Friday, January 06, 2006


I just made an embarrassing discovery. When moved Once Upon a Story to Blogger, I selected "comment moderation" which I assumed was just a feature that made deleting unwelcome comments (spam) more convenient (perhaps a handy list of all comments in one place), even though I had already enabled that handy--but annoying--little word verification option as another anti-spam precaution. Surprise, surprise, "comment moderation" actually means that comments don't even show up on my blog until I have read and approved them. I doubt it will come as a shock to find out that I'm the kind of person who assembles things without reading the instructions first, and often skips the details when reading other useful information--like the Blogger description of enabling comment moderation.

All of this to say: my apologies to the three nice people whose comments have been pending since December 29th and onward. The settings have been changed so that comments will show up immediately from now on, as long as you don't mind contending with the minor aggravation of word verification.

Good thing that haven't enabled comments on my other weblog, or might be twice as red right now.


purple_kangaroo said...

Um, I just went and tried to comment on your other blog and then came over here trying to figure out why you had it set to not allow comments. It seems to be in "no comment" mode instead of moderated comment mode now.

purple_kangaroo said...

Now my face is red. I just re-read your post and realized it was talking about this blog, not your personal blog. Well, I'll post here what I wanted to say on Mom At Play:

The Count of Monte Cristo is a very interesting read. We had a literature discussion group about it when I was in high school, and I enjoyed reading and discussing it a lot. There's much in it to discuss.

storymom said...

Oh! I'm sorry... it may not have been you at all, I did enable comments over there for about oh, five minutes, then decided against them. Then enabled them later for another five minutes only to change my mind again. I'm not generally that fickle, but I can never make my mind up about the commenting feature (although the comments themselves are always welcome and appreciated!) :)

Anyway--The Count of Monte Cristo. I'm only some 200 pages into it, but I can see how it would make a wonderful book for group discussion. As it is, I'm trying to convince my husband that he'd enjoy it (he would) and read it along with me so that I have someone to chew the fat with. I'm sure there will be major events or conversations from the book that I will remember long after reading it, but the smaller bits I know will perish in the black hole of my memory without any (relatively) immediate discussion. I'm not sure which I'm more curious to find out--what really happens during the course of the book, or what my opinion of the book will be when I'm finished reading.

What was yours?