Thursday, January 12, 2012

Blogging technology and I are not friends

I've been fed up with the comment formatting in Blogger fo a long while. I much prefer the Wordpress threaded comments, but I am not about to move this blog to another platform at this point. I'm already exhausted by the changes I've made in the past three months.

So this morning I decided that I would install Disqus, which does exactly that - allows threaded comments, where I can respond to individual comments directly, and the author of the original comment or other readers can continue the discussion in a separate thread.

I spent the better part of an hour reading, creating an account, installing and checking and updating my profile. All my comments had disappeared - but I could see that Disqus was processing the installation, so I kept checking back. Two hours later, it was still processing....

Then I spotted a post on Twitter which linked to this post by Blogger:

Our top requested feature, threaded commenting, has launched! 


So I went back and deleted the Disqus widget. Only.... the fabulous new feature won't work, no matter what I do.

Computers annoy me.



Kek said...

See, I'm testing the comments thingy and there's no change! Grr! And yes, I've checked my settings. EXACTLY as Blogger says they ought to be for it to work.

Clara said...

Maybe since you are an Aussie you need to do everything backwards and upside down? ;) *ducks*

Kek said...


Entirely possible, who knows?

Kek said...

I have an answer to this one from Blogger:

"...for people with custom template HTML the process for turning them on will be a bit more tricky, but we hope to have a template guide ready to make that easier."

So hurry up, then! Sheesh. Get me excited about something and then tell me I can't have it yet.

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