Doggs & Doggettes . . .
If you wish to contine leaving comments on my blogs, and would like me to continue leaving comments on yours, you need to read the following:
It seems such a simple and obvious rule that you’d assume no one would really even NEED to learn it, and yet some folks still can’t seem to mentally grasp it . . . particularly I.T. computer geek-like website builders. Personally, I think all but two of them should be publicly executed, just to make an example of people who simply can’t leave well enough alone.
The rule? The impossible rule to learn?
IF IT AIN’T BROKE, DON’T F-IN' "FIX" IT!
And yet these computer geeks can somehow never restrain themselves from tinkering with it, and tinkering with it, and tinkering with it until they have
If you once spent a lot of time at
Well, Blogspot.com ain’t much different. I think the problem is that they keep a bunch of geeks on the payroll rather than just bringing them in and paying them on a job-by-job, project-by-project basis. And so in order to feel like the wages are being justified, the Blogspot.com geeks keep messing with a perfectly good thing, and each time they do, something BREAKS somewhere else.
The leg bone's connected to the knee bone
The knee bone's connected to the thigh bone
The thigh bone's connected to the hip bone, etc.
Did you see what these nitwits did recently? Someone (with no aesthetic sense whatsoever) felt our Blogspot Profile Pages needed “fixing” and so they went to work redesigning them. Have you seen one lately? They look like absolute sh!t compared to how they looked just a couple months back. I can’t even stand to look at mine anymore because it just makes me cringe! It's just Amazon.com all over again!
I guess Blogger just doesn't have faith that WE will contact THEM when we feel something needs "fixing" or "improving".
I seriously doubt anyone sent an Email to Blogger saying, "Could you take my perfectly acceptable Profile Page and reorganize it in as ugly and eye-challenging a fashion that you are capable of imagining? Thank you!"
Anybody who thinks our Blogger Profile Pages look better “now” than they did “then”, well, Blogger probably has a job for YOU!
Just some days ago, the Blogspot.com geniuses did it again! Someone tweaked, adjusted, redesigned, or “fixed” something somewhere and the “blowback” (to use a political term) or “unintended consequences” from that “fix” was that suddenly many of us found we could no longer comment on each other’s blogs.
Now, thanks to Kittie Howard’s Blog, I learned this morning how to get around that problem. Or to put it another way: I learned how to fix what Blogger broke when they “fixed” something else or made something “better” for us. (Thanks, Blogspot Geeks! You guys do the bestest stuffs!)
Anyway, it seems it is the bloggers who are using the “Full Page” Comments format who are adversely affected by the “fixing”. If you or someone you are attempting to leave a comment for is using the “Full Page” format, you and they may need to change to the “Pop-Up Window” instead.
It’s too bad, because I really prefer the “Full Page” Comment layout to the “Pop-Up Windows” but Blogspot.com has taken that choice away from us.
When Farawayeyes and I both changed to the “Pop-Up Window” this morning, we found we were able to post comments on each other’s blogs again. (Thanks, Kittie!)
Sig, Marjorie, and Missed Periods are the owners/operators of three of the blogs I “Follow” and that I have been unable to leave comments for recently. (So, Sig, Marjorie, and Missed Periods, if you ever want to hear from me again, you’ll probably need to switch your Comment formats also. NOT switching, however, will be a very effective way of avoiding me from now on. Something to consider before changing.)
If anyone is unsure how to change from “Full Page” to “Pop-Up Window”, here are my easy, handy-dandy instructions:
Go to your DASHBOARD
Then click COMMENTS (found just to the right of “Formatting”)
Scroll down to COMMENT FORM PLACEMENT and
Click the green dot into the “Pop-Up Window” option.
Scroll down to the very bottom and click SAVE SETTINGS.
You’re done. You’ll hear from me again.
But don’t think this is the end of our Blogspot Bugs, people! The next “fixed” or “improved” thing is only weeks away. You’ll know when our host has completed the project because SOMETHING ELSE will go WRONG with your blogging experience.
Next problem! Next problem!
I love ya, next problem!
~ Stephen T. McCarthy
YE OLDE COMMENT POLICY: All comments, pro and con, are welcome. However, ad hominem attacks and disrespectful epithets will not be tolerated (read: "posted"). After all, this isn’t Amazon.com, so I don’t have to put up with that kind of bovine excrement.