4.26.2013

Google + and comments

Still looking to circumvent the whole need for the annoying yet effective CAPTCHA crap, I have been toying with the idea of using the Google+ comments form. Howard at Windknots and Tangled Lines uses it and it looks like a pretty clean format.

My question for all of you is do you have a Google + account?

I am not sure if it limits the ability for those who don't have it to still comment. After all, I love comments!

14 comments:

  1. Well... you will only get comments from those with G÷ accts.. from what I hear So, I'm not switching.

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  2. I think most people who frequently post on blogs have a G+ account I'd go for it.

    There has been some recent studies that have shown that comments do not have the impact on readership that was previously thought. I've toyed with turning them off my blog.

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    1. It's not really readership that I am worried about. I like the interaction with those who read and choose to take the time to actually leave a comment. I suppose I enjoy the validation.

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  3. Ah, that's why no one is commenting I guess. Maybe it's not my poor fishing and writing skills? I still say the answer is to stop captcha, keep moderation. Everybody has Google so you don't really lose anyone. At least I didn't until I switched.

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    1. That might be what I go to, Howard.

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    2. Well, I switched back to Google+, made sure I checked the box that I want the comments on the blog and ta da...it works again. I agree with you that I want the interaction with readers. It's what makes blogging fun.

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  4. I've told you this, self host a wordpress blog via bluehost. Install Akismet and as it says.... Used by millions, Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from comment and trackback spam. It keeps your site protected from spam even while you sleep.

    Once a day I dump the 100 or more spam comments it blocked. You don't see me annoying the crap out of people by making them sign in with anything but their name, email address and an optional web link to their site. No captcha, no annoying signing in with anything or subscribing via anything but email. The more hoops I have to jump through to leave a comment or get a notice via anything but email, the more likely I'll never come back. And I don't on a lot of them now. I'll never come back to see if you responded. There's no way to subscribe to comments via email.

    But nooo, got to go through blogger. You get what you pay for.

    Just putting up this comment was annoying. Now I got to hit publish, the fill out the captcha, then probably hit publish again....

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    1. Sounds like a lot of work to me, Ken! Besides, from what I gather wordpress is much more of a complex system in terms of actually making things appear on the site - almost like building a real website. Blogger makes it pretty easy for somebody who barely knows anything to put together a pretty decent looking site.

      It's almost like websites for dummies.


      Besides, it's kind of fun sitting here thinking about you muttering various profanities behind your computer while you are trying to leave a comment.

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    2. I agree Nick. There is nothing more fun that knowing a curmudgeon somewhere is fuming. Oh wait...that's not really funny.

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  5. I see the google+ thing everywhere, haven't looked into it yet. I will say that I honestly hate how everything online wants you to log in and share across all formats of social media.

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    1. Good call! So do I!!!!

      Di you know how embarrassing it is when I vote for my favorite contestant on American Idol and it posts it on Facebook??

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  6. I have a Google + account, but rarely use it.

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    1. Thanks for the response, Tim. Even though you don't really use it, I know that you can at least comment on the site if I do decide to use it as a comment form.

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