WordPress: Since this (email notification for comments) feature went live we’ve had a bunch of feedback and it looks like following comments by default is not a good fit for a lot of bloggers (and their readers) after all.
We looked at a few different options, but for now we’ve just changed things back to how they were before. To follow a conversation, make sure you check the box when you post a comment.
So, I’ve restored the option under comments (which I disabled to stop the flood of emails you were all receiving) – if you want email notification of replies to your comments, just click the box (see below).
A million apologies to anyone who has been flooded with ‘comment notification’ emails today from the blog.
For some spectacularly stupid reason – although it might be a bug – WordPress has changed the default setting so that people receive these notifications unless they uncheck the option below the comment form (see the red arrow above).
There’s a discussion about the problem at the WordPress support forum today – here
I’m hoping they’ll fix this very soon, but for now just make sure you uncheck that box when you’re commenting.
Sorry again everyone, it’s been infuriating for you all.
PS And a million more sorries for not replying yet to people who contacted me about it, it’s been another one of those days.
10:35: PBO and Michelle Obama depart the White House
12:00: Arrive in Columbus, Ohio
1:20: PBO and Michelle Obama deliver remarks at a campaign event at Ohio State University
2:55 Depart Columbus en route Richmond, Virginia
4:35 PBO and Michelle Obama deliver remarks at a campaign event at the Virginia Commonwealth University
5:55: Depart Richmond
6:50: Arrive at the White House
You know, I’m kind of looking forward to tomorrow ;-)