All this week, pretty much all comments made in comment sections of others’ blogs are recognized as spam and sent to the blog’s spam folder. I found this out earlier today when chatting with tech support. This phenomenon is thought to be courtesy of Gravatar. WP sent me to a page at Gravatar to let them know about the issue. After logging out then back in and trying comments again, yep, they still instantly disappear.
If I follow your blog and comment from the feed instead of going to your blog, the comment seems to take as it should.
I don’t follow every blogger I comment on, as some are read through prompts that include a Mr. Linky, such as Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, dVerse Poet’s Pub, and Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers. It isn’t reasonable to add an extra hundred or more to my follow list, which would need to be done to read them all in my feed. Instead I’m posting this in hopes that anyone who is used to me reading and commenting on your posts sees it and looks in their spam folders for my comments.
Hoping that WP and/or Gravatar get their acts together soon, so I can get back to getting the service I’m paying for here. Wish me luck please!