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If your comment doesn’t appear immediately
Sometimes WordPress mistakenly identifies legitimate comments as malicious or as spam. When that’s the case, they are held until I manually review and approve them.
In addition to that, most of the pages you view here are served from a server-side cache. Under particularly heavily traffic volumes, the cached version of a page may not be updated for several minutes and it might appear that your comment wasn’t saved, even though it was.
If you believe that either of those fates befell your comment, there’s no need to resubmit it. If it’s awaiting moderation, I’ll approve it as soon as I’m able. If it’s a caching issue, that should resolve itself within an hour.
If the comment doesn’t appear within 24 hours, feel free to contact me and let me know so that I can double check the moderation and spam queues for it.
If your comment didn’t appear correctly
If your comment did appear, but didn’t display correctly, contact me and let me know what went wrong. I’m happy to manually edit/fix your comment, per your wishes.
This is especially common in the case of code snippets that contain HTML. Because WordPress tends to assume unencoded HTML is malicious, it often strips out any lines containing unencoded angle brackets. If that’s happened to your comment, just be sure to include the correct version of your code snippet when you contact me. I’ll make sure that it is corrected and syntax highlighted.