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persistent issues with commenting or contacting us?

Following our major “problem” last Saturday, when, for unknown reasons, our site was comprehensively disrupted, we are getting reports of issues with commenting and/or contacting us.

If you can, leave a comment here about any issues you are having, OR email us at this address: [email protected], rather than any of those provided on the Contact page.
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bevin
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bevin

The number of comments on this site seems to have declined quickly and severely. Perhaps it is a seasonal thing? Or related to the topics being posted ?

balkydj
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Yep, indeed very persistent issues experienced & propagated by pernicious perusal & interceptions , it would seem .. @12.02 am 4/6/2018

Simon
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Simon

I think comments are being seriously targeted everywhere now as they have become real, non-msm/elite controlled information channels and exchanges, real news channels
The guardian shut off its comments on anything remotely ‘difficult’ ages ago. The Indy mods worked hard but there were too many of us, real people, to keep control of the narrative, an absolute necessity in keeping control at all.
The Indy’s new comments system limits the
number of comments shown to a dozen or so and now requires that I give it not only access to my email addresses (plural), but also permission to “manage” all my Google data and contacts !
The last reason to go to any msm news outlet at all, gone.

tonyopmoc
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Simon, I agree with you. I think what is happenning is an extremely well financed multi-pronged attack, on anyone, their name/handle and IP address of any person, who analyses current events, and attempts to publish their own analysis, on any website that uses Automatiic, and associated technologies, that are designed to defeat spam.
I can understand people running blogs such as Craig Murray, wanting to eradicate spam, but these technologies employed by blog owners and even the mainstream media, are specifically designed to prevent, any analysis or critiicism of The UK’s Government agenda.
I find there is far more freedom to comment in The USA, many of who use technologies such as Disqus. There may well be problems with that too, but so far as I remember, Disqus has never banned me, and they also have an edit feature, so you can correct your spelling mistakes.
Tony

reinertorheit
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reinertorheit

This is only a minor gripe – but I still miss the ‘Replies Waiting’ indicator icon, which used to be in the top RH corner of the page. You may perhaps have decided not to return it, as it may provoke infighting, and I could appreciate that approach. However, if someone has taken the trouble to write a reply, yet we never see it (because we didn’t know it was there), the impetus of serious discussion can be lost. Overall, I saw it as a beneficial feature.

Gary Weglarz
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Gary Weglarz

I”ve had the problem of posting a comment and it not showing up. Then I try to re-post and it say’s its a duplicate comment and won’t allow me to post. On one occasion I made a small change and tried to re-post but again the comment didn’t show up as posting. I left the site altogether and came back in and “both” comments had posted. I won’t try that trick again. From now I’ll save any comments I make so that if they don’t post initially I can easily go back in and try to re-post a few minutes later. Your comments section remains one of the most sane and worthwhile in alternative media which is much appreciated.

Dave m
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Dave m

I use Linux- no problems so far…

Robbobbobin
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Robbobbobin

If you intend to help with diagnostics, quote distro and version.

tony0pmoc
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Robbobbobin,
The version of Linux, is pretty much irrelevant, providing you have learnt the technical skills to configure the security…I could tell you a little story. I said to my son (13) an approved microsoft developer, don’t use Windows, it will get blasted to hell…but he did, and it was. He brought his server back from the data centre, and installed Linux, he only asked me one question – Dad, how do I configure the security?
That was 17 years ago, and they still haven’t taken it down yet, though they have seriously tried. He simply moved Data Centres.
Tony

Robbobbobin
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Robbobbobin

“The version of Linux, is pretty much irrelevant, providing you have learnt the technical skills to configure the security.”
I, too, find that standing a picture of Stravinsky on top of the piano keeps the Lucy worm at bay.

Wolfgang
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Wolfgang

Until I haven’t had any problems posting or liking a comment.

kayaboosha
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kayaboosha

Links to some articles don’t work. Comes up with a message saying it isn’t available.

Alan
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Alan

Changing the comments system may have had something to do with it. As you now use Automattic I can no longer provide comments as it’s a social tracker and retains comments for 3rd party use. Thank you for publishing my ‘two penneth’ to date.

Betrayedplanet
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Betrayedplanet

Cannot comment on recent articles. No comment option.

arcanecorvid
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Get a Norge account.. Runbox.com …you pay a little and get a lot

Robbobbobin
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Robbobbobin

runbox.com runs a supposedly secure email site and server farm. “Supposedly” because its ownbweb site “https” security certificate is not set up properly (though there is nothing unusual about that – around 90% of similarly “secure” sites are incorrectly set up), so eavesdropping on communications with it is a stroll in the park. Are you recommending it because of its pretty front page; its claims of security or for some other reason?

Hugh O'Neill
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Hugh O'Neill

Dear Admin. You must be doing something right if they are trying to close you down. Venceremos