HELP!!

My apology!

I am missing your posts.

Few are appearing in my Reader.

Paranoia has set in.

My tinfoil hat

Β tells me that WP is weary of me.

Fuzzy-Foto-screen1200

Cheeky is puzzled too.

He only sees my posts.

Not yours.

Please let me know if you do not see me visiting your posts!

Or

Please let me know if you have a suggestion for a solution.

Thank you!

crying-girl

95 Comments on “HELP!!

    • Cheeky is a little rascal. I enjoyed the photos of all the quilts! I hope you guys had fun on your vacation from WP! πŸ™‚
      Thanks for stopping by to let me know you are home again.

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  1. Precious photo of Cheeky George πŸ™‚
    I just realised that there is a limited number of ‘Likes’ that can be viewed on my posts!

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    • Yes. WP only shows the string that fits in the width of the column! So if somebody you know only “liked” and didn’t comment, you won’t know the person was there unless you expand the number of bloggers (as in where it says “71 bloggers”) then you can see the gravatars. I have no idea why they’d do that, but… πŸ™‚

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      • Even the expanded numbers only show 9 columns of 10 each. If I get more than 90 visitors, they remain anonymous πŸ˜€

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        • What? That’s ridiculous. I have had more than 90 once or twice, but I didn’t know. What do the WP editors say about that? Their aim is to help people attract visitors. Now you can’t SEE them. Figures… in this crazy universe. It is funny that I see you in my Reader, like, and go on planning to come back to spend time really looking at the photos and reading. However, I forget! I am just going to have to stop at Madhu and let the others go by! πŸ˜‰ You have always been kind to me, never forgotten me, and you fascinate me. The kind of woman I am going to be in my next life. Yes.

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  2. Well that’s another fine mess. πŸ˜€ I was having problems loading images yesterday. Part way through my internet connection would disappear. It would quickly show up again and I would have to start the process over multiple times. Finally started working again for no reason or for some reason unknown. I briefly could not access your blogs – got a “oops, missing page” message. Glad you are back. πŸ™‚

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    • Haha. I have tantrums when that happens to me! I swear at my IP and steam until it’s behaving again. I’ve seen that “oops” error message before too. I don’t trust it so I return to check. How is it that we expect perfect performance from something that never gave us perfect? Dreamers all. πŸ™‚

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  3. OMG what a funny and really good photo! I just found you because you just found me. I’m still digging out from the flurry of F.P. activity but I do hope to explore your blog in detail soon! Thanks for your really nice comments about my hummingbird post.

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  4. I love this pic with this post…Cheeky looks so focused on the computer screen at the moment πŸ™‚ Hope you get this option resolved soon George πŸ™‚

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  5. George, I trust you have resolved your lost commenters issue? I still think it was a WordPress issue. πŸ˜‰
    Anyway, I came to see your butterfly photograph you mentioned and I am unable to locate it. Can you direct me? Thanks! πŸ˜€

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    • I think I posted it on She Kept A Parrot. I just posted it on The Fuzzy Foto for you.
      http://thefuzzyfoto.wordpress.com/?p=4550&preview=true

      I think the butterfly one is another kind of plant, actually. Kelli designed this stuff and used plants that I don’t know. It grows like Lantana. I will ask her if it is. Lantana grows all around my porch, but it grows much shorter than this one. This one gets too much water from the fountain next to it. I hit “post” before I intended to so the post isn’t exactly as I intended. Chuckle… Chuckle…

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      • George, your flowers are called Pentas! I love them and don’t know why I haven’t grown them here. I must make amends. A beautiful photograph!

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        • Yes, Pintas! Now I remember. Kelli tells me every time I ask her… πŸ˜‰ The other one is Lantana. I have bunches of it all around the garden. That pinta grows much taller there than anywhere else because of the constant water source from the fountain.

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  6. Love the photo George, so cute.
    I haven’t had any trouble, but it seems a lot of people are. I keep from people who say they can’t like or post comments, so I am not sure what wp is up to, but they must have changed something. Good luck.

