January 22, 2012

Can't leave a comment, not getting comments, pages freezing? Here's the fix!

I thought you had all lost that loving feeling.  I wasn't getting many comments

If you are not getting many comments
If you can't leave a comment
If you are visiting a blog and the pages are freezing

Here's the problem and the fix

Blogger introduced a new feature for people who use the imbedded comment format (As opposed to those who have a pop up or full page comment boxes).  Everything got messed up and they have not yet been able to fix it.

Some people who comment with Internet Explorer (Not those using Safari or Firefox) on a post with imbedded format, are not able to comment.  If they search other pages in your blog the pages freeze

Here's the work around as they do not yet have a fix
Change your comments to "Pop up" or "Full Page".  Go to Dashboard>Settings>Comments> And change it

If you are unable to comment on a blog, let the blog owner know to change her settings to "Pop up" for comments.  I am sure many blogs have no idea this is going on as they are still receiving some comments from people that don't use Internet Explorer

Geez, it sure would have been nice of Blogger to let us know this was a problem!  I found it by searching forums

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Have a great Day!


Emanuela said...

Thanks a lot for informing us! Now I understand the reasons for the problems I recently have had leaving comments in different blogs!
Have a nice day!


Doni said...

I'm so excited that someone has finally given us a fix for that!!!
You're a DEAR to help find that and share it with us!
SOOOOO hopefully it works....
well, looks like I'm able to comment on YOUR blog!!!
Blessings, Doni

mississippi artist said...

Oh thank you for sharing this. I have been losing followers, I guess they thought since I didn't comment anymore that I wasn't interested in them.Now I am off to fix mine.

mississippi artist said...

P.S. I just shared this on my blog, but I gave you the credit for figuring it out.Of course anybody that knows me, knows I certainly didn't figure it out!LOL! Thanks again.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Thank you so much, Carol! It's been a frustrating blogging week! ♥

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Mine was already set to full page so I just left it but I will spread the word since I've had a hard time even loading some blogs.

Anonymous said...

I had to do this too, so annoying!!
You are a sweet heart for showing everone, have a great sunday

Kathy said...

I was wondering why the comments seemed to be fewer and fewer! Thanks! I had only heard good things about this feature! So many hiccups lately!
Thanks Carol!

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

The only problem I am having right now is that I am unable to save new blogs to my blog list ~ anyone else having this problem? I so hate it when blogger has issues :( So far no problems with commenting.

Hope your weekend has been good so far :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Thanks Miss Carol...I changed mine, I had full page instead of embedded {not imbedded} :) Have a great day, and thanks for letting people know this. What a pain it has been all week.

Connie said...

Carol, it very clearly states on the comment page that the embedded comment form can not be used if you have Post Pages disabled. So they may want to consider that also, sugar. I've had no problem commenting this week with any I have visited. Always good idea to read the Blogger blog though. ;-)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Thank you...I already fixed it...I hope it helps. Maybe now I will get a few more comments. I don't know if I was having a problem...but we will see. Thanks and have a great week!!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I didn't know there was any type of problem...
but I use Google CHROME and I haven't had a problem commenting on ANY blogs.
1 more reason to USE GOOGLE CHROME!
well, that is my vote anyway.

hope they get it all worked out.


Bethkay said...

Thank you so much for this info.! Very helpful :0)

just me said...

Thanks I was having problem commenting so just use firefox! Did notice some blogs wouldnt show up but if I clicked on their blog name and not the post name it shows up??? Thanks for the help:)

~ Tami said...

Thank you so much, it was driving me crazy all week within my own blog-I was beginning to think I had a virus on my computer! Glad to know it is a simple fix! ~Tami

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

I was having this problem as well. Yeah, it would have been helpful if Blogger had said something about it!!
Yesterday, I found a comment...somewhere(??) and changed mine back to full page. But I haven't created a post about it yet so I'll borrow yours!!
Thanks :)

Carrie@comfortablycarriedaway said...

Thank you so much for this info! I too was feeling like I wasn't very popular all of a sudden and couldn't figure out why. Thank you, thank you!

nannykim said...

Really??!! I had just switched to embedded last week because there is a reply to comments added that way for other visitors to use! Now I will switch back....ughhhhh People should switch to google chrome!lol

Nancy said...

