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Google+ Comments, And Missing Dashboard Options

As Google+ Comments become more widely accepted in Blogger blogs, we see some confusion in Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken about comment moderation options, and missing dashboard features.

Besides the frequently seen confusion about ownership and visibility, of comments published under Google+ Comments, some blog owners become concerned when they cannot find the expected dashboard settings and utilities.

Google+ Comments use community based moderation - and don't need dashboard, or email, based moderation by the blog administrators. The Blogger dashboard is a bit simpler, with Google+ Comments in use.

Google+ Comments are much simpler to setup and to maintain, than Blogger Native Comments.

With Google+ Comments, you have just one setting, in the dashboard "Posts, comments and sharing" Settings page.

Use Google+ Comments on this blog

With Google+ Comments enabled, you have one option, in Settings - "Posts and comments".

Comment Location

Everything else is decided, for you.

With Google+ Comments, everybody reading your blog - in your Circles or outside - can designate any given comment as spam.

Report spam or abuse

This option is available, on every visible comment, to every viewer, equally. A comment, published as "Public", can be moderated by people not logged in to Google+.

The blog owner (administrator) simply has no need to moderate Google+ Comments. Neither moderation related options, under Settings - "Posts and comments" - nor the Comments dashboard wizard, or Comments moderation email - are necessary.

The owner has no special ability to moderate - or even to view - all comments published against the blog.

Setting up Google+ Comments is pretty simple.

  • In the dashboard "Posts, comments and sharing" Settings page, select “Use Google+ Comments on this blog”.
  • In the dashboard "Posts, comments and sharing" Settings page, select an option for “Comment Location”.
  • You’re done.

Now, get into your Google+ Stream, and start reading and resharing comments and posts.

Comments

kim bim said…
Hi i need help,After fixing my feeds yesterday via (http://blogging.nitecruzr.net/2010/03/blogger-magic-detecting-blog-feed.html) i think i have tampered with the codes incorrectly on my templates. I noticed this morning that my google comments box is not visible underneath my post No more. I think something is wrong with my templates,I don't want to cause more harm. Please can you help me,am so feed up right now.
blog add-rock4less.blogspot.co.uk and my email address is rock4lessfashion@yahoo.co.uk
nimd4 said…
Google+ being required for posting on YouTube was a horrible idea.. Because it integrates with email (options, menus, etc.)

Thankfully I was able to remove + from my accounts.. && I'm MOST DEFINITELY never, ever, putting it back.

Guess you won't be seeing any more of my comments, anywhere, there. ;-$
My Google+ comments disappeared this AM - any tips on fixing it? This has happened before but for a shorter period of time.
Chuck Croll said…
Elizabeth / Kim,

We appear to have a problem with Google+ Commenting, affecting a few blogs, today. Please provide your details, about this problem, in the Problem Rollup discussion.

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