here we go with the confusing pictures trying to comment on blogger posts

I cannot describe how many times I have spent minutes upon minutes trying to comment on a blogger’s post and I am tired of it.

I am not sure if you Blogspot people know what we go through in order to comment on your posts~ but here’s an example :  I visited Kathy’s Quilts and could not comment without identifying a huge example of motorcycle parts…in blurry pictures / failed that and tried an earlier post of hers…same thing.

It’s ridiculous. I have dealt with this over the years over and over again on Blogspot blogs  / no wonder people just turn to Instagram and give up on blogging :(

And Kathy you probably have no clue….it’s all on their end not yours. I am simply tired and fed up with going through this over and over / don’t have to go through this with WP blogs :(

Blogger makes it next to impossible on many occasions.

Kathy had some great progress on beautiful projects and I was prohibited from commenting by some stupid blurry pictures that Blogger provided.

I know that I cannot be the only one who has come across this difficulty over the years in simply wanting to comment on a blog post but having to go through hell in order to do so lol :)

Well Kathy I loved your projects :) Just couldn’t comment :)  And it’s been the same for many of you over the years, sorry :(

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21 Responses to here we go with the confusing pictures trying to comment on blogger posts

  1. Karen says:

    I have had the same problem and I have found that most of them are blogs from Europe or Canada for some reason. I found that if I click on the “publish your comment” several times that it will post your comment even if you have not gone through all the blurry photos – why can’t they put clear photos on that – I did this by accident or out of frustration clicking on the publish comment button a couple times and it went through – I tried it on other blogs since then and it by passes the photos

  2. Pat in WNY says:

    I’m interested in knowing if this happens on all blogspot blogs, mine for instance. There must be a setting we can change if it does. Most blogspot blogs I regularly comment on have no such issue, so maybe Karen has a point, that feature is part of Canada and European versions. I have comment moderation before comments post to my blog, so that spammers are nipped in the bud (I hope). WordPress has its own crazy idiosyncracies, for instance every time I try to comment on a WordPress blog when I hit the publish button I get a screen back saying “Looks like you’ve already said that”, as if it wasn’t going to accept my request to publish. But generally when I go back and look it has published the comment.

  3. I just now commented on Kathy’s Quilts, and all I got was a box to check that I wasn’t a robot. I didn’t get the recapcha pictures you all are discussing. Blogger does not played nice with other platforms. I do have a blogger dashboard to allow commenting, so if you are trying to use your WordPress ID, the Open ID function is broken. And it has been a problem for years, which is why I did a blogger one, purely to be able to comment. If you see my blogger blog, it points to my real content on WordPress.

    • debralynnpugh says:

      Carole I think it’s some periodic thing that Blogger throws out there. Kathy generally doesn’t have it, and many do not, and then all of a sudden everywhere you visit has the blurry picture things for awhile. I am not sure if the author of the blog can do a thing about it when it occurs…it’s a mystery to me but very frustrating when it goes on.

  4. Eileen says:

    Hello, I have not had any problems commenting on blogger. Maybe your friend should remove the word verification thingy on her comment settings.. Have a happy day!

  5. Joyce says:

    I’ve personally not encountered the problem you cite here, but I know that WP-ers have had many issues with my Blogger comment feature. I feel so helpless because there’s not a thing I can do about it – except be grateful for the info they pass on and the dedication to trying over and over until it comes up right!
    But I agree with Eileen – I think Kathy might take a look at her settings. Comments between our blogs are what makes the whole thing fun and allows us to develop great friendships!

  6. I’m with you Debra. I can’t comment on Blogger or Blogspot posts. Either they will only recognize me if I use my personal email and personal identification or they ask me to go through the hoops you describe and then when I hit post, it disappears. When I would try to comment on Joyce’s posts, I’d have to copy the comment and then I’d tell myself I was going to try 7 times and then quit which I would do many times. I don’t get it at all and I’ve had to unsubscribe to some nice blogs.

  7. FlowerLady says:

    Wow, I’m sorry you’re having such problems with blogger.

    Any comments that come to me are moderated to keep out the spammers.

    I do have to say I’m not a robot on some blogs I comment on, and rarely have to do one of those picture things.

    I hope you can get it all straightened out somehow.

    Enjoy your summer ~ FlowerLady

  8. barbara woods says:

    me to and I blog on blogger, but I have to sign into but the other platforms you have to sign into each time you leave a comment . Soon of those pictures are for the birds!

