I have received several emails lately from FMF readers who have tried to leave comments. In many cases, they seemingly posted the comments only to have them disappear. I have been working with Typepad (my blog software and host) to try and determine what the problem is, but they can't seem to crack it.The situation is made worse by the fact that there seems to be no pattern to the problem. It's not like all comments are blocked as I have had hundreds of comments left over the past week. Just some seem to get caught and lost somehow.
If you've had this problem, please send me an email with a DETAILED (the more detail the better -- which post, how long was it, what browser were you using, and so on) explanation of what happened. This information will be vital to helping them sort out the issue.
As most of you know, I do not delete comments as a matter of policy. Spam comments do get deleted as do some that are offensive (name calling, bad language, etc.) or useless (like "great post.") But I usually error on the side of keeping as many comments up as possible. Even those that seem like they are left to help with keyword Google "juice" are often left up if they are valid (though I do change the keyword.) Bottom line: if you've left a valid comment here and it's not showing up, it's not because I've deleted it. It's because the system has somehow eaten it. Hopefully, we can get this resolved quickly.
Thanks for your help and understanding.