Update: The Awaiting Moderation problem should be fixed now. Let me know if you continue to see problems. One thing I will say is I didn’t see a message if I wasn’t logged into a WordPress account. So if you’re not seeing the message it could be because you’re not logged in….
Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Just popping in with a quick post about something many of you are commenting on (and emailing us about)….the Comment Awaiting Moderation message that’s disappeared.
Typically when you comment on TSTOAddicts you see a message that looks like this when you initially make a comment:
But since this past weekend, many of you have pointed out that the awaiting moderation message has disappeared…as has your comment. While we still see your comments on our end, you guys don’t realize they went through and often times will comment again (and again) or email us wondering if you’ve been banned for some reason.
Here’s the deal….this is a bug on WordPress’ end. It took a little while, but we’ve finally figured out (after working with WP) what’s happening and why it’s happening. So over the course of today I’m going to take the steps necessary to correct the problem. (unfortunately it’s not as simple as WP “flipping a switch”). So the site may look a little funky for a few minutes today…but all the content will still be there and by the time I’m done the “Awaiting Moderation” message will come back.
Sorry for the frustration and anger this may have caused some of you. I know we saw several emails from people wondering why they were banned from the site. I promise we haven’t banned anyone…it’s just a bug that we’ll now fix. 🙂
Thanks for your patience with this!