Friday, March 18, 2005

Comments are now more user-friendly--I hope

I've had a couple of complaints about the fact that this blog requires people to register fully with blogger before commenting. In the interests of becoming more comment-friendly (and because I finally figured out how to fix it), I've changed the settings and have now made it easier to comment here. Power to the people!

UPDATE: It's come to my attention that, even though this represents improvement, there are still some folks who are having trouble posting. So, I offer this comments tutorial for those who are even more computer-challenged than I.

The following sounds complex, but it's really very very easy. Trust me. Take a few deep slow breaths and I'll walk you through it.

1) Click on "0 comments" (or whatever the number of comments happens to be) beneath the post, on the right. On the left of your screen, you will then be able to view whatever comments have already been made.

2) Click on "post a comment" on the lower left.

3) Write your comment in the blank box on the right of your screen under "leave your comment."

4) Under that box, you are given three choices for signing in under "choose an identity." You need to choose one of the three by clicking in the circle before your choice: "blogger," "other," or "anonymous."
--If you choose "blogger": this means you have to create an account with blogger. Those who already have an account, no problem. Otherwise click on "sign up here" and follow the instructions.
--If you choose "other": this means you just sign in with a name of your choice. There is also a space to fill in your web page URL, if you want, but you don't have to do this.
--If you choose "anonymous," you're all set to post a comment.

5) After typing your comment in the box and choosing your identity, you now can post your comment, or you might want to preview it first. If posting, just click "login and publish" (if you've chosen "blogger" as your identity), or click "publish your comment" (if you've chosen "other" or "anonymous" as your identity). That's all you need to do.

If you prefer to preview your comment before posting it, click "preview" intead. Afterwards, if you look on the lower left, you will see your comment in a yellow box. Look it over, and if satisfied, click on "publish this comment." Otherwise, click on "edit comment," and then fix the comment. Then click on "publish your comment" (or "login and publish," if you've chosen blogger), and you're all set.

Simplicity itself, isn't it?

7 Comments:

At 9:16 PM, June 30, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

May I just say that you are a fresh breath of air?

As we age, life provides numerous wake-up calls-- and some have the wisdom to stop, reflect, and reassess what they "know" to be true. Is it wisdom or mere exhaustion to arrive at the place where you know nothing?

You and I differ in many ways, but are kindred. I wish to remain out of the blog-light, but wish there was a way we could chat.

 
At 1:37 PM, July 21, 2005, Anonymous Leah said...

You rock! There are so many of us. Women, especially here in CA, don't get conservatism. It's the abortion issue or maybe the fact that conservatives simply read more stuff that's comparative. Anyway, added you to my blogroll.

 
At 4:11 PM, July 21, 2005, Anonymous Roman said...

Being a neo-neocon in New England has its perils. Especially when expressing views amongst friends and neighbors. Many times after an exchange of ideas I get the creepy feeling that I wind up having less of both.

 
At 5:52 AM, February 14, 2006, Anonymous WallyP said...

All right already, what is a neoneocon? You want to rule the world by force of chanting at Machu Picchu? OK, I jest, sort of. Let me ask you this: do you obtain sufficient power to choose your own road by the lambency of your own mind or, like The Shadow, by clouding the minds of others? And is it possible, happening upon a wye, simply to imagine a new dimension and go traipsing off through the undergrowth, or waft oneself above the snow-laden trees like a wisp of smoke from the village below? I simply cannot accept having to describe myself as a paleolib.

 
At 2:19 PM, April 18, 2006, Blogger Ymarsakar said...

You are quite patient with people who are... slow, let's put it that way, Neo.

 
At 5:32 PM, August 04, 2006, Blogger David F said...

I have no real comments--just a thank you, particularly for some of the extraordinary links you provide.

I will just say, however much I support Israel's actions in the present crisis, I am getting distinctly uneasy at the idea that Bush is using Israel to accomplish what the US is too cowardly and disengaged to do itself. If Iran is to be bombed, for example, I want the US to do it.

 
At 7:34 PM, June 30, 2008, Blogger Roger David said...

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