I have made a decision!
Blogs that are of the ‘Blogger’ family, I will read, but no longer attempt to post a comment.
I hate the way the powers that be make commenting so unfriendly and almost want to know what I had for breakfast before they allow me to add my pathetic tuppence worth. I gave up jumping hurdles yonks ago. Life is too short!
Call me crabby if you wish, but I have had enough.
UPDATE: Blogger Blogs with the Name/URL option for comments, work for me without hassle. If you provide that option, I’ll be back!
This is mainly a problem on sites other than WordPress, is it not?
I only have this problem with Blogger Blogs.
It is, especially as I see blogging as a fun activity.
I totally get that. I’m with you, if I have to jump hoops to comment or even “like”, I will move on.,
You are not alone.
Me too 🙂 that’s why I picked wordpress
A half dozen blogs in a row with more barriers than the Thames, just got my goat. It seems like we are not alone.
I understand completely. Blogger has not been very comment friendly for a very long time.
Mike, I find it frustrating to write a comment and then have all this extra hassle.I want fun and not work.
I have not had a problem with Blogger comments, but I sometimes do with WordPress, if I forget my password for it.
Judy, why would you have trouble with a Blogger blog? You use that platform. I know that once in a blue moon WordPress.com logs me out and I have to log in again, but it is a simpler process altogether.
Recently On some blogger Blogs, particularly those with a captcha thingy and/or moderation and fill in the necessary info only to have another screen pop up asking for other non necessary information. I am not a spy, I visit for fun and friendship. This is becoming like a school examination.
Stop beating around the bush, Marie. How do you really feel about this?
Al, I think I don’t like it.
P.S. Why haven’t we heard from Barbara? Are they still in Australia?
She is in New Zealand still….. I think. Have had several updates on Facebook, but mainly family stuff from Australia. Not sure when the long journey back to this hemisphere begins.
Surely, rummuser’s powers that may be do not subject you to such indignity?
Ramana, you don’t have a blogger blog.
Have to agree Grannymar – that horrible captcha thingy with the unfathomable letters is a pain in the a……and then to see comment moderation come after it begins to make you wonder if the blogger with the site actually wants comments at all
There are times when I resort to using my old blogger ID and often the hurdles still have to be jumped
Not quite a determined as you so I will carry on regardless. It does take a lot of the fun away tho!
Cathy, at least the numbers are easier to read than the letters. I refuse to use my old blogger ID, the link leads people to outerspace and not back to my blog. What use is that?!
Agree the new number system is easier. I didn’t delete or close my old blog – ( just don’t post there because blogger says we use an outdated OS and must change to Chrome) copied everything to the new w/press one.
I only use the bloggerID if there is no w/press thingy and my blogger ID goes to the last post where I have a link to the new one. Roundabout way I suppose – most people click on the link so I win in a way.
However my patience only stretches so far
I did close the old blogger blog and have had two moves since them.
I agree! I want to be able to type my comment, press “post,” and be done. My hoop jumping days are behind me.
Nancy, I am with you all the way on this one. Fun. Fun. We want Fun!
I agree with you. I won’t jump over hoops to comment. I have completely stopped commenting on some blogs, because of the difficulty, and I usually notify the bloggers of the reason I’m not commenting, even though I enjoy what they have to say. After all, it’s their choice, not Blogger’s and if they want to make it difficult, so be it. I’ll eventually just stop reading those blogs, I think.
Betty, I am notifying people now with this post. I am no longer into steeplechasing, I prefer the simple flat run in.
Oh, I’m not aware that commenting on my (Blogger) blog is a problem. Do tell me if there’s a particular problem I need to look at. I don’t have any word check and I don’t have comment moderation except for posts over two weeks old, so commenting should be fairly straightforward.
Nick, yours is about the only Blogger blog with no hurdles or twenty questions so I will continue to visit and comment. I also give you bonus marks for acknowledging and replying to comments. Not every one does.
I agree with you, completely.
I am glad I am not the only one, Frank.
I am using Word Press. Ihopeyou have little difficulty at my blog site. Dianne
Since I too use WordPress as a platform, I have no problem, Dianne.
I agree, Grannymar. It’s awful. First you think out a reply (even if only in two minutes flat) to then find you can’t read the damn whatever it is they want you to type to prove you are not a robot. Then you type. And bingo. What do you know: Gone. Not so much with the wind as bloody flooding my teacup.
As you pointed out: Life is too short. If I may paraphrase: My thoughts are not so worthy as to repeat them. To jump through the hoops. And again.
Life is too short and there are plenty of other calls on my time.
I use Blogger, only because that is where I started. I’m not fond of it mainly because I cannot reply to each comment separately. I hope you don’t have problems posting comments on my page.
The old commenting situation was one of my reasons for updating. I am glad I did.
I’m with you on this one Grannymar. I’ve just tried to leave a comment at one blog, and that stupid ‘captcha’ keeps telling me that I can’t read !
John, have you had the other pop up page wanting to know your history? That finished it for me.
I too have problems with commenting at blogger blogs – I don’t anymore because I can never get it work. I think Delirious (?name) is difficult to deal with but not sure if that is the same blog platform…
Yes Delores does use the Blogger platform.
There is an easy option and I have asked a couple of people to try it: Provide the Name/URL Option for commenting. it makes it so easy with hurdles.
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I have a Blogger blog. I hardly ever use it. There is good reason for that. As for persisting with comments there – I REALLY need to want to say my say if I do.
Col, it is even more difficult a year after I wrote that post.