when trying to enter a new comment. If I’m logged in on my admin panel, the page just goes back to the front when trying to enter new comments. If I’m not logged on at all, then it just generates error: “Sorry, no posts matched your criteria”.

    Any assistance would be appreciated

    This is the form for my comments:
    <form action=”<?php echo get_option(‘siteurl’); ?>/wp-comments-post.php” method=”post” id=”commentform”>

    <?php if ( $user_ID ) : ?>

    Logged in as /wp-admin/profile.php”><?php echo $user_identity; ?>. /wp-login.php?action=logout” title=”<?php _e(‘Log out of this account’) ?>”>Logout »

    <?php else : ?>

    <input type=”text” name=”author” id=”author” value=”<?php echo $comment_author; ?>” size=”22″ tabindex=”1″ />
    <label for=”author”><small>Name <?php if ($req) _e(‘(required)’); ?></small></label>

    <input type=”text” name=”email” id=”email” value=”<?php echo $comment_author_email; ?>” size=”22″ tabindex=”2″ />
    <label for=”email”><small>Mail (will not be published) <?php if ($req) _e(‘(required)’); ?></small></label>

    <input type=”text” name=”url” id=”url” value=”<?php echo $comment_author_url; ?>” size=”22″ tabindex=”3″ />
    <label for=”url”><small>Website</small></label>

    <?php endif; ?>

    <textarea name=”comment” id=”comment” cols=”50″ rows=”10″ tabindex=”4″></textarea>

    <input name=”submit” type=”submit” id=”submit” tabindex=”5″ value=”Submit Comment” />
    <input type=”hidden” name=”comment_post_ID” value=”<?php echo $id; ?>” />

    <?php do_action(‘comment_form’, $post->ID); ?>


    I’m having a similar problem. I tired to respond to a comment on my blog and was kicked out to a “page cannot be displayed” error.

    Submit link:

    I am using fHeaavn 1.0 theme with no further mods and have these pligins active:

    Search Hilite 1.2
    Hello Dolly 1.5
    MarkDown 1.0b4

    It seems to only prevent me (or my computer) from posting comments.

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