Way back when I first started my blog, I didn't like that when commenting and replying on Blogger, all comments just appeared one after another, without the ability to make a thread of comments replying to specific comments. I wanted to be able to respond to each commenter individually, etc... and to facilitate discussions. So I looked for something else.
I also have some personal information that I don't want people revealing on my site in the comments section...
So I chose to use Disqus.com's commenting platform. Which allowed premoderation, and threads of comments.
And I was happy with them for a while.
And then I realized that I started having some issues with their platform, that it didn't always work, etc... And as of late, it hasn't been working more often than not.
Now I discovered that Disqus hasn't been working for many, many people for a while, and there are hundreds of comments made through the Blogger platform... and I am completely sick to my stomach.
Because the comments are mostly trash. 75% of the comments are spam, with such disgusting porn like comments. It makes me sick to my stomach that anyone who's looked at the comments on my blog had to be subjected to those porny comments.
And then there were the spammy comments about payday loans, etc... which I am very opposed to from a frugal perspectice.
Basically, I'm disgusted that the comment section of my site didn't mesh with what my site is about- family friendly, frugal oriented, etc...
And then there were the normal commenters, who were just commenting normal stuff on my posts.
And I feel terrible that these commenters felt like I was ignorning them, because I never replied to them. When the fact is, I never knew those comments were there- I thought the comments that Disqus emailed me every day was all the comments I got.
So I owe you an apology- sorry for not responding to your comments. And sorry for subjecting you to those nasty disgusting spammy comments.
I will be getting rid of Disqus- so long and good riddance- and I will be premoderating all the comments now so none of those spam comments get through.
And now that I know where to look for them, I will see your comments that you make and will try to respond to every one of them.
Thanks for your patience, and again, I'm sorry.
(Right now I'm going through the 500 comments on Blogger, and deleting all the gross disgusting spammy ones...)
And if in the past you haven't commented because of this, please do comment now that this won't be an issue anymore.
P.S. I am trying to remove Disqus and not having much luck because of stupid web design stuff. I'll have to redo the whole web design of my blog, which I'll try to do over the next few days. Please be patient with me as I redesign...