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[Investigating] Error: We Couldn't Post Your Comment

Vidterry says:

Suddenly...unable to post comments under photos in groups. Tried various things...just kept receiving the error message. The pasted text remained in the comment box...without a return of the post button. Only way out was back button.

Hope this is short-lived problem.
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MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339*** incognito says:

The basic trouble shooting steps may still help here: clear the cache and/or try a different browser to test if this might be a browser related issue.

I can still post comments below photos in groups using Opera (latest) .

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Vidterry says:

MabelAmber® ***Pluto5339*** Queen of Streetshots:

Alas, no help. Cleared cache, changed browser...no different. Re-booted, still the same error.

Went to completely different computer...still the same error.

Can you duplicate the error using FF latest version?

Additional...though I obviously can post to this forum, in addition to not being able to comment in groups -- tried several -- I cannot comment on contacts' photos, nor on photos showing in Explore.
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pippigar says:

Same problem here. I managed to award three pictures on a thread and then the 'couldn't post' message.
I thought of a new rule in the thread (no more than a certain amount of comments) but now I can't award in a completely different group as well.
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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San Francisco Gal says:

Same problem. Started within the last 30 minutes.
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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pippigar says:

About 10 minutes ago or little less, for me.
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MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339*** incognito says:

Vidterry:

Can you duplicate the error using FF latest version?

No. Works for me in FF 40.0.3

I cannot comment on contacts' photos

Can you still comment on contacts' photos through the comment bubble on the Home Page?

Ed. Whoa, while I was typing the issue seems to be spreading ----

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Tim Noonan says:

Can't post comments into award groups? What is wrong now?
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Tim Noonan says:

Just ridiculous.
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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Scientific Photography (8.9Million+ views says:

Suddenly unable to comment under different groups.
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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TQTran says:

Same stupid problem here! Very frustrating... FIX IT, FLICKR...!!!
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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pippigar says:

Now I can post again. I hope the problem has been solved for you as well.
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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vinamaster says:

Same problem here.
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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Merrillie says:

Same problem here I had just awarded 2 in a group and I can't do the 3rd.
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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TQTran says:

Still no go!!!
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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fethers1 says:

I can't post comments either. Problem started about 10 minutes ago.
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ricketdi says:

same problem here .
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Kanga-Lorraine says:

Same here I can award 2 and unable to award the 3rd, ERROR!!
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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Steve Taylor (Photography) says:

Same problem with Chrome and Windows 8.1 started 2 hours ago
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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louelke - on and off says:

MabelAmber® ***Pluto5339*** Queen of Streetshots:

Same problem here, just started . Can't comment on people I am following. Refreshed several times, same thing.
Guess I'll try different browser and see.
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louelke - on and off says:

Vidterry:

Tried Chrome and Firefox. Same problem!
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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louelke - on and off says:

MabelAmber® ***Pluto5339*** Queen of Streetshots:

Can not comment on home page through the bubble either. It just sits there and spins.
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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Fotokunst Susanne says:

Same problem here. Using Firefox browser.
Is someone at Flickr working on this????
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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peterpics1 says:

Also unable to post comments
Cheers Peter A
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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Susan Roehl says:

Can't award people in a group, unable to comment. I tried to award in the Super Six 1 group but could not, and yet I could add the award to a comment box on my own photostream.
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Susan Roehl edited this topic 44 months ago.

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ScottSimPhotography says:

Same here...
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grannie annie taggs says:

me too
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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spanjavan says:

This issue on the flickr side, not on browsers. I got the same "We couldn't post your comment." error across multiple browsers on multiple platforms even with just a simple text (no image or embedded html code).

Fyi, I can post comments to my own photos, but not on any other public photos.

I hope someone from flickr tech support monitors this thread.
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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BKHagar *Kim* says:

Ditto for me- unable to post comments to photos. :(
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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Barra1man (Very busy in garden) says:

I can't post comments using Safari. :(
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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josef... says:

My guess: the same ideological nonsense ('be nice/stupid and don't use Flickr for advertising your brand") which limited the number of comments within certain time period inside a given group is being used to limit your number of allowed comments (within a much longer period of time now) across ALL your groups.

Marx would be proud.
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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Roland B43 says:

Same error. In any group I try to post comments.
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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BlueLunarRose says:

Same problem. not only with group photos but contacts' photos as well, I think any photo would have the same problem, I cleared the cache and changed the browsers, no use.
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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hifiviscera says:

I am having the exact same problem. How do we report to flickr?
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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Becca is indefinitely away...... says:

I am also having the same issue. I can not comment nor award on others' photos in my groups or other groups. I comment and award a great deal in the groups I administer and this issue is really frustrating. I also cleared the cache and changed browsers and no luck. As hifiviscera says, how do we let flickr know? :(
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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poised month says:

Can not comment on contacts' photos
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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Leonard J Matthews says:

I also have endeavoured to post comments using two different computers and resetting my modem all does not help.