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    • I think it’s fixed for the moment. Now I get so many posts in my Reader that I can’t keep up! Isn’t that just like me … complain either way!
      Glad you like Cheek’s foto. He is a real helper here…

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    • Yes, I am seeing you. I am liking, but I don’t know if I am getting recorded in my Reader. Thanks for letting me know. I will look for you again! πŸ™‚

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    • Cara! I missed your comment. Aaauuugh! Yes, when I saw Cheeky, I had to take him home. You’d love a conure. I suggest either a fancy green cheek like Cheeky or a sun conure. Both are extraordinarily sweet. Cheeky is smaller than his species should be so I worry a bit about him, but he’s healthy and enthusiastic so he’ll be okay. I’m just not accustomed to having animals who are NOT too fat! πŸ˜‰ If you are my pet, your chances of staying thin and fit are about zilch! πŸ˜‰

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      • I’m definitely giving it some thought, G. I think my sweet Michael would not be too excited if we added one more thing to our tiny bedroom, but once we move into our own home, I think a bird might just be the house-warming present to beat! Perhaps he only has a fast metabolism – lucky bird! Happy Friday, lovely George.

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    • Hi, thanks! I was about to have a tantrum, sure enough! Yes, I found you on my reader. I think I may have the thing straight now. We can only hope… πŸ™‚

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  7. Hi George I saw you visited my blog yesterday. I find a lot if times I visit someone’s blog and realize they have a new post and its never showed up in my reader. I’ll have to look at some if the suggestions mention in the comments and see if I can rectify that.

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    • Hi, Edith. I saw your photo of the dog on Otto’s blog and realized that I had not seen your posts. I changed my preferences for notification on all of the blogs. I think I am getting most of them back in my reader now. I also chose to receive email notices once a week in an effort to keep all of them somewhat together! I see you all the time visiting the blogs so I remember. Just don’t change your Gravatar! πŸ˜‰ I looked at the camera bags and realized that I never go far enough away from my house to need another one! Thanks for the links.

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  8. I’ve had the feeling WP was trying to “send me a message” for some time now. πŸ˜‰ But, as for your not receiving new post notifications from other blogs, perhaps what happened to me and how I fixed it can help. I’m not a fan of the WP β€œReader” thing. I’m β€œold school” in that I prefer to get my new post notifications via email. But when I realized I hadn’t received one from any of the hundreds of WP blogs I subscribe to in days, even though visiting them on my own clearly showed that I was still β€œfollowing” them, I investigated further and eventually found the Edit Blogs I Follow page.
    That page allows you to change the status and delivery frequency of email notifications individually for every blog you’re subscribed to. And, in my case, I discovered that they’d all been reset, somehow, to the β€œOff” status.

    Considering how many there were, it took some doing to get them back the way I wanted. You might want to check there to see if that’s what happened to you. πŸ˜€

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    • I am going to choose to get email notices once a week. I’ll just have to hope that works! πŸ™‚ You are very kind to take the time to explain the process to me. Thank you very much, Izaak! πŸ™‚

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  9. I like that cheeky is reading our posts with you πŸ™‚
    Sometimes I following the blog, then re-following, works for me.

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    • I found that Naomi Baltuk was not on my list of people whom I follow. That was incredible to me since I’ve followed her from the beginning when you and I and the original bunch started visiting each other. That really made me question whether my list and email/reader were working. I will have to keep an eye on it. I did un-follow and re-follow some blogs that I had not heard from. Thanks for the suggestion! I’ve been seeing your reading on FB, but I haven’t read your reviews yet!

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      • I have been reading blogs on my new ipad and realised yesterday that not all of them show on the reader. I think I will have to go back to blog reading on my trusty computer to make sure I do not miss anyone!

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  10. Fear not, dear George, I’ve been out of town and out of blogging for a while! I’m back working my way through my reader, and your post was here, right where it should be. It IS interesting how quickly WP changes things around the minute you walk away, though!!

    WONDERFUL pic of Cheeky!

    Elisa

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    • Hi, Elisa! I’m anticipating some fine fotos and stories from your sabbatical. Thanks for stopping in. Yes, little Cheeks can be depended on to get into as much trouble as any little bite of a thing could. He usually hangs out on my shoulder preening my hair and nibbling on my ears, but he off the keyboard at least! πŸ™‚ If I don’t show up at your next post, let me know.

