Now You See Me… Now You Don’t!

15 Dec

I’ve been having a bit of a conundrum of late; how come my comments keep disappearing? I’ve been meandering around loads of posts and leaving my tuppence worth on the end, and they vanish off into the abyss like a cowboy into the horizon, never to be seen again.
I was starting to think it was me. You know, like Bruce Willis in the Sixth Sense; he can’t understand why everyone is ignoring him until the end when it turns out that he is actually dead?

I’m not dead.

I was reassured at the presence of life in my body when I popped over to Piglet in Portugal‘s blog (another one that I love to read) and found that she had posted the same in I Am Spam! Neither of us are spam, so I decided to look into it further. I emailed a couple of people that I have blogging relationships with to determine if they had a) cut me from their lives or b) not got my comments. I also investigated via Twitter by asking around, and it seems the majority of you think I am giving you the silent treatment! Why I am not, im still as yappy as ever.

I have contacted WordPress to investigate the problem, but for the mean time I’m practically exploding with things to say!


On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Four calling birds. My four calling birds winner is none other than Jules at Go Guilty Pleasures. Like having a doppelganger on a different continent, this lovely lady never fails to amuse me and is helping me out over at Tinkering in the Kitchen too. Check her out, and I defy you not to be completely crushed by her adorable dog, Uncle Jesse. Awww!!

My three french hens fav was: The Byronic Man

My two turtle doves were: Brooke and McKenzie

My partridge in a pear tree was: The Redneck Princess

The four calling birds post of mine is: Ageing Female: Handle With Care ; I wrote it well over a year ago when I was facing 25 with impending doom. Now I can’t see what all my fuss was about! I’m closer to 26 and I still look like a fourteen year old, so less of the drama for my next birthday!

Read my guest post over at Wordshaker Magazine too!

26 Responses to “Now You See Me… Now You Don’t!”

  1. theblondemonstersblog December 15, 2011 at 8:04 am #

    Glad you are not dead and haven’t ridden off into the sunset!

  2. prenin December 15, 2011 at 9:51 am #

    Hi hun! 🙂

    Yes, WP has developed a few bugs which are pretty irritating to say the least!

    Seems they fix one thing only to screw something else up later…

    Love and hugs!


  3. Dazzle Rebel December 15, 2011 at 9:55 am #

    Anything to do with that altercation with someone you wrote about a little while back? Can someone flag someone’s comments as spam?

    Way back when I had a band MySpace page shut down because they thought we were spamming when in fact there was 4 of us replying to everyone’s comments and keeping in touch with our fans! Nothing wrong with that but it only took one twat from a rival band to report us for spam and we had to jump through hoops to get our page back.

  4. totsymae1011 December 15, 2011 at 10:09 am #

    Disappearing comments happened to me a time or two and there were a couple of times I went back. I posted on the wrong blog post.

  5. reluctantlymeatfree December 15, 2011 at 10:48 am #

    I’ve tried commenting on various blogs to no avail. I just presumed I’m new and an idiot. Happily, this doesn’t seem to be the case.

  6. jules December 15, 2011 at 11:30 am #

    eek! I’m not ignoring you! In fact I think I forgot to email you that your post was published the other day! It’s on wordshaker, here:

  7. disseminatedthought December 15, 2011 at 11:56 am #

    The comments you made on TDoT the other day automatically flagged as spam, which I thought was a little odd. Stupid technology.

    Do you see dead people?

  8. Piglet in Portugal December 15, 2011 at 12:38 pm #

    Just received an email from WordPress about this we need to contact support at Akismet 🙂

  9. sparklebumps December 15, 2011 at 12:45 pm #

    I don’t know about the comments, but that picture freaked the bejesus outta me.

  10. DanO December 15, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    WordPress can be a bit finicky for sure. I also post on Blogspot which doesn’t seem to suffer from as many problems.

  11. artjen1971 December 15, 2011 at 2:57 pm #

    That picture freaks me out! The eyes more so than the mouth. Not sure about the comment thing.

  12. susielindau December 15, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    That is weird! I should check to see if my comments are sticking. I will have to type louder!

  13. susielindau December 15, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    I did find one of yours in spam! That is so weird! Now that I have fished it out, maybe it won’t get put in spam anymore…

  14. alternative eating December 15, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    I hope it works out. Its very strange, if it ends up in peoples spam, they can un-spam it. If that has happend I mean………

  15. Chris Sheridan December 15, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

    I’ve been on WP a day over two weeks now, and I’ve just recently had the pleasure of “meeting” you. But I did have to rescue one of your comments on my blog from out of the spam file. Thanks for the comment, and while I do think that you are funny and entertaining, I don’t think that there is anything spammy about you, so I don’t know what the problem is. Hope you can get it fixed soon, and keep up the good work! 🙂

  16. twindaddy December 15, 2011 at 9:01 pm #

    You know, a comment you left on one of my blogs was in the Spam folder….I wonder why it’s doing that.

  17. gojulesgo December 15, 2011 at 10:23 pm #

    Oh that stinks about the comments!! That would drive me insane.

    But enough about that – let’s talk about me. And how I’m #4! Woot woot! Thanks, Tinkerbelle 🙂 I am good company!

    Looking forward to reading your guest post.

  18. nicole December 16, 2011 at 4:58 am #

    interesting! i never check my spam box! i suppose that now i must! love the girl’s defined cheekbones on the photograph. x

  19. TBM December 16, 2011 at 10:35 am #

    I’m looking forward to hearing why you were spammed. One of my regular visitors contacted me recently and asked if I had received her comments. And I found them in the spam folder. I don’t know why since she has commented on my blog before. What’s going on?

  20. Sandra Bell Kirchman December 16, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    I’ll have to join the people who are freaked out by that girl’s picture. However, as a writer, it inspires story thoughts, such as why she looks so sad, how did her mouth get bloody, surely not her boyfriend, who then? And so on.

    Re your disappearing comments, I wonder if you replied to my post on your blog about The Versatile Blogger award I gave you. I wasn’t going to say anything in case you were offended or didn’t want to be bothered. I usually do check my spam box, and I haven’t seen anything from you, but you never know.

  21. underwhelmer December 20, 2011 at 9:21 am #

    I just spilled my coffee on my lap when I saw that picture… f-ing scary. 😦

  22. visitingmissouri December 20, 2011 at 7:17 pm #

    I don’t know why, but it took me until today to filter my spam inbox. Guess who was there twice…

    • tinkerbelle86 December 20, 2011 at 7:30 pm #

      I’ll put a fiver on moi. See, I love you really! I just hide my affection in the trash!

      • visitingmissouri December 21, 2011 at 11:08 am #

        If I were that naive, you’d have a fiver now. There was a real: ‘awe, she was referring to me too’ moment when I saw your comments in my spambox.

  23. Talk to me...I'm your Mother December 22, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

    Oh, I hate not being heard! Hope it has worked out better for you. I got your “Like”. Thanks for that!

    Merry Christmas over there in rainy land. It is still cold, clear and no moisture in sight here in Oregon.

  24. Team Oyeniyi December 28, 2011 at 12:57 am #

    Arrrrrrrrrgggggghhhhhhhhhhh – yes, I thought you’d gone silent, yet you promoted us on Twitter! If you’ve been past us, no, you didn’t even make the Spam queue (at least I found Pip there).

    So it wasn’t just her!

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