Many people have emailed me this week to tell me they tried to leave comments and couldn’t. Yesterday, from two different locations, I tried to leave comments – on my own blog – and couldn’t. I figured there was something hinky with typepad so I contacted the proper folks for assistance and was told that ‘due to spamming’ many ‘legitimate’ ip addresses were banned and if I wanted MY OWN FREAKING IP ADDRESSES to be able to leave comments on my blog, I needed to send them back to the folks who run MLBlogs and they would put them on a ‘white list’ of accepted IP addresses.
So, needless to say, I’m on fire. Not only are they banning legitimate IP addresses (seemingly only from my blog since I still have the ability to comment on other MLBlogs) but they never even bothered to alert me that this was going to happen.
I’ve mentioned before my personal conflict in how much I like being on MLBlogs versus how much I dislike some of the things about it, but this takes the cake. I’m paying for a service that doesn’t even tell me when it has banned my regular commenters and ME as well.
I’m still trying to figure out what I’m going to do. I have an ongoing-dialogue with a responsive enough person named Jen, but I’m not happy at all right now. For the time being, if you can’t comment here and you would like to, send me your ip address and I’ll have it put on the ‘white list’. If you don’t know your IP address you can go here http://www.ipchicken.com/ and it will tell you what yours is.
I apologize to all the folks who want to but can’t comment. This blog has NEVER been a victim of spamming and it makes no sense to me why MLBlogs and/or typepad would single it out. Hopefully, I’ll get a more satisfactory answer than I have, but I’m not holding my breath.
Man, I hate drama when it’s connected to something that is supposed to be fun.