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Blog commenting - how to tell if admin must approve?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by dirtysecret, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. dirtysecret

    dirtysecret Regular Member

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    Okay, I realize this is probably an incredibly newb question, but how can you tell if your blog comment was successfully submitted or not?

    I've submitted comments at some blogs where after i click submit I get taken to a blank white page.

    At other blogs, I just get dumped off right back at the page I was attempting to comment on.

    No message at all. No feedback. No indication of
    -it didn't submit
    -admin must approve
    -pending
    -WHATEVER

    I'm lost here. This may be blogging 101 but I don't know it. Will someone plz answer.
     
  2. iamsgf

    iamsgf Regular Member

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    The fact is you will never know unless it is coded into the theme itself. Now if you are worried about posting comments and getting flaged as spam and not being about to use the same site to comment again, then I would suggest you use a proxy, post a regular comment and see if it appears. This way you are not putting your site or IP at risk of being flagged. It does mean more work. However the more work you do, the better it pays :)

    Then over time you will make a list of all sites that donot moderate comments, and you will find that your blog commenting campaigns will do better.
     
  3. shudogg

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    I don't believe there is a way to know until you post the comment. A software could be coded to read the page after a comment is posted to search for like "Your Post Is Waiting Admin Approval" or something similar, but that message varies across the blogging platforms like blogger, wordpress, typepad, livejournal, ect. Most wordpress blogs use the same message, but it "could" be changed, 99% of the time it is the standard message though.

    You could hire a coder to whip up something. Not sure of any apps that do that now. CommentKahuna can search for blogs, list PR, and sort out ******** blogs and even narrow down to the type of blog. But it doesn't pull out ones for admin approval.
     
  4. dirtysecret

    dirtysecret Regular Member

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    I just re-read my own question and realized that's its unclear.

    My main concern is what the hell happened to my post! This happened to me at 4 blogs in a row before I thought maybe I was having a browser problem and gave up.

    I would find a blog.
    Fill out the comment form.
    click submit.
    wait.
    and then....BAM...blank white page!

    I seriously never commented on a blog before in my life, but I figured it would be just like a forum where you click submit, the browser crunches for a second, it would then say "thanks for posting, you'll now be taken back to the thread" (or something to that effect) and then I'd see my comment.

    But no.

    Just blank white page.

    Weird.
     
  5. myfa1z

    myfa1z Regular Member

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    may be it's because your ip blocked by askimet i get same result and it's askimet problem
     
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  6. dirtysecret

    dirtysecret Regular Member

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    So I'll just have to use proxy any time I want to blog comment backlinking. I wonder how I got banned in the 1st place? I have absolutely no idea how I got banned.

    Nevermind...I have a pretty good idea how I got banned. I'll post what I think happened here so that others may learn from it (or correct me if I'm wrong).

    I'm using the same WordPress API key for all of my MSN loophole splogs.

    They must be able to tell that they are crap and hence blocked my IP.

    The "take home" message is this: If you're going to do something BH with your WP blogs: DO NOT use the same WP API key on them. Or better yet, don't use any plugins that require an API key.
     
  7. titalian

    titalian Junior Member

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    Maybe you were somebody else's proxy at some point or another. lol
     
  8. Matt Cutts

    Matt Cutts Registered Member

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    Refresh, refresh, refresh. Some blogs that I comment on also have this sort of 'glitch'. Some comments show up after some time, longer than the usual. Bookmark them also so you can track.