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Dealing with Akismet 14 August 2006

Posted by Sasha in Blogging Gadgets, Blogs & Blogging, The Neo-Blogger.
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Earlier, I discovered that I can’t post any comment on my own blog. It puzzled me. But I just decided to move on and continue with my usual blog-hopping. When I tried leaving a comment at Liz’s, nothing happened. I tried it again. Yea, you guessed it — nothing. Arrggh. So, I went back here to figure things out.

Rico was online at that time so I went ahead and bugged him. He told me to clear the cache, I thought of running the AV and AB, and, of course, he made me do the classic re-starting of the PC. Not much help, really. But he patiently looked — interlaced with hearty WTF exclamations — at every possible angle, save one. That one thing was the thing I figured it out on my own in the end.

I found all my comments in the Akismet spam box [note: this garnered a fresh wave of WTFs from Rico]. I felt so confused and helpless.

What the hell was going on?! How am I suppose to fix it? Pffft.

Later on, when I mentioned it to Matt, he also tried to help me out. But we all know that there’s nothing much we can do but to simply get in touch with the people behind Akismet so that they can fix it. Well, that’s where my channel editors step in because, sadly, even my b5media blogs are affected, too. [Thanks in advance, guys!]

Anyway, Liz and I had this very interesting — and really funny — email conversation about my Askimet experience.

Hi Sasha! Your comments went to Akismet. i only kept one. It’s there now.
LIZ

Hi, Liz! I thought so. I’m currently having problems with it. Akismet likes my comments so much that it eats up even the ones I leave on my own blog. Sigh. I don’t know how to fix it. Grrr.
ME

I was having that same problem… Akisment was eating my own comments too.
LIZ

Hahaha. Imagine my frustration but Rico was with me every step of the way. However, it was me who figured things out in the end. Hahaha.
ME

I can imagine your frustration. As you know it’s even more fun, when you can’t find your own comments on your own blog!
LIZ

True. But I guess I have to deal with a bit of extra work for now. It’s a bit ironic, actually. Just after we talked about how to encourage more comments and this happens, eh? Hahaha. Ah, well.
ME

Akismet, just asked if you would pass the condiments, please.
LIZ

I’m a bit slow on the uptake. That’s a joke, right? Hahaha. I’m holding onto the salt, sorry. 🙂
ME

Yeah, Akismet is still hungry. 🙂
LIZ

Well, Akismet has to settle for the bland taste. Heh. For now, think of Askimet suffering from bulimia. 🙂
ME

I’m still laughing at that one. Perhaps we should get Akismet a mirror.
LIZ

Shweeet! Or perhaps we can call Dr. Phil?
ME

Wonder whether Dr. Phil would interview Akismet on his radio show?
LIZ

Nah. It’ll be hard to understand Akismet’s words if the mouth’s full, right?
ME

That one got me. LOL. Akismet probably has some weird WordPress accent anyway. speaks in code I bet.
LIZ

Totally hilarious!!!

Well, I’m cutting it short. I reckon you already know where the conversation was going.

Oh, Liz! Thanks for the comical relief to an otherwise irritating situation. It just proves just how nice you really are! First was my being one of the Successful Blog SOBs, now, making me laugh through this Akismet issue. Hahaha.

Right now, I’m just waiting for everything to be fixed.

/crosses her fingers

P.S. I dare you to continue the conversation. I had a hard time keeping up with Liz!

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Comments»

1. Liz Strauss - 14 August 2006

It’s fun talking to someone as quick witted as you are. NOT everyone can out talk Akismet like you can!

2. theparody - 14 August 2006

Liz: Askimet I can deal with, serves it right for messing with my comments. BUT you — YOU! I was practically stumped and all I could do was laugh! I’m still laughing! Hahaha. 🙂

3. Rico - 15 August 2006

A conversation on Askimet leads to eating disorders and Dr. Phil? You girls are hilarious! 😀

I demand the full transcript of the conversation under the Freedom of Information Act!

4. theparody - 15 August 2006

Rico: We are, aren’t we? Hahaha. 😉

As for the transcript, uh – erm — well — the dog ate it?

Teehee.

5. Rico - 15 August 2006

What dog? 😛 Didn’t see one when I dropped by…

6. theparody - 15 August 2006

Rico: Tom — yes, that’s his name — stays at our backyard [erm, no yard, though] that’s probably why you didn’t see him.

7. Rico - 15 August 2006

Well, still doesn’t change the fact that a dog can’t eat an electronic conversation! 😛

8. Yvonne - 15 August 2006

You should try Spam Karma 2 some time Sasha. Even more disappearing-comment-goodness 😀

9. theparody - 16 August 2006

Rico: I WAS wondering WHY you asked asked about the dog in the first place. Heh. 😉

Yvonne: Not MY comments I hope. Or was it a joke? Eeek. 🙂

10. Ron - 16 August 2006

Askimet is my friend.

11. theparody - 17 August 2006

Ron: That explains its hostility towards me. Hahaha. 😉


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