Wednesday, March 25, 2009


If you have a wordpress blog and you're wondering why I haven't been commenting on it, it might well be because, for reasons I don't pretend to understand, all my deathless pearls of wisdom are being re-routed to the spam bin. So, if you care about these kind of things, you might want to recalibrate your filter. Because if it's happening to me, it's probably happening to other prospective commenters as well.

Another helpful hint: As I learned through sad experience, given its unfortunate sequence of letters, no matter how apt the term might be, it's not a good idea to use the word "socialism" in a comment. Try "sociali$m" instead.

eta: Not surprisingly, Mcpolish asks exactly how to recalibrate a spam filter for a wordpress blog. I admit that I have absolutely no idea, but if anyone knows, email me and I'll edit this post to add that info.