Someone must have fallen asleep at flickr.
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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Steve-h says:

I'm having the problem too and for contacts as well as groups.
I'm using Safari on a Mac laptop (supported by flickr) and also Safari on an iPad (not supported). The problem is on both machines.

I'm in Dublin
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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Steve-h says:

I did manage to post and comment in four groups 30 monutes earlier. Then BANG the error kept appearing
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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Steve-h says:

Groups still not working, but I have been able to comment on some contacts' photos
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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Steve-h says:

The test page is showing all green ticks, but the problem persists. I CAN comment on some contacts' photos, but not on others.
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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hifiviscera says:

GRRR! Still not resolved. How do I alert flickr? Somebody needs to know.
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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excellentzebu1050 says:

Same Problem
there we go again !
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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BirgittaSjostedt says:

The same problem for me in two hours! :(
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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jdathebowler Thanks for 4 Million + views. says:

Mine started last night.This morning adding comments to groups is now working,
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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Weirena says:

same problem here .
I have the problem since 20 minutes ..
greetings from vienna
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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Barbara * busy bee says:

I have the same problem. :-((
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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Steve-h says:

The way to contact flickr by email is go to
www.flickr.com/help/with/other

Then click on Help by email (under thevdrop down menu)

But this is a slow process. Usually flickr responds more quickly to Help Forum cries for help. Get your contacts to add their voices to this thread. The more who do so the quicker flickr will wake up to the problem
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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josef... says:

cnt'd (see above):

...evidently, you are allowed only about 15 comments maximum ANYWHERE on your site then wait about one hour and the whole thing repeats. The timing is tied to your account.

Proletariat of the world unite!
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339*** incognito says:

josefontheroad:

evidently, you are allowed only about 15 comments maximum ANYWHERE on your site then wait about one hour and the whole thing repeats. The timing is tied to your account.

That may apply to brand new accounts, which are subjected to spamfilters (and older accounts which have been inactive for a longer period). I have never seen that happen on older but active accounts.

.
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The Open Wall (On/Off for a while) says:

Can't post comments

Dear Flickr,

if you don't want to run a site for photographers to make comments on photographs. why not allow us to purchase the old source code so we can start a web site that does.

I am sure the few Flickr oldies who are looking for that kind of facility are not a significant part of your business model.
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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peterpics1 says:

Still the same problem from 4 hrs ago. If Jose is correct I really would be slightly annoyed as I could not comment on one of his landscapes 3hr ago.
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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peterpics1 says:

...
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Wim van de Meerendonk, loving nature says:

same for me
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victor98_2001 says:

Hi Sir/Madam,
Why suddenly can't post comment at Recent Photos,Kindly help my flick now.Thanks.

Best Regards,
Tan Chuen Ling ARPS, APSNY
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wellsie82 says:

so funny that so many people are actually *paying* for this "service" from flickr

you know you can get the same poor service by not paying right? :-D

anyway, comments not working for me either no matter how long i leave it in between comments

amateurish as we have come to expect from flickr, still it breaks the "bad panda" habit
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Thanassis Fournarakos-9,5 million views says:

I cannot make comments on photos today! Another problem, again?
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coulportste says:

and me !
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Thanassis Fournarakos-9,5 million views says:

Hello, anybody home???
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Dave_01 (Dave Edwards) says:

I cannot comment, started about 30 minutes ago.

This is with my pro account.
My wife can comment with her free account!!
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wellsie82 says:

just managed to comment on one

still, at least flickr have acknowledged the issue. oh, no - wait
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Kanga-Lorraine says:

This is the 5th weekend that flickr has been unuseable for me, a disgrace for something we are paying for, or is that the idea!!
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MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339*** incognito says:

Kanga2011:

A strange workaround but you never know: try right clicking on the photo page, from the pop up choose "open in a new tab", go to the photo page in the new tab and try commenting from there.
After posting (IF it works) you can then close the tab and browse to the next photo, where you again try the tab trick in case you want to comment.

I cannot test if this works as the bug is not active on my account.

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Weirena says:

Thank you flickr ... for me its working now ..
greetings from vienna
Irene
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antonychammond says:

Well it's not working for me! How very frustrating!
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wellsie82 says:

working for me now - thanks so much for keeping us updated flickr - you guys really know how to pull the stops out dont you?
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Ocean Gypsy 69 says:

Same problem here.....it's always something with Flickr. Maybe we need to Pay to post comments now? LOL LOL
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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erwan 2949 says:

when you have a new problem with FLICKR, always the same answer : change your browser ! since the beginning of the end of FLICKR.
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~~Chuck's~~Photos~~ says:

Same here this morning. logged off and back on worked for a few photos than error message again.
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Weirena says:

its BROKEN AGAIN ... I cannot comment
I use the newest firefox and I never have problems ...
just with flickr ;-)
Irene
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Dave_01 (Dave Edwards) says:

Fixed here, thanks...
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~~Chuck's~~Photos~~ says:

I just uploaded the newest firefox and it's working again.
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GemElle Photography - off & on sorry says:

I'm using Safari (Mac) and I am getting same Error. Tried rebooting as I thought it was me but alas it's Flickr again!
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Weirena says:

Here its not working .. I am unable to work in groups and also I cannot comment .. I also uploaded the newest firefox ..
so for sure is has nothing to do with the browser ..
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Grasshopper56~ says:

It works here, sometimes ...
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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Dave_01 (Dave Edwards) says:

Broken again
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Lune Rambler says:

Same problem UK - cache cleared etc.

