Thursday, April 25, 2013

When Nothing is Said . . .

imageMost bloggers like receiving feedback in the form of comments — including Grenville and myself.
So, my apologies to bloggers who may have tried to comment on any of our blog posts. On Blogger, I made the BIG mistake recently of changing a setting in Comments under who can comment. And, I didn’t think HOW this would affect folks without a Gmail address.
Recently, I noticed that some blogger friends who previously had commented were no longer commenting. Curious as to why, I contacted one of them and learned that it was my setting change.
SO in case anyone else ever has this dilemma, you can find this in Design (it’s in the upper right corner after you sign onto your blog) then on the left side select Settings (there’s a small wrench icon next to it) and then click on Comments and posts and under the Comments section, you get these choices:
Who can comment?
  • Anyone - includes Anonymous Users
  • Registered User - includes OpenID
  • User with Google Accounts
  • Only members of this blog
My mistake was choosing the third option — User with Google Accounts — which excludes anyone who doesn’t have a Gmail account from posting a comment on any one of our  exciting (tongue in cheek) blog posts or at least Grenville’s often funny posts.
I choose the 1st option and in recent days we have started receiving spam, so this option may be changed later.
The selection was made in an attempt to limit any spam comments, but checking for any inappropriate or spam comments under the Comments and/or just deleting also works.image
THANKS to blogger friend, Christer of The Cottage by the Crane Lake Part Two for letting me know.
My OOPS has been corrected.


Connie said...

Glad to hear you got it figured out. It gets confusing sometimes with all the options available.

Doris said...

I'll have to check to see if I changed my setting. I know I considered it due to the same issue. I hate that spam! Geez, if I want Spam, I'll go buy a can!

pembrokeshire lass said...

All this changing around of blogging accounts is confusing! I'm glad that you managed to get it sorted. Joan

Sandra said...

i have mine on registered users and that keeps out the spam, the first one allows spam because it has anonymous

Anvilcloud said...

50 lashes with a wet noodle.

Montanagirl said...

Ha - glad you figured it out!

Montanagirl said...

So, I'm curious - which option did you choose then? I might need to change my settings as well!

Debbie said...

oops...we learn as we go!! i was only unable to comment once!!

have a happy weekend!!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi folks, thanks for the comments and feedback. Neglected to say which option was used,MIT was Anyone, which does allow Anonymous and so spam is a side effect, which has already happened since the setting was changed. But I will check the comments/spam and delete any there. If it becomes too annoying then I may try the registered users setting as Sandra/MadSnapper suggested.