I’m scratching my head, I can’t figure it out

B writes:
Dunno what is wrong…for the past few days I can’t comment on your site. When I enter the comment it is ok, then my email. name and website. Then it fails and wants me to enter a website again.

what am I doing wrong?

My solution was for him to enter www.knuckledraggin.com and try again. That was a pretty good guess on my part seeing that’s what about half of you enter anyways.

He writes back:
Same thing. A bubble that says”please enter a url”

Does anybody have a clue as to what’s going on so he can comment? Have you had this issue before and how did you correct it?

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26 Responses to I’m scratching my head, I can’t figure it out

  1. Padawan says:

    I don’t know what’s going on but I know I had one post today that my comment hasn’t shown up on.

    • Wirecutter says:

      I’ve approved everything that’s shown up today. Sometimes they go to trash but I check there every time I moderate and restore them.

  2. Grunt life says:

    When all eles fails blame k the faglord

  3. Alan says:

    testing here…using firefox 50.1.0 and win7. knowing his operating system, browser and any add-ons would be useful.

  4. hbbill says:

    Right below the troll warning is a dialog box. I put my comments in there…..never had a problem. If he is a first time commenter, I don’t know.

  5. Familyman says:

    Quit entering Url.
    That’s how you catch a nasty virus.

  6. Peter says:

    I had that problem yesterday (or was it the day before?)

    Anyway, I assumed that I had somehow entered my email wrong (a space in the wrong place?) and re-entered it. The comment went right on through at that point.

    I don’t know why that happened, but I’ll second the vote that the pink-handed, blue-gunned dojo midget is to blame.

  7. Boots says:

    “Please enter URL”. Maybe he needs to type this in front of his website name (including the dot after www):


    So instead of typing, say “gunsandharleys.com”, he needs to type “https://www.gunsandharleys.com”

  8. Andy says:

    I always leave the website section blank and it always works for me.

  9. ChuckN says:

    I wonder if he’s picked something up and had his
    browser highjacked.

  10. Rob says:

    I don’t put a web site in any more, putting the web site was causing me problems.

  11. Skip says:

    Yeah, if you don’t type all that https whatever shit, it won’t work.
    Fuck that, nobody cares about where it came from.
    Leave the box blank.

  12. Test. FireFox & Windows 10. No problems so far; have not ever been asked for a URL. When all else fails just blame the Evil IT Demons.

  13. RonM says:

    I run into all kinds of problems just like that one when surfing the web, and it’s usually because I’ve blocked every script under the sun. So, if you’re running a script blocker, configure it to allow knuckledraggin.com scripts. Same thing with ad blockers and/or anti-tracker apps like Ghostery. Not saying those things are definitely causing your problem, but they’ve caused me no end of headaches.

    • RonM says:

      Okay… Testing with script blocking on and without entering my website (because I don’t have one and because it isn’t required).

    • RonM says:

      Okay, I decided to test my theory regarding scripts and… BINGO!… you cannot post to knuckledraggin.com if you have blocked scripts from the site. (I’m running Windows 10 and Firefox on a PC)

      I did not enter a website since I don’t have one and because it isn’t required. You might want to try posting without entering your website; something funny might be going on there.

      Additionally, what I said about ad blocking and the blocking of trackers, may also apply.

      Good luck! I hope at least one of these suggestions helps you.

    • RonM says:

      Sorry, my last comment wasn’t posted in full. In short, you must turn off script blocking. At least my testing showed that much.

  14. Towser says:


    I’ve seen some general suggestions here that may or may not work. Here are some general pointers that can help here or with many other issues your readers may face.

    First: in many cases you can ask yourself “have I changed anything since last time?”. Have you added any software or add ons? Has your operating system, browser, antiviral software updated lately? In the case of a first time user, this is a non-issue. So go to number 2.

    Second: Let’s see if we can figure out if the problem is with the website, the computer or the browser.

    Try a different browser. Often the problem won’t happen on another browser. If it still doesn’t work then the problem may be with the computer or the website. It could get a bit harder.

    Reboot your computer. Sometimes you’ll have something running or a “garbage build up” that messes stuff up. Still no joy?

    Try a different computer. If you have access, you may want to try a different computer. To best get an idea of what is going on with your computer, it is best to try something with a setup – same operating system, same browser, etc. In this case, others have posted comments with success so the problem is NOT likely the website. But we don’t always have the willing cooperation of those running the website.

    In most cases you can at least narrow things down where you are looking in the right place.

    On a side note, there is an operating system called “TAILS” that can be burned to a boot disk and run in place of your operating system. You can even put this on a flash drive to take anywhere you want to go. It is basically a “computer on a disk” you can take and use anywhere and use most any computer securely. It comes complete with a browser and software such as word processing etc so you can have access just about anything you want these days.

  15. paulb says:

    Boot’s method, actually writing out the full URL, worked for me too, using an older firefox copy and Pale Moon.

  16. SAM says:

    The Russians hacked your email.
    That is always the correct answer if life does not do your way.

  17. Free Citizen says:

    I don’t know what a URL is and I don’t have a website so I leave it blank. Haven’t had a problem.

  18. B says:

    Windows 10 and from an android tablet. Same issue. Trying without any website entered.

    • RonM says:

      I guess it worked, else you wouldn’t have been able to post this, lol! Or Wirecutter posted it for you as he did before? Anyhoo, hope things are working for you now. Cheers!

  19. =T.W.= says:

    Win 7 and goggle, tracking protection and do not track tools ON.

  20. Boots says:

    Well, I guess if you wanna post a website URScrewed.

  21. cato says:

    Called Obama and then Hillary , they said the Russians did it.

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