September 04, 2012
Further to my post of 18th August, “Blogger Blocked!” I decided to tidy up my Blogroll and place the webpages that I am no longer able to comment on for one reason or another into the archives. Perhaps one day they will become more accessible when people realise that their comments are dropping off.
Surprisingly that amounts to ten of my favourite blog pages. If you check your name against the remainder that means because of those stupid unreadable words I have to decipher and can never get right (I’m not known for my patience!) or for other reasons I have given up trying to comment.
This doesn’t mean that I don’t read your blog anymore, I do, but not being able to give feedback I find frustrating. On some I can’t even email because there is no email address.
The other reasons are that Blogger doesn’t now recognise my WordPress page on my domain and spits my comments out, and some links were to “dead” pages; no longer being updated.
The answer? Simples, just enable comment moderation and either approve friends or reject the spam ones as I do. I know it can be time consuming, but what is a few minutes of your time compared to losing your bloggy friends? You should make it easy to comment and not cause the commenter a lot of bother just to write a few words.
Click on one of the pictures above, and when it comes up on it’s own page type into the comment box what you think the number and letters are.
End of Rant.
Sarah on September 10th, 2012 at 8:52 pm #
Rant heard and acknowledged. Now, about those spy cams all over the place…we’re getting them, too.
Kevin (In Salford) on September 22nd, 2012 at 10:34 pm #
I know exactly what you mean. I just tried to drop a quick (very complimentary) comment on our old friend Justin’s new blog, only to discover I had to have a username and password for WordPress in order for it to be sent! I wouldn’t mind so much if it wasn’t for the fact that I used to have one but deleted my account after having played around experimenting on there for a while.
Kevin (In Salford) on September 22nd, 2012 at 10:46 pm #
Maybe this is also a sign of the end of blogging as we know it?
After all, Tw*tter and Fa**cesBook seem to have taken over now.