Comment Shenanigans

I've been having problems with the Comments function on this blog. I've been using Intense Debate for a while now because I liked some of the features it offered, until a couple of weeks ago when it stopped showing any comments on any of my posts. I was getting them in my email so I knew there were comments but I couldn't find a way to make them show up on the blog.

Since for me hearing from other people is half the fun of blogging I wasn't very impressed. I tried the ridiculously confusing fixes offered online but none of them made any difference whatsoever. So, frustrated, I finally decided the best thing to do was get rid of Intense Debate all together. And that, my friends, was a whole new exercise in both confusion and frustration. I'll never understand why instructions for things can't be written clearly and simply.

I finally managed to get rid of it today and in the process it seems I've lost whatever comments I already had. So to those of you who have left comments I apologize that they aren't showing up where they should be. I very much appreciate the time you take to read my posts and make comments, in fact it makes my day to see one arrive in my email. It irks me no end to lose them, but hopefully the problem is solved now and future comments will show up, and stay, where they belong.

I have learned my lesson and will be satisfied with the Blogger comment function and not play around with outside ones no matter how cool they look or how many nifty features they offer. Thank you for being patient while I worked this all out.


Red said...

For the most part I've been happy with Intense Debate, though there are definitely moments where I've wanted to get rid of it, but didn't want to lose all the comments. And I know what you mean about those ridiculous instructions.

Ordinary Reader said...

Thanks Red. I appreciate company in my misery. The one thing I really don't like now is that I can't reply to someone's comment but have to post a new one. Ugh. There's just no winning this thing.

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