Sunday, 9 October 2011

The blog commenting thing...

Well, Blogger says it's aware there's a problem and it's working on it. It seems to be affecting blogs where the comment form embedded under the post (rather than where you go to a new page or have a pop-up box for the comments) - but I have been able to leave comments on some blogs where this is the case, and other people have clearly been able to leave comments on blogs where I can't! However, if you're not getting as many comments as usual (and if I'd usually be commenting on your blog but lately I haven't been) and you have the embedded comment form, it might be worth changing that just for now to see if it helps :)

Lynn, you're one of the people I've been trying to leave a comment for! Could you please drop me a quick email on ispeakmelsh {at} hotmail {dot} com? There's something I want to talk to you about :)

9 comments:

Lynn said...

Well I wish blogger would sort it out. I have been having problems too. Anyway have sent you an email.

Jane said...

I find I can comment on those blogs now if I use google chrome, not sure why though!

Jimjams said...

I can comment on yours and you can comment on mine - which is nice!

debs14 said...

So it's not just me then! I've had dreadful problems with some blogs today, but I just tried again using Jane's idea of using Chrome rather than Internet Explorer and it seemed to work - yay! It has just been random blogs that have been the problem - but how frustrating eh?!

Alison said...

I had to sign out and back in again, and it seems OK for now!
Alison xx

Ginger said...

hey Mel, I was just looking at how my comments are set up, when I go into the settings I cannot change anything on how my comments are set up. There is nothing about embedding. Would it be called something else? this is really rather annoying isn't it? I sent feedback off to blogger, hopefully they do something about this.

Lizzie said...

Yes, I'm having problems with some blogs too - but not others. One of the Blogger user support people said it seems to affect people who don't have "third party cookies" enabled - and apparently there are about 4 different places where this may have to be set, depending on the security setup of your computer! It apparently happens when a blog has one of those word-check security things - you know, you type in what it says in the box? Though I think I've also had problems with blogs which don't have this setup... Sometimes all is fine, other times, I hit "publish" and the whole of my typing disappears... sigh...
Hopefully it will be resolved soon.
I will take it as read, that you've been to look at my blog posts, Mel... If you're desperate to comment, you are free to e-mail!

jo said...

Another one who has changed to Google Chrome and everything now works fine - don't think the problem is with Blogger.

The Creative Beast said...

I've certainly been getting your comments and happy to get them too!

Good luck with the giveaway - there are quite a few folks vying for a notebook that is not yet collaged by me!! Can you believe that?!?!