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Comment Turbulence

Some of you may have tried to comment recently and been hit with a “comments are closed for the time being” error.  That was Gatekeeper, actually, and it was being tripped even by valid responses to the Gatekeeper challenge.  The weird thing is that some people were able to comment, whereas others were not.  I have no idea why this was happening.

The point of this being to say that I’ve updated Gatekeeper to return a more helpful error message, and also believe some changes I made should make gatekeeper less random.  If I’m wrong and you get an error, please use the e-mail link in the error message to send the error to me.  If I’m right and you get no error, then no worries.

If I get a lot of error reports, I’ll hobble or disable Gatekeeper, but I hope it doesn’t come to that.  We’ll see.  In the meantime, my sincere apologies to anyone who got bitten by this bug, and I hope things will be better from here on out.

Five Responses»

    • #1
    • Comment
    • Sat 30 Jul 2005
    • 1601
    Eric Meyer wrote in to say...

    Let’s see what happens when I comment without being logged in.

    • #2
    • Comment
    • Sat 30 Jul 2005
    • 1807
    Keith Burgin wrote in to say...

    Can you hear me now? Good.

    • #3
    • Comment
    • Sun 31 Jul 2005
    • 1619
    Joe D'Andrea wrote in to say...

    “No comment.”

    • #4
    • Comment
    • Mon 8 Aug 2005
    • 0704
    Testing wrote in to say...

    Just testing

    • #5
    • Comment
    • Wed 10 Aug 2005
    • 1238
    Geoffrey Sneddon wrote in to say...

    I think I was getting errors… testing…

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