Tuesday, March 20, 2012

If you run a blog via Blogger

[Note: Promoted to the top for a while. See below for actual posts.] Teh Google has made some evil moves and completely broken the stand-alone comments page. It no longer lets you enable email for replies, so if I post on your blog, I never see your reply. *BUT*, the "embedded" comments page -- like what you see if you click on the title of this post -- now works, and *does* include the link to subscribe to email replies by the participants in the thread.

So, how do you enable the "embedded" comments page? Pretty simple.

  1. Click on that there little Blogger symbol at the top left of your screen.
  2. Click "Settings" on the blog you want to fix
  3. Click "Comments" under "Settings"
  4. Select the button that says "Embedded below post"
  5. Scroll way-ass down to the bottom and click "Save Settings".
And that's that, assuming you're using a standard Blogger template. Which I am, 'cause I was fucked over the *last* time Blogger fucked with their interface 'cause I was using a non-standard template then, and ended up having to dump everything template-wise and go back to a standard Blogger template (just with a different picture behind the header compared to the "stock" template).

-- Badtux the Blogging Penguin


  1. Thanks, Badtux. I also like how it gives you the ability to receive comments without having to post one first. Makes lurking even easier.

  2. I'm a 3D animator and graphic designer. I spend most of my professional time, and much of my private time at a computer, and yet I'm almost incapable of responding to blog posts. I fear that any more additional complexity, and I'll be rendered internet mute.

    This is a dangerous position to be in. If you browse job postings for graphic designers, you'll notice that to be considered a graphic designer, one must first be a fully-qualified web designer. In fact, I've seen job postings for graphic designer and web designer for the same company, with the full job description of the web designer pasted under the graphic designer's description, on top of the graphic designer's regular job requirements.

    And, as an internet user, I'm a moron.

  3. Was going to do what you just did as well. They screwed this up pretty bad again. Followers aren't there as well as site meter although the gadget remains. There's something else but can't remember.

    It's like a damn test each time you fill out one of those capcha things or what ever the hell they call it. It's a pain in the ass and just as many times as not limits my comments.

    I will put up up a post on this soon. It's been over due as I was hoping things might correct themselves a bit without the need for saying something - but that didn't happen so it is time.

  4. As exasperating as WordPress can be occasionally, I am very, very glad I abandoned Blogger for WordPress. Of course, a few people had to change their links (hint, hint) ...


    1. For example, "don't-be-evil" Google required me to sign in (although I've been signed in all morning), and after I did so, it prompted me for my mobile phone, then when I clicked "skip" it said, in essence, "Are you really, really, really sure you don't want to give us your mobile number?" Their aggressiveness is beginning to annoy me!

  5. I am so sick of the "are you really sure you don't want to give a mobile number"....I want a block that says something more of my real feelings "Yes, I'm FUCKING sure, now FUCK the FUCK off."

  6. Click on that there little Blogger symbol at the top left of your screen.

    I don't get the menu you said I would get, not that it matters, got my own way.

  7. OK, preferable to pop-up comments. Except embedded-style you can't edit w/o hitting "Edit." It's always something!

    (Was going to go embedded when the comment page was first effed up, but I thought I had "Post Pages" disabled & it wouldn't work. Turns out I don't.)

  8. I guess I did that - - most of this cyber/blogging-shit confuses me ......( still haven't figured out how to post enlargable U-tube videos) thax

  9. Completely OT, look who Paul Krugman has discovered!

  10. Click on that there little Blogger symbol at the top left of your screen.

    Ah, you didn't mean the one at the very top left, but the next one down by the search box.

  11. WTF?
    Are you broke down out in the desert for four days?

  12. No, look below and you'll see I been blogging for four days. I just told this message it was posted in the future four days ago, and lo, it stayed on top for four days. Whoa!


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