You’re not imagining it! Something very weird is going on. WordPress is sending many comments not to the moderation queue (which I check), not to the spam trap (which I check), but to the trash (which I was not in the habit of checking, and then, boom, 284 deleted-for-no-reason comments!)
I do not know why this is happening, but while WordPress and I look into it, here’s how you can help:
- If your comment doesn’t post, please do not resubmit it. It just makes more work later to clean out the duplicates.
- Shorter comments are having better luck getting through.
- If you get an error message of any kind on your end, screencap it and send it to email@example.com.
Comments turned off on this post because: Busy digging self out of comment storm.