Yesterday’s anomalies with TTAC’s commenting system were fixed after long hours in short order by our crack technical team, cheered on with robust language undying praise by our editorial team. In Wednesday’s evening hours, the problem was declared as solved. All TTAC correspondents could comment again, unencumbered by announcements that the post is roasting in moderation purgatory. All except DeadWeight.
And a few others, possibly. DeadWeight (and a few others) use what is called a “disposable email address.” In DeadWeight’s case, it is Spambog.com. While other avenues of landing in moderation limbo are not well researched, using a throw-away email address for your TTAC registration is a sure-fire way to be denied the joy of immediate publishing of your comment.
“Comments from people (or bots) who use certain anonymous email providers have a high rate of spam, and therefore are blocked at TTAC. It is a long list, ranging from [email protected] via [email protected] the way to [email protected] (I kid you not). If you sign up using one of those, the sign-up will not be accepted. Once you are successfully signed-up, this lockout should not be a problem for you, unless you manually change your email address to one of the throwaway guys. If you can’t comment after changing your email address, change it back.”
Of course, if you yearn for the personal attention by either Derek or Bertel, and you want them to read each and every comment of yours (possibly days later, when it is a really slow news day,) and if you want them to decide each and every time whether the comment is worthy of the limelight, then there is no better way than to use a disposable emailer.
Don’t expect a personal warning sent to that discardaddress. By their very nature, disposable email addresses are like condoms (i.e. not meant for re-use,) and we won’t even bother.