I’d like to apologize to my readers who have commented in the last week or two and never got a reply from me. Replies from blog owners are not mandatory and perhaps not even expected by most of you, but I like to say something that at least acknowledges your visit.
Recently, however, for reasons yet to be determined, I’ve not been getting notifications of new comments. Not consistently anyway. And I mean, no clue. They aren’t showing up in the “classic” notifications list. They aren’t showing up in the little speech bubble in the right corner of the admin bar that’s supposed to turn orange when there’s a new comment. And even though in desperation I changed my settings so that I’d get email notifications, I’ve not gotten any. Occasionally a notification slips through, but the majority have not.
I asked about it in the WP forums and got a stock answer suggesting all the things I’ve already tried. The problem persists.
I’m trying to go back every day or two and look for and acknowledge new comments on the most recent posts, but I can’t be sure I’m catching them all. Just now I found several new ones in the Comments list (accessed from the left side of the edit screen) that I’d not seen before.
Anyway, I want to apologize if you think your comment went unnoticed and unappreciated. I’m trying to respond to all of them and am trying to solve the problem. (I must confess that when something like this happens and I’ve not changed any of my settings, I always suspect that WP has been tinkering with something behind the scenes and is not telling us. And it often means they’re soon going to surprise us with something wonderful, new, and “improved.” But what do I know. I’m just a cynical, grumpy old woman.)