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Friday, March 17, 2006

How do I avoid anonymous comments


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1. sign in to Dashboard
2. click on relevant blog
3. click SETTING tab
4. click COMMENTS
5. set Who can comment? to ONLY REGISTERED USERS


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19 comments:

  1. Do you know of a way to let unregistered users make comments, but oblige them to fill in a name ?

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  2. No. Blogger should give us more choice, but they didn't.

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  3. I want to have anonymous comments on a private blog. Can this be done?

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  4. Hi <>,

    I am assuming you are the administrator of the private blog. If so, setting who can comment is exactly the same for public blogs as well as private blogs. Just go to SETTINGS > COMMENTS and there set who are allowed to comment to whatever you want.

    Peter (Blog*Star 2006 and 2007)
    Blogger Tips and Tricks

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  5. I just want to eliminate the anonymous option. I moderate comments at my blog but I just had a horrendously vile racist comment on my blog and I wish to not even be bothered with moderating them. How do I get the message like you have below. Thanks, Peter!

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  6. Hi Kay,

    You can try to ban that racist guy from your site. Refer to How to ban a person from your site. However, it that guy is a persitent fellow, he can still access your site from public libraries, Internet cafe, etc.

    Moderating comment is a good idea, especially if you set your blog to enable anonymous comments. Refer to What to do when you accidentally delete a comment.

    Peter (Blog*Star 2006 and 2007)
    Blogger Tips and Tricks

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  7. Hi Kay,

    Forgot about that part "How do I get the message like you have below."

    I am afraid I do not know what message you are referring to.

    Peter (Blog*Star 2006 and 2007)
    Dummies Guide to Google Blogger
    "online book" in progress

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  8. lol I'm sorry!

    The racist left his comment anonymously. Those people don't have the cojones to put their name on their filth. They are bullies and cowards.

    Just below the Leave a comment box that I'm typing in here, it says:

    "This blog does not allow anonymous comments.

    Comment moderation has been enabled. All comments must be approved by the blog author."

    And I want mine to say that, too.

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  9. Hi Kay,

    You said you want this: "This blog does not allow anonymous comments.

    Comment moderation has been enabled. All comments must be approved by the blog author."

    That is very easy to do. Just set "Enable comment moderation?" to "Yes". Just go to SETTINGS > COMMENTS and you will find that somewhere near the bottom of the page. If you chose "Yes", a box will appear to type in your email address if you want to be notified of a comment waiting for you approve. This is the best option. I think I will write a post explaining why in this blog Blogger Tips and Tricks.

    Peter (Blog*Star 2006 and 2007)
    Dummies Guide to Google Blogger
    "online book" in progress

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  10. Hi Kay,

    I am not sure we are on the same wavelength because you latest comment seem to indicate you want exactly what this post gave instruction for - how not to allow anonymous comments. However, you have to remember that chosing this option means you can be discouraging those who want to comment but don't have or want to register for a Blogger account.

    I think this post need some editing because I see some large empty space. Don't know if it has anything to do with blogging via flickr. Anyway, there is a similar instruction for New Blogger (should be about the same) buried in this post Changing the settings in New Blogger.

    Peter (Blog*Star 2006 and 2007)
    Generating Revenue from your Website

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  11. I finally got it, Peter. And thanks so much for your help. I'm sending you a friend of mine who is having a problem that I've had with Blogger. She wants to add a page element to her sidebar and the add a page element box is missing. I had that happen to me & I just gave up in despair and tried again later -- like a couple day -- & it worked. Computers are funny critters! lol

    Thanks again!

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  12. i want to read this blog but it has been put private such that only people invited can view. is there anyway i can still view the blog w/o being invited? thanks

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  13. Hi Carrie,

    I am afraid I have bad news for you. There is no way for you to ask for an invitation. Blogger had overlooked that, I don't know whether on purpose or was an oversight. I think the former, because previously, I could use a "trick" so that visitor can request for invitation: Peter's Private Blog if the blog owner or administrator wants to allow that, but recent test has shown that it is no longer possible.

    Will comment further later as someone wants to use the computer.

    Peter Blog*Star
    Testing Blogger Beta (now New Blogger)

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  14. how do you put pictures from sites like clubpenguin onto your blog? Someone once told me it was called a freeze frame but i dont know how to do that!

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  15. Hi Pengcutie,

    I am afraid I do not know what is Clubpenquin. In any case, There is very likely copyright issues.

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  16. hello.
    does anyone knows how to enable name/url comment without anonymous comment?

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  17. Don't take me as authority because I am too lazy to test out the comments options, but from memory, it is only when you enable anonymous comments that there will be the option to put in a display name and URL.

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  18. Blogger sucks then! I found out through out analytic a lot of people visit my blog but going through Google open ID is too complicated for them to bother leaving a comment. I left the anonymous option one day and I got 50 comments, but I have to delete theme because the blog must keep his seriousness due to its subject.

    Google need to do something about their limited comment option

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  19. Thanks, this was very helpful!

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