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  1. Dave Millar says:

    Tories Out!

  2. Keith Robertson says:


  3. Lorna Ahlquist says:


  4. Bob Goupillot says:

    Test comment

  5. Mary Ann Kennedy says:

    Hello peeps!

  6. Dougie Blackwood says:

    All the best!

  7. Keith Robertson says:

    Go an error just now…. Intcorrect Captcha

    1. Keith Robertson says:

      Seems to work now!!

  8. Sandy Thow says:

    Replying to “user test”

  9. Cathie Lloyd says:

    My comment

  10. Richard Haviland says:

    Works for me

  11. Iain Lennox says:

    Nae bother

  12. Roger Cook says:

    test commnet

  13. John Mooney says:

    Testing 123/321,ok?


    Test comment

  15. tony orr says:

    It’s working for me… should I be outraged? 🙂

  16. Ricky Green says:

    Forward to the Scottish Socialist Republic!

  17. Maureen Isherwood says:


  18. Geoff Earl says:

    no problems

  19. Carolyn Yates says:

    Testing if I can comment!

  20. Blair Breton says:


  21. Ann Rayner says:

    Mostly OK for replying to articles, though hard if asked for one of the picture puzzles eg motor bikes or trafficights to prove I am not a robot as my sight is not great and they are usually based on Anerican styles which can be very different from British!

  22. Thomas Dunlop says:

    Hello from Finland

  23. Ros Nash says:

    User test message

  24. Frank Ritchie says:


  25. Tom Parkhill says:

    Test comment

  26. Joachim Tuschinsky says:

    Have never sent a comment, bt hope everything is ok.

  27. Jac says:

    Just leaving a comment for a test hope all is well.

  28. Mary MacCallum Sullivan says:

    Yes, got it!

  29. Alan Bell says:


  30. Gordon says:

    User test

  31. Matthew says:

    No problem here

  32. James Stamper says:

    Have not tried to make a comment for a long time

  33. robert morace says:

    No problem leaving this comment.

  34. H. Neary says:

    Donald Trump is an intergalactic mega being!

    Please advise of the result when tested.

  35. Donald McGregor says:

    Unusually easy to add comment here today!

  36. Jane Shallice says:

    I assume you can read this

  37. David Younger says:

    Here is my comment

  38. Florence Sinclair says:

    I read you regularly but rarely comment

  39. Duncan MacLaren says:

    Testing comment

  40. Iain Barker says:

    Just testing, as requested

  41. 240228 says:

    Nae bother!

  42. Gerry Loose says:

    No problems

  43. Rosalind Lauchland says:


  44. Hilary Graham says:

    Comment as requested.

  45. Tom says:

    Leaving a comment.
    Free Palestine.

  46. Ian Welsh says:

    When are we going to pull our mps out of Westminster. It’s a complete waste of time.

  47. CathyW says:

    test comment

  48. John says:

    No ceasefire, no vote.

  49. Keith Johnston says:

    No problems here.

  50. Alan Dykes says:

    No problem

  51. Sandy Watson says:

    This is a comment test.

  52. William Simpson says:

    This is a test comment

  53. Sandy Watson says:

    This is another comment test.

  54. Ian McDonough says:

    Test successful?

  55. Margaret Brogan says:


  56. Robert says:

    Hi. Seems OK to me.

  57. Meg Macleod says:

    Answerng your request for test comment

  58. Jimmy Brough says:

    No comment

  59. Ray Burnett says:

    comments test

  60. Leah Gunn Barrett says:

    This is a test comment.

  61. Jane Fraser says:

    Hello from Colorado

  62. Jim Anderson says:

    I hope the test has worked out ok. I’ve never had any problems.

  63. Helen G says:

    Seems ok for me…..

  64. Martin Meteyard says:

    Works for me.

  65. John Clark says:

    Comment made.

  66. George Sutherland says:

    I don’t normally comment

  67. Colin Scott-Moncrieff says:

    Responding to the test request

  68. Don says:

    Speaker fiasco Vote on Gaza is a denial of democracy!

  69. Roland says:

    Test Comment

  70. SleepingDog says:

    Anton Aardvark.

