I posted my comment, but it vanished!and blog owners, who report
My readers report inability to find their comments after they are published. And no, they are not in my "Spam" folder.Why are all of these comments disappearing?
When I am able to examine a blog involved in the reported problem, and post a test comment, I find that each blog in question uses the Embedded comment form, with CAPTCHA ("word verification") screening.
In all reported cases, I have been able to leave a comment (in some cases, subject to moderation by the owner), since my computer does not block third party cookies.
These reports are yet new symptoms from people who filter cookies excessively. The browsers are unable to display the CAPTCHA form, required by the blog owner or Blogger, because of filtered third party cookies.
If the CAPTCHA form can't be displayed, the blog reader sits there, looking at the embedded comment form, with the comment unpublished, and seemingly "disappeared".
It's that simple. The CAPTCHA form isn't displayed, the comment isn't published, and another reader thinks that the comment disappeared. And the blog owner looks in both his "Awaiting Moderation" and "Spam" folders - and finds no missing comments.
A new episode of the disappearing comments may involve blogs which don't use the CAPTCHA form - but where the blog readers, wishing to post a comment, are located outside the USA - and where access to the blogs are subject to Country Code Alias redirection. A similar effect will be seen, with blogs published to custom domains.
Once more, I implore you. Stop filtering third party cookies, if you want to post comments to blogs that use the embedded comment form.