I love WordPress; I do. Remember that if you ever hear it was found buried in a blue recycling bin left abandoned off the M6.
What’s with WordPress at the moment? I just had to approve my own comments on my own blog. I get why other bloggers might hesitate to approve me – banal and anodyne, anyone? I’m not good at small talk – but I think I’m mostly okay and I can’t say there’s ever been a moment when I have disapproved of myself, except for once in my twenties when I made a deliberately mean comment to a friend and I have since always been ashamed of it.
Another complaint: the wonderful new notification system (which could be more wonderful still if it didn’t go only up to nine) now tells me when I’ve made a comment on my blog…talk about overegging the pudding. It goes like this:
- I post.
- You comment.
- WordPress tells me you commented: in my dashboard, my inbox and through my notifications.
- I reply to your comment.
- I have to approve my own comment.
- Not knowing I have both commented and approved my comment, I receive notification that I have left a comment on my blog.
- My head explodes.
I feel guilty for complaining: poor Viv is having trouble receiving comments at all; and her commenters are feeling as frustrated as if they are trying to leave a comment on Letterdash.
Is WordPress really trying to compete with the most inefficient comment system known to blogger?
Answers on a postcard, please. It will get here faster.