    1. SleepingDog says:

      Worked first time. Seemed to have cached my CAPTCHA approved status so I didn’t have to identify any crosswalks these two comments.

  71. Ganga says:

    How’s this?

  72. Doghouse Rielly says:

    Not a problem I have had but I don’t comment that often these days

  73. Thanks for all the comments, it seems to be working well for the overwhelming number of users, which is great.

    Slightly disconcerting that this is such a popular post! : )

  74. Alan Webster says:


  75. Adrian Roper says:


  76. James Smith says:


  77. Alasdair Macdonald says:


  78. Hugh McShane says:

    No problem!

  79. Jim Ritchie says:

    Test message

  80. Keith MacKechnie says:

    All good for me

  81. Jean Bareham says:

    Working for me

  82. Leslie Cunningham says:

    Test comment.

  83. Ullrich Kockel says:

    Works ok for me (using Safari on iMac)

  84. Richard Pelling says:

    If you can read this, it works for me 🙂

  85. John Clark says:

    Test comment

  86. Stephen Richard says:

    My problem is a temporary jumping of the screen as I try to scroll down. This settles after 30 seconds or so

    1. SleepingDog says:

      @Stephen Richard, yes, good point, I’ve noticed this too. So it sometimes looks like, after I’ve posted a comment, that comment has not appeared on the page, but it has, it’s just further up (or down) the page from where the post-submission page jump has left me. So if you think your comment has disappeared, do a page-search on your username first, as it might have appeared out of sight.

  87. Stephen Dalgliesh says:

    If I have to fill one of these again, it’ll cost you a back massage

  88. David McCann says:

    Receiving OK


  89. Roland Chaplain says:

    I’ve had no recent problems with postings.

  90. ANDREW REID says:

    Testing, testing 1,2.

  91. Rosie says:

    Test test test

  92. Kathleen Bryson says:

    Hope you get this!

  93. David Martin says:


  94. David Cormack says:


  95. Jane Kelton says:

    Free Palestine!

  96. Bill says:

    very little help from the Tories


  97. Paul Packham says:

    From the river to the sea
    Palestine will be free

  98. Douglas MacLean says:

    Tories and labour out. They are both the same.

  99. Topher Dawson says:

    Tories out for ever!

  100. Chris Ballance says:


  101. Ian Hay says:

    Comment as requested

  102. Keith MacKenzie says:


  103. Willie Macleod says:

    Test Comment

  104. Ian Wight says:

    Nae problemo!

  105. Lindsey Spowage says:

    All good!

  106. Niemand says:

    Everything’s getting worse

  107. Edward Andrews says:

    Here is a comment

  108. Jennie says:

    Nothing will be OK until Scotland is an independent country.

  109. Morag Williams says:

    Independence for Scotland!

  110. Fay Kennedy says:

    I comment rarely but always appreciate the informative and sometimes eloquent articles. Thanks.

  111. George S Gordon says:

    Hi Bella.

  112. Mr James Fulton says:

    It all looks fine to me.

  113. Doug Haywood says:


  114. Margaret Joyce McFarlane says:

    OK here. Thanks for asking

  115. John Juices says:


  116. Bill Nolan says:

    The Truth will prevail …

  117. Kwn says:

    At last! Published!

  118. Roddy Clark says:

    Replying to the test email. You do terrific work.

  119. Jack says:

    Testing. All good

  120. David Hutchison says:


  121. Dennis Smith says:


  122. jim ferguson says:


  123. Jim Ritchie says:

    The comments seem to be working. Guess which numpty had accidentally clicked the notify of follow up comments. Hopefully switched off now!

  124. Jim Hagart says:

    Testing. Testing. Testing.

  125. John says:

    Is this mob rule?

  126. Paddy Farrington says:

    Fine for me

  127. Malcolm Brown says:

    Comment Deployed!

  128. David Macknet says:

    Commenting from California.

  129. Julian Smith says:

    My problems usually are that the photos are small, blurred and it’s not clear whether to choose items that may or may not be part of the object you’re looking for.

  130. Graeme Purves says:

    I was unable to leave a comment about a week ago.

  131. Dougie Strang says:

    Nae bother pal.

  132. Martin Coff6 says:

    A testing remark. Mibees too late, sorry.

  133. Daniel Lamont says:


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