Other photo sites work fine, only Flickr seems affected....
Posted 44 months ago. ( permalink )

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Ocean Gypsy 69 says:

Now I'm getting banned from groups for not commenting. BAD PANDA !!!
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Friend Kemosabe says:

Who wants a BAD PANDA? I'm also having the same problem....can comment but only so many times before I get cut off. This is my last Pro account....will cancel when it comes due again.
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ralph.stewart says:

Unable to post comments. Risk getting banned from groups.
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Kanga-Lorraine says:

Thank you once again MabelAmber, you are a genius and so helpful to everyone, it worked.
Best wishes.
Lorraine.
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poised month says:

Yes it works sometimes. If you are lucky, you can make 10 comments
But can easily be banned from groups.
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Dave_01 (Dave Edwards) says:

MabelAmber® ***Pluto5339*** Queen of Streetshots:

No this does not work. for me, but right clicking and selecting open in a new window sometime does.
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MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339*** incognito says:

Tip for commenting on photos from contacts:

Try using the *comment bubble* on the Home Page (under the Flickr logo, top left) --

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Leonard J Matthews says:

I logged out for two hours, came back in and it was working only to fail again and now not working. Frustrating.

I hope someone at flick falls off their chair and wakes up.
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duaneschermerhorn says:

Like many others I cannot make comments either. I use Opera, latest version, and typically comment on photos in new tab. No luck. Cleared cache, reloaded the page a number of times, switched to Chrome - same problem.

This doesn't feel like a browser problem at this point. Is there a limit on the total number of comments that Flickr can handle for one account?

Thanks....Duane
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Thanassis Fournarakos-9,5 million views says:

Same thing here!
I hope someone at flick falls off their chair and wakes up.
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grannie annie taggs says:

Just when you think things have improved and it is all go- it appears that Flickr have decided a limit on comments! Nice one!
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Polježičanin says:

Really frustrating!
Nothing is working properly for weeks - posting comments, posting photos on pools, deleting comments or photos.
Worse of all - connecting to flickr mail! It take a few minutes..
Shame!
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Ken Krach Photography says:

Having the same issue ... can comment on about 10 contacts, and then not able to comment for a really long time. If this does not end soon I have decided I will create the largest MB file I can of black nothingness and keep uploading till it fills there servers.

Then delete everything else I have uploaded, and remove my PRO status too.

This is completely kills the whole reason for wanting to share ideas and thoughts with other photographers.

Will be looking for other websites to interact with others.
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mamietherese1 says:

Here in France I had the same problem this morning. At this time, it's seams it's ok again.
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Mike Linnihan says:

After I give about 30 awards the comment function stops working, has Flicker started limiting the number of comments a non PRO member can give?
This is the error message I get “Error We couldn't post your comment”
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MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339*** incognito says:

From the reports mentioning a specific number of comments they can post, it sounds like some spam filter has been triggered on a large number of accounts.

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hkpinoy says:

Same Problem here!!!
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Dave_01 (Dave Edwards) says:

Come on staff please respond, glitch or design?

if this is some new restriction you are imposing, it may very well be the end of Flickr, so please let us know.

There is no point of posting our photos if people cannot comment on them.
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nalamanpics says:

Always something not working........It is so BLOODY FRUSTRATING..... when are you ever going to get this site WORKING PROPERLY??????
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grannie annie taggs says:

I could comment on 20. Then it stopped. I cam off site and went on 30 mins later. I could comment on 5 and it stopped again!
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duaneschermerhorn says:

After leaving this and returning 30 minutes later, I find comments working again, as before. I suppose they could have implemented a spam filter that limits the number of comments in a certain period of time, and then is removed after a certain period of time.

Quite a nuisance, if this is the case, since we don't know what the limits are, or the length of the wait period.
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Thanassis Fournarakos-9,5 million views says:

I am getting really frustrated and upset, and I am not the only one. Enough is enough! FIX the darn problems, NOW!
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MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339*** incognito says:

duaneschermerhorn:

if this is the case,

My suspicion is that the spam filters on *new* accounts (and older, but inactive ones) have broken through their fences, stampeding all over accounts where they don't belong.

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Tony / Guy@Fawkes says:

Seem to be a lot of unhappy members...............again and I'm one of them !!!
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