Apologies to anyone who has had trouble commenting!

computer problems

The settings we had on our blog meant that some people were having trouble commenting. This was our fault, and we think we have fixed it now. But, apologies to all commenters who were affected. Cartoon taken from a computer repair website run by Amanda Morris. Click to enlarge.

A few people have e-mailed us in the last week to tell us that they had tried posting a comment, but kept getting an error message. Apparently, whenever some readers tried to post a comment, they would get an “error 403” message telling them,

We’re sorry, but we could not fulfill your request for /wp-comments-post.php on this server

We think we have fixed the problem now, so hopefully this won’t happen again. However, because some comments were getting through, we didn’t realise this was happening until those readers alerted us to the problem. [Thank you to Wes, Phil & Robin for independently letting us know of the problem!]

We were able to restore all of the attempted comments from the last 7 days, but unfortunately the relevant logs don’t go back any further.
So, we would like to apologise to anybody else who tried to comment, but couldn’t.

If anybody finds that they’re still unable to post a comment, could you send us an e-mail to let us know?

computer problems

Cartoon by Kathryn J. Lamb. Click to enlarge.

By the way, while I’m here, for those of you wondering about the lack of new posts on this blog, we do have several draft posts in preparation. However, because none of our climate research is funded, we haven’t been able to put as much time into this blog lately, as we would have liked to.

We do hope to get back to posting here soon. We also are in the process of finishing updates to the versions of two of our papers at OPRJ in light of the various comments and reviews we’ve had on our paleoclimate review and pervection papers.

But, in the meantime, for any readers who are on Twitter, feel free to follow me (Ronan): @1RonanConnolly

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