Monday, October 27, 2008

Comment Disposal, With Pop-up Window Selected

Several bloggers have reported inability to remove comments from their blogs, apparently when comments are enabled with "Pop-up window" selected, because they will lack a trash can - which is normally provided for each comment. The alternate selections, "Full page" and "Embedded below post", do not appear to be affected by this problem.

If you use the "Edit Posts" menu, you'll have a list of all posts with comments. If you click on the appropriate "comment" link, you'll be temporarily put into single post mode, with the comments displayed below the post - and there will be a trash can available for each comment. If you find this inconvenient, you can permanently change the Comment Form Placement option, to show comments either as "Full page" or "Embedded below post".

(Update 10/28 12:00): Blogger Support is aware of the problem.
We'll keep working on this one. ... I'll check into this ASAP.


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2 comments:

Marypoppin'pills said...

We have had this problem with the Blog for about a week now and the workaround (w/o the "Pop-Up" window) isn't feasible... it seems to annoy the Posters. We've had to enable comment moderation to keep from getting Spammed. It is a big inconvenience though because we have to stay on top of the Blog so that our Posters get their comments Published quickly, but in the meantime, we're getting very little sleep! Please help! We need this issue resolved soon!
Thank you!

Chuck said...

Mary,

If you leave it in "Pop-up window", can't you delete the comments using the "Edit Posts" menu? And enabling comment moderation is part of normal life. IMHO, comment moderation should default to the "Enabled" setting.