Saturday, March 9, 2013

Trouble Posting Comments?

I'd like to take a quick break from our regularly scheduled yoga programming to address something that is of great concern to me.  A few of you have written to let me know you've had trouble posting comments to this blog.  Basically, after taking the time to carefully craft a comment, when you hit "publish", everything you've typed just disappears - like it never existed.  Frustrating!

 ("The Scream" by Edvard Munch)

I don't want anyone to be frustrated,
and I certainly want to hear EVERYTHING you have to say!
So I did some digging...

What I have been able to determine is that the obstacle has to do with your browser and whether you are willing to accept third party cookies.

Some browsers, like Firefox (which I use and love), have "accept third party cookies" enabled by default.  No problem for Firefox users.  They can happily comment away.

Other browsers, like Safari, have their default settings listed as "block cookies".  This seems to be the culprit which might be preventing you from commenting on this and other Blogger blogs.  It's an easy fix though:
  • Click on your browser's name in the toolbar, usually found in the bar at the top of the screen
  • Select "preferences"
  • In the window that appears, click on "privacy"
  • Where it says "block cookies", uncheck "from third parties & advertisers" and select "never"
Then you're good to go!  From now on, leaving comments shouldn't be an issue! 

NOTE: these steps listed above are for those of you using the Safari browser, but they should be similar in nature for any browser.  Just look for "preferences", "privacy", and something like the "accept third party cookies" verbiage.

If you'd like to check what your Firefox settings are, then:
  • Click on Firefox's name in the toolbar, usually found in the bar at the top of the screen
  • Select "preferences"
  • In the window that appears, click on "privacy"
  • Click on the box that says "remember history" to get the drop-down menu that allows you to select "use custom settings for history"
  • Next check "accept cookies from site" and from there you can "accept third party cookies"
  • Then click the box again to re-check "remember history"
I hope this helps!

Anyone want to give commenting a try...???

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for this, people have been saying the same thing at my place, will have put up a link to this when I get back.

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    1. Oh great, Anthony! I'm so glad this was helpful to you. Thanks, in advance, for the link, too.

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    1. Thanks you, Kevin! Incidentally, Steve tried to post a comment using his iphone and everything went well until he got to the verification box. The box popped up so that he could type in the code, but when he pressed the letters, nothing appeared. He could type numbers but not letters? So weird! So I took away the verification step altogether and that temporarily solved the problem. I was wondering though, is that what you ran into when you used your ipad the other day?

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