It’s been a week since from my post about WordPress’, or Worsepress as I’ve come to think of them, comment system being fucked up on purpose in a ham fisted, setting-off-a-neutron-bomb-to-kill-a-gnat style attempt to deal with trolling doppelgängers – which is widely suspected to be due more to online impersonation of the boss of Google than because it’s a real problem that bloggers can’t deal with themselves – and the silence of the Happiness Engineers is deafening. Worsepress’ support forum has a thread with 9 pages of posts, almost all of which are complaining about this change and asking for it to fixed and/or undone. And that’s just the longest thread – there are others there asking much the same thing. On top of that my personal support enquiry has gone unanswered, which for all I know might because there were thousands like it ahead in the queue, though if that was the case you’d think that after a week there’d be some sign from them that a solution was in the works. Instead there have been no posts from them on their stickied thread about comments changes for the last five days, and nothing at all that gives the impression that anyone there recognises the real problem – that the couple of bugs which they say have been fixed are irrelevant when set next to the fact that the idea is fundamentally bad.
From this I conclude that the most likely explanation is that they simply don’t give a flying fuck.
Because of this I’ll be very quiet over the coming week as I decide whether to self host a WordPress powered blog with a third party comments system or re-open the old Blogger place – yes, Worsepress have indeed pissed me off to the point that I am very seriously considering swallowing my pride and crawling back to Blogger, if only because I don’t expect to be well off for time over the next few weeks and though self hosting has been in my mind almost since the move it was always going to be some months down the road.