Funky Comment Deletion Behavior

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:

  1. If your comment doesn’t post, please do not resubmit it. It just makes more work later to clean out the duplicates.
  2. Shorter comments are having better luck getting through.
  3. If you get an error message of any kind on your end, screencap it and send it to

Thank you!

Comments turned off on this post because: Busy digging self out of comment storm.