18
Apr

Freaky IP Switch Leaves Me Unable To Blog Comment

I had a strange thing happen to me this afternoon. Actually, it’s still going on. Perusing through a few blogs as is usual most every day, I tried to comment on a Shoemoney post and my comment didn’t show up. WTH(heck)? Then I went over to John Chow and commented, same thing? Problogger, Entrepreneur’s Journey, all the same. I can’t comment anywhere.

By this point I’m thinking, what the heck is going on? Has the Akismet database identified my email address as spam? It certainly shouldn’t, because my spammy days are over, and I’ve never done any spammy things with this email address in the first place.

I then wen’t over to WhatIsMyIPAddress.com and saw that my IP address is different that what it usually is. How did that happen? It also shows my location as being somewhere near Kissimmee Florida instead of Palm Bay, around 60 miles away.

Apparently since my IP address has been changed, every blog I’ve been commenting on no longer recognizes me for who I am and requires that my comments get prior approval before being published.

This is a drag. Hopefully I won’t have to wait too long before I’m able to carry on the conversation again. I’m still who I am and no one is impersonating me, at least I don’t think so?

Freaky…

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9 Responses to “Freaky IP Switch Leaves Me Unable To Blog Comment”

  1. That’s weird! What would cause your IP address to change like that?

  2. Wish I knew, this is bizarre.

  3. Odd. I know dynamic ips change but if yours is static it should not change.

  4. This actually happened to me a few times. Its even happened here on your blog…

  5. Even if it was a dynamic IP, it shouldn’t change so dramatically that it reports him as living in a different city.

  6. thats very sad.
    So were your old comments added with the new comments count ?

  7. wow, that really sucks. Sorry to hear that.

  8. Who’s your internet provider? That was the cause of the problem. Maybe something flaky was happening with them.

  9. Earthlink is my isp, but I don’t know what the deal is.

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