Comments: My Blog’s Bane.
In three months, this blog will turn fifteen. A teen is a geriatric in the blogging world, so my blog needs a ton of upkeep–and I’m requesting your help with one particular aspect: comments.
For the last few months, I’ve been receiving complaints from those trying to comment on the site: the form wouldn’t allow comments! Nonce errors, invalid request signatures and similar gobbledygook greets those trying to comment, and they simply give up.
Comments are my favorite thing about blogging–they foster interaction, and blogs are one place where nuanced interaction is somewhat possible. I know some of my blog friends for more than a decade.
I’d love to get to the bottom of this : am I the only one who can’t receive comments from time to time? If yes, woe, me. If not, what are the other blogs facing issues with comments? How can I fix this? I’ve been trying to troubleshoot by myself, but now I finally have help to do it–someone who knows much more about WordPress than I do.
So here’s the help I need, if you’re so inclined:
1. Comment on this post –tell me of your troubles commenting here, on other blogs, or receiving comments on your blogs.
2 . Fill up this QUICK FORM: will take 1 minute, and if you know me, you’ll know I’ll use your email only to troubleshoot, and not for spam. I just need to know your browser, the method of commenting, and the post you commented on, all in one place so I can get the issue fixed.
If your comments go through, it will be good for me to know what is working. If you receive an error, the form will help me correct things, and boost your blog.
Have you been facing issues commenting on Daily (w)rite? I’ve heard both Blogger and WordPress comments had issues recently–did you experience any of it?
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I am glad you’re receiving comments now Damyanti.
Yes, Finally Arlene 😀
Hi I also tried to send message not facing any problem
Thank you so much for all the help 🙂
Madam you’re forom
Commenting to help you out.
Thank You so much, this means a lot!
Thanks for sharing!!. the internet and websites are constantly changing so things may not go as smooth as we like… while I notice there have been changes with WordPress, at the moment it appears I don’t have any issues with leaving a comment… 🙂
Until we meet again..
May your spirit only know peace
May your heart only know love
May all your dreams come true
May your life’s journey be filled with happiness
And life is all that you wish for it to be….
(Larry “Dutch” Woller)
Thank you so much for stopping by Larry! 🙂
It seems to happen across different blogs sometimes. I had the issue at mine for a while. Now I’m able to comment here 🙂
Yes, I’ve been told. I’m so glad it’s working now 🙂
No problem commenting . Well I am a blogger. I have started writing now.
Welcome to the blogverse, Jahangir. Thanks for the help and for stopping by.
I came across your post in the Reader and had no problems liking and commenting. I have found its easier through the reader and with the WP app. With some other sites, I do find I’m going back to the reader as I can’t like or comment on the actual site
Thank you so much, Brenda 🙂
I’ve been commenting less generally due to the rigmarole with signing in, remembering passwords etc. while I get your posts via email, I’m now going to comment via WP reader as I’ve done here. WAY less hassle.
I get it, Pauleen! It’s easier to do that for sure 🙂
No problems commenting on this post it looks to be working. I wonder if people can comment on my blog. Anyone willing to try? Paulstechtalk.com thanks in advance.
Thank you so much for letting me know 🙂 Just left a comment. Had to fill in the details to leave a comment though, don’t know if that was helpful 🙂
Nonce errors were all I would get. Didn’t matter which method I used to sign in. Although, I always use Chrome. 🙂
I feel you Debby, it took me so much time to get this fixed 🙁
I know the gruel. Glad you got it fixed. 🙂
Hi Damyanti. The only issue I’ve had is that email notifications re. your visits to my blog site don’t contain any links to your site. Also, last time I checked your Gravatar page didn’t have a link to your blog site (although that may have changed). Happy 15th!
Thank you for mentioning that, Mitch, I shall take a look at that.
Me, too! I’m glad you mentioned that, Mitch.
Hi Damyanti. There was a time I was having an issue. Let me see if this comes through but I managed to comment last time.
I’m glad it’s working for you now. Thanks for helping out, Sonia.
So far I don’t seem to have any problem with the comments section of your blogs Damyanti 🙂
I’m so glad to hear that, Ian. Thanks for stopping by.
I usually have to sign in to my WordPress account in order to make a comment. Many times it states it’s a duplicate. Can’t figure out why. On most blogs, I have to fill in the name and email address form beforehand. Takes a lot of time. 📚🎶 Christine
I think this might be a WordPress glitch. I’ve been experiencing this, while I comment on other blogs as well.
For the past couple months I’ve had problems liking and commenting on several blogs or have to sign in dozens of times. Not sure what’s happening. I hope this comment appears.
Yes, I see your comment 🙂 I have been hearing others say that. I am looking into it. Not sure what is going on.
Last time I commented, it all went well. I did have some troubles about a month ago, got that nonce thing you mentioned.
I’m hoping, since Rebecca Douglass’s new blog seems to have sorted itself out as well, that whatever was going on has been fixed.
Fingers crossed, at any rate.
I’m glad it’s finally working well for you right now, Jemima.
I do not like to fill in my email and other information just to make a comment. It takes away the spontaneity of my thinking. Why can’t I just write my comments under the blog?
I agree. I wish that was the way to comment, but unfortunately, blogs ask for information to register for future reference. But then again, in a lot of cases, it keeps asking us to fill it all over again.
I’ve not had any problems. I wonder whether it might be down to your particular theme? Maybe some themes are more prone to these (or other) errors.