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    • Hi, Celestine! I think I get most of your blog email notices. I may not get there often, but I don’t think I am missing many. I liked the post today very much. Thanks for stopping by to let me know that I am on your list! πŸ™‚

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  11. George, I know you’ve been busy over at my blog, so you must be receiving alerts for my new posts. I rely on email alerts and they have served me well. I get them only once a week, though. It’s my way of trying to manage all the blogs I subscribe to. Love the picture you used for this post. You are so creative!

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    • Hi, Lorna. Once a week is a great idea. That way they aren’t scattered throughout my other emails every day. I get many emails which makes it difficult to separate the blog notices. Thanks for the suggestion. Cheeky is always handy. πŸ˜‰

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  12. George, I mainly check my reader to see if there are new posts. I was not aware of a problem but will check my blogs to make sure that I have clicked on email notifications.

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    • Hi, Judy. Email notices seem to be the most reliable. The Reader is not very reliable as I discovered. I have to return to the email notices, I think. Lots of folks are having problems. I found that one blog that I follow was totally missing from the list of blogs that I follow! I had to re-follow. It is difficult to keep up! Thanks for letting me know! πŸ™‚

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  13. hi george… i saw this in MY reader, not that that helps yours but does say that your blog is still getting posted. i don’t know what to say to help you. maybe it’s not an issue or go to WP support and see if other users are having the same problems. i lose people in my reader too but… i haven’t seen you in awhile and now wonder if i’ve missed posts of yours. loved your photo of cheeky!!xxx

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    • Thanks for letting me know, Adelaide. The support forum is useless. The tech refers you to the tutorial which tells you to clear your browse cache. Nuts! I simply have to be more careful to check on blogs that I follow. I saw your last post in my reader, but I stopped getting email notices for any blog posts because I get so much other inbox mail that it was a problem. I suppose I have to return to that method since it appears to be more reliable. I don’t post often anymore so you probably didn’t miss anything. Thanks again! πŸ™‚

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      • I know what you mean about the email issue. I try to check my reader when online, which isn’t as often now, and look back a few days but do miss some posts. I haven’t figured out a reliable way either… ah well, i think it’s best to let it be… you will be there when you are and always, it’s a delight to see you again. ♥

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  14. That’s the cutest picture of little Cheeky looking at the picture. I hope you don’t have parrot poop on your keyboard!!! πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks, Linda. You would love Cheeky. Parrot poop never enters my mind. I guess if you don’t like poop, you wouldn’t like parrots. His poop is tiny though so it really isn’t a problem. He has pooped on my keyboard several times, but it isn’t a catastrophe. He really is cute when he hangs onto the bottom of the monitor to watch the lights change. I think that’s what he likes. Mostly, now he hangs out around my neck preening my hair and nibbling on my ears and earrings. I think he dozed there too. The Conures like to be ON their people. He is so tiny that I hardly notice him there. I am really enjoying him. Rita babysits him too. He cries if she goes out of the room with me. It’s funny. When are you coming to visit?

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  15. That’s a fantastic shot of Cheeky, George! He obviously knows a good photograph when he sees one. There have been a number of problems with WP recently – myself and others have had to fish friends’ comments out of the spam folder etc. I sometimes get dropout in both the reader and the email alert thing. Sadly, I have no solutions, sorry.

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    • Thank you, Richard. Cheeky loves to hang onto the monitor and watch the “scene” change. I think he likes the lights. His perching there is like our hanging onto a modern theater screen. We couldn’t see the whole picture either. He’s a real character, and keeps me smiling with his antics. After I read your comment, I checked the spam folder and found two there! Thanks. I rarely checked that folder. I just have to be more vigilant, I suppose. If I fail to show up, please let me know.

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    • Your posts are not getting to me. That’s how I noticed. I checked your blog and there were two or so posts that I didn’t know about. I get so many emails on other subjects that it is a real problem to wade through every day to find the blog posts. I suppose I have to be more careful. I don’t think WP is going to be reliable. Ever. Cheeky is very helpful. Thank you. I’ll tell him that you like his photo. πŸ˜‰

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  16. George, I just checked my little list of followers and there you were … front and center. And, I do indeed receive notifications of your posts. I have, I think, encountered just the problem you are up against. Several of my followers have reported, after long absences, that they had stopped receiving notifications of my posts. These folks would click the ‘edit’ button in their reader to check to see if they were still following … and they would find that my Gravatar has disappeared! If you suspect that you have fallen off someone’s follow list … simply check … again, by clicking the ‘edit’ button on the right, while in your reader. That’ll give you the list of blogs that you follow. If some have disappeared, you’ll have to visit the site and sign on once more. Again, this has happened to several folks who follow Pairodox! WordPress must be leaky! D PS: Love the image of the Cheeky reader!

