Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Comment Experiment -- Please Help

Thanks to all for you for your wealth of observations and advice on my last post about balancing the greatest access to commenters while trying to block spam. If you want to see the results, please go back to the last post and check out the comments.

Some of you use word verification, but my own experience with that on other blogs makes me hesitate. The Blogger verification is especially hard to read, I think. I would rather not use that barrier.

Some of you use comment services that require registration, like Lifefyre or Disqus. I don't know if those are available on Blogger, but before making more radical changes, I would like to experiment with the Blogger options.

I'm still not sure I fully understand option #2, which allows comments from registered users (registered for what?), including open ID. A couple of folks thought this was worth a try.

So for this post only, I'm going to try it. I'm turning off comment moderation also, to see what will turn up in terms of spam.

This is how you can help me. Would you please leave a comment on this post? It doesn't have to be substantive. You can just say "test" or "hi" or anything. Since comment moderation is off, your comment should appear right away. If you are unable to comment, please email me so that I will know that some folks are blocked by this option. My email is galenpearl@gmail.com.

Thank you for helping me give this a try. I so appreciate my readers and I want to make commenting as easy as possible.

I'll get back to regular posting next time.

Many many thanks.


  1. Hello, Galen, hope you've having a wonderful day! :-)

  2. Hello, is this where I sign up for selective service?

  3. Hello, Galen. Using Google Acoount

  4. Though this option runs my two-worded nom de blog together, it appears to work. 'Allo 'allo from Wordpress!

  5. Testing for you Galen :)

    But I don't see the option for the name and blog URL in the comment options, so am trying with the Google ID, as that's the only one I have from the others - hope it works as I've never tried it earlier.

  6. hi Galen - I also don't see a way to signing without using my google account. And the google account doesn't link to our own blogs, as Harleena mentioned.

    1. oh and i showed up as unknown! perfect. haha this is Vishnu

  7. Hi Love reading your blog. It is a sign of popularity that your blog receives a lot of spam. Probably, better to have some control like the comment would only appear after you approve. That way you can just delete the spams.

  8. Hi Galen
    Disqus is certainly available for Blogger. If you need help let me know.


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