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Blogger comment peeve

Written By: Jenn - Oct• 03•09

I try hard to make a point of visiting everyone involved in any particular meme each week – sometimes (like the past couple weeks, when free time was a commodity I did not have) I fall short, and for that I apologize! I try to spend some quality time and really take in the meaning of each post that I visit, and not just zip through and leave a comment that could have been for any kind of post. Most of my visitors do the same, and for that I thank you!

Now to my peeve… I’ve mentioned it before, and I don’t know if it’s the headache I have right now turning me a bit mean or what the deal is, but I feel the driving need say it again – please enable “Name/URL” on your blog comments if you use Blogger!   Most do, but I just went through a bunch that make you leave a blogger profile or “OpenID” profile instead of your actual name and URL. Folks, I don’t use any of those services, and like many other bloggers, I have my own unique domain website. You’re preventing us from leaving our true info, or worse, making us use a Blogger profile that we either don’t want, or don’t use.

Some Blogspot bloggers don’t realize you can enable that function, and others are worried that it will open up the spam flood gates. That simply isn’t true if you set things up properly. I wrote the instructions for this a few months ago – have a look here.

I’m not nasty, and I don’t want to come across like that, but I have decided I’m not going to leave that old Blogger profile ID anymore. If that means I can’t comment on your blog, I find that a real shame, because I probably enjoyed your post and wanted to say so.

Just my 2¢, for what it’s worth…


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  1. Ginger says:

    Thanks for posting this. Although I have WordPress blog, this is good information to know. I’ve been blogging for a year now, and still have so much to learn.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Not only did I enjoy visiting here (as a result) but I’m sure I’ll be back!

  2. please let me know if i’m doing this right, dear. don’t want to be a peeve…
    .-= cherie de castro´s last blog .."Please give me back my smile." =-.

    • Jenn says:

      You’re never a peeve, Dear Cherie :) It’s an issue I have with blogspot, not with you. (but nope, your settings won’t allow me to post a comment without leaving the blogger profile…)

      Your latest post is about such tragedy. So sad about the people suffering through earthquakes and tsunami. Good on you for highlighting it!

  3. Thom says:

    I so agree with you on this. I use to use open ID but it wont show my dang picture and I like seeing myself ROFLMAO. So I switched. That I don’t get about Blogger is why I have to have a Blogger profile. I do because I started on Blogger, but I should be able to always just use my own name and email address and URL if I so desire. I guess I’m just use to WP. Three cheers to the head Peever :) ROFLMAO
    .-= Thom´s last blog ..Two Awards =-.

  4. Hi, Jenn —

    I don’t know enough about even the language you’re using to know if my blog is one of the “problem children” — but I suspect it is. I have friends who don’t have blogs, but do have google accounts — and Blogger doesn’t like to let them post with their own information; they can only post anonymously. Some of them just give up in frustration — which in turn makes me want to scream.

    My husband (much more savvy in this area than I am) went to Blogger’s trouble-shooting site for this — and there are just a whole bunch of people who are experiencing this problem . . . I haven’t seen that Blogger has done much about it though.
    .-= 21st Century Housewife´s last blog ..Silly Haiku Wednesday =-.

    • Jenn says:

      No my dear, your blog is set up absolutely perfectly for comments :) No problems posting there at all!