Happy New Year Everyone !
Yesterday morning I posted a comment to a story in the Boothbay Register about the minimum wage increase in Maine. It remained online for a least a minute before it was wiped.
Interestingly Disqus was on to it before I even got there about two minutes after my comment was wiped. The message on Disqus says “Deleted as Spam: and then “Thanks, were working on getting this corrected”.
A while back, when my Boothbay Register comments first started being deleted, they were marked as spam in Disqus and there was a link to contest it. Now it is being corrected by Disqus without any action on my part.
Perhaps the Russian hackers are doing me a small favor since so many major corporations were hit, could it be that their hack detectors are working much better now, across all industries?
I should add that I am actually using Blogger to compose my post. A while back I was working on a post for several hours in the morning and saved many times leaving a record in my browsing history. I then took a break and when I returned all my work was gone and there was no record of it in my browsing history.
A week later the same thing happened again. There after, until today, I have been using a different application to compose a post. So far so good today. My post is still here despite its obviously sensitive subject matter. Could it also be that Blogger has beefed up its security since the far-reaching Russian hacking was discovered, affecting many major companies?
A significant change the Blogger page source.
The day before yesterday my comment in the Boothbay Register was restored, The comment moderator said the Register is not the agent of the disappearing act.
Yesterday the entire conversation is wiped, as if no one ever commented at all.
The comment moderator is again saying it is a Disqus problem but my Disqus account has no message indicating that any comments were deleted, and so I surmise that the agent responsible is local, and by-passed Disqus by deleting all comments responding to the article.
Restored But Hidden
The Vanishing Comment: