Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Blogger Comment Help ~ If You're Interested.....

Let me preface this by saying I am NOT a computer expert.....
Not even computer saavy by most accounts.
However, I have figured out a couple of work-arounds that have, at least, worked for me in Blogger's latest "hiccup."  So, if you're interested, I'll tell you what I've discovered. If not....just skip this post...

The Problem:  Some folks cannot leave comments on some other folks' blogs.  Other folks, however, appear to have no problems whatsover.  The key word in the first sentence is "some." It appears that those having problems leaving comments can, in fact, leave comments on blogs that have certain comment settings.  So, here are two work-arounds for you to consider if you're as addicted to blogging as I am and this is making you a wee bit cranky....

1.  THIS WILL ALLOW EVERYONE TO POST COMMENTS ON YOUR BLOG (This will NOT enable YOU to post comments on EVERYONE ELSE'S blog, however, unless you have also done work-around "2" below):  This work-around will allow EVERYONE (not just some) to leave comments on YOUR blog (NOTE - it will NOT help you to leave comments on others' blogs who have not done this also....)
 
Go to your Dashboard;
Click on "Settings";
Then click on the blue "comments" tab (if you're using Google Blogger, it's the one in the second row - not the big "comments" tab in the first row;
Then go down to where it says "Comment Form Placement" and select "Pop-up Window";
Then click on "Save Settings"

EVERYONE should now be able to leave comments on your blog posts....but like I said, if you've been having problems, this won't fix the problem of leaving comments on other people's posts unless they, too, have changed their comment settings.  And, you can always "undo" this fix and go back to your original settings if/when Blogger gets around to fixing the issue.  (All this really does is change how it looks when people leave a comment - a separate window opens up instead of a box below your post....)

2.  THIS WILL ALLOW YOU TO POST COMMENTS ON EVERYONE ELSE'S BLOGS (It will NOT enable others to post comments on YOUR blog if you haven't done work-around "1" above):  This work-around is a little more ambitious, but appears to fix the problem more completely.  Apparently, the problem has something to do with the web browser you're using (problems paricularly with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, etc.)  So, if you access Blogger through a different web browser, the problems go away (and I suspect that is why some people are having no problems commenting on everyone's blogs).  For most, this would mean downloading a different web browser.....sounds scary - but really isn't too bad.  I downloaded Mozilla Firefox and am accessing Blogger through that and, voila! problems resolved.  You can download Firefox here:  http://www.getfirefox.net/

So....I'm off to post some over-due comments!

Hope this helps someone at least.  Any questions, I'll be happy to try to help...

Smiles!

UPDATE 5/28:  As Blogger attempts to resolve this issue, some improvements have, in fact, been made.  For some, the following fix works to allow both you to leave comments on everyone else's blogs and for everyone else to leave comments on yours.  Try this before #1 or #2 above, as it is the easiest fix (if it works):
1.  Sign out of Blogger (I had tried this numerous times and it would not let me sign out - but that has been fixed in recent days);
2.  Sign Back in to Blogger, but be sure that the box "keep me signed in" is NOT checked.

Good luck Blogging Pals! 

13 comments:

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Thanks for the info! I tried to comment on your blog yesterday and was not successful, hopefully this works!
HAGD,
Cindy

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Robin~ thanks I just did my pop up~ so I hope this will help~ today has been good~ no blogger problems~YET!! LOL
Keep safe~
smiles
Teresa

lilraggedyangie said...

Glad you figured out something ...blog land has been pretty quiet the past two days I m one of the lucky ones , I have been able to comment. Enjoy your visits in blog land! hugs
lil raggedy angie

Kim said...

I'm gonna see if posting comments from my iPad works. If you get this, it does. Then I'll tackle the laptop because too much typing on the iPad gets on my nerves.
If not, I'm just gonna hook for the night. (rug hook that is, in case any of your readers think I'm a hoochie! ). Lol

Kim said...

YAY for iPad!

Roberta said...

I've had a couple of people mention that they had trouble posting on my blog, so I'll try method number 1 and see if that helps. Thanks for the suggestion. We already have Firefox here thanks to smart hubby and I haven't had any problems. ~Roberta

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

I tried posting on yours yest. too.
Your collections are wonderful, I loved everything. If you ever tire of anything, I right here. LOL
Thanks for the info. But I'm ready to pull my hair out. Blogger makes me really mad sometimes. I'm glad I'm not the only one with comment problems.
Prim Blessings my friend.
Robin

earlene said...

Okay I tried this and I hope it helps Thank You bigtime!
Earlene

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Thanks for sharing these fixes Robin! Blog withdrawl is not a pretty thing! ~*~Lisa

Misi said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH!
[[hugs]]

STITCHINPRIM said...

BLOGGER IS BEGINNING TO GET ON MY
LAST NERVE WITH ONE PROBLEM AFTER ANOTHER..I HAVE BEEN THINKIN' ABOUT JUST THROWING IN THE TOWEL.. BUT LIKE TO HEAR FROM MY BLOGGIN' FRIENDS.. SO I JUST KEEP GOIN' BACK..
BLESSINGS,
MAURINE

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Thanks! I am off to do this..I did the first "fix" of deleting temp. files and cookies, worked for 2 days, now nothing again! UGH! Who is NOT fixing this??? But off to at least try and fix it for my blog! OLM

Carol Stuck said...

Hi Robin:

You are such a dear!!! Thanks for taking the time to help the rest of us. I am the least computer savy person that I know, so I appreciate all your help:)

hugs and smiles,
Carol