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posting blog by email not working correctly

Travel Forums System Talk posting blog by email not working correctly

1. Posted by Swenigale (Travel Guru 31 posts) 2y

Our blog postings by email have been working great ever since December of 2013. Thank you! We are on the cruise ship Crystal Serenity and plan to keep adding to the blog until the end of April. Just yesterday and today our latest posting has not appeared. The pictures we posted, however, appeared in our photo Gallery. Since we attempted this post 3 times, all of the photos are in the gallery 3 times. Can you help? Thank you. Swenigale

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4817 posts) 2y

That's so weird. It used to be the exact same piece of code which handles both (I wrote the first version of this feature, way back when). If you go into the blog management interface, do you by any chance see any indication at all of these entries? Maybe saved as a draft, maybe with a date in the future or way at the bottom of the list of entries?
Either way, sounds like something Peter will have to look at to fix. Don't know how busy he is at the moment, but probably shouldn't take more than a day or two. Thanks for letting us know!

3. Posted by Peter (Admin 5790 posts) 2y

Fixed this one now. You hit an interesting bug by using the word "Escorts" followed by another word starting with "com". We have a blacklist of terms that spammers have tried to us on us before and this hit one of those. But it shouldn't really have. I've now fixed this and re-processed your failed email. It's now showing on your blog. There is a backlog of duplicated photos to clear up though.

4. Posted by Swenigale (Travel Guru 31 posts) 1y

Dear Sam, Sander, and Peter,
We are preparing our 6th Around the World on Crystal Serenity blog (we leave Jan 14th, returning May 4, 2015) and I just read your post from March mentioning the "blacklisted" terms we used. Too funny! We were both "tour escorts" many times and expect to be so again. Glad you were able to ferret out the cause of our posting problem! Thanks so much for your promptness and helpfulness in the past. We are loyal Travellerspoint admirers!
Happy New Year!