Thursday, April 19, 2012

Comments and WordPress

I can't begin to tell you how many times people have prodded me to "go WordPress" and I am so glad I DID NOT!

 People like to put Blogger/Blog*spot comments down, but WP is way too screwed up!

 In the last 24 hours I have been unable to leave comments on 4 different WP blogs.

 If I can't leave comments, that means other folks can't either - and most won't be back on that blog to try again!

 Here's an email I sent to another blogger last night:

 YOUR BLOG SUCKS! I haven't had this much of a problem trying to comment on a blog in 5 years! If it wasn't YOU I would have given up, moved on, and NEVER came back to your blog! (I know you have a lot of readers, but I wonder how many you have lost this way?!) I tried answering your comment to my comment and here's what I got: 1 - 2 - 3 strikes I'm out!

 1 You have not typed enough words in the comment. Please go back and add some more

 2 You appear to be using an automated comment submission application. Please do not try to automate your spam on this blog! (if you feel this message is in error please contact admin)

 and lastly:

You did not spend enough time on the page before commenting. Please take the time to read the post before leaving a comment!
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  1. Hi Dave!

    I just commented on your post about the new blogger interface, but I think anyone who reads this post would be interested to know:

    Those who use intense debate are pissed off too: "This update will unfortunately cause a major issue with our Blogger Widget installation, where the same post will show different sets of comments depending on which ccTLD your readers visit. " That's from the intense debate blog!

  2. @Anonymous:::
    thanks for the info - I should let everyone know that I had to share my comments with those WP bloggers via email. They are ALL unhappy, now that they realize MANY people who would have left a comment were unable to, and they WON'T try again!


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