  9. audrey says:

    So frustrating when the platforms don’t play nice with each other. The ones I have the most trouble with are GooglePlus and SquareSpace. I have pretty much given up commenting on either of those types of blogs unless I email direct to the person. I have thought about changing my own blog from Blogger {because of people having trouble commenting} but I love that it’s free, I don’t have to learn new techy stuff and it’s already set up. Honestly, if I had to change, I’d probably just give up completely.:)

  10. Hm, has only happened to me commenting a couple of times. But I do want to tell you that your comment box is really messed up. Not sure what you see on your end. But on my end, the words are all randomly thrown in. Name, email and website boxes are interspersed with Comment, Save, etc. I don’t know if you can do anything about it. Just thought I’d tell you. If I’ve already mentioned this, disregard. If a person was not well aware where everything goes, they wouldn’t know where to type what.
    Brenda

    • debralynnpugh says:

      I don’t see it Brenda and I just use a website template so there’s nothing for me to go to to change anything. Hopefully it’s due to some latest WP update or something and will get fixed with another one. No more control over that than the people have when Blogger decides to put their picture puzzles up for awhile I guess ! : )

  11. Shirley says:

    I see the same random words under leave a reply here. Not sure if I will be able to put the correct information in the blocks to leave a reply. Will try. I commented on Kathy’s blog with only checking a box to verify that I was not a robot.

  12. You are not alone in your frustrations – ever since Google posted the message about the new format and European Union issues back in late May, it has been one problem after the other. I blame Google as they are the parent company of Blogger. My own problems – along with hundreds of other Google/Bloggers centered on not receiving email notifications or moderation of comments. Finally, last week it suddenly started working for me though according to the Google/Blogger forum I was on, many are still dealing with it. As for the photo verification issue, it does seem to be centered on European blogs…I tried to comment on a Dutch quilters blog and it was blurry photo after blurry photo…Since Google/Blogger is a free service, I doubt we will receive much customer support. Ugh!

  13. Kyle says:

    Knock on wood that I haven’t had any issues that I’m aware of. Hope it goes better for you next time. Don’t give up.

  14. Debby Ray says:

    Debra, as I am writing these words, your comment box is all scrambled up and I have noticed this before but it did seem to take the comment OK. I think there are issues on both ends because there are a few WP blogs that I cannot leave a comment on at all….I get the comment all typed and after I hit publish, it takes me to a place where I have to put in my Google password. Well, I type in my passwords and it tells me 100% of the time that it was the wrong password, which it is not. I can comment on other WP blogs with no issues. I don’t get it either but.

  15. Deb says:

    Sad to hear the picture comment verification is popping up again and bothering you. I think most of it is on blogspot’s end unfortunately. I fear we are at their mercy.

  16. Kim says:

    I think that there are problems on many blogs since those GDPR regulations came rolling out. WP/ Blogspot and other platforms are trying to be compliant and there are a ton of glitches. As far as the Blogspot pictures go, yup, I see them sporadically like you mentioned. I think they roll them out every now and then to deter spammers and you need to go into settings to turn them off. BUT…if you don’t comment on your own blog, you never know they’re there. I answer comments on my blog so I can see. Of course, like you said, I can’t really do anything about it, since Google is driving the ship. Grrr. I think there is a bit more control on WP, but I’m way too cheap to transfer back there…again! ;)

    Also, Deb, I’m sure you know this, but if you want to see the jumbled words on your comment box, you should be able to look at it in a private window and you’ll see what we see. Although, like you said, you probably can’t correct it yourself and it doesn’t prevent anyone from commenting… :)

    • debralynnpugh says:

      Kim I did see it but it was interesting. If I had gone online and used GOOGLE as my browser / all that I saw was a normal comment box. If I went online via Bing / not changing over to Google, I saw the jumbled thing. But trust me there is nothing that I could find in my template to be able to do a thing about it :(

  17. helen says:

    like yourself I hate all that clicking on the photo with the car etc. Since all the shenanigans with being able to post comments on Blogger, I notice the traffic on my blog has really dropped. Hoping it improves again!

  18. I totally get the frustration… I do not know why these glitches happen. The whole blog commenting process seems to be a mystery adventure these days, and I haven’t had any response to questions I’ve sent to Blogger.

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