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Is My Blog Broken?

No. I Am Just An Idiot.

Um. There is was SOMETHING wrong with my blog!

I was all – FUCK! FUCK-FUCK-FUCKITY-FUCK-FUCK.

Why?

Because I cannot could not sign into the dashboard for this blog from ANY COMPUTER for some reason. Since last night.

[Insert massive panic attack, violent heartburn, and a whole lot of tears.]

I can’t couldn’t even comment on my own blog from ANY COMPUTER. Not from work, not from home, not from my son’s computer…..Not even from my Mac.

All I got was this: Error 403 “We’re sorry, but we could not fulfill your request for /wp-comments-post.php on this server. Your Internet Protocol address is listed on a blacklist of addresses involved in malicious or illegal activity. See the listing below for more details on specific blacklists and removal procedures. Your technical support key is: 4013-ae25-1366-73cd”

Huh?

I didn’t know what that meant. And I sure as hell wasn’t happy about it.

[Biting off all my finger nails] [Fingernails=Gone]

I think THOUGHT there might be some sort of an issue with my Google/Blogger account vs. my WordPress account? I believe THOUGHT they hated each other. Ever since Google/Blogger decided to change the commenting platform and banned the option of signing comments with your personal URL address, (which is toad-ily lame) I have to be signed into my unused Google/Blogger account in order for me to comment on your blogs. Everything was fine for a few days…but now… all of a sudden I can’t couldn’t sign into my WordPress account or get into MY OWN BLOG.

[I am was FLIPPING THE FUCK OUT.]

I think THOUGHT the issue is was a Google/Blogger vs WordPress issue because I can COULD sign in Melevision & I can COULD sign into Off The Pole book. But I cannot COULD NOT sign into Momma Mia Mea Culpa OR Everyone Needs A Little Evelyn

(And…since those are the two blogs that were converted FROM Blogger to WordPress, I assumed it had something to do with that).

Um. No.

I have NO IDEA how to fix any of these sort of things.

[Banging my head against the wall] [Walking around all bruised up]

Then, I spent my morning I harassing / stalking/ annoying / irritating / crying / screaming / and begging my poor best friend Leslie into helping me solve this problem.

I am WAS beside myself.

Mother Fucker.

This is WAS one shitty way to start the day.

*********** UPDATE **********

Yeah. Um. Sorry people. I know. I am INSANE.

Sorry for my personal drama and the MySpace, MyBlogLog & BlogCatalog mass bulletins that went out this morning…when I thought my blog was broken. My Bad.

*Also I want to apologize to anyone who thought they were banned from my blog. There was a technical , spam blocking, codey, error, thingy that I will never understand, which has now been fixed. Thank you for all of your concern and emails.

I need to OFFICAILLY STATE FOR THE RECORD that my best friend of 20+ years Leslie Poston deserves the biggest reward ever. Like a shiny new car? Or something really incredible like a new car and definitely something shiny. THANK YOU for ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS fixing and taking care of ME and my blog(s)…but THANK YOU for putting up with the unnecessary widespread panic I sent through the internet this morning.

I LOVE YOU LESLIE.

* Tragedy averted. Whew.

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  • I love you too. For those of you who also have WordPress and also have this issue today, just deactivate or delete spam blocker BadBehavior and the problem will be solved. which is too bad, because that blocker REALLY works.

  • I had this problem too. I tried to comment on your blog and got that error myself.

  • Maybe you didn’t get my email explaining the solution? 🙂

  • cmk

    You had me rolling on the floor with this post! That sounds JUST like me every time ANYTHING goes wrong with my computer!

  • Meleah

    LESLIE:

    YOU ARE MY HERO.

    Ingrid:

    Lots and LOTS of people have been having “issues” with commenting too. I cant tell you how many emails I have gotten over the last few weeks. It SHOULD be fixed.

    Jason:

    I cant get my home emails from WORK…but….when I do get home Ill get your email and POST it.

    CMK:

    I am sooo clueless. And I go straight to panic mode. Glad I am not ALONE in my insanity.

  • The best friend

    G’s. That was scary.

  • Meleah

    I was a MESS. All better now. WHEW.

    I have TWO YEARS of my life documented here (complete with photos and links) I would NEVER be able to reconstruct any of this.

  • Glad it’s not broken! I’d be freaking, too!

  • No worries 🙂 It was just a coincidence that I read about that issue minutes before trying to comment!

  • Meleah

    Avery:

    cold sweats. cold sweats.

    JASON:

    Thanks…Can / Will you add to the Top Ten (in the post above this one)?

  • Wow, can I relate! You don’t know how HIGH my blood pressure rises, along with my voice, when my PC abandons common sense and betrays me.

