Comment Submit Issues

I’ve been getting reports of difficulty submitting comments. I’ve been having them too, and in the WordPress interface as well. The commenting difficulties go something like this:

IE users get a “page cannot be found” error after clicking “submit comment.”
Firefox users get absolutely nothing after clicking “submit comment.” It looks like it’s working, like a new page is loading, and then it just dies.

I’m not sure what’s causing this. It’s not a China issue, because it’s happening to people outside of China as well. That means it’s either a hosting issue or a WordPress issue. I’m guessing it’s the latter, probably caused by a plugin. I’ll try to fix it soon, but I don’t have a lot of free time on my hands.

In the meantime, you can still submit comments. IE users, hit back and submit again. Repeat as necessary. Firefox users, just click and wait for it to go through. Repeat as necessary.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience.


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.


  1. Thanks John~

  2. i’ve tried that and had to retype my message, but i’ll try to remember to “copy” before i submit so i can just paste it in again to resubmit.

  3. Amy,

    Still using IE? Tsk, tsk…

  4. I remember back when I used to use IE(three weeks ago). Over a period of time John made me feel bad with his constant, small, iconoclastic, biting comments. It hurt a lot even though I acted brave. Now that I use Firefox because I couldn’t take it any more, and I decided that I really do hate Microsoft/Walmart/Big Business/Good hygiene. Now, I can hold my head up high when posting. But if you want to keep using IE just to spite him, I’ll understand and cheer quietly for you.

  5. john,

    currently I am using both Firefox 1.0.6 and 1.5 beta 1, and both browsers worked fine with your site. but I did have some problems accessing your site via IE 6.x.

  6. Amy has access to Firefoc, too. Can’t seem to covert her.

  7. i use firefox when i am at mom and dad’s house. when i am mooching OTHER people’s internet access, i don’t really have a choice. at work, i.e. is my only option. regardless of whichever i may use or choose to use, isn’t it MY choice or problem? so back off, you internet snob! 😉

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