Monday, October 24, 2011

Damn you Echo!!!!!

Alright after thinking about it for about the last month I can only come up with one reason for using Echo for my commenting and that's because their spam filtering was really good. But its just not worth the aggravation of comments just not showing up at random. So fuck it Echo is gone.

We're going back to the original Blogger commenting system for the time being.

The biggest penalty I've seen so far is that Echo did nested commenting and without Echo in place anymore the nesting was lost so some of the comments might not make sense since they now appear in the order they were made rather than nesting beneath the comment someone was responding to. So for future reference when you comment here and you want to respond to something someone else said please try to copy and paste the portion of that other person's comment you are responding to.

Normally there would be two ways to do this, blockquoting or italicizing. However Blogger's commenting system doesn't allow for blockquoting so that just leaves italicizing. Here's how to do it.

What you do is this: <"i">Once you have set the opening and closing tags for the block quote you put the text that you wish to quote in between them like this (just make sure you remove the quotation marks out of the sample tags I'm showing here).<"/"i">

And when you do you will get this: Once you have set the opening and closing tags for the block quote you put the text that you wish to quote in between them like this (just make sure you remove the quotation marks out of the sample tags I'm showing here).

Oh and also it would help if you were to add the name of the person you are quoting as well. Like this:

Danny:
Once you have set the opening and closing tags for the block quote you put the text that you wish to quote in between them like this (just make sure you remove the quotation marks out of the sample tags I'm showing here).

That way you have what was said and who said it, making it easier to keep up with who said what in the conversation.

So Jim, now that Echo is gone feel free to comment with all your might.
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