Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Well...that's no fun


Evidently you can't comment on this blog.

But it's not my fault! I hadn't changed anything. Comments still work at Pyromaniacs, so... it's this blog.

Not really sure what to do about that. Sorry! I'll look into it later.

Should I go to Haloscan? Wouldn't know how.

Anyone wants to email me suggestions, please have at it.

UPDATE: Phil Johnson, man of limitless talents, gave me a suggestion, and that fixed it. I don't know why, but there it is! Thanks yet again, Phil.

19 comments:

Mesa Mike said...

Whaddya mean I can't post!!!!

Bwahahaha.

Mesa Mike said...

Here's the workaround

Stefan said...

I'm gonna exercise my right to curmudgeonliness and say I liked the old graphics on this blog better than the new graphics.

I liked that whole pseudo-Victorian thing you and Phil had going....

DJP said...

I don't understand how you did this, MM.

And, Stefan? plplplpl

Staci at Writing and Living said...

Can you hear me now?

Andrew said...

I am confused. Blogger's interface keeps changing. But as with Obama, not all "change" is for good.

A week ago the comment interface changed so that your comment "preview" doesn't require word verification. And the new "preview comment" feature isn't a very accurate portrayal of how the comment will be displayed (sort of a wierd small font in a white box).

And at the same time the avatars next to commenters' names disappeared.

Also with the new "preview" there was no subsequent option to "edit" as there had been before.

And the "Email follow-up comments" selection box disappeared.

Was I the only one who noticed these annoying changes?

Now Blogger allows no comments and we are at the mercy of Mesa Mike for workarounds. What is this world coming to???

CR said...

I noticed the change to Andrew.

What you can do is when you comment on blog click "email follow-up comments" and then access Dan's blog from your inbox by clicking on the "Post a comment" and it will take you right to this format.

The disadvantage is with some blogs you get a zillion emails in your inbox with some blog titles.

threegirldad said...

Censorship at its finest! Oh -- wait a minute...

threegirldad said...

Was I the only one who noticed these annoying changes?

No (although I'm not calling them annoying; I just figured that Dan was experimenting with the setup).

Phil Johnson said...

I too like the pseudo-victorian look, but I was never totally happy with the scrolls. I like the new mustachioed image in the R. sidebar, but I'm still not happy with the new splashy headers. When I get a minute (in a couple of weeks, I hope), I'll rework the banner at the top and the banner for the posts. For now, these will have to do--unless some genius artist wants to redesign them.

Or Dan: if you have samples of designs you really like, e-mail them to me and I'll try to work elements of whatever you like into a new design. May I suggest that a new background color would freshen things up even more?

On the comments, the problem you are having cannot be related to the new graphics, unless your cut-and-paste damaged the template. I think that's highly unlikely. My guess is that there's a setting somewhere in the labyrinth of Blogger's formatting options that got reset or something, and it should be fixable.

Fred Butler said...

I like the way that Phil and Stefan guy thinks about your blog title.

Stefan said...

That mustachioed gent in the sidebar is a nice touch. It reminds me of those old newspaper ads from a century ago.

Phil Johnson said...

. . . so I went ahead and changed the headers to something a little more elegant and less pomo-grunge. Hit reload if you are not seeing the new ones.

~Mark said...

"And the new "preview comment" feature isn't a very accurate portrayal of how the comment will be displayed (sort of a wierd small font in a white box).

And at the same time the avatars next to commenters' names disappeared."


~The "Pulpit Magazine" blog does that. I've always wondered why.

Theology, metaology, technaology...is there anything you Pyros can't accomplish?

What's that verse about "many counselors..."?

DJP said...

Very nice, Phil. I like it. Thanks!

Stefan said...

I like it. Very bold.

Mike Riccardi said...

Dan,

Any way to limit the amount of posts that show up on the home page? There are posts dating back to May that show up on the first page. With DSL, it takes too long to load.

DJP said...

Oh. Being a Cable Guy, I never thought of that.

Sure, probably. I'll go look.

DJP said...

There y'go.

Biblical Christianity.

Now 85% faster.