Monday, March 5, 2012

Come Monday...Blogger's New Comment Form

“Come Monday…” is a weekly series that will involve a review of, or commentary about,  websites, movies, documentaries, television shows, sports, music, and whatever else may tickle my fancy at the time.  Be assured that these reviews will be generally positive, as in accordance to the Jimmy Buffett song “Come Monday.”  This is subject to change, however.  In fact, I would be most derelict in my duties to neglect going on a rant every once in a while.  For rants promote change, and change can be good—right?  Therefore, since good is generally considered as being a positive force in 99.3% of the parallel universes that I am aware of, even a rant could be considered as being something positive, and a genuine hissy-fit would be even better (so I’m told).

Okay, I am about to put my “issues” with being so technically-challenged on full display.  For I have a problem with the new Blogger comment form, and I don’t know how to do anything about it.

To waller-down into the nitty-gritty to a much greater extent, what I am talking about is the very same comment form that will now pop-up when someone goes to leave a comment here.  It first appeared a couple of weeks or so ago, and the main problem I am having with it is that it doesn’t offer the option to receive an email notification of a reply, as well as other comments left afterward.  Just to be clear, I am still receiving email notifications that are left, but that appears to be no longer possible for those who leave comments.

Yes, when you are as brilliant a commentator as I am, it is important to monitor the impact you are making upon the lives of others as you make your way through cyberspace, but even if you are not, comments can often extend what was started in the actual post, which can be severely hampered when interaction is restricted.  Besides, interaction fosters a feeling of community, and when you can gain a neighbor like me, there is no downside.

Furthering my constipation consternation, the new Blogger comment doesn’t pop-up on The Trib, and I had the same settings there as I had for here.  So, if anyone can help me, I would be eternally grateful.  Be assured that I have searched high and low for an answer, but it has alluded me so far.


I have just been shown what to do, and if you are interested in also making a change, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Go to your Bogger-In-Draft dashboard.

Step 2: Click-on the down-pointing arrow just to the left of “View Blog.”

Step 3: Click-on “Settings” at the bottom of the list.

Step 4: Click-on “Posts and comments” under the “Settings” subtitle at the left of the page.  “Posts and comments” will be near the bottom of the complete list.

Step 5: Click-on the button to the right of “Comment Location,” which should be near the middle of the page.

Step 6: Click-on “Embedded.”

Step 7: Click-on “Save settings” in the top right corner of the page.

Step 8: Bask in the glory of not being as technically-challenged as you previously thought (along with thanking the One who actually allowed and enabled you to do it, of course).

NOTE: It may have been one of those infamous glitches that was at the heart of the problem in the first-place.  For I had “Full page” as my previous setting, but the new Blogger comment form was coming up as a “Popup window.”

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  1. I don't know if I am just tired - but I am not sure that I understand the problem exactly. sandie

  2. I have no answers, I even consulted with Duke and he is at a loss

  3. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Sandie!!! I have just been shown what to do, and I will add an update about it forthwith.

  4. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Ann!!! Check out the update, but since you like to reply in an email, you might not want to make any changes.

  5. I am staying away from any attempt to change things for a while.....

  6. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Adullamite!!! Oh how I hear you. I hope it gets better soon, but since you are a rather old dog, it might take a while. Sorry.


Since the Blogger spam filter has been found sorely lacking lately, I will start moderating comments. Be assured that I am only interested in deleting spam. So, if you feel a need to take me to task over something—even anonymously, go ahead and let 'er rip, and I will publish it as soon as I can.