Bravo Google!

There have been issues with people commenting recently. We used to get email notification that comments were waiting but those emails stopped ... we just assumed that nobody could be bothered commenting. Turns out they were sat there in the background of the blog. Once we (well, Mrs Inside tbh) figured it out, they were posted ... with the final ones being posted last night. I got back from work today and all comments posted since the 3rd of June have simply disappeared. There is no evidence that they ever existed.

I've been all over the "Help" forums and it looks as though it all started on May the 25th (presumably when they were preparing for GDPR) and it looks as though they have made a right bollocks of it and introduced bugs into the system. There is the occasional official "we are aware of the issue" type comment but no actual action or advice. 26 days later and now comments are being deleted en masse! Now that's improvement for you!

We have no idea whether you can actually comment on here anymore ... or if you can, whether they will still be on the blog 10 minutes later. Just letting you know that it's definitely nothing to do with us!

Do us a favour and drop comments on this so we can try to figure out what the damage is ...


jaypee 19 June 2018 at 17:04  

Hi there! That gives me the opportunity to thank you
for your music.

Anonymous,  19 June 2018 at 17:16  

Comment, comment, 123.... this thing on?

adgy 19 June 2018 at 17:40  

Here's a comment. I fucking love your blog. Thanks!

Anonymous,  19 June 2018 at 17:46  


Anonymous,  19 June 2018 at 18:02  

I thought people have given up on commenting....
I thanked on some post last week and it didn't showed up, but it's okay, nothing important...
So, thanks again!

badgerstump 19 June 2018 at 18:26  

Nice one people!

Won't bore you with the background stuff ... but I knew there were 5 sitting waiting ... it took a bit of jiggery pokery and multiple restarts but finally they showed up. Doesn't explain the mass deletion or what else is going the fuck on ... but I'm transiently reassured.

d 19 June 2018 at 18:56  

we still care...thanks

badgerstump 19 June 2018 at 19:24  

never doubted the minipony!

Bill,  19 June 2018 at 22:51  

Good a time as any to say, "Thanks!" Seriously, this site is a wealth of goodness.

Robert Gomez 19 June 2018 at 23:43  

Thanks for all the wonderful music!

Dante D 20 June 2018 at 03:14  

Count me in: constantly checking your blog, commenting once or twice.

Nexist 20 June 2018 at 03:21  

Hoping that this isn't some clever phishing attempt....

Dante D 20 June 2018 at 04:52  

What happened to the mysterious Elaine Radigue post? Just curious. (3:52 GMT)

Anonymous,  20 June 2018 at 07:39  

I think since late May I posted thank you comments on two posts of yours. But, since those were lost, let me simply say now THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING! I can't speak for others, but checking this blog is often the high point of my day.

Anonymous,  20 June 2018 at 12:17  

hi there!

badgerstump 20 June 2018 at 16:42  

Nice one people!

Looks like we are getting them thru again. Still no email notification but we can retrieve the comments from behind the scenes. Let's hope it lasts!

@ Dante: the Eliane Radigue post - Mrs Inside had that one and some other very choice items that had been sitting in draft form for a while and were then scheduled. Unfortunately, zippy only keeps files for 30 days since the last download. Because it had been sitting around for a while, the links had expired. They've been put back in draft but will be making a (re)appearance before long. The "problem" is that we get ridiculously excited about ideas for posting and spiral off on tangents and then when we go back to the original "great ideas" we sometimes miss the odd expired link.

Same thing happened with me on the post recently but because we didn't see comments coming in I missed the fact that the link had expired ... it's fixed.

Lizard Jawnny Jewel,  20 June 2018 at 19:42  

I am attempting to thank you (once again) for working so hard on this blog, via my usual "Name/URL" identity on me ol' tor browser. Let's see how this one goes.

badgerstump 20 June 2018 at 21:05  

tor browser? i have issues getting dressed in the morning!

Anonymous,  21 June 2018 at 04:43  

Yeah. All the comments from the Derek Bailey Duo Trio post are gone. But there was 5 or 6 the other day. Thanks for the Derek Bailey! BB is the best!

Anonymous,  21 June 2018 at 18:33  

You have introduced me to many, many wonderful albums, thank you so much.

cool breeze 22 June 2018 at 05:53  

thank you for this amazing blog!

Certifiablockhead 26 June 2018 at 18:44  

will never leave you guys...

Vladimir 27 June 2018 at 20:24  

hey, happened to my blog too. i had sent you some comments on the ascension posts (great stuff btw) and i gradually noticed that there was a google problem across blogs.

and... keep up the awesomeness.