Since my blog functions mainly as a discussion forum, I've found that the Recent Comments widget is really helpful in letting readers know when someone has contributed to a discussion. But in my case, the widget usually fills up with pingbacks and my own comments--neither of which are as important as the actual readers' comments.
It seems to me that it would be helpful to include two additional options for the Recent Comments widget:
[Checkbox] Hide pingbacks
[Checkbox] Hide comments from authors
Thanks very much.
The blog I need help with is urcpsalmody.wordpress.com.