I decided to set up a fake account called Random Commenter to see what it is like to be YOU, a reader of this blog. So here is what I have learned:
- The first time you leave a comment, it will tell you that the comment will need to be approved.
- The second time you leave a comment, if you use the same log in as before, you shouldn’t need approval.
- You can’t edit a comment, but I can.
- You should be able to leave links in either html anchor tags (looks like this
<a href=”http://www.somedomain.com/boo.htm”>txt</a>) or as plain text (start the url link with http://).
I am still trying to figure why Lion of Zion’s comments once went to the Akismet spam folder (I thought it was because of the links) or why Batya’s once went to Akismet, since she has posted many comments before this Akismet incident. So it could just be Akismet flakiness, something called “false positives”, when a comment that is fine for some reason goes to the spam folder.
So if your comment “disappears”, which should be a very infrequent occurrence, it may have gone to the spam folder, in which case you will have to wait for me to fish it out. You can let me know by using my contact form.
7 thoughts on “How Comments Work”
Just trying it out. I don’t know hat the heck you are talking about.
“what” (since I can’t edit it).
Oh, dear. I’m not being clear? Well, looks like you can leave a comment just fine, so nothing to worry about!
I have a little link on all the comments that says “Edit Comment”. But you don’t. I didn’t realize that my readers don’t have that capability.
i am laughing at trying to “feel” what it’s like to be one of your readers….
Phyllis…interesting how you used the word “feel”. Since I didn’t use that word. But it works. Glad you got a kick out of my post.
Good detective work! Now I won’t be insulted if my comment doesn’t get posted. Have a good shabbos!
Shabbat Shalom, frumhouse.