Saturday, September 15, 2012

Do you have a problem leaving comments on Blogger blogs?

I'd like to know if anybody else is having difficulties leaving comments on their own blog or my blogs.

The reason for asking is that this week I suddenly could not post a comment to MY OWN BLOG courtesy of Blogger.  

I could moderate the comments of others and I could access the dashboard and publish posts - but I couldn't leave a comment.

The problem was resolved in part by stopping my comments page from being "embedded".  In other formats my Google account was recognised and I could leave comments.  When it was embedded the account was not recognised.

Embedded format
No recognition of Google account or Open ID with comments page in "embedded mode"
hence unable to leave comments

Full page format

Comment page in full page format
Google account is again recognised and I can leave a comment on my blog
More problems leaving comments!

Now I've begun to realise that embedded comment pages on other blogs are also inaccessible - and I can't leave comments on those blogs either!

I'm now wondering how many people have got a similar problem - or whether this is a one-off

So over to you - I have two questions:
  1. Do you have an embedded comments page for your Blogger blog?
  2. Have you had any problems leaving comments on your own blog?
[NOTE:  If you want to check out what setting you have:
  • go to Settings › Posts and comments
  • Under Comments check out the location of your comments function.  There are four options:
    • embedded (causes a problem for me and others using Apple)
    • full page
    • pop-up window
    • hide
This comments function is set to "full page"]