Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Comment Issue Fixed...Maybe?

 A couple people have mentioned having trouble leaving comments on my blog.  I assumed it was a Blogger bug or a Google glitch, or possibly a browser issue.  However, I've now made some changes to my Blogger comment settings and it seems that it may have fixed the issue.  Maybe.

Here's what was happening when a friend tried to comment and what I did in response. 

My friend said when she tried to comment, she got a prompt to sign in to Google to comment.  When she signed in, it just reloaded the page, but it still didn't allow her to comment.  It was just a loop.

My Blogger settings had been set to allow all comments, including anonymous and by name/URL, but she wasn't seeing those options, just the Google sign-in prompt, which seemed to be a dead end.

I did some searching online for answers, and one of the links I explored suggested changing my comment settings from embedded to pop-up window.  I was skeptical that this would help, but when other efforts failed, I thought I'd make the suggested change to pop-up window comments and see. This means when you click to comment, it opens a separate comment window for doing that.  That's also where you'll see other comments that have been left. 

My friend was finally able to comment, so it seems to have worked.  When I checked to see how this looked in practice after making the switch, lo and behold, there were the three options for commenting, i.e. with your Google account, anonymously, or with name/URL.  I couldn't see those choices before in the embedded comment section, even though I had set them to that in my Blogger settings.  Now, within the pop-up comment window, you should see these options and be able to select one when commenting.

One downside will be that I won't be able to reply to any anonymous comments via email, unless you choose to leave your email address in your comment.  We'll just have to see how it goes and make further adjustments as necessary. 

I don't know who else may have had issues trying to comment, but if you have in the past, would you try again on this post?  Tell me what you had for dinner (I had leftover casserole) or your pet's name.  If your comment still doesn't show up, feel free to email me (thewayisewit at gmail.com) and let me know.  Thanks!



Quilting Babcia said...

Looks like your issue may be fixed, though you never know with blogger!

CRSelf said...

My pet's name is Maggie. Connie Self

The Joyful Quilter said...

Thanks for sharing your findings, Paulette!

Pamela Dempsey said...

My cat’s name is Emily 😻

Julierose said...

I found if you comment yourself on your own blog that allows the people having problems to comment...blogger is really strange sometimes...hugs, Julierose

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Hmm, interesting. My granddogs are Lincoln, Fozzy Bear and Sable.

Quiltdivajulie said...

We has pasta with homemade meatballs and sauce.

Anonymous said...

Yay! Is it okay if I share the contents of this post on my blog?

LA Paylor said...

I'm having lots of blogger trouble with comments. Some go on the post, some only to main page comments button, some only to the post and not to the main page.
I like being able to see email addys but then mine went away one day and no one can email me.
It's all too much
LeeAnna at not afraid of color lapaylor at gmail dot com

Gail Is This Mutton? said...

Thanks for this solution. I would expect better of Google to be honest, but they don't seem to be interested in Blogger. My cat's name is Molly.