I’m delighted to see some new commenters on the blog. :) Some of you may have noticed your comments not showing up right away. So here’s why…
WordPress sites have a very powerful spam filter, and sometimes perfectly innocent comments get stuck in it. I love substantive analytical comments. My spam filter does not. It thinks they are spam because spammers often post long amounts of nonsense text around spammy key words. The spam filter can’t distinguish between long bits of text, so it flags your substantive comment as spam.
If your comment does not appear right away, don’t worry. I do go into the spam filter and rescue real comments.
Also, if you are new to the blog, your first comment will be delayed. After the first comment has been approved, you should have no problem with posting… assuming that your comment does not get stuck for some inexplicable reason in the spam filter. ;)
Thanks for commenting, and comment away!
Now that everyone can get into Pottermore, the following is no longer relevant. But I thought I’d keep it to remind us of the Beta testing feeding frenzy days. :) ……..
Added Note concerning an issue that has appeared in the spam filter (8/30/2011):
Do not use this site to ask for someone to lend or give you a Pottermore account. Lending or giving away accounts is against Pottermore Terms and Conditions… and it is also dangerous. Comments requesting account exchange will be deleted.
I know it’s hard to wait, but don’t put yourself at risk.