Thursday, April 14, 2011

"Help! I Need Somebody...."

Photo by Flickr user LiminalMike

I just heard that the comments form here is being a bit persnickety. 

I originally had it set as "Anyone" can comment, but know that at least one reader had to use an old Blogger account to make a comment.  So, I switched to Only Blogger, saved it, then switched BACK to "anyone" and saved again. Huh....

The other issue has been the word verification that I had set in place... in my own experience posting comments to blogs I follow that verification pops up in a strange way AFTER you THINK you have posted your comment... so, I'm probably missing out on a few comments from that as well.  No more.  Comment/Spam away. 

Huh.  Wish me luck.

Probably a hundred people have tried to comment on the Guest Book, and I'll never know about it.  Bummer.

If you'd like to help me out - and I just KNOW you do - give it a shot and let me know if it's working, m'kay? 

UPDATE!! Sorry, folks... I've been doing a little research into what may be causing issues, and apparently, two of the three comment posting options require the acceptance of third-party cookies. I know that isn't copacetic for some people, so the only solution is to move to the "full page" commenting form. And, of course, the full page commenting form has it's drawbacks in that it takes you to a whole new page, but that's the way it'll have to be to best ensure that everyone is heard. And since the whole idea of this blog is to get people to sign the guestbook with their pebble finds... that's the way it will have to be. At least for now.

Cheers and crossed fingers!


  1. For some reason, I find your plea for help sign super funny and want to just steal it and use it on a regular basis. Like, daily.

    (cause Anonymous seems to be my only option??)

  2. howzabout this?

    lovin' the birthday pebble my mom send me after I showed her your site... may have to get one for her in return.

  3. YEEE-AAAYYY!!! Thank you, BOTH!

  4. Oh! Christy! I didn't realize that she was your MOM when I sent the Birthday note and pebble... Felt a little silly after I'd sent it and it suddenly dawned on me that I shouldn't have signed it with her NAME! Ooopsie. I'm not always as quick as I may seem... ;)

  5. So.Glad. Thank you for telling me, Kate!

  6. Hey J.,

    Good morning sunshine!!

    My comment yesterday was on the "embedded" form and I do NOT allow 3rd party cookies. Except for this site now. ;)

    But I see you've made changes since last night and I am now writing this comment from a distinct comment page.

    Have a good one!
    anonymous jc

  7. Another early bird comment with 3rd party cookies disabled.

    anonymous jc

  8. Question.

    Would it not be better (if possible) to have the "anonymous" identity selected by default? As I imagine most potential visitors would prefer this.

    anonymous jc

  9. JC, it would be lovely if the default went to anon... But I'm merely borrowing the platform from blogspot, and well... It's their coding, not mine. You can also use "Name/URL" and just type in your name or URL. Although that might not be blatently obvious, either. Thanks for your help, my friend!

  10. I've had issues with comments as well, but hate all the spam comments [read porn links]....

  11. Hope you get it sorted :) keep up the good work though.


I LOVE and encourage commenting, and I read them all! If you have problems using this comment form, feel free to email me directly at curiouspebble[@] Due to issues with spam, please make sure you input WORD VERIFICATION, or your comment will not post. Thank you!