Weird scenes inside the pyrite mine

There were a couple of folks whose every comment here, irrespective of content, was winding up in the moderation queue. I let this go by until the number of them doubled one week.

I’m not quite sure what to do about it. Perhaps they’ve tightened the little routine that compares incoming email addresses with a local blacklist. (Yes, I do have a local blacklist, containing the names of people who are dead or just dead to me. If you have to ask, you weren’t on it.) In an effort to test this notion, I have cleared out every name in the blacklist. (A few IP addresses remain, but matching an IP address is tricky, especially an IPv6 address, which all of those are.)

I will report back if any results are obtained.


  1. fillyjonk »

    12 June 2018 · 11:38 am

    Huh. Comments are getting weirded everywhere – I no longer receive e-mail notification that I have new comments to moderate, so I have to think to look in the bin on the blog interface on a regular basis. I’d blame the new privacy laws in Europe but I doubt that has anything much to do with it, probably either just stuff randomly breaking or some random programmer mistakenly breaking stuff.

  2. McGehee »

    12 June 2018 · 12:59 pm

    Random programmers trying to comply with comprehensive new privacy rules enacted outside of their own country can mistakenly break stuff too.

    My site being so low tech I practically use a quill pen and inkwell, I don’t need to worry about breaking anything to comply with EU rules, even if I could host comments on-site. Then again, my site is hosted in Australia, which has its own rules, which may be why I can’t host comments on-site.

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