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Replying To Comments, In Blogger

Some blog owners see commenting as a community building tool, as important as Following, or maybe Stats. They see various forums, and other blogging platforms, and wonder why Blogger doesn't provide formatted, quoted, and threaded commenting, like Google Forums, or maybe WordPress. There, to reply you hit a button "Reply", compose your reply, and "Publish".

Blogger doesn't track individual comments. You have to publish a comment for a given post - and there's no threading, to indicate the comment to which you're replying. When you moderate comments, and you see one that deserves a reply, you
  1. Publish the comment in question.
  2. Find the comment in question, in the "Published" folder.
  3. Click on the post title presented with the published comment.
  4. Click on "Post a Comment".
  5. Post your reply to the comment, as a comment.

This is a complex procedure - though before the new comment moderation system, it was even more complex. If you believe as I do that the Blogger community deserves better, let Blogger know.

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