Mastodon New Comment Feature for Email and RSS Subscribers ~ Pallimed

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

New Comment Feature for Email and RSS Subscribers

Thanks for all the feedback on the 'Why You Should Comment' post.  It was good to hear from those of you who have had trouble commenting or finding comments for the posts.

You may notice on the bottom of each post (for email and RSS subscribers) a new link that will say either 'Post a Comment' or '# comments' with a # indicating how many other people have commented on the post.  Of course you can always find the comments on the web page on the bottom of each post or the most 5 recent comments in the right hand column.  RSS subscribers can also subscribe to comments if they like.

If you click on this link it takes you to the post and the comment box so you can have your say too.

A few other comments I heard concerned the barriers to making a comment once you already have figured out where to find the comments. A few points:

  • You can post anonymously and many people do.
  • You DO NOT NEED a Google/Gmail account to comment.  It is merely a choice.
  • The wiggly word (called a CAPTCHA - Completely Automated Public Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apart) is there to reduce spam-bots from commenting and cluttering up the conversation.  It is there to protect us all. 
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