Friday, July 15, 2005

Dear Mr. Blogspot

Dear Mr. Blogspot, (or is it Mrs.?)

I have a gripe. I have my site set up so that when someone comments on one of my posts, I get an e-mail notification letting me know this. Very convenient, right? Hoooowever....often enough, this will be for a comment on a post I put up ages ago and it's FRIGGIN INFURIATING to have to search through EVERY FRIGGIN post of mine to find that comment!!!

Am I doing something wrong?!?

16 Comments:

At 5:15 PM, Blogger torontopearl said...

Dear Friday afternoon swearing man,
Sorry you are so frustrated. I have the same service notifying me, but I get to read the comment itself in my hotmail acct. At the bottom it shows that this comment came to pearlies of wisdom. I just link to that blog name, and my original post and its many or few comments show up on the screen.
So, why are you not getting the same classy service i'm getting from blogger?
Have a good Shabbos, and don't lose sleep over the matter.

 
At 2:08 AM, Blogger orthomom said...

Dear Ms. Blogspot,
I have a gripe. I have my site set up so that when someone comments on one of my posts, I get an e-mail notification letting me know this. Very convenient, right? Hoooowever....last week, that hotmail mailbox was full. So anyonw who commented got their emails bounced back to them...with my actual email adress. Not my pseudonymous one. Luckily, it was quickly pointed out to me by a loyal and trustworthy commenter, and nobody got hurt. But isn't that a bad system?

Am I doing something wrong?

 
At 10:25 PM, Anonymous Editor said...

M4

Having some trouble with your spelling today?

Sincerely,
Blogger.com

 
At 11:32 PM, Blogger Just Passing Through said...

Mom, potential disaster! Move to g-mail.

.....And why does your story sound so eerily familiar??

 
At 1:29 AM, Blogger Krum as a bagel said...

"Having some trouble with your spelling today"

If you spell "pseudonymous" right, you should be cut some slack.

 
At 1:52 AM, Anonymous Editor said...

Anyonw can look up the hard words. The spelling queen certainly knows the adress to dictionary.com. It's the easy words that need to be spelled right, and consistently, even e-mail and email.

And what kind of word is commenter. Aren't we all commentators?

 
At 8:43 AM, Blogger Just Passing Through said...

Editor: When you say "easy words", I assume you mean like "anyone" (not "anyonw")?

And I stick with commenter.

 
At 9:19 AM, Blogger orthomom said...

"Aren't we all commentators?"
Um, no. Commentators are a different breed entirely. And point me to an occasion where I corrected a TYPO! Never happened. I only got this reputation because
A) I rarely make spelling mistakes, and
B) I got frustrated when a certain unnamed blogger kept misspelling names and places and common words.
But you're welcome to start correcting everyones typos, we'll just call you the typo cop! I could use a bad cop to go with my good cop routine. :P

 
At 10:35 AM, Blogger Air Time said...

M4-

Can't point out every typo - I would never get out of my own blog's spelling mistakes.

JPT - Anyonw was misspelled intentionally, to point out the original typo I was correcting.

 
At 10:43 AM, Blogger Krum as a bagel said...

"And point me to an occasion where I corrected a TYPO! Never happened. "

Do you have a week?

And to follow up on m4's point, commentators are people who show up on sunday morning news shows to give commentary. Commenters are people who post "Comments" on blogs.

 
At 10:50 AM, Blogger orthomom said...

Krum, :P to you too. Next time I'll let you flounder in your own typos.

 
At 12:26 PM, Blogger Air Time said...

From dictionary.com

commenter

\Com"ment`er\, n. One who makes or writes comments; a commentator; an annotator.


Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.

However, my Webster's II New College Dictionary, as well as the dictionary I have at home (can't remember which one) does not include commenter.

 
At 1:56 PM, Blogger Just Passing Through said...

ahh, but does this dictionary also have "blog" or "blogger"?

 
At 4:52 PM, Blogger Krum as a bagel said...

Speaking of which, what is more bizarre than the fact that Blogger's own spell check doesn't recognize the word blogger?

And yes, I do use spell check.

 
At 4:55 PM, Blogger Just Passing Through said...

Krum,

http://onlypassingthrough.blogspot.com/2005/05/blogger-spell-check.html

 
At 5:08 PM, Blogger Krum as a bagel said...

What? I don't understand. My comment was MUCH different. I was talking about the word blogger, not blog.

 

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