Sunday, December 27, 2009

Posting comments on other blogs

Is it just me, or do others have problems commenting on certain other blogs?  It seems that the comments text box behaves differently on some "blogger.com" blogs and, for example, when you click submit, your comment disappears but there is no indication that it has been directed to the blogger or whether it is being saved for moderation.  Two blogs that come to mind recently are Jeepguy's Jazz and Apsalted by the Lord.  What am I missing?  Would love your comments.

8 comments:

Jeepguy said...

Hi Frank-
Sorry to hear you have been having trouble posting comments to my blog (Jeepguy's Jazz). I haven't received any comments lately, except a couple from Russ about 3 days ago. I just chocked it up to me posting stuff that might not have been of much interest to folks over the past few days.
I have my blog set to not moderate comments from others, so I'm not sure what the problem might be. I've been working on a couple of pieces lately and had my blog open, but I wouldn't think that would make any difference if you were trying to post at the same time.???
Which post(s) were you trying to comment on?
Wanna try again? Please let me know and I'll watch for comments from you. And, I'll see if I have some weird setting checked on my blog set up that might be causing this.
Thanks for letting me know about this.
Gary

Russ Manley said...

I just posted something on Jeepguy's and had no problem. But the thing is, over there after you click "publish your comment" and the page turns over, then you have to scroll down a little ways and enter the word verif. Maybe that's what you're missing?

FDeF said...

I'm definitely having a posting problem. Tried 3 more times on Jeepguy's. I also was not able to copy and save the text to a word file in case I lost it, which I did. (I can copy and paste here) There also was no word verification on Jeepguy's comment page - at least not from my computer. Also the format has a drop down menu asking to choose an identity which is different than most other blogs. ????

Anyhow, Gary, I just wanted to say that the wealthy and privileged seem to have an attitude that they "deserve" what they have and that the have nots "deserve" their fate. Contrary to conventional wisdom, we are not the masters of our own destiny - this myth helps ensure the status quo. The wealthy may toss coins to feed the poor but rarely, if ever, do they use their money and power to make any radical change in the unjust and dysfunctional system that keeps them in their positions of power/wealth. This has been going on from time immemorial and is not likely to change much in our lifetime.

FDeF said...

Thanks, guys. Still can't figure out whats wrong.

truthspew said...

I don't know. I do occasionally run into OpenID errors on Blogger though.

And I will say this without reservation. The JS-Kit comment system for Wordpress is the biggest piece of shit I've run across. It too can't remember my OpenID credentials, or other stupid crap.

Jeepguy said...

Thanks for your thoughts, Frank. I think you are right that the wealthy will continue to do everything they can to keep the poor poor because it is the only way they can maintain their status. And like you say, it is an age-old problem. Seems like it's getting a lot worse in recent times with the recession and all.

Re: the posting problems - I, too, have to choose an identity when I post to your blog. I have been using my google account username and password. The way your comment format appears on my computer is different than Russ', maybe because you are set up to moderate comments. Anyway, I type in the word verification, chose an identity and fill in the username and password, and then click on the "publish" button at the bottom. I don't have a drop down menu, and everything shows up either on the left in a separate window (on Russ' blog) or on the right side if I click the comment link on your blog. I do have to scroll down on Russ' comment window to see the word verif and identity stuff below the box where I type my comment. Can you try publishing to me anonymously, but sign your name to your post so I will know it is you? Just a thought.
Don't know if this will help or not but hope something works out, as it is nice to hear from you.
Take care.
Gary

Russ Manley said...

Guys, let me throw out one tiny thought here and maybe one or all of us will blog more on this idea later.

It's important to be careful and define our terms in serious talk, especially when it comes to other people. "The rich" and "the poor" are not all clones, just alike.

I can tell you from close personal observation here in a small town, where rich and poor live literally next door to one another - some poor people are that way because of their own sorry choices. Some well to do people started out in life with little or nothing, and by hard work and persistence managed to accumulate a little pile.

And rich and poor are always relative. We are all rich as cream here, in the view of somebody in Africa living on $200 a year.

FDeF said...

I appreciate your perspective, Russ. Your comments are more thought-full than mine. I guess my generalizations were meant to make a point. I also know people whose years of hard work and persistence were constantly thwarted by circumstances beyond their control. It seems to me there is a tension between the ideas of self-determination and "pre-determination" - that people use one or the other to explain what they wish. (cf. Social Darwinism, free will, God's will, etc.)
It is true that we (as individuals) are rich compared to many in this world - but that is exactly the point I was attempting so poorly to make. That the richest countries (and individuals) seem incapable of changing the system that allows some to rape and plunder the earth while keeping others without the barest necessities of life.

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