We’re glitchy today

If you submit a comment and it is held for moderation, it is not your fault, probably: we’re having problems with Akismet, our spam filter software, and it’s holding up a lot of people’s posts. We’ve got TOP PEOPLE working on it, so just be patient. I’ll be browsing the bloated queue of posts held for moderation later, sometime after work. I might approve your delightful comment then. Or I might cast your worthless screed into the eternal flames of perdition, which I happen to have burning right here by my right elbow.


  1. Lofty says

    My Firefox absolutely hated Pharyngula yesterday, kept getting indigestion. Hope it behaves better today.

  2. komarov says

    Or I might cast your worthless screed into the eternal flames of perdition, which I happen to have burning right here by my right elbow.

    That smells like a health and safety violation! And sulphur…

  3. hoku says


    Does that about summarize your inbox today?

  4. moarscienceplz says

    If I told you we’ve got TOP PEOPLE working on it, would you believe it?
    No? Well, would you believe we’ve got two high school kids with acne and absolutely no social life working on it?
    No? Well then would you believe we’ve got a chicken and a keyboard with corn sprinkled on it?

  5. blf says

    Whilst poopyhead tried to disguise it by using ALL CAPS, the key is the “top people”. That’s a code for Pee Plop Toilet. which explains where the comments are going and what is really being done to them.

  6. says

    OMG, you’re right, PZ. The commenting system is so broken that only terrible comments are getting through!

    [waiting to see if my terrible comment makes it]

  7. Rich Woods says

    we’re having problems with Akismet, our spam filter software

    Well, guv’nor, that’s yer problem right there. Akismet, she were a goddess of Ancient Egypt, she were. The goddess of social justice warriors and some people with a bit of an occasional cough. And in one of them upper Nomes, she were worshipped in her lesser incarnation as a cobra-headed revenge guardian incarnate. Yer’ve really got ter watch them incarnates.

    I’d carve her glyph on yer bog wall for yer, but yer never know just what it might summon.

  8. Rich Woods says

    Not too surprisingly, the least mention of the great goddess Akismet summoned her ineffable One Diktat Unto Humanity: “Your comment is awaiting moderation.”

    Abide by the One Diktat. Or else.

  9. Janine the Jackbooted Emotion Queen says

    Heh. I assumed my comment was held because it happened to contain the moniker of a certain thundering fool.

  10. pharyngsd says

    The eternal flames of perdition is where my worthless screed COMES from.

    Getting it to go BACK requires a level 37 lawful good cleric with a staff of eternal banishment and 3 vials of holy water.*

    Good luck with that…

    *Plus it saves on 11+

  11. Trebuchet says

    I got a moderation warning for posting about the Lace Bug. Evil hemiptera, evil!

    And since we’re on kind of a meta topic anyhow, may I mention that the “new” main page still sucks big time? Utterly useless.

  12. =8)-DX says

    @ Tony & Trebuchet, main page.

    Main problem with the main page is that there’s no “list all the latest posts, by date” view – and certain blogs don’t show up there at all.

  13. Reginald Selkirk says

    Those uppity Akismets – some of them are outright anti-kismets.

    I miss the good old days of disenvowelment.