Today I went into the bowels of the blog comments, to find a comment a friend said she had left, but which did not show as a comment.
Apparently WordPress has decided, randomly, to just start protecting me from comments by some of you by trashing them directly, putting you in the same bin as the troll that shall not be named.
Some old denizens of hundom like Mary Catteli, or TXR get put there randomly for a few comments, some which are something like “yeah, exactly.”
The ways of the wordpress are so inscrutable that I BET you we could make it into a devination instrument. You know, like tea leaves. “If the comment spammed by wordpress are about kittens, there is a chance a tall stranger from over the sea will arrive bringing money.” Eh. WordPressmancy. It’s an idea.
But in the bowels of the blog there are in fact a bunch of comments by what appear to be robots. This is the type of comment that’s left so that they can leave a link to something. Perhaps they’re only fascinating as an example of mechanical translation, but they are certainly an endorsement of the idea that mechanical translation alone will never work. I imagine the reason people in Star Trek got in so much trouble is that they went around saying things like “Thank you for auspicious posting of information sharing.”
Take this post, for example:
Thanks a lot for sharing this with all people you actually recognize what you are speaking approximately! Bookmarked. Kindly also visit my site =). We can have a link exchange contract among us!
As all of you know it is a goal with me to share my posts with people who KNOW I’m speaking APPROXIMATELY. I’m not sure how one speaks approximately, but I approximate like nobody’s business. 😀
Or this one, left, on, of all possible posts, the one that is entitled “I Am Alive” and which explains why there was no blog post earlier:
There are undoubtedly a good deal of particulars like that to take into consideration. That is a fantastic point to bring up. I provide the thoughts above as general inspiration but clearly there are questions like the one you bring up where the most vital thing will likely be working in honest great faith. I don?t know if finest practices have emerged about things like that, but I’m positive that your job is clearly identified as a fair game. Both boys and girls feel the impact of just a moment’s pleasure, for the rest of their lives.
the only question I brought up was whether I was still alive. I’m obviously working in honest grate faith. As for finest practices and my job being identified as a fair game, it’s full of idiocy. As the master (RAH) said “Surely the game is rigged, but don’t let that discourage you. If you don’t bet, you can’t win.”
On the fill in post by Havelock:
Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact
was a amusement account it. Look advanced to more added agreeable from you!
However, how could we communicate?
I don’t know, buster. Can you meow? I warn you, this cat aspirates his meows. He’s high class. (And not I’m not joking, he aspirates his meows. Which should NOT be possible.
This on the post announcing I can’t write because I have the flu:
whoah this blog is magnificent i love studying your posts. Keep up the good paintings! You understand, many individuals are hunting around for this information, you can help them greatly.
So…. individuals are hunting for information that I convey through paintings to help them greatly? Dude, there’s an entire story in that.
Anyway, I’ve now rescued my friend’s comment, and as you can tell got completely derailed for the day. Also, wordpress is as silly as ever. If you notice a comment disappearing, please tell me, as it’s clearly more unaccountable than normal
Meanwhile wordpressmancy predicts a day of heavy coffee and decongestants, with a high probability of three non fic articles and hopefully an incidence of fiction.