29 April 2013

Comments Change

As y'all may or may not have noticed, the comments section has changed a bit. Friday morning I was presented with an option, I believe for the first time, or maybe it was just the first time I ever noticed it, to link up the comments you guys make here on TMB to your Google+ accounts. As you already needed some kind of Google account to post in my comments (to try and keep the spam and drive-by trolls to a minimum), I didn't figure it'd be that much of a change. 

It has been and it hasn't been. 

Friday, it seemed as though the comments completely disappeared there for a bit, and as I had to work Saturday all day then watch my boys Saturday evening, I didn't really get on the site at all, so I don't really know what kind of shape things were in. Today though (Sunday), I noticed the comments seemed to have returned and everything is all G+-ified now. 

Apologies if you hate it, but it makes it easier for me to keep track of and stay on top of. I will warn you though- I still don't really know what I'm doing with G+, so take all of this for what it's worth. I do think y'all will dig it after you get used to it- I got a lot of emails and comments about the old comment system being annoying and "can we post pics in comments?" and stuff like that. Pretty much if you can put it in a G+ post, you can put it in my comments now. 

If you're still not seeing the comments links after the articles, try reloading/ refreshing the page you're looking at, clean out your cache, and stuff like that. They do work and I have gotten some comments from folks who've not commented on TMB articles before, if you were wondering. Also, we've not lost any of the previous comments- at least none that I've noticed. 

Full story here if you're curious about how it all works- http://support.google.com/blogger/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2981015