13 thoughts on “No comments

  1. @kalgrl says:

    Good point *goes to look at mine* phew I think it’s ok :))

  2. Penny says:

    um. I think I’ve made mine so you don’t have to log in or use those annoying captcha verifications. Blogger gives the option of “registered” users including openID which I picked. I got heaps of spam when it was set at the lowest setting of “anonymous” users.

  3. ajwillemse91 says:

    Amen sister! I agree 100% with every word that you wrote; if you don’t make it easy for people to comment, they won’t. It’s not that they aren’t interested or don’t want to comment, but there are barriers that stop them.

    I’ve found (particularly with blogs on the Blogger platform) that it doesn’t like my log-ins. I have had one time when I was trying to comment, and I had to try at least 5 times before my comment went through. I’m also not a huge fan of Captcha – I know it helps eliminate spam, but I have had some real trouble with trying to read some of them 😀

    So let’s eliminate unnecessary barriers to facilitate comments and conversation!

  4. jzgarnett says:

    My wordpress used to get lots of spam but Akismet helped A LOT.
    However I do request that you leave an e-mail address, and I’ll moderate the first comment. After that, like your blog, Kris, comments show up automatically.
    I’m also experimenting with a plugin that lets people login with Twitter, for those of us who don’t have a blog or prefer to be known by a handle.

  5. I had a lot of problems with Blogger too – thought I had to set up a new Google+ account and remember to respond from a different browser but now that I’ve set up a work Google+ account it works like magic!
    I did get very frustrated initially, and admit that I did give up on commenting a few times…
    I do like the WordPress login with Twitter option though 🙂

  6. katiedavis says:

    Yes! I have been writing comments, then I get prompted to login to WordPress, then I remember I’ve forgotten my password, then I try to reset it from within Flipboard or the Twitter app or Safari on my phone, then I realise it’s too heard… Then I give up.

    Now I’ve successfully reset my password, conversations here I come!

  7. katiedavis says:

    Ps. I just got prompted to login when I made that comment. But it’s actually not your doing. It’s because WordPress knows my email address and wants to make sure it’s really me. Maybe this has been happening for you too?

  8. Peta says:

    I’m using Disqus on my Blogger blog (wish it wasn’t called Blogger). It allows people to post as guest (or any other name they choose), but does require an email address. It does allow people to login using various other accounts including twitter, google, facebook or disqus if they want to be identified. What I do like is that if I comment on other Disqus blogs, I have a record of all those comments in the one place.

  9. 2013 says:

    I am curious to find out what blog system you have been working
    with? I’m experiencing some small security problems with my latest site and I would like to find something more safe. Do you have any suggestions?

    • librarykris says:

      I’m using WordPress (x2) and Blogger. It seems that there are a few spam comments slipping through the WordPress net which is what I rely on to catch the spammers. So, sadly, I don’t have any suggestions other than to check out the Help pages or forum on your chosen platform to see if there are any ideas there.

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