Wednesday, February 29, 2012

How to Get Follow-Up Comments Notification on Blogger

Mistress MJ goes away for a couple of days and comes back to find the Blogger comment box has changed.


There used to be a box that you could tick to indicate that you wanted to receive email notification of follow-up comments. And now it’s gone!

So I emailed Mr. LX: "Personal IT Consultant to Mistress MJ," who sorted it out for me.

Do you have a Blogger blog and want your readers to be able to receive follow-up comments notifications?

Then here’s what to do …

To retain the e-mail notification, follow these steps in this order from your Blogger Dashboard:

Blogger > Settings > Comments > Comment Form Placement > Embedded below post

Then remember to click “SAVE SETTINGS” at the bottom!

Instead of a little box to tick, you’ll now see the words “Subscribe by email” under your comments box. Your readers can click on “Subscribe by email” if they want follow-up comments to appear in their email inboxes.

If you have any problems with this, leave a comment for us here on this post. Mr. LX and Mistress MJ are standing by to help. However, after 3:00 p.m. it seems that both Mr. LX and Mistress MJ will be out for the evening. So if you visit here after 3 pm Eastern time, leave a comment anyway and we'll get back to you on Thursday.

Good luck!

UPDATE: HELP YOURSELVES TO A DRINK!

56 comments:

  1. You get a prize for being the best ever Personal IT Consultant to Mistress MJ.

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  2. This is all very distressing. I like the pop up comment window rather than the embed below post version. I shall be unhappy for the rest of the day now.

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  3. YAY! You fixed your comment thingy!

    Turn that frown upside down.

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  4. While poking around in the settings I came across the shadow box function, when clicked, your images will open in an overlay on top of your blog. If your post has multiple images, they will appear as thumbnails along the bottom.

    You can disable this option so when you click a picture it embiggens it rather than the shadow box thingy and you don't have to open the picture in another tab instead.

    Thought I would pass that along since I enjoy clicking the dirty old men of infomaniac.

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    1. Thanks for this. I'd wondered why the photos I wanted to study more closely were staying the same wee little size.

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  5. Oh good heavens... it's all getting so complicated.
    Sx
    Thank you, though!

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  6. Oh that's handy, now we can reply directly beneath each comment, I was wondering why some people had that facility but I didn't.
    Sx

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    1. Ooops...I should have replied to your comment HERE.

      But then when others,... LX, for example, gets the follow-up email notification from THIS box, he won't know who I'm responding to unless I say Scarlet.

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  7. AYEM8Y: Thank you! I’d been wondering how to fix that.

    SCARLET: Oh my, I hadn’t even noticed that reply directly to someone’s comment thingy. I don’t think it was there last time I looked. I don't even know how it got there!

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  9. I hate Blogger now more than ever because it deleted my comment. I do like the reply to a comment thingy but still...... I'm very stuck in my ways and I was happy with the old version.

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    1. They are getting on Mistress MJ's one last remaining good nerve.

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  10. Oh my God.... my email has directed me to a funny screen to reply to your reply... I go away for five minutes and that start changing everything... WV the other week and now this....
    I need a cold mop for my brow.
    Sx

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    1. Shall I fetch the fainting chaise, Miss Scarlet?

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  11. I wonder when we'll get a 'like' button? Bet we get that next week.
    Sx

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  12. ...and I'm no longer seeing Piggy's arse flash at me before clicking on the thingy wotsit gate keeper box.
    As Mrs Pouncer used to say: It's to cry.
    At least I think it was her? Who knows... my memory has gone into meltdown.
    Sx

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    1. What a shame that Piggy's arse no longer flashes before you get to the main page.

      I used to consider that a sign from beyond that he was communicating with us.

      Knowing Piggy, he'll find another way.

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  13. Great thing about this though is that you can subscribe to comments follow-up even if you don't leave a comment yourself!

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    1. Good point, Deep Blue!

      Oddly, I see a comment from you in my email inbox that says, "HA!" and yet it doesn't appear in the comments box.

      I am losing my mind.

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    2. The "HA!" was a reply to your reply to Ms Scarlet...

      OK! Now MY HEAD IS SPINNIIIING!!!!

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  14. Oh, THERE'S the "HA!"

    The joke's on me!

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  15. SUMMON THE FAINTING CHAISE!

