Apparently, Blogger is having an "issue" with comments. Needless to say, I am not a happy bunny as the last five people who commented on my previous #Zombieluv #FridayFlash post have had their comments eaten. Rumour has it that Blogger are working on a fix, though I have yet to see any official word about this.
Therefore, since I'm still getting email notifications of new comments, I intend manually adding them should I need to. Having said that, I did just that this morning and, whilst the comment count on the post has not updated, if you open the Post a Comment link in a new tab on Firefox, some of those comments do appear. (edit: not any more they don't!)
If anyone has a fix for this, lemme know!
Please keep leaving me comments, and I'll use the manual fix below until such time as the problem is fixed. Thank you for your patience (edit: It seems, as of 12noon GMT that Anonymous comments are getting through).
So, here, without further ado, are those comments Blogger keeps eating, along with my replies:
Icy Sedgwick said:
Wow, you just took the concept and ran with it! This is by far one of my favourites - such a different way of looking at it! Awesome tale.
Jane Travers said:
Fantastic! Loved the idea of the zombie family, pets and all. :)
That kiss at the end sounds a bit like my first snog, though... *shudders*
Great job on this! A whole family of rotten creeps. Literally. :) Nice job!
Laurita said :
ahhh, it does the heart good. Formaldehyde breath was a nice touch. :)
Karen from Mentor said:
I only read Carrie's comment. oh man. ECHOES CARRIE with feeling.
Good. hurl. eyeball in dinner.
Man I must really love you guys.
In reply, Sam said:
Icy - Thanks so much! I wanted to do something different as I must confess to not knowing much about "classic" zombies. I'm so pleased you enjoyed what I did with it.
Jane - Thanks for the lovely feedback, but possibly a shade too much information?! ;)
jdantyler - Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed my story.
Laurita - The formaldehyde breath was a flash of inspiration mid-way through the writing of this story, I'm pleased you enjoyed it. Thanks for your comment.
Karen - LMAO!!! Thanks for the great feedback. :)
Update 13.54 GMT:
Seems the problem still exists, as the following comments didn't make it through, even though I still got email notifications:
Cathy Olliffe said:
It happens to me, too, sometimes. Sort of goes in waves. I won't have a problem for a long time, then it will arrive sporadically and then disappear.
I also have problems commenting sometimes. I'll write a long comment only to have it not post. After a few frustrations I've learned to copy the comment before I hit post. That way if it has screwed up, I can try again with only hitting paste, rather than re-writing.
Good luck with the prob! I like to imagine that I have twice as many comments, only half of them were eaten by Blogger.
Which makes me think: perhaps Blogger is a zombie.
That's weird... The commenting seems to be working fine back at Randomities...
I hope this problem will be solved soon! *hugs*
Update 08.50 GMT 07/07/2010
Well, as of this morning, all the lost comments appear to have returned. Phew! Here's hoping this is an end to the problem. Thanks for all your messages of support.