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Comments on: One out of many sure-fire ways to avoid blog comments

If you've read my articles somewhere on the Internet, expect something different here.

Published: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:37:37 +0000


By: Günter Zöchbauer

Mon, 07 Jan 2008 13:08:27 +0000

I frequently swore and left, not only on blog comment forms but registration forms and such with tiny input fields. But recently (german) I stumbled upon this Firefox Add-on Resizable Text Area If you wont change your comment form you may at least leave a link to this Add-on ;-) Nice post - I'm happy to see that I'm not alone with my annoyance.

By: unTECHy

Mon, 08 Oct 2007 16:08:48 +0000

Great post. It is such a simple idea but it has so much value-add to it. Maybe WP should change this by default. Would save alot of hassle.

By: Size Matters to Blog Readers

Fri, 05 Oct 2007 14:52:40 +0000

[...] a blog with one of the most peculiar names on the web - Sebastian`s Pamphlets - has come up with a simple fix for your blog theme, that should help improve matters for those [...]

By: Sebastian

Tue, 25 Sep 2007 19:53:46 +0000

Thanks for your support Jason. Links in coments are definitely not worthless from an SEO standpoint. Dofollowing links provided by comment authors is also a sign of respect.

By: Jason Litka

Tue, 25 Sep 2007 18:44:57 +0000

Good stuff. It made me go back and check over my own site. It looks like the theme I use (K2) already has those boxes enlarged but it's good advice none the less and I'll be looking through the apps I've written at work for similar issues.

By: Sebastian

Tue, 25 Sep 2007 18:12:36 +0000

Derek, glad you enjoyed it. Lucia, luckily you picked a template from a sane designer.

By: lucia

Tue, 25 Sep 2007 15:50:30 +0000

Hi Sebastian, I had to dash off to my blog to figure out if my fields were wide! I'm always logged in as admin, so I didn't actually know. I was relieved to discover, I had nice wide entry boxes. :)

By: Derek

Tue, 25 Sep 2007 15:26:03 +0000

Sebastian, thanks for pointing me to that bug report. Some of those comments were hilarious as you had people offering to put a bounty on the bug fix. Good stuff!

By: Sebastian

Tue, 25 Sep 2007 15:18:17 +0000

Exactly Rob, designers as well as developers lack a build-in wide-angle lens. ;) As for your subtle hint in your link, I'm a fundamentalist when it comes to opt-in. Also, I hate it when someone decides for me, so I'll leave the email subscription thingy unchecked (despite the good arguments in your post and its comments). :) By the way, your comment form proves that you thought hard about its usability, but the huge load of small explanatory text is overwhelming (I prefer KISS, e.g. help links to footnotes, over comprehensive information on forms, but that's just me).

By: Sebastian

Tue, 25 Sep 2007 14:51:26 +0000

Derek, I've seen that and perhaps this bug gets fixed one day. To learn more please read the amusing Bugzilla bug report page about tooltips and title attributes, it's really hilarious.