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    • How did you check your list of followers? Where is the list? I am frustrated with WP’s help forum. The guy who answered the question should be fired. πŸ™‚ He referred me to the tutorials! aaauugh! Kenn Shapiro asked for help for me. That got nowhere. I have “edited” that crummy list of the blogs that I follow so many times it’s remarkable that WP’s entire system hasn’t crashed! I did find that I was no longer following Naomi Baltuk though. That was helpful to know. I just have to be more vigilant, I suppose, but since my memory took a sabbatical of indeterminate duration, I’m stuck! Thanks! Cheeky keeps me smiling throughout. He’s something of a little character.

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      • Go to Manage my blogs (on the upper right, below your Gravatar … then Reader (on the upper left) … then the Edit button to the right of Blogs/Follow. That should give you a listing of those you follow. I’m not sure how someone with hundreds of followers could keep track of this … but I’ve only got a few and it’s pretty easy to see who has fallen off the wagon and who still remains. Don’t let the frustration get to you … CHARGE! If you have any other questions please send them along. No use going through life not knowing the answers to your questions. D

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  17. I have been adding links to the “home” pages of blogs that I try to frequent and which I often miss in the reader. This way I can make rounds and check on folks without waiting for a new post through the reader–which sometimes behaves and sometimes does NOT. It does make for a long blogroll or link list –but, it solves the MIA problem.

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    • Do you add the blogs to your blogroll yourself or allow WP to add them? I tried that, but I follow so many blogs that I just wanted to see in the reader and don’t often visit. When I chose to add the blogroll widget, it added a bunch of blogs that I don’t really follow closely and didn’t add most of the ones that I do follow. Thank you for that suggestion. I tried it, but stopped when that happened. I appreciate your suggestion. Let me know if you devised your own menu and added it as a widget or what you did? Thanks!

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  18. I am getting your posts via e-mail and I have seen your comments on mine. Recently I seem to be missing some posts via the Reader also. The Reader seemed to be a better way to manage posts as daily e-mails was too much but I do receive some new posts that way. From the comments I see that others had similar Reader problems.

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    • Thanks for letting me know, Jo Nell. I have trouble wading through the many kinds of emails I get every day so I would really like for the reader to be reliable. Apparently, that is never going to happen. If I miss your posts, let me know. I missed the last one until I though about checking to see if you had posted.

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  19. I’ve had problems before with post not showing up in my Reader, but I still get yours! (the most important thing!) and I LOVE Cheeky checking out that vibrant pink flower!

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    • Thanks for letting me know, WL. I think I will simply stop worrying about it. WP’s help forum is of no help. Of course. If I fail to show, please let me know. Sigh… I’m too old and impatient to deal with stuff that does not work! Including my memory that has taken a leave of absence! Chuckle… Cheeky loves to sit on the thin edge of my monitor and watch the light, I think. He especially liked that flower for some reason. Mostly, he hangs out around my neck preening my hair and nibbling on my ears! He’s a sweetie.

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    • Thanks, Ogee. I think I see most of your posts in my reader. I am going to have to devise some means of keeping track other than the reader, I think. If I don’t show up, let me know! πŸ™‚

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  20. George
    It’s nice to hear from you. I appreciate your support, comments, and visits. Checking up on you, it appears that I am still receiving notice when you post. All is well here. All the best to you and the parrots.

