Well that was embarrassing.
Egg on face. Eating humble pie. Feeling two feet tall. Call it what you will … we’re going through it.
With the best of intentions, as announced a few days ago in Having a say has never been easier we introduced what we hoped would be an easier system for commenting on AIMN articles.
But things went wrong from the moment it was installed. Despite all the testing, it’s a different scenario once it goes live. So it is now dead.
Worse than the embarrassment we feel over its failure to deliver, is the angst it caused to the dozens of our commenters who subscribed to it.
Most of those commenters quickly found themselves locked out from commenting on The AIMN, and those who weren’t, saw their comments go straight into moderation.
We can assure those those commenters who were locked out that they are now ‘unlocked’. And we can assure those whose comments have been held for moderation that this will no longer be the case.
We can confidently declare that the equilibrium of the universe has been restored. We do so with our heartfelt apology to those who experienced difficulty throughout this sad episode.
Now, where’s that egg slice?