Comments won’t show if I reply directly to a thread

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  • #3428451

    churchmouse
    Member

    Since Sunday, January 26 (afternoon GMT), I have had problems posting on three WordPress.com sites.

    I was able to post comments on a particular thread on one of the sites during the first half of that day. Later in the afternoon, I submitted a new comment on the same thread. It did not post — however, the comment was assigned a number (see links below). My comment ended up in spam.

    My subsequent comments also ended up in spam, which the administrator released.

    The only way I can get my comments to post is by using the bell facility (upper right hand corner) to reply to someone who replied to a posted comment of mine.

    This has happened on three WP.com sites now since Sunday. I have been commenting on two of the sites regularly and commented once or twice on the third a few weeks ago.

    I have bookmarked links from January 29 which show examples of the problem. Here are two:

    https://wqth.wordpress.com/2020/01/29/dear-kag-20200129-open-thread/comment-page-1/#comment-378427

    https://marica1776.wordpress.com/2020/01/29/william-barr-moments/comment-page-1/#comment-140878

    Thank you in advance for your help.

    I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest opportunity.

    If you need further information, please do not hesitate to let me know.

    #3428520

    Thanks for the examples. That is helpful. Looking at those it seems that you’re only able to reply to someone elses’ comment, not leave your own original comment. Is that right? I’ve taken a screen shot of how I see the comment. Take a look.

    Please let me know if clearing your browser cache makes any difference in the behavior:

    https://en.support.wordpress.com/browser-issues/#clearing-your-browser-cache

    #3428960

    churchmouse
    Member

    Sorry, I forgot to say that I cleared my cache on January 29 before attempting to comment on said sites that day, but it didn’t do any good.

    #3429028

    I had a look at the first comment you mentioned that got into Spam – I noticed that it contained three links to Twitter.
    The second comment appears correctly in the thread so I’m not sure if this one was also in Spam at first.

    I think the three links were what caused the first comment to get to Spam, could you confirm if you’ve added links to external pages to any of the other comments (comments on pages other wqth.wordpress.com)?

    #3429047

    churchmouse
    Member

    Re the Twitter links, the chap who administers wqth allows ten URLs per comment.

    I didn’t add any external page links to my comments between Sunday and now.

    Interestingly, today — so far — I’ve been able to comment on wqth directly, including with external links.

    Same holds true for the two other WP sites I could not previously post on this week, although I did not try with external links on those as I generally just comment.

    #3429103

    Hmm, interesting. Okay, well as you continue to comment on the other sites, please let us know if this comes up again. If it continues, it may be that Akismet was inadvertently flagging your comments and we can check to verify that.

    Thanks,

    #3429107

    churchmouse
    Member

    Thanks very much, Darnell.

    If it happens again, should I create a new thread and keep this one bookmarked to provide background?

    #3429114

    If you can, post in this thread for sure – but the thread automatically locks after a while. If that happens, you can create a new thread and just reference this thread in the new post so that we can catch up on the everything that has been discussed before.

    Thanks!

    #3429467

    4godncountry
    Member

    Staff, please see this link. Many posters are having the same issue as Churchmouse. Many thanks for your time and help.

    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/posting-problems-going-to-spam/#post-3429343

    #3429530

    kokkieh
    Staff

    Hi there,

    If you suspect your comments are going to spam on that site, please contact support at our spam filter provider, Akismet, directly for help:

    https://akismet.com/contact/

    There’s an option on that contact form to indicate you’re contacting them about your own comments being filtered into spam.

    #3429626

    churchmouse
    Member

    Thank you very much, kokkieh — greatly appreciated.

    #3429632

    kokkieh
    Staff

    You’re very welcome :)

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