• Issue With Leaving Comments Here

    Posted by on March 21st, 2007 · Comments (6)

    For the past week, there’s been an issue with respect to leaving comments at this blog. It’s related to the TypeKey registration requirement. Some people can still leave comments with no problem. However, others are being asked (via TypeKey) to “Sign In” over and over again – with no success.

    Personally, I’ve experienced both sides of it. I have no issues making comments from one location – at all. Still, from another location I have the problem – where I cannot sign-in and leave comments.

    Over the past week, I’ve reached out to MT support to try and get an answer to this problem. None of the solutions suggested have worked. I’ve also written to a high official at Six Apart asking for help. (A response is still outstanding.)

    Nonetheless, last night, I decided to lift the registration requirement to leave comments – thinking that was the best interim solution.

    But, in the last 12 hours, there have been over five-hundred “SPAM” comments left on various entries to this blog. And, they keep coming in as fast as I can delete them. (There must be automated SPAM-bots that create these comments on blogs.) Many of these SPAM comments are of a pornographic nature. This is why I must delete them. Clearly, the interim solution is flawed. I cannot spend hours each day just deleting SPAM comments.

    Therefore, I am going to now reinstate the registration requirement for leaving comments. I want to apologize to all those who will have issues commenting as a result of this situation. I have not given up yet and will continue to try and find an answer. I hope those who cannot comment will continue to visit the blog while we have this issue. I do feel your pain – because I will be limited in being able to make comments here as well.

    Once I have more to share on this issue, I will post it ASAP.

    Comments on Issue With Leaving Comments Here

    1. TurnTwo
      March 21st, 2007 | 10:21 am

      I haven’t had trouble posting, myself… my problem is that I’ll see other comments have been posted under blog entries, but when I click the link to read the additional comments, nothing shows up, or the comments aren’t updated from the last time I visited, even though it says there were new comments posted.

    2. antone
      March 21st, 2007 | 10:24 am


      I’ve had the same problem occasionally in the past. I don’t think it’s related to the current problem. Sometimes you have to log in to see the comments and sometimes you have to refresh. Not sure why this happens.

      Also, I’m at work right now and was able to log in on one try and post, guess I’m one of the lucky ones huh?

    3. Raf
      March 21st, 2007 | 10:37 am

      I had issues before, a couple of months ago, trying to post. Haven’t had a problem since *knock wood* posting from home, work, or my parents place.

    4. kallardnyc
      March 21st, 2007 | 11:29 am


      Usually an disgruntled “ex” poster submits your URl to a site that is known to SPAM (usually porn) the frack out of a particular forum. Keep the registration up and do not worry if someone loses the ability to post due to the software. There are way bigger problems in life then not being able to post to a message board. Sheesh!

      BTW my “Kiss your UPS man” should be happening today. After all the full plans are sent out then they get to us with lesser plans (I have the all Sunday plan w/ opening day and Old Timers Day)


    5. rbj
      March 21st, 2007 | 12:53 pm

      Haven’t really had a problem posting here, aside from the network slowdown from the undergrad downloading all the music.

    6. March 22nd, 2007 | 3:31 pm

      Here’s a couple of tips, that *may* help, if someone wants to *try* them:

      In Firefox, go to the Tools menu > Options. Select Privacy > Cookies and click View Cookies. Remove all cookies associated with typepad.com and sixapart.com.

      In Internet Explorer, go to the Tools menu > Internet Options… > General. Click Delete Cookies to remove the typepad.com and sixapart.com cookies from your browser.

      ~~~In addition, try this too:

      Change your browser settings at

      Select Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Settings > Sites.

      Enter the TypePad log in address, http://www.typepad.com/t/app,

      in the box “Address of Website” and then click the “Allow” button.

      ~~~if this works for you, let me know. Thanks!

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