I’m excited to announce that the Submit Your Questions form is now back online after being down for a little while. It turned out that it was never broken, however it was being hammered by comment spammers to the point where Gmail was marking EVERY e-mail sent through there as spam, meaning it went straight to the spambox and not to my inbox, where I would never know that it existed. Essentially, I took it down for awhile to figure out what to do with the spam.
Thanks to my going to WordCamp this past weekend, I met Lorelle VanFossen, and a not-quite-so-recent entry on her blog mentioned that someone had written an integration of the Contact form plugin that I was using with Akismet. I’ve now installed it and re-enabled the form, and will try to check Gmail’s spambox frequently to make sure things aren’t going in there (hitting “Not Spam” a couple of times should do the trick!).
As a reminder, the Submit Your Questions form is intended for anyone who is unable to join in the chat room or call in live when we record the show on Saturdays; you can instead fill out the form with a question for us to answer on the air in a future episode. (Of course, it’s more fun for us if you call in live, but this makes a great alternative.) Just don’t ask us to come on your website to install something for you, we don’t make house calls.
Anyway, just wanted to pass along the word!