Service Notice

There’s been some odd behavior here – strange lags between publishing and items appearing, and comments appearing under the wrong author’s name. I don’t know what’s going wrong, but I do recall there being a recent WordPress update.

I’ll try to sort it out. I invite affected commenters to leave a comment on this post to see if the problem is limited to the previous one. One thing I have noticed: forcing a browser-cache refresh (Ctrl + F5 on Windows) seems to help.

Update: the problem persists. I have contacted Bluehost, but so far have not had much help. For now, please be sure to force a cache refresh (CTRL + F5) when reading or commenting. If the blog vanishes, this is why; I will either be making repairs or finding a new hosting company. (If comments fail altogether, readers can email me using the address in the “About” page.)

Further Update: Deleting cookies for in my Chrome browser may have fixed the problem. Please try this; instructions are here.

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  1. Whitewall says

    I seem to be myself here.

    Posted April 26, 2017 at 12:34 pm | Permalink
  2. Whitewall says

    Testing again…

    Posted April 26, 2017 at 12:38 pm | Permalink
  3. has been having the same problems. Are you perchance hosted by Bluehost? She is.

    The same comment thing here is happening there along witht he lag.

    Posted April 26, 2017 at 12:48 pm | Permalink
  4. Malcolm says

    I am with Bluehost, yes.

    Posted April 26, 2017 at 1:08 pm | Permalink
  5. JK says


    Now with the third browser (and the two emails Malcolm, and the “helpful hints”)

    Posted April 27, 2017 at 6:59 pm | Permalink