Some of you may have noticed my comment on one of the threads here, saying that I am having internet problems and have been unable to access my dashboard. We switched from OTE to Forthnet a couple of weeks ago and have had problems ever since. We THINK the problem might be the old line running into the house or perhaps the router. Anyway, a technician from Forthnet is coming this morning so hopefully, things will be sorted out very soon. As always happens, the internet seems to be stable right now (but no phone!) so I’m going to try and post this before we get cut off again.
I lost my temper a while back and wrote a post called Time for Banning. The problem with that post was that it was written out of anger, something I have rarely done. Since then, there have been some very nasty comments and accusations flying around and people seem to be more focused on getting their insults and rudeness posted than they are in the actual posts.
I also recently upgraded my WordPress but didn’t check or update my banned list. My mistake and I apologise. Some of the people who were on that list are now able to comment and others are not. I am not sure why. I’m pretty good with techie stuff but there are some glitches here that I don’t know how to remedy.
Let me just say this: I have no-one in my banned list at the moment. So the person that keeps screaming about being banned needs to calm down. A long time friend of this blog had the same problem commenting here a while back. His comments got dumped into my spam list automatically. I have no idea why this happened but I do know that WordPress is not perfect and does sometimes mess up. Also, I do delete spam automatically because I get so much and don’t generally read through it all for the odd legitimate comment that gets filtered there. Sorry, but I don’t have time. So please calm down. I will be updating the banned list as of today, assuming Forthnet sort out my connection problems.
If you find that your comments are not getting through, please change your nickname. You will have to wait until your first comment with a new name is approved and then you will be able to post normally. If your comment appears and is then deleted, it means that it was unapproved by me and your name will go on my banned list. Sorry people but you did this yourselves. No-one has EVER been banned for asking questions, arguing with me or anyone else in a respectful manner, disagreement or putting forward alternatives. We can have discussions, even heated ones, without resorting to rudeness and bullying.
BTW: To the person that started a blog in response to my supposed censorship etc, (I will not advertise a blog set up to attack me), I get notification of blogs that link to me 😉 ! I hope that it will be a satisfying outlet for your pent-up anger towards me. Good luck with that and thanks for making me laugh.