Commenting On A Xanga Blog – A Twelve Step Program

     Ladies (and gents), I apologize.  I am so sorry for the trouble that those of you who do not have Xanga accounts are having, and have had, in leaving comments.  There is no excuse for this to be such a difficult process on Xanga.  Shame on Xanga!  I knew some of you have had some problems, but I had no idea how wide-spread the problem really was until I hosted the current drawing.  Please know, those of you who have e-mailed or messaged me about the drawing, you will be entered! 

     Everyone’s comments are important to me.  I love it when we get a bit of a discussion going in the comments!  It’s great when a commenter asks a question that I can answer back quickly in the comments!  I’m sorry to learn that so many of you have been unable to participate in the past.  Please know I am working to remedy this, but the solution is long term and will take some time. 

    In the meantime, I have looked into the commenting process for non-Xanga members, and have found that it is a ridiculously long 12 step process.  For those of you willing to work through the steps, here they are:

1.  Scroll to the bottom of the post you want to comment on.  You’ll see a link that says “comments”, and it will be preceeded by a number.  For example, just now on the drawing post, the link says “63 comments”.  Click the comments link.

2.  A new window will open and you will have to begin scrolling………Scroll through the post, and past all of the existing comments.  Keep scrolling until you see the comments box.

3.  You will see an area that says, “choose identity”.  Click “anonymous”

4.  This will open three boxes to be filled in.  The first two are required fields.  Type your name into the “name” box.  Last names are not necessary.  Your name will appear with your comment.

5.  E-mail.  You must enter your e-mail address, but your address will NOT be made public.  No one will be able to see the e-mail address.

6.  Website.  If you have a blog elsewhere, you can fill in your blog’s address here.  It’s not necessary, though, and you do not have to have a blog anywhere to leave a comment.  This box may be left blank.

7.  Now for the fun part:  Type your comment into the comment box.

8.  Now SCROLL DOWN beyond the comments box until you see the “submit” button. 

9.  Click the “submit” button.  DON’T STOP HERE!  There’s more to be done.

10.  Once the window returns, scroll down a bit to the “submit” button again.  You will see an error message that says, “incorrect code”.   We are going to overlook the fact that Xanga did not give you a code, nor a box to type in a code when you wrote your comment.  We will pardon their rudeness in insisting that you have made an error.  We’re forgiving that way.

11.  Wait a few seconds….check on the children to see if they’re okay.  Now, right there by that “incorrect code” message, in fact right below it, should be an empty code box and below that a box with some of those weird squiggly code letters.  Type those letters into the empty code box.  We’re almost done!

12.  Now, click the “submit” button again.  Congratulate yourself!  Despite Xanga’s best attempts at prohibiting you, you have successfully commented on a Xanga blog!

     Once again, I apologize for the difficult commenting system.  Non-Xanga members are certainly welcome on my blog, and I appreciate each and every one of you who take the time to leave a comment.

God bless you as you look well to the ways of your household!
Proverbs 31:27
 

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19 comments to Commenting On A Xanga Blog – A Twelve Step Program

  • ROFL  no wonder we never get anonymous comments! That’s crazy. 

  • @Lamb@revelife – i get plenty of anonymous comments. Troll comments that are rude swearing and need to be deleted. So I guess only the trolls take the time to go through the steps.

  • @Kristenmomof3 – I think those trolls are xangans that are too afraid to sign in LOL  but that is sad too

  • How about comment moderation?  It works wonderfully on other blog formats!

  • @Lamb@revelife – probably true. I do not allow swearing on my blog. Maybe they think if they do it without leaving their name that it will stay up? nope still gets deleted. No vulgar language allowed on my blog.

  • Do you mind if I link to this from my blog?  I’ve just assumed it was an easy process and have encouraged non-Xangans to comment.  Who knew it was so complex a process!!!  No need for me to reinvent the wheel, though, so if I can just link to this post, they’ll know what is required.

    I’ll wait for your response.
    Thanks,
    Alesha

    P.S. OH, and thanks for doing the research to figure this out!!!

  • @ObtainingMercy – Link away, Alesha.  Maybe if enough of us make some noise about this, the Xanga Team will take notice.  Wishful thinking, I know.

  • Another sticky point – Anonymous commenters are required to leave an e-mail address.  Obviously their e-mail address should not be visible to the public, but it was (when outside comments were first allowed) supposed to be available to the blog owner.  Those e-mail addresses are not available any more.

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU MRS. CHERYL!!! (good job, Dani

    I hope your day was special.

    Blessings,

    Niki

    http://www.ruralwritings.blogspot.com

  • All I did (a couple years ago I think?) was to start a Xanga account and where my info comes up, I have the name and URL of my Blogger blog.

    That way it is always easy for me to comment. It takes a few minutes the first time but after that, it is just a matter of logging in when I make a comment.

  • Happy Birthday Cheryl! I hope you enjoyed your day!

    As BrendaKayN said above, I have a couple of “blogs” that I use to link to my Xanga blog. That way I can post on my friends blogs without the whole anonymous problem! I go through every 6 mo or so and just remind everyone to stop by my Xanga home. That keeps the other blogs active. Guess that might be kind of “cheating” but I can leave comments without fuss. 🙂

  • Happy Birthday hope you have a great day

  • Who knew it was such a giant process!!

  • Yes, yes, you should trust your daughters more than to go behind their backs and change your password….like they would do anything wild to your blog, like put a silly hat on your profile picture, or hijack it completely!!! Not those 2 little darlings!!!!
    Happy Happy Birthday to you Cher!!!

  • Happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday to you. I have been thinking about you today and wondering what kind of party you were having. 🙂 LOL

    Hugs,

    Elizabeth

  • And now for the HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!

    I really have been reading and loving your blog for ages. I am one of those ladies that haven’t had a Titus 2 woman in their life (for many reasons). I have enjoyed pondering your posts, and observing the way you care for your home and family.

    Many blessings to you today and always.

    Melanie

  • Happy Birthday Cheryl!!  My goodness I never knew it was so hard to comment on Xanga, I guess that’s why I get alot of lookers but not alot of comments.  God Bless ~Gretchen~

  • Happy Birthday!

    Boy, I am glad to know it is not just me that doesn’t see that box before I hit submit! I thought I was loosing it!

  • Happy Birthday!

    Boy, I am glad to know it is not just me that doesn’t see that box before I hit submit! I thought I was loosing it!