Saturday, April 4, 2009

Wordpress is an a**hole

Dear Internets,

Wordpress/Aksimet* has figured out my trick to getting around their spam filters (using a different browser to leave comments on Wordpress blogs), and has once again started blocking my comments.
(Dear Wordpress,
I am not a spammer. YOU, however, ARE an arsehole.
A lot of bloggers have un-spammed my comments, but apparently not enough to make a difference to Wordpress spam filters. When I email bloggers to let them know Wordpress is eating my comments (regularly, in the manner of an annoying gnat), a lot of them can't find my comments in their spam folders anyway.

Apparently, I'm not the only person this has happened to. I did write Aksimet like that guy did and ask them to un-blacklist me, but I'm not sure they'll care enough to respond (even though I'M NOT THE ONE WHO DOESN'T WORK PROPERLY!).

Ahem. Sorry about that. Anyhoodles**, this was mostly a rant, but also an explanation for my absence in many of your comments sections. Alas, Wordpress/Aksimet seem committed to suppressing my brilliant wit.***

I still love you anyway, Internets. I'm just gonna have to love some of you through telepathy****.


*Some people get kind of annoyed by Blogger blogs with word verification or comment moderation. If you are one of these people, and you have a Wordpress blog, you are living in a glass house (etc.).
**My Firefox spell checker recognizes "anyhoodles" but not "bloggers." I hope I didn't break it...
***I will not throw myself under a bus over this, don't worry...
****Wow, that unintentionally sounded kinda dirty.


insomniaclolita said...

The only thing annoys me from blogger is the way they dont have plug ins to make us able to reply directly to a comment..I get sick of typing "@.." everytime I wanna reply to them. :( Wordpress is more difficult but I love how pretty and easy to read they are.

Kim said...

I actually kind of appreciate the fact that it blocks you because it forces me to regularly check my spam as I care about your comments. :) (I don't really like it, but it does work as incentive.)

P.S.--I left you an award at my blog.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but this way I get a separate email from you saying that you've commented and that I should unspam the comment. Two for the price of one!

That's why I keep reporting you as spam.

Just kidding.