Thanks for the help! I bet you sure made life easier for a bunch of people!


Marydon said...

TY for the tip!
Have a great week ~

Kelly said...

Thanks for confirming my suspicion that it was related to IE. (since I had no trouble from my phone/safari). I have download limitations with my ISP so rather than try and change my laptop browser, I'll just hope Blogger creates a fix soon and visit those I have trouble with from my phone in the meantime.

Gina said...

Thanks Carol! This stuff is driving me nuts!

justfortheluvofit said...

Thanks for the info. I was havent been able to get some of the blogs to load at all. I was just on the blogger help site last nite trying to see what was up with that. I will try this fix. I really appreciate you posting the info!!

SavannahGranny said...

Carol, Thanks for the heads up. I use Safari wo this one didn't get me but sounds like a problem I had a week or so ago. You were nice enough to let me know then.

Those forums make you want to pull hair and not your own.

Does any have the real scoop about follow by google friend going away and picnik going away?

Seems that the best way to keep up with buddies is by email feed.

Not sure if anyone has good info yet. Anyone out there keep us posted.

HeartVintageDesign said...

Thanks for sharing!

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

I thought it was something I said! lol Thank You so very much for sharing how to fix!!!
@ Fancy Frugal Life

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

I tried to send you an email letting you know that I reposted this on my blog and let my readers know that it came from you.
I sent it to the email address on your blog.

here is the link to my post:

Thanks again!!

Annie said...

You're sure feeling the love now! LOL. Thanks for sharing. Your blog is such an inspiration in so many ways.

Jann Olson said...

Yes Carol, I had tried to comment a few times without success. I was having the same problem over at my blog. I am offering a give away and people could not get into it. Hubby and I changed my comment to a pop up yesterday and voila, seems to be resolved. Hop over and see if my pink give away interests you.
Hugs, Jann

Vicki said...

You are so kind to share. Loved your story about your son's science fair project. lol Shared with Jack. Girl, he originally needed 100+ bananas for his project. Mom stepped in and helped him figure out a better way. It was fun though. We bought a refractometer for measuring sugar. Maybe I need to start making my own wine now? lol

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Thank you SO MUCH for helping us out on this. I KNEW there was something wrong, because as you said, I wasn't getting any comments, so I knew my blog had a problem, but had no idea how to fix it. Another thing is people who have no email on their blogs, or a no-reply email--there's no way to let them know! I'll pass your post on to others for sure!! Thank you! ~Zuni

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

PS - I'm following you now. Cute, cute blog! Can't wait to snoop around sometime soon when I'm not on deadline! :) ~Zuni

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Thank you for this wonderfully helpful post. Can I put a link on my blog?



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Passionate for White said...

You DA BOMB!!! Seriously....I was going out-of-my-mind. Thank you!

Maria said...

I found you through Zuni, at the Chickadee Home Nest. Thank you so much for sharing this information with us! Such an easy fix, but why, oh, why, was it so had to figure out! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Good luck with your show!

Dru said...

Wow!! I found you through Debbie Dabble and I too now get why there were sites I could not leave comments on and I hope that's the reason I have not been receiving them as well - I'm off to fix it right now, and thans so much!! Happy Pink Saturday to you...Dru

Serena Lewis said...

Actually, it's not a Blogger issue but rather an issue with Internet Explorer. You see, a lot of Blog Hosts, including Blogger, are now including the new HTML5 coding and Internet Explorer sees it as an error. It's Microsoft who need to get their act together and get with the times. Firefox, Opera, Chrome all upgrade regularly so they recognise HTML5 coding hence no issues with them. When my blog is viewed in Internet Explorer, the footer completely disappears and people can't expand my 'Show All' blog lists. Why? IE sees the HTML5 coding as an error and won't load it. Yet, there are no issues with my blog when viewed through all other browsers. One of my friends even had trouble with her Followers gadget completely disappearing when using IE but it was there when she switched to Chrome. All of these things are Internet Explorer issues because it hasn't yet updated to read HTML5 coding properly. It's not Blogger's fault.

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

didn't know this was a problem - thank you!!

Narender Goyat said...

Plz view my blog.I am having comment problem.I tried everything but nothing worked for me.Plz view my blog and suggest me and help me. :(
I am frustrated ;(

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