Typepad has a glitch — it gets hung up after you complete the Turing test ("Verify your comment"). To enter a comment w/o multiple posts, open a new explorer or firefox window by right clicking "Comments." (option click on a Mac)

Write your comment, hit preview. You will be asked to "Verify your comment" — often, several times. Carefully enter the precise letters and numbers only ONCE. Then MINIMIZE THE WINDOW AND LEAVE IT ALONE. The comments have been entered, and are showing up even if it looks like Typepad seems to be "hung" or "frozen."

You can check this in a new window — the comments will appear even before typepad finishes processing that page, or while you have been asked to "Verify your comments."

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Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor implied. If you could repeat previously discredited memes or steer the conversation into irrelevant, off topic discussions, it would be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous.

12 Responses to “Comment Glitch: Avoid Multiple Posts”

  1. Craig H says:

    Alternatively, write the comment in the original window and hit the post button ONCE and wait. It takes about a minute for it to process.

  2. quints says:

    Barry,
    Thanks for the tip.

  3. quints says:

    Barry,
    Thanks for the tip.

  4. T says:

    Damnit quints, you beat me to it

  5. I knew someone was going to do that!

  6. Brian says:

    haha, quints is awesome

  7. I was not aware of any problem…….
    I was not aware of any problem…….
    I was not aware of any problem…….
    I was not aware of any problem…….

  8. wcw says:

    Of course, if typepad had better spam protection built in, you wouldn’t need those annoying captchas. How I hate them. Screedus interruptus, really.

    The otherwise-pedestrian blog software I use (serendipity) has very nice, very simple spam protection built in. Maybe I should call Six Apart’s office here in town and suggest they borrow it.

  9. crack says:

    The comment glitch is seperate from the verification. I’ve encountered it on typepad blogs that don’t use verification.

  10. crack says:

    And actually, once you verify if you wait 10 seconds or so and hit the stop button and then go back and refresh the page you commented on your comments likely will show up.

  11. muckdog says:

    Every 108 minutes I have to enter the code. And then it resets.

    Freaky.

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