thanks for trying to solve this chris! I went and tried your options..
“are there any underscore plugins in the plugin directory?”
nope, there’s nothing at all in the plugin directory.
“What if you put an underscore plugin in that orlder, if there are none now?”
well I’ll be.. I simply touched my-plugins/_test.php
and it worked.
that’s just crazy weird.. huh. thanks for the help!