Comment Glitch: Avoid Multiple Posts

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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  1. Craig H commented on Aug 17

    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 commented on Aug 17

    Barry,
    Thanks for the tip.

  3. quints commented on Aug 17

    Barry,
    Thanks for the tip.

  4. T commented on Aug 17

    Damnit quints, you beat me to it

  5. Brian commented on Aug 17

    haha, quints is awesome

  6. Larry Nusbaum, Scottsdale commented on Aug 17

    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…….

  7. wcw commented on Aug 17

    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.

  8. crack commented on Aug 17

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

  9. crack commented on Aug 17

    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.

  10. muckdog commented on Aug 17

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

    Freaky.

  11. Kymberlie R. McGuire commented on Aug 17

    This is TypePad Support testing your comments. Please feel free to delete this.

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