Sometimes I wish I'd picked Wordpress when I was starting the blog, I really do. But no, I picked Blogger.
Blogger is the tool that puts the "blogspot" behind Gombeen Nation, but it can be very flakey. I've had emails from readers saying they can't select a profile to comment (even anonymously), yet some others have been able to do so.
The only explanation I can come up with - not being a techie at all - is that some browsers will get around a problem Blogger is experiencing and others won't. Looking at the blog's log, it seems that those using Firefox, for instance, can do so without problems.
After looking in the (very busy) "Blogger Help" forum, it was suggested that one way of getting around it is to do away with the embedded comment window that usually appears under Gombeen Nation posts, so I have done that.
Now, if you comment, you should get a separate window opening up, with the current comments to the left. It's not as neat a version we are used to, but hopefully it will - at least - allow comments from all browsers to come through.
So if you've been trying to comment without success (and don't fit under the "spamming / trolling / nutters" category) that is the reason why. I hope that you might be able to do so now.
This should apply to previous posts, hopefully - though moderaton is enabled so there will still be a delay as before.
Sorry about the inconvenience!
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