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    • Thank you, Victor. Often, I miss getting notices of your posts in my email, but I have been seeing them in my reader, I think. It is frustrating. I have always had an unrealistic expectation that stuff will work! Now that my memory has apparently taken an extended leave of absence, I need WP to fill in. I suppose I will have to look elsewhere for assistance. πŸ˜‰ I always like to keep up with what you are doing. I really am enjoying the underwater photographs. I still want a print of the market scene…

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  21. Hi there George. I have noticed for some time that WP is not consistently showing the blogs I chose to follow. If I’m very interested in a blog, I ask for email notification. But even that is not completely consistent. Though I asked for email notification of likes, that has been discontinued for some time now, and so many times I’m unaware of someone who might have β€˜liked’ my posts, because I’m not interested in posting those likes publicly. It’s a bit of a problem, but not so terrible really, because we can always just record a bookmark for a blog we’re really interested in, and check it out from time to time on our own initiative. Could be that someone else will come up with better advice. Wishing you and your beautiful birds a very good day.

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    • Yes, often I “like” your posts in the Reader. I wondered if you saw the likes there. And, I have found some very interesting blogs by visiting somebody who liked a post on my blog. Oh, well. We do the best we can, I suppose. I get so many emails that having the blog notices come to my mailbox is a problem, but I will have to do a better job of going through my inbox, I suppose. I am frightfully worried about our intervention in Syria because of the fallout for Israel. That is a much higher priority in my Worry Box than blog post notices at this point. Take care.

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    • Oh, dear. Everybody seems to be having the same problem. At least, I’m not alone, but I do fret about missing posts. I am just going to have to be more careful to check all the blogs at least once a week, I suppose. Thank you for letting me know about your problem too! πŸ™‚

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  22. I wonder if ‘Cheeky’ is considering composition or colour balancing or simply enjoying a lovely photograph!
    As for my reader, I gave up on the logic it seems to use long ago.

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    • Thank you, Stephen. I came to your conclusion after a couple of days of fretting about it. I suppose I expected WP to keep up with my interests… That’s a bit unrealistic these days. Cheeks loves to sit on the edge of the monitor. He is fascinated by the light, I think. Since he studied the flower for a very long time, I concluded that he couldn’t decide what to make of it. πŸ™‚

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      • Maybe he was waiting for a juicy insect to appear at the edge of the flower to snaffle up as quick snack.
        I’m following quite a few people now, but I often dip into that list instead of using the reader, I can tell that I’m not seeing everything in the reader as some bloggers have posted into their blogs and I haven’t seen it in my reader. So I will continue to ‘mix and match’ my approach as time allows me.

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        • Ah, you think like a bird. Chuckle… Chuckle…

          Thanks, Stephen. I think you have the best plan. I will work from the list and the Reader.

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  23. Hi George – for a week or so I’ve had problems with my new posts not getting onto Freshly Pressed as they have always done in the past, and I’ve a query in with WordPress Support about this – something is going wrong at WordPress. Hope you’re fine! Adrian

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    • Hi, Adrian. I’m fine, I think… Now, if WP got fine, I’d be finer. Do your posts always appear on FP? I rarely look at that, but I suppose I should. Apparently, lots of people are having this same problem. Kenn Shapiro contacted WP through the support forum for both of us, but he got the most ridiculous responses. He gave up. They only send links to the help sections that everybody already knows about. I don’t think anybody monitoring the forums knows either. They certainly don’t have knowledgeable support techs. I probably expect far too much. πŸ™‚ Thanks for letting me know that you are having problems too. I feel better already… πŸ˜‰

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    • I am not getting your posts, for sure. I am more than a little frustrated. I will un-follow and re-follow. Let me know if I don’t see your next post! Thanks, Narelle!

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  24. Some how all these problems at some stage just seem to go away… if you have tried to correct email deliveries on your reader edit… then I cannot suggest where else to look…

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    • I am hoping my problems will go away too since WP’s support appears to be useless. I suspect that there are too many bloggers for them to keep straight. πŸ™‚ Thank you, Rob. I see your posts on FB so I usually know when you post. If I don’t show up, let me know!

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  25. I see you “liking” my posts. And my subscriptions come by mail. However, I have noticed that I am not getting my usual amount of WP notifications to blogs I am subscribed to. I’m concerned about that, and trying to keep an eye on things. I received THIS post in my email, but now need to review your past posts to see if I’ve missed any.

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    • I went back to email notifications and am checking to see whether I actually receive them. I seem to get your posts too. At least, we seem to be on WP’s radar! Thanks!

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