Comment problem finally figured out / fixed?

Several people reported a problem making comments – my “comments pending” template led them to believe comments were being held for moderation, information pills but really they were completely vanishing – I never saw them. It finally hit me (I’m on the road in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and was trying to respond to a comment) and I finally figured it out after some help from Mr. Google – it appears to have been due to interaction with an old MT plugin which attempted to deflect comment spam by some javascript typing-detection stuff. Not necessary with the new MT antispam stuff, I think, so I’ve turned it off. Those who had problems before are invited to retry, please.

8 replies on “Comment problem finally figured out / fixed?”

EMACS, yeah. Right on.
As if I know what that means.
I’ve tried to comment before and it never worked. I’m pretty sure.
At least now I’ll know that it’s my problem if it doesn’t work.

DSK: Emacs is stinky. Now that I’m in the dry clean air of Iron Mountain, Michigan; this has become even more crystal-clear. I think your vision has been compromised by the smoggy haze of Allandale.
Jamie: Had no idea you were also hit by this. My apologies! As far as I knew it was only a couple of people, and I was slow to credit it because they were a bit unclear on what exactly was happening.

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