Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The *Bleeping* Embedded Comments Form Blogger Bug Fix!

As many Blogger users may have noticed, when you attempt to leave a comment on a fellow Blogger user's blog, you may get an error that says:

Your current account (frustratedbloggeruser@gmail.com) does not have access to view this page.

Click here to logout and change accounts.


As a matter of fact, you can't even leave comments on your own BLEEPING blog! This is a bug that's been around for a while and I guess it isn't going away anytime soon.

Grrrr.

This is due to an issue with the embedded comment form that Blogger defaults to on new blogs, making it an issue that is spread very wide. In fact, I'm going to coin a new term for things like that and will henceforth call them "widespread". Write it down in your dictionaries, boys and girls.

I have been posting the fix instructions in comments on blogs as I run into this issue, using my Wordpress account to leave the comment since I can't even use my Blogger account. Seriously, Google?

In order to spare myself from typing instructions over and over and over again, here is the very simple 5-step process to correct the issue.

*cracks knuckles*

1. Sign in to your blog and go to the administrative page.
2. Click "Settings"
3. Click "Comments" underneath settings.
4. Change from "embedded below post" to "Full Page"
5. Click "Save Settings" at the bottom of the page.

Now Blogger people should be able to spam away!

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6 comments:

KarlaCC said...

THX you´re a blog saver (insert silly grin here)!!

So many books, so little time said...

Loving the kitty!

Review for your book is up, thanks again for giving me the chance to read it and posting the review on other sites.

Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

John said...

Thanks, Lainy!

I know, that cat feels the same way I do about the Blogger comments bug!

Grace InAZ said...

Hi,
It also helps to log out of your blog before trying to comment on someone's blog post - and unclick the box that keeps you logged in. It worked for me and I was really getting frustrated! I can even post comments on my own blog now. It's a miracle! Hugs, new follower, GraceinAZ (Pat)

John said...

Hey Pat!

My gripe is that we shouldn't have to log out to post comments on blogger blogs. By simply changing the comment form type from embedded to something else, that fixes it for everyone!

a ji o ji suno ji said...

Wοw that ωas ѕtrange. I just wrote an very lоng сοmment
but aftеr I clicκed submіt mу
comment didn't show up. Grrrr... well I'm nοt writing all that oveг аgaіn.
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