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Unable to leave comments on Blogspot Blogs

  1. anunrefinedvegan
    Member

    Not sure it this is related to having a WP blog, but I'm unable to leave comments on Blogspot blogs. It doesn't matter if I use my WP info, go anonymous, or type in my name and URL - after I type my comment and hit Enter, the comment disappears. It doesn't end up in the blogger's spam folder - it doesn't end up anywhere. It's not a huge deal, but it would be nice to comment on my friends' blogs.

    Thanks!

    The blog I need help with is anunrefinedvegan.com.

  2. WordPress.com recognizes your blogger identity but Blogger does not. In reference to Blogger ie. commenting on blogspot blogs the issue is on the other end. Blogspot software assumes we all have a single username here at wordpress.com and only a single blog by the exact same matching name. It will not accept any other URL - invalid URL! it says. Ha!

    So if we have a domain, or we have more than one blog registered under the same WordPress.com username, trying to comment and have it link to our wordpress.com blogs becomes impossible, unless the blogspot blogger chooses to enable commenters to post with a username and URL on their Blogger blog.

    The only workaround is to register a Blogger blog which will allow you to comment but your username will not be linked to your WordPress.com blog when you do. Then you are labeled as a 'no reply blogger'. It's crazy-making!

    Open ID has always failed more often than it has worked.

    Bottom line: This is a well known issue. If you simply use the Name/URL option when it's provided then your blog will be linked to your username on the comments you leave on blogspot blogs.

  3. anunrefinedvegan
    Member

    Thanks for the speedy response! Okay, so I can stop blaming myself ;-). FYI, I have tried using just the Name/URL option and that also fails.

  4. The blogger whose blog your are trying to comment on must have the blogspot blog set up to accept the Name/URL option for you to be able to use it.

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