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  16. Ponita reports that she can't comment at my place and another site now.

    Is anyone else having problems leaving comments now?

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  17. I'm going to reply to the reply that DeepBlue made in reply to your reply to me....
    Once I figure out what that actually means...
    Sx

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  18. In reply to Mr Lax: I will have a look and see if I can reply to something on your blog...
    Sx

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  19. I still get to see Piggy's arse.
    Blogger is past my last nerve!
    I have been using the old style since I started blogging 7 years ago. I never switched to "new blogger". They took away my friggin Haloscan comments page and NOW they left me with the most shitty looking comment page ever!
    May their balls shrivel up, fall off and be consumed by a rabid squirrel.

    I need a drink.

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    1. The Vodka Fountain is now open.

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    2. Thank you ever so much Mistress!

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  20. BITCHES: See the new photo I've posted as an update on this blog at the end of the post.

    Just for you.

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  21. BITCHES: Mr. LX is out on the Texas town for the rest of the evening and Mistress MJ is taking leave for the rest of the evening up here in the Great White North.

    That leaves you Bitches on your own with access to the Vodka Fountain.

    If you have any questions regarding this new commenting system, you can leave your questions here and either Mr. LX or myself will sort it out for you on Thursday.

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  22. Oddly, it says I left this comment at 12:16 PM even though it's actually 3:16 PM. I've checked my settings and they reflect Eastern time so WTF?

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  23. dear blogger - if kabuki wanted a part-time job figuring stuff out if would not involve insane people fucking up the blogosphere. in case you wondered

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  24. I'm sure Blogger and Farcebook have joined forces. The only explanation as to why they implement stupid changes for no reason, other than to piss me off...

    Thank you LX and Mistress MJ, I will duly go and change my settings.

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  25. I'm not touching anyone's buttons! Piggy's arse still flashes me every time I knock on the door at MJ's....
    I love how Blogger says "We'll give you the choice of changing your look. And then if you don't we'll do it for you anyway.Because we are after all your owner!
    Big brother is more that watching he can fuck with your controls whenever he want to!
    Have a nice day!

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  26. I just left a comment over a Jason's on Night is Half Gone growsing that I found the old little bitty comments pop up easier to look through.

    I, too, still open with Piggy's arse and I, too, find it an endearing "Fuck You" to blogger's nanny state.

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  27. Mistress MJ is relieved to come home and find Piggy flashing his arse once more.

    At least SOME things never change.

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  28. *wearing vodka fountain as shorts, running through comments lounge room screaming 'I'm a pony! I'm a pony!*

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  29. I never read comments and never leave 'em, either.

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  30. MS. NATIONS & THOMBEAU: Don't make me separate you two.

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  31. Comment thingy now makes me go ass backwards thru open ID instead of the simple TB. Life is complicated enough without this! However, I do like the new vodka fountain disbursement system. TB

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    1. TB: I remember that you used to sign in as "TB"...now you have to sign in using your "Observer" name through Open ID? I'm not sure what to do about this or what method you used to sign in previously.

      Mr. LX...do you have any suggestions on this one?

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    2. This was the problem Herr Mago was having recently when Blogger would no longer accept his WordPress credentials.

      The fuckwits at Blogger made some code changes prior to rolling out the new word verification scheme which is the root cause of the problem.

      Unless Blogger fixes this one can either log in through Open ID or create and use a Gmail identity.

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  32. Oh pook! Now I have had to remove my little pop-up - oo-er, missus, etc etc
    Jx

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  33. Jon: I just want to bitch-slap Blogger!

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    1. Bitch-slapping? And risk injuring your hands on these ball-less rabid nut gatherers?
      PISH!

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    2. Slap away, Mistress! We should have guessed some changes were afoot once the Evil Empire launched Google+. (I still don't know who uses it.) Jx

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    3. Every slap must have a bitch in front of it. Words to live by.

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  34. kabuki has had it, and is not having it. blogger - kiss kabuki's white ass

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  35. BITCHES: I think it’s time we left all this nonsense behind us and got on with the business of having FUN!

    Feel free to continue commenting on this post or asking questions and we’ll get back to you but in the meantime, let’s get a new post up!

    MANY THANKS to Mr. LX, without whose help Mistress MJ would not have figured out a solution to this dilemma at all.

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    1. You're welcome.

      I hope it works for you.

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