Friday, November 01, 2013

Restore Blogger Comments

Comments are always an important component of any blog. Several months ago, after adding facebook comments, I enabled Google+ comments on my blog posts, but decided to remove them since many people could not leave a comment on my posts, and when they did, the little counter at the bottom of each post registered "0" - unacceptable! Here's how to return to the legacy blogspot commenting system!

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Log into your blog from the dashboard and then look to the left options under my blogs. Google+ comments are under the Google+.

Click Google+ and you will be taken to a page with your icon and two little check boxes along with misc. google+ stuff. This is your Google+ setting page. If you are operating under a blogger profile you won't see this page.

To vanquish Google+ comments, uncheck the second box (the one on the right I circled in red). Now you are back to blogger comments and you can control those by going to settings - post and comments.

Here's a look at one of my posts with a lot of facebook comments...


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COMMENTING CHARGES
Per comment rate: $2
Payable by either clicking the BitCoin "tip me" button or the PayPal "donate" button in the sidebar.

WAIT, WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY TO COMMENT?
Because, like the fine publication Tablet, whom I borrowed this concept from, I too am committed to bringing you the best, smartest, most enlightening and entertaining reporting and writing I'm able to provide, all free of charge. I take pride in my loyal readership, and I'm thrilled that you choose to engage with me in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. But the Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion, allowing vocal—and, often, anonymous—minorities to drag it down with invective (and worse).

I'm asking people who'd like to post comments on my blog to pay a nominal fee—less a paywall than a gesture of your own commitment to the cause of great conversation. All proceeds go to helping me bring you the provocative and/or entertaining articles that brought you here in the first place.

I NEED TO BE HEARD! BUT I DONT WANT TO PAY.
Readers can still interact with me FREE of charge via Facebook comments and Google+ comments! You can also reach me via Twitter @davelucas

I hope this new largely symbolic measure will help create a more pleasant and cultivated environment for all! Those of you who choose to contribute, thanks for your support.

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