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“You are posting comments too quickly. Slow down.”

March 31st, 2009 · 8 Comments

(If you’re looking for a solution to this problem, scroll down to the end of the post and read the Update, you’ll find out how to correct the problem.)

Perez HiltonWhat in the heck is this message that I’ve been getting from WordPress for the past several days?  It’s not like I have a blog like Perez Hilton’s gossip blog with millions of visitors everyday coming to read all my rambling!  Or one like Christian Lander’s blog on Stuff White People Like where he has hundreds of comments everyday!

I mean gee whiz, all I’m trying to do here is reply to a comment that someone may have left on my blog and what pops up?  “You are posting comments too quickly. Slow down.”  Not even so much as a “….please slow down.”  Christian LanderAs I’ve said, I could see that message popping up if I owned the two blogs that I mentioned and I was sitting at my keyboard with my fingers flying at lightning speed trying to respond to some of those hundreds of comments, but give me a break!  This is definitely not the case!

I was leaving a comment for two people from my last post and it was the first comment I was leaving in over a day and this message appears!  I think it’s some kind of bug, but when I tried to find a solution on the internet for it, there doesn’t seem to be one!  So it seems I can’t even leave a comment on my own blog!  If anyone knows how to solve this problem, please leave me a message!  (That is, if you can!!!)

Maya Muses:  Well it’s late and I’m not going to try to figure this out tonight!  I’ll worry about it tomorrow!  Sorry Deena and Billy; I couldn’t reply to your comments!

Update:  After researching long and hard, I found out what the problem is!  Apparently if you’re getting this message: “You are posting comments too quickly.  Slow down.” for some reason the time edit on the last comment(s) that was posted jumped to sometime in the future before the post was written, and therefore, wordpress will not let you or anyone post anymore comments until that “future” time has become the “present” – make sense?!  You need to go to the last comment(s) that was placed and change the “edit timestamp” to your local time and the problem is solved!!!  Whoopie!!!  (How it jumped, or why it jumped, is beyond me; I was just interested in finding a solution!)

Photo Credits:  Flickr

Tags: Is Anyone Listening? · Miscellaneous · Uncategorized

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Billy // Mar 31, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    No worries, Lynn!

  • 2 meredith aka skylar // Mar 31, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    maybe it was a bug…

  • 3 Lynn // Mar 31, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    I think so, but I don’t know how to get rid of it! Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t; this has been going on for several days now!

  • 4 Henry // Jun 12, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    I’m in charge of a pretty large wordpress environment. We get about 15K hits a day.

    Anyways, it would be tremendously difficult to find the last comment and edit the timestamp. I did however found a solution that worked for me.

    It appears the timezone was set incorrectly. I changed it to NY (where we’re located) and it worked. Hope this helps!

  • 5 Lynn // Jun 14, 2013 at 4:30 am

    Thanks for the info Henry. Unfortunately, I don’t have the same problem you do and I can monitor my comments quite easily. (Lol.) I also travel a lot and change time zones often, but I find that if I leave the time zone set to EST or EDT, even though I live in Paris, I haven’t had that problem any longer. The time stamp when my comments are posted are off, but that’s okay. Thanks again for your help!

  • 6 Ray @ Grow Your Hair Faster // Aug 21, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Ha! Just got this error—nice to know it’s been a problem for several years now >.<

  • 7 Michael // Nov 19, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Don’t use Firefox. You don’t get that warning in either Chrome or Safari.

  • 8 Lynn // Nov 21, 2014 at 1:34 am

    Hmm, I’ll have to notice if that ever happens again, but I thought I was on Chrome when it did occur. Then again, you could be right and it may have been Firefox. Thanks Michael.

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