Is it easy for people to leave comments on your site?
I’ve found lots of barriers to comment writing recently, and I’m sure I’m not alone in saying how frustrating it is when you want to leave a comment in response to someone’s writing… and you can’t.
Here are some of the hurdles I’ve come across recently.
Profile required. What if I don’t have a profile that fits your drop down box? This is a Blogger bugbear of mine. I don’t use Blogger so don’t know how easy or hard it is to set up the commenting options, but if some people can set it up so I can leave name and url… why can’t all Blogger bloggers?
Subscription required. Really? Why?
Captcha. Captcha is well named. It doesn’t just capture spam, it captures time, energy, words, positive intention, the possibility of making connections. Do you really need it?
What commenting hurdles have been tripping you up recently?
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