February 16, 2016

Another Doof: The Gremlins Were At It!

Since I published my last post Of Ditzy Days and Doof Moments yesterday, I have been wondering why has there not been a single comment coming in. I mean, here I am trying to follow one of the blogging guides of asking a question at the end of a post to get comments, and yet, there was zilch interaction!

Several likes and not a single reply to my post? What did I do wrong, I wonder! I was beginning to think that either those “guides” are just shams or that people just really could not be bothered to comment. To save myself any further embarrassment, I figured I probably should just stop posting a question.  

Thanks to Stu, I’ll restore my faith on posting a question for the next time. Because, if not for him letting me know via one of his own posts that he had tried to leave a comment, but the doofus comment box was asking for a password, I would be clueless.  This happened before I remember, and it took a few kind bloggers (thank you!) to let me know of the problem. 

It turns out that the horrible gremlins were at it again. This time, it was the plugin “Spam free WordPress” that was causing the issue to prompt the commenter for a password as it was stated in the error message. With the help of my dear friend, Amalina, the plugin was duly removed or it would have taken me days to get round to that.  

Grrrr…I’m pissed! I mean, not only do I not have the luxury of time to figure out the whys behind it, I was also disheartened that this happened on the day when I decided to end my post with a question! WTF!Talk about yet another ditzy day and doof moment.

It’s all in good order now. So if you had intended to comment yesterday and can’t because you were prompted to key a stupid password, give it another shot on my Of Ditzy Days and Doof Moments post.  Tell me your ditzy-doof moments because I am.just.dying.to.know. Restore my faith in all the blogging gurus that posting a question tactic at the end of post works to get comments. Damn right, I’m shameless!

If somehow you still can’t, pop me a message A.N.Y.W.H.E.R.E you can. I’ll be eternally grateful. 

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  1. Stu

    Testing … I hope you got the issue fixed, then I’ll paste my comment from yesterday to your previous post – thank goodness for ability to chat in notifications screen from older posts!

  2. Stu

    Yay! thank goodness ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. WordPress tricks me a lit!

  4. In order to make a comment, I was asked for all my information, before I could make a comment. Then I realized that your site doesn’t seem to know that I’m following you. I missed your question yesterday, and I think that it is an easy and fun way to get to know your readers. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Oh yes…I know..:( It’s super annoying. And unfortunately, that’s the best I can do for a self-hosted site, which is why I am always so happy when people take the effort to fill them all in. It’s a WP.org thingie.The thing is, though, you only would need to fill up once and then your computer will remember who you are. The next time you just proceed to comment without having to fill up again; that is until you clear your cache. ๐Ÿ˜€

      And thank you for taking the time to fill up all the information, Karen. I assure you that don’t have to repeat all that again now that you have started to post a comment and you can go straight to the comment box and hit submit! ๐Ÿ™‚ x.

  5. Some password-asking comment?
    Gee, I didn’t know WordPress is haunted! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Oh yes, it is! I found out the hard way. They have a nasty way of creeping up on you when you least expect it. But thank god for bloggers’ alert! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I tried to leave you a comment too! And I sent you an email via your “contact” tab, which apparently isn’t working as well, lol. Those darn blog gremlins! Hope your doof (dumb, in German) phase is over! You have lots on your mind and we all have duh moments. At least you didn’t forget your husband’s name and called him “what’s your face” like I did ๐Ÿ˜€ Hugs!

    • “What’s your face?!” You did? Oh dear! Bwahahhahaha! I almost spurted my coffee out on my screen while reading your comment (and then quickly checked my email!) No…so far, it hasn’t gotten to that yet, but maybe when I’m 70! ๐Ÿ˜‰
      I was left wondering, and I thought you’d be one of the first to leave a comment. So it turns out your mail went to my junk folder – I thought I already have you on the whitelist. How convenient is that! Now I need to remember to also check my junk folder when I’m not getting anything. Stupid blog gremlins (that was the term you used the last time I had the same thing and I love that term)
      Thank you, Jas for alerting. You are the sweetest!!! *muaaacks*

  7. Lol, I sure did! I wanted to get his attention to come quickly and see the woodpecker in our backyard and I guess I was too excited to remember his name. So, “what’s your face” worked just fine. He disagrees ๐Ÿ˜‰


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