I have been having trouble leaving comments the last few days……. so I googled (searched) for a solution …..
From Known Issues for Blogger (Monday, February 23, 2009):
The word verification form is currently failing to load for some users. As a temporary workaround, you can disable word verification from the Settings | Comments tab. We're working on a fix now, and apologize for the inconvenience.
I have removed word verification from comments for now.
Instructions on how….
- Select Customize (top right of screen)
- Select Settings (tab on left under name of blog)
- Select Comments (under settings tab)
- Select “never” under comment verification
- Save settings
For those of you who see a noticeable decrease in comments….this may be your problem too…….
For those of you who see a noticeable decrease in followers or blogs you follows….this may be your problem…….
Known Issues Blogger (Monday, February 23, 2009):
We are in the process of integrating with Google Friend Connect, which may temporarily affect the Following feature for some users. Specifically, users who already use Following and Friend Connect may notice missing blogs in their profile, as well as a decrease in the number of public Followers on their blogs. This is because we have set these users to "anonymous" to avoid linking the profiles of Blogger and Friend Connect users without their permission. They are still following privately and will able to make themselves public again. After the official launch of the Friend Connect integration, we will communicate with the affected users and instruct them how to reset their relationship to public. To reiterate: the number of Followers has not changed, and we believe that the launch will improve the visibility of your blog and community. We will post more details on Blogger Buzz as the launch approaches.
Blogger and Google Friend Connect combining…. issues should be worked out when they are finished……
Hope this helps!