Ack, the comment form. Several of you have emailed me about the embedded comment form not working for you, and don't worry, you're definitely not the only one. I'm not very computery, but I have two suggestions that have solved the problem for some people:
1. Make sure you're waiting for the word verification. The word verification isn't visible as you're commenting, but after you click to leave the comment the page reloads and then the word verification is there. So if your computer is slow or if the internet is being wonky, you could click out of the page without realizing you hadn't filled out the word verification yet, and the comment would seem to have been eaten.
2. Switch browsers. I find I can't do some comment forms in Safari but if I switch to Firefox they work fine.
Has anyone found any other tricks that worked?
I WAY prefer the pop-up comment form, which seems to work better for most people. But! Blogger doesn't let me see/block the IP addresses of commenters, and that's been making me want to switch to another blogging platform. Luckily I am married to a computer guy, and he spent, like, two full free evenings writing me a program that I could use with the Blogger platform to see IP addresses---but, sadly, it only works with the embedded form.
The happy news is that it turns out that four of my most contemptuous and presumptuous commenters are THE SAME PERSON! Yes! So I'd thought my foes were legion, but it's just one person and I'm pretty sure I could take her in a fight. (I bite!) Unfortunately Paul couldn't figure out a way to BLOCK the IP address, so it's possible I'll switch to a new platform after all, but that may take me years to get around to doing and in the meantime it's nice to know how far away the meanies live.
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