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    Comment Posting Problems? Solutions?

    Comment Posting Problems? Solutions?

    I have received several complaints in the past couple of weeks about readers having problems commenting.  And if several people took the time to reach out to me, there likely are many more.

    Since a couple of the commenters have started posting solutions in other posts, I’ve started this post so please post those suggestions here.

    Which also raises another issue.  I’ve stayed away from the more interactive commenting software, such as Disqus, and deferred to standard Blogger commenting.  What do you think? 

    My concern is that while switching to these other softwares will provide you with an easier way to interact with other commenters, but then the comment section may get clogged with back and forth among a small number of people.  And I also would have to start blocking trolls, rather than using comment moderation.

    It always amazes me when I see a blog post with 100+ comments, but when you look at them, it’s basically 5 people going back and forth at each other all day and night.  I wonder whether there is a value to having a comment section where the comments tend to be more opinion as opposed to sniping at other commenters.

    Thoughts? Suggestions?

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    Well, Sir, here is a little snip from a post I did on my blog 'bout a year back. To be clear – I prefer ease in posting, but I firmly believe in moderating one's own blog.

    I decided before I started my modest little blog that I would not allow it to be over run by trolls. With WordPress it is very simple. I even moderate my frequent commentators carefully.
    So, here is the snip:

    ""I moderate and delete as is my delight to do. If these punks were in my home they would not have the chance to behave in such a way, and they will not be allowed to insult the intelligence of anyone that comes to my blog.""

    It's a shared responsibility between the blogger and the commenter as I see it.

    If it is a bit less convenient to post a comment, it's really not a bad thing. It just thins out the goofballs.

    "I'd say leave it as it is. You have a preview function available for those of us who care, and you seem comfortable with the "moderation" bit. So I vote make it easy on yourself."

    And several others concur. So do I.

    I've used blogger for 7 years and love it. For what it's worth…
    Don't go changing, to try and please me
    You never let me down before
    Don't imagine you're too familiar
    And I don't see you anymore
    I wouldn't leave you in times of trouble
    We never could have come this far
    I took the good times, I'll take the bad times
    I'll take you just the way you are.


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