Thanks to your feedback, we recently became aware of issues with the Captcha comment plug-in we installed about a month ago on the recommendation of BlueHost. We put out a call for help among the Harpies and foureleven’s fabulous spouse poked around in the back end of WordPress for us. He observed the same issues y’all were having: namely that when he failed to correctly enter the Captcha text he got re-directed to an error notice page that would then send him back to the original post … losing his comment along the way.
Because we’ve been having massive spam issues (which even shut down the site temporarily a few weeks ago — hence the BlueHost plug-in) we can’t take the Captcha system off entirely. But Fabulous Spouse has, in his words, “replaced BlueCaptcha with WP-reCAPTCHA, a more secure CAPTCHA application that creates new verification images every time someone registers or makes a comment. They are much easier to read than BlueCaptcha’s and if you enter the wrong words, the comment in question is not removed, an error message appears under the box preserving the comment! (yay!).”
Anyway — so please do let us know how the new system is working, either by comment or email (feministlibrarian [at] gmail [dot] com), and we’ll take it from here.
So sorry for the hassle — we do really enjoy your comments and don’t want to make this more difficult than it has to be to stem the tsunami of spam!