I’m not sure if that’s the problem. But at this point, I’m willing to check out every possible scenario. Thanks for stopping by, Mick.
Tried to enter my reply (below) from within the notifications, and it wouldn’t work. I came over to your blog instead, and then it worked!
I have never had a problem commenting on your blog. I have learned when I have a tech issue, it is usually a simple fix like logging out of everything, closing some tabs, or rebooting my tablet or laptop for updates. I hope this information helps.
I did shut off and reboot my laptop, but I haven’t done it while I logged out of my account. I shall try this and see if it works fingers crossed
No problem commenting!
Thank you for commenting 🙂
Commenting worked fine for me.
Thanks a lot for leaving a comment, John.
I have a lot of problems commenting – I’m not even sure when I can get it to work, the comments are going through. I am using the Firefox browser on a Mac platform.
I’ve tried switching my browser as well to comment. Sometimes it works, other times I’ve seen that the page itself isn’t allowing me to submit the comment.
I’ve not had any issues.
Thanks for stopping by, Alex.
When I liked this post, WordPress didn’t prompt me to comment as it does on most blogs. I had to scroll to find the comment field. Congratulations on your persistent blogging, Damyanti. I’ve been blogging for 10 years.
Thank you so much, Sue. It’s quite tiring when things like this happen. Thank you for leaving a comment.
Hi Damyanti – not sure why I haven’t been able to comment – I always comment this way – on a Mac, via Chrome … I have a WP a/c … sometimes it works … if no other note from me – then it’s gone through ok … cheers Hilary
I see your comments on some of my blogs, Hilary. Thanks for letting me know. I shall try and fix this as soon as I can 🙂
I haven’t had any problem commenting on your site – though blogger sites have been a pain of late. I do hope you can sort it out.
I agree. The sign-up step isn’t helping with encouragement. I do hope I can sort this out, Sue. Here’s hoping!
Hi, I have to bring your blog link into safari/chrome/etc as recently when wanting to comment on a post I have opened via Twitter my keyboard won’t function! It’s a bit of a pain but not too bothersome otherwise I’ve had no problem commenting.
I use WordPress to write my blog posts and some time ago I was kindly helped by another blogger when the comments section wasn’t displaying – it was a tweak (sorry can’t remember what exactly) in the WordPress settings – which sorted everything out. Hope your issue is soon resolved.
J – LoveBooksReadBooks
Thank you so much for letting me know. I do hope I can get this sorted out soon.
I’ve seen commenting problems propping up from time to time. I don’t think I have problem commenting on this blog but I’ve come across many blogs including wordpress-blogs where commenting does not work. When I could I notified the blogger. For the most part they were eventually fixed. One blogger that I am following has a problem with a virus or worm and I therefore can’t even view her blog anymore. I don’t have any way of contacting her. I don’t know if she knows. Anyway. let’s see if this works.
Yes, I see your comment. I see other WordPress blog owners having issues too. But I’m hoping this gets resolved soon. Thank you, Thomas.
Hi Damyanti 🙂
I don’t use any Google crap, so I will not fill out that form.
Generally, I prefer pingbacks. I even plan to relaunch one of my sites soon and to only post posts linking (in order to create pingbacks-as-comments) — please let me know what you think of this idea?
That sounds like a great idea, Norbert. But starting from scratch is something I can’t fathom right now 🙁
A couple of weeks ago, I tried commenting with my WordPress dotcom account and got a nonce error. Then I clicked “Change” and filled the details in manually. Same result. Tried again a few days later, using WPdotcom and it went through. 👍 All via laptop, browser Google Chrome.
Today, I am commenting via Android phone, using WPdot.com account.
Website issues are such a pain! 😩 Your hosting company should (hopefully) provide help.
Sounds similar to my experience, Debbie 🙂
I hope so too, Debbie. I’m just trying to stay optimistic right now and see if resolves the issue on its own.
Damyanti, I’m sorry you’re experiencing troubles on your blog. Can a WordPress person not help you out? Here’s what I find when I comment on your blog. It gives me the WordPress login button, but it won’t let me log in. So, I have to fill in my details (email, name and website) every time. We will see if it saves my info…
Yes, the same happens for me. I just need to start typing my email address and it auto fills. I also get an email asking me to confirm I want to follow; even though I’m following your blog already (it looks as if I’m following the individual posts, rather than your blog). I haven’t noticed this happening for other blogs.
Thank you for stopping by, Graham. I’ll be sure to check this issue out.
I see that this is a common issue. Although I think it’s a website feature. I shall see what I can do about this. Thanks for stopping by Rebecca
I usually have no problems with commenting but sometimes I have to login again to do so.
I see that this is a recurring issue, let me see what I can do. Thank you for commenting.
I comment without issue but the system never remembers my email and website.
Thank You, Denise. I shall check it out.
Testing comment system. If nothing added here, it went through first time.
Easy, no problem. I’m using an iPhone and replied via WordPress app. 😀
Though now it wants my email address again, even though I asked it to save it after the first message ☹️
I see both comments. Thank you so much, Emma. This means a lot!
I don’t always comment, but I don’t recall having trouble doing it here. I’ve seen comments on other blogs about similar problems. Some suggest self-hosted blogs have more problems.
Thank You for stopping by and commenting, Audrey 🙂
Ok. Here’s a comment: I would like you to put a “Like” on your emails so I don’t have to click through to your site, hit “like” and then log in just to let you know I “like” a post.
Haha, thank you so much.