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It’s been a while, WP.

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In my six and a half years of blogging, I’ve had a LOT of fun, I have met amazing people, and I’ve learned more than I thought I would.

And occasionally, I’ve experienced WP’s glitches. And by glitches, I mean these unexpected, and certainly unwanted changes that always happen overnight without the slightest notice.

I remember complaining because on my world map, the color of the visiting countries had switched from orange to pink. Apparently a big deal for the back then newbie that I was. Now, after fighting aside many other bloggers against the end of the ”Classic Editor”, I do realize that the change of colors was not even worth mentionning.

But why am I bringing this up tonight, you might wonder?

About ten days ago, after a couple of months of ”glitch-free” blogging, something happened.

I had been naive enough to think that WP’s Happy Engineers had forgotten me, and that I was blogging under the radar.

I was happy.

But as you’ll learn, if you haven’t already, WP NEVER forgets about you.

So, the last ten days or so, it seems like some passive aggressive WP (not so) Happy Engineer decided that I didn’t deserve to have a lovely quiet time in the Bloggosphere. So what they did is turn the ”Get an instant email notification when a new post is released” for all of the blogs I currently follow.

All 512 of them.

So you can imagine what my inbox looks like. Ughhhhh! Just so you know, at the moment, if I follow you and you are so much as thinking about a post, I get and email.  I am in the process to deactivate the option, and to delete all the unwanted messages.

Thank God some of the bloggers I follow don’t post anymore (I take that back… It is a shame, because if I follow them, they were interesting). But the reason of this post is, if you’ve tried to get in touch with me in the past two weeks and I didn’t respond… It is not because I don’t care. 

I’d blame it on WP, but according to current events, I’d rather blame Putin.

Not the Russians. Putin.

Then again, it might just be WP. But one way or the other, I’m trying to catch up, and I’ll get back to you soon if you’re in the flood of emails I’m trying to sort out.

Hopefully.

Please, tell me I’m not the only one in that situation…

 

15 thoughts on “It’s been a while, WP.

  1. To tell you the truth, I get so many emails from posts that I just do a bulk delete every day. I read comments directly on my blog but none of the emails. I know I have probably missed a few from blogging friends but the amount in my inbox every day is ridiculous. You are not alone.

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    1. I’d like to say that I’m glad not to be alone, but I feel for you LOL I will have to start that bulk deleting too, until I can figure out how to stop the flooding emails. Ugh! I guess there are worst things to deal with, but it is annoying nonetheless 😛

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    1. Thank you, I hope it does too!! Knock on wood, Paula 😛 I used to only get notifications from specific blogs I had requested to get reminders that they were publishing posts (usually from bloggers that don’t post often), but suddenly, I get sooooooo many unwanted emails. I’m guessing that some (not so) Happy Engineer got mad at WP, and picked my blog to mess with notification settings. I really hope that karma will get back at them, LOL

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    1. Thank you for the tip, Sadje 🙂 I know I can go in my list of followed blogs and unsubscribe to their email notifications one by one (which I’ve been working on, the past couple of days…) and I am still looking for an ”unsubscribe to all” button. *Fingers crossed* Hehehehehe

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  2. Not alone at all.
    Currently WP has decided if I want to signify I like a comment on a post ‘Like’ has to be pressed three times at which point I am referred back to the header of the post, and then have to scroll down to find the comment I liked to like…..
    I will not go into the long story about the time WP and Spam Filter man decided all my comments to various friends were spam, then blamed it on each other.
    If there was ever a Nineteen Eighty Four example in real life…. ‘Happiness Engineer’ is it.

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    1. Oh Geez… Yes the ”click ten times if you REALLY want to signify you liked this post” glitch is one I’ve been dealing with for a while, and for some reason, I didn’t even think about ranting about it. Which probably shows how many annoyances we have to put up with. At least, we’re all in the same boat. Don’t let the (not so) Happy Engineers ruin your blogging fun 🙂 *Big hugs*

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  3. I had to change when accidentally pushing something that said follow all comments. It was like an e-mail storm and I also had the problems others mentioned above.

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    1. Oh my, and that’s not mentionning the 237 times you’ve had to re-follow me (and I am guessing many other bloggers). That is not fair at all. You should be able to blog without any of these ridiculous glitches. I shall try to get some time off from work to hunt down the head (not so) Happy Engineer, and torture them until they free you from all these annoying problem!! *Big hugs*

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  4. Oh god! I hate that! I do get email notifications, but that is my choice, it should always be our choice, the happiness engineers shouldn’t fuck around with our blogs!

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