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March 17, 2005

i've said it before

I saw a good post at this site today, and I really wanted to comment on it. But I received the dreaded "you must register and log in to leave a comment" notice, and I immediately decided that my pathetic comment was not worth the effort.

I do NOT--- EVER--- "register and log in" to leave a comment on a blog. If you set up your comments that way, forget about hearing from me. I know (Belive me... I KNOW... ) what a hassle dealing with spammers can be, but don't expect comments if you make them difficult to submit.

Hell, I'm still pissed at a few of my CLOSE FRIEND bloggers because their sites won't remember me. I have to type in my name, my email and my URL EVERY TIME I want to make a comment. That shit takes me longer to do than it does to write the comment. It's a pain in the ass.

The Blogsplat comment system sucks pretty bad, but some people have found a way to make the same system suck even worse. I will not link to or read a newspaper article that requires registration. Call it a personal quirk, but I'm pretty adamant about my personal quirks.

Also, all you complainers who say that my pictures won't load on your computer: it ain't me and it ain't my blog. It's your goddam "firewall" protection. Disable it and try again. Trust me--- you won't catch a virus or have anyone steal your identity.

Bejus! People live in fear anymore.

Comments

I hate it too. I only clicked that setting cuz I was getting inundated with spam comments and even spam memberships...

Anyway, I have changed the setting so all can comments and will see what happens...

All those web address that end in .ru etc were killing me.

I hope you'll stop by...

Posted by: Yarbz on March 17, 2005 12:49 PM

Ditto.

Posted by: Florida Bill on March 17, 2005 12:53 PM

If it has a checkbox to remember your settings and doesn't, there are two likely causes:

1) Your browser has cookies turned off, so it just can't STORE your info.

2) You have a cookie with "remember" turned OFF, and it's too stupid to update. Try removing the cookie. I don't know the *best* way to do that, but AdAware will find them all and let you delete any ones you want - it defaults to deleting all of them, I think. And you ought to run something like AdAware now and then anyway.

The Interweb is so helpful!

Posted by: Sigivald on March 17, 2005 01:03 PM

Try www.bugmenot.com to sign-in without leaving an ID.

Posted by: Max on March 17, 2005 01:24 PM

I haven't tested this, but I've heard that turning off Javascript will dodge the "Please register" page for many newspapers and get you straight to the article.

Also, I believe some blog software will allow you to set comments so that the first comment from a given IP is held for moderation, and if you approve that first one then all future comments from that IP are allowed through without challenge. A decent compromise I think...

Posted by: Strider on March 17, 2005 02:13 PM

Quityer bitchin and type in your shit. I have no control over the cookie refusal.

(Takes a lower setting I guess. It holds my info on this pc, but I too have to type it all in every time from home.)

Posted by: Key on March 17, 2005 02:32 PM

Gotta agree with you acidman. One trick you might try is using Opera http://my.opera.com/community/ I find it to be a superior browser, and it has a great feature called the magic wand that will remember your login name and password for a given login page with one click. I highly recommend it, with the obvious caveat that I wouldn't use it on an unsecure machine....

Posted by: zipity on March 17, 2005 08:59 PM

Max has the right idea. Actually, if you download the browser from firefox.com, it's wayyyy more secure than internet explorer.....and it's got lots of cool, easy to use features like "Bug Me Not."

You just right click on the field where you're supposed to enter your info....then click "Bug Me Not," and you're in! No need to enter your personal info....it picks random info that gets you in automatically. It's very cool.....and quick and easy!

Posted by: DogsDon'tPurr on March 18, 2005 12:45 AM
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