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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Blogger: It’s Free, But It Sucks




I would like to offer my apologies to those of you who’ve been kind enough to comment over the past few weeks, but didn’t get your comment posted.

I don’t moderate, but apparently Google does. They’ve - unknown to most of us who blog on Google – installed a non-optional spam filter for comments. That means they determine what comments are spam and put them in a spam folder which I didn’t, until today, know existed. So,theoretically, I can go to that spam file and release the comments that are not spam to post. Except I can’t. Worse, I can’t even post comments to my own damn blog! This is, according to Google, a problem unrelated to their new spam system. Yeah, right.

No wonder Professor William A. Jacobson at Legal Insurrection has ditched Blogger. It’s only a matter of time before I do as well.

Again, sorry about your comments, and sorry that I haven’t been able to respond to the ones that did get through for the past few weeks.

Blogger. It’s free. As you know, you get what you pay for.

PS. File this under “irony:” spam comments are still getting through and posted.