This is a second post of the day to highlight problems I’m having with WordPress today.
I have Wednesday’s off from the hassles and stresses of work but today my hassles have revolved around WordPress. I’ve never had a problem commenting on blogs before but today I noticed that comments I hoped to leave disappeared into the internet ether.
I’ve also struggled logging this on the WP fora. I’ve been treated to condescending remarks from a ‘Happiness Engineer’ (happiness? you have no idea, my dear) with regard to my ‘multiple threads’.
I was told not to open multiple threads. The only reason I did so was because replies to my original post were unsatisfactory. My second thread was aimed at ‘Staff Answers’ – except I find staff now only respond to those who have paid for upgrades (did you know this?). My second thread therefore ended up in the same place as my first – in ‘Support’.
Someone – not a moderator – asked me a question on my original thread for further clarification of my problem. I tried to respond but as my comments seem to currently be marked as ‘spam’, they also disappeared into the ether.
I therefore opened yet another thread to answer the person who asked me the question. I’m polite like that.
Anyway – the end result is that the ‘happiness engineer’ informed me that all was fixed. I thanked them and tried to comment on another blog – but to no avail. When I informed said ‘happiness engineer’ of the fact, their response was: ‘Yikes’!
I’ve only ever come across that word via Yogi Bear or Scooby Doo which seems apt as the ‘happiness engineer’ seems not to have a clue (cockney rhyming slang with scooby doo).
What I have found out is that other bloggers are having the same problem and are being asked to log it with ‘Akismet’. I discovered that Akismet is also associated with the founder of WP.
What are they up to? Deciding that regular bloggers are spammers and that they need to be directed to Akismet with extra information.
I’m wondering if I need to indulge this rubbish any further.