Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Tuesday, November 15, 2005 8:22 pm

Talk to me; or, Haloscan weirdness

Filed under: Housekeeping — Lex @ 8:22 pm

When I started this blog, Blogger didn’t offer comments, so I began using a free service called Haloscan. In all fairness, in the 3 1/2 years I’ve been blogging at this site, Haloscan’s service has been pretty reliable, if you ignore the fact that it “hides” all comments after 120 days unless you pay for their premium service.

Lately, however, a couple of regular commenters have e-mailed to say that Haloscan was telling them they (or, technically, the IP address they were using) had been banned from commenting here. Now, I have banned a few actual commenters in the past for trollish behavior, but they were all interlopers, not regulars. I’ve also banned several dozen IP addresses from which comment spam and trackback spam originated. But I’ve specifically checked the IP addresses of the folks who have complained, and I have not banned any of those addresses.

If you’ve been trying to comment here and have run into this problem, e-mail me and let me know. I’m not sure what the problem might be, but the more I know, the sooner we’ll get it fixed.

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