Tuesday, June 9, 2015

New Contact Form

I'm seeing that a lot of folks noticed the new contact section on the right side of main screen below the "comments" section.  It's a new blogger application that is apparently working MUCH better than my old contact form (which I had to create by using my limited hacking skills).  So I would like to apologize to anyone who may have been frustrated by the old contact form which routed messages to an email address that I used infrequently.  Things should work smoothly going forward.

6 comments:

  1. Next step, block anonymous comments?

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    1. Only if they constitute spam. I don't want to be that guy who is so insecure in his viewpoint he has to censor other people's points of view, you know?

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  2. I just meant requiring an alias not censorship.

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    1. It amounts to the same thing. Here's what I mean:

      The comment settings can be switched to "registered user - open ID" and "google accounts". If I require the latter then folks who, like me, created a Wordpress account but never used it, will always have to log in using their Wordpress credentials. I've never been able to recover mine. So whenever I visit James Pyles' blog or Pete Rambo's blog, I have to use a completely different gmail address. I simply don't have the logon info for the old Wordpress account. And you can't delete a Wordpress account. It's impossible. That's just one example where someone might want to comment but because of account issues it's more of a burden than it's worth. So that person's viewpoint gets censored half the time because they aren't as hardcore as something like myself who will jump through extra hoops just to be able to comment on a blog. And then there's all the potential account issues associated with OpenID.

      Bottomline: If I require an alias, it requires a special login, which means you lose all the folks who either are not computer savvy or who have encountered one of the myriad account issues like I have. They get censored.

      On a related note: I tried to re-import Disqus since it was overwritten a few months back when I changed blogger templates but Disqus thinks that I'm still using Disqus and so nothing happens when I try to import it.


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    2. Hi Peter,
      I appreciate the ease with which I can post. I am one of those "non-savvy" users who also has trepidations about putting out info and getting inundated by commercial ads and such.
      I don't know how to register other than anon. That's why I sign off with my name anthony.
      Just in case a reader wants to dialogue on any point I made.
      Thanx,

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  3. I prefer to remain anonymous, I greatly appreciate the option.

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