Anybody else having trouble commenting?

A regular reader says he keeps getting a “Invalid request signature or no blog id supplied” error message. I know we’re still having the issue with the page failing to update automatically sometimes, but I’m unaware of any other issues involving comments.

Is anybody else having problems?

ETA: Got the following email just now…

Hi Joel.

Just another data point. I tried to comment, and mine didn’t show up,
even after refreshing the page. uBlockOrigin says 4 things blocked on the
page, but the comment form appears to work and send stuff back to the
server. I didn’t see any messages about signature errors or Blog ID.

FWIW, you aren’t the only one:
https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/commenting-26

Yeah, not very helpful. Unfortunately, I’m not longer a WordPress weenie.
There’s so much JavaScript at play, that tracking stuff like this down
can get tedious pretty quickly.
https://wordpress.org/support/topic/invalid-request-signature-in-comments-box-since-update/

Looks as if you (and others) have been hit by something that started
happening a couple years ago.

Good luck with it.

Best,
[REDACTED]

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22 Responses to Anybody else having trouble commenting?

  1. jed says:

    I got lots of problems. Among them, male pattern baldness continues its inexorable march across my scalp.

  2. Ben says:

    For what little it’s worth, no trouble here. I’m using Opera now. Just to see if the problem might be browser-specific, I’ll make a couple test posts from other miscellaneous browsers I happen to have installed.

  3. Ben says:

    Google Chrome Test post

  4. Ben says:

    Firefox Test Post

  5. Ben says:

    Miscrosoft Edge Test Post (Apparently my first time ever using it)

  6. Ben says:

    Microsoft Edge Test Post

  7. Kentucky says:

    Another Google Chrome test.

    I notice that when I initially attempt to enter a comment that it won’t “take” and I have to re-click to start entering text. This has been going on for quite a while now.

  8. Bear says:

    Pale Moon (Firefox fork).

  9. R says:

    Chrome on Android checking in

  10. LibertyNews says:

    If you can read this then it worked, and I am still surviving the government shutdown.

  11. Unclezip says:

    Firefox with uBlock Origin and Privacy Badger

  12. MamaLiberty says:

    No problem commenting here, except that I can no longer get notifications of other comments. That’s been true for a few months now. Probably one of my own settings.

    And no problems known with comments at my own WP blog.

  13. Mike says:

    I’m using the latest version of FireFox with Adblock Plus and EFF Privacy Badger turned off. With them on, when I’m on your blog posting replies doesn’t seem to work very well. It’s ironic that I have to disable my privacy protection on a site that is run buy a guy who lives privacy. :^)

  14. terrapod says:

    No issues that I can tell. Firefox with ad blocker running seems to be fine. Now there have been some issues with Commiecast tho’, they seem to randomly drop internet connectivity the last 2 days, lasts maybe a minute or two, then resumes normalcy.

  15. Bmq215 says:

    Mobile version of Chrome here. If you’re reading this it works.

    I still have to manually refresh your pages to see new content but that’s a separate issue. One I’ve gotten so used to that I now find myself trying to refresh other blogs when I visit and don’t find anything new…

  16. coloradohermit says:

    No problem here.

  17. John says:

    Never had issue here.
    Safari, with Adblock Plus off (because no ads here), and Javascript not off for here.
    I navigate using the forward and back links at the top of the page. Only have used the “Previous OPSEC Violations” link when I have wanted to look back at old post and where a few times there, I have hit a dead link, and used it to jump over that.

  18. Claire says:

    I haven’t been able to comment on your blog using Firefox for a month or two. I don’t get an error message. The screen simply goes blank when I hit “post comment” and whatever I was attempting to post never appears.

    I’m writing this from Chromium, which seems to have no problem.

  19. jed says:

    Huh. Did you give the blog a dose of the salts, Joel?

  20. John says:

    jed, the shutdown did it.
    Folks just wondering around aimlessly.
    No other direction or purpose.
    It’s just zombies everywhere.

  21. Ruth says:

    Testing. I’ve been having trouble commenting a few other places (non WP blogs). I suspect a problem with my install of Chrome.

  22. Paul Joat says:

    Testing on linux with firefox with ublock origin and adblock plus.

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