    Your account is hysterical–I hope you had a good vent and your PC is still in one piece on your desk, lol…

    Thank goodness for generous friends. I’m glad it all turned out all right!

  • That explains it……I couldn’t comment on your totally hysterical Top 10 list until midday. I got the spam error too, and starting running all scans I could on my computer, thinking it was me!! LOL!! Glad you’re up and running again!

  • Meleah

    Lynda:

    It was soo stressful. Ugh. Im glad its OVER and WORKING again…. whew.

    OH Chef Mom:

    I did the SAME THING!! I thought it was me or my computer…but then when I checked 10 OTHER computers I knew something was wrong with MY BLOG….and THEN I flipped out.

    GLAD EVERYONE CAN COMMENT AGAIN.

  • Goodness, I had shivers running down my spine just thinking about it. A similar thing happened to me a few weeks ago and I nearly died – to say I was beside myself is an understatement. The thing that worried me even more was the fact that I suddenly realised how attached I have become to the blogging community. The thought of not being able to communicate with my friends over the pond was one that I did not want to consider.

    I am truly glad that you are all back in one piece, and that things are back to normal. I don’t even think your father’s Sing-a-long-a-Tony-Bennett could have pulled you out of that one.

    Glad to have you back xxoo

    Graham 🙂

  • Meleah

    JUST A FEW OF THE EMAILS I RECEIVED WHILE THE BLOG WAS DOWN:

    Hey, kiddo,
    I get an “error 403” when submitting comments. Are you using the Bad
    Behavior plugin? If so, you need to upgrade to the newest version…

    Jason 🙂

    ———–

    (HE WAS SO RIGHT.)

    ————
    AM I BLACKLISTED? (BY STEVE/DAZD)

    I tried to comment and was given the following error message:

    “Error 403

    We’re sorry, but we could not fulfill your request for /wp-comments-post.php on this server.

    Your Internet Protocol address is listed on a blacklist of addresses involved in malicious or illegal activity. See the listing below for more details on specific blacklists and removal procedures.

    Your technical support key is: 444d-4f95-1366-73cd

    You can use this key to fix this problem yourself.

    If you are unable to fix the problem yourself, please contact meleah at mommamiameaculpa.com < http://mommamiameaculpa.com> and be sure to provide the technical support key shown above.”

    So naturally I am contacting you. wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    Anyways…here’s my comment:

    Tell them its a moron detector.
    It’s a leaky ass warning system and run to their cubicle.
    You were abducted by Aliens and its a tracking device
    Big Brother is watching…

    And my last one cos its early…

    You have declared a jihad on stupidity and its about to detonate.
    ——–

    (I WOLD NEVER BLACK LIST STEVE!)

    ———

    FROM THE BRAIN OF GREGORY:

    Take a look at this post: http://www.mitchelaneous.com/2007/12/06/wordpress-your-internet-protocol-address-is-listed-on-a-blacklist/

    It gives an explaination and possible solution to your problem.
    ——-

    (GREG IS ALWAYS SO ‘ON TOP’ OF THINGS…. )

  • So glad Leslie was on hand to fix it. I am useless when it comes to things like that. My strategy is to swear a lot and press as many buttons as possible. Hate those Error 403s!

  • Meleah

    Graham:

    I was a wreck. I gotta figure out a way to BACK UP / STORE everything thats in / on this blog. I have to agree whole heartedly when you said….

    “that I suddenly realised how attached I have become to the blogging community. The thought of not being able to communicate with my friends over the pond was one that I did not want to consider.”

    I KNOW. I KNOW.

    Selma:

    Yes. Thank LESLIE (not g-d) for coming to my rescue!!! I would be LOST with out her. LOST.

    *Ya’ll need to go over to HER BLOG show LESLIE some MAD LOVE.

  • You are so cute. What, you actually think your personal blog consultant doesn’t back up your blog (s)once every couple of weeks? sheesh. 😉

  • YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY AUDACIOUS. I ADORE YOUR LOAD OF MADNESS!

  • This sounds like you had a real nightmare. I’d be in an equal panic – I’m not very computer literate. Luckily, I have a computer whizz-kid for a son. But he doesn’t teach me too much. ‘I wouldn’t understand.,’ he says.
    Where did he learn to be so patronising?

  • WOW this is definately back to NORMAL!
    In the past, after posting one comment (in the latest blog), I couldn’t have posted another comment. In fact I would be blocked out totally for a few days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Now I POST!
    Fuck, it’s totally NORMAL and COOL! 🙂

  • Meleah

    Leslie:

    Thats why YOU’RE in charge

    xxoo

  • Meleah

    RMH:

    Whew! Finally! Yipeee.

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