Ok, here’s the new deal with Google’s Blogger comment page. Though we’re still seeing the newly revised one where you can only put your name, and nickname or anonymous, there are now comment pages featuring a drop-down menu (see above photo) to choose which platform you use when leaving a comment. We don’t know yet why some blogs show the ones with the drop downs and most with none. But the drop down seems a better improvement than NOT having any place to put your URL as previously initiated.
This requires a login nonetheless. A tedious and inconvenient way of leaving a note as opposed to simply typing your name, email address and URL. What do they need our login and password for? We’re not Blogger users. We should just be able to leave our name and URL in a space provided, leave a note and we’re done!
This move understandably is related to anti-spamming because now a spammer would have no way of entering its URL except on the comments page itself. We will not be surprised if Google restricts words and characters such as http://www. or .com in its future modifications on the comments section text area. With that, only real bloggers- in whatever platform can leave a note. But how about those who are not bloggers yet own a website and want to legitimately share a related niche? This is a wait and see thing.
Still, we’re waiting for Google’s formal announcement on this. We feel even if we’re not Blogger users, there should be a news about it coming from them. Blogger users deserve to know what’s going on and so are the rest interested on blogging in general. © 2007