Sunday, 15 January 2012

I Saw...

And so did everybody else this week, that Blogger has decided to add reply buttons for comments, willy-nilly. For some time, there has been an option given for this in the design features, but now our choice is removed.

It has long been my practice to have comment notifications sent to my email inbox, from where I've replied to those Blogpals who allow their email address to be shown, and who have thus become buddies as a result of our 'behind the scenes' communications.

I've experimented on my previous post, with replying 'on blog' as opposed to 'in email', but have decided to revert to my former way of communicating, mostly because using a reply button results in yards and yards of scrolling down the page to find the comment box!

I've decided to link this to Susannah's 'I Saw Sunday' as we've all experienced the same phenomenon this week, but maybe not with the same reaction...Can't wait to see!

19 comments:

  1. Blogger has been busy over the last week or so! The dear leader also decided to add country identities to blog URL's! No one knew if that meant we had to change links or what! What a grand surprise! Among others I protested! And just as mysteriously, it disappeared!

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  2. Oooh, I knew none of this! (I didn't even know about having comment notifications sent to me,) I am behind the times. :-)

    I shall have to check all of this out! Thanks very much for alerting me to these new things Pen, and for joining in with I Saw Sunday. xxx

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  3. Dear Jinksy,
    I saw it also with surprise. It is easier now to answer - but when I look at your vast number of followers: that can become a real job!

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  4. What's annoying me is that some blogs where the comment box is near the bottom seem to have been 'scrunched up' and you can't always tell any more whether you need to do the verification thing. So I've lost a couple of my comments before I realised what's going on. I wish these techie types would leave well alone until they're ASKED to inerfere!

    (Rant over :)

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  5. You will I guess have noticed that anyone can reply to the comment, not just the blogowner. Also that any "reply" that you make itself earns a further "reply" link . . C can reply to B's reply to A's original comment to Jinsky . . and so I suppose ad infinitum.

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  6. I must be in a different Blogland as I have not noticed these changes!

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  7. Also...I've noticed that if one uses Internet Explorer as one's browser, one cannot see all blogs or comments anymore. How frustrating is that! I've have to download Google Chrome to use to get to blogs. I don't usually use Google Chrome, but have had to in order to see blogs. Blogger is intent in forcing one to adapt. Irritating.
    Hugs,
    Jackie

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  8. Hmm, not over my way yet, but I have been noticing changes, so I'm sure they will be visited on us afore too long. I do wonder what prompts certain design changes. Certainly with something like this, the sensible thing is to make it an option, not a requirement.

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  9. Not sure how I got here - all this technological talk is far too much for me Jinksy.

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  10. It worked just fine for me this time, Jinksy. We shall see how it goes.
    If it's any consolation, Wordpress have been doing some unasked for add-ons, some of which are ludicrous.

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  11. I thought at first that I would like the new feature, as it has the advantage of making replies to comments be more personal (because "connected" to the original remarks), but it inflated the comments so much ,that I'm back to my usual practice of replying to everyone in "block format." I lot of people use the email reply, but I've no idea how to do it.

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  12. No problems so far. Fingers crossed.

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  13. Hmm, that is news to me. I should pay more attention.

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  14. Gosh, something very exciting going on and I have missed it? I haven't noticed any of the changes described ;-)

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  15. I can hardly cope with the present system! I hardly want to start anything more complicated!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  16. Blogger has always been an odd sort of platform.

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  17. Sheesh, all this has passed me by, BUT I have noticed all kind of glitches and promlems trying to post over the past week, with entire blogs disappearing for hours at a time - wonder if it's connected?

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