I just spent the last 10 minutes trying to leave a comment on Todd Cochrane’s site (Todd is the guy behind GeekNewsCentral).
The site requires you to have a Typekey account to be able to comment – annoying but I have commented there in the past so not a big deal this time. The site tells me I am logged in so I can go ahead and comment. I type in the comment and click post only to be told I have to supply an url and email address – THERE WAS NOWHERE TO ENTER THAT DATA!
I go back and try again. I look around. Sure enough I am logged into the site. There is nowhere to add in an email address but the site has recognised me (“Thanks for signing in, Tom Raftery. Now you can comment.”). Again I try, again to be shot down.
Ok, I try signing out and signing back in to Typekey – that leads me through a series of screens which would have totally intimidated anyone non-tech.
Finally I arrive back at the post and try to comment once more. Nothing.
There is a message which says:
(If you haven’t left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won’t appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)
But I have left comments on the site previously so now I’m not sure whether my comments have been left or not and to be honest I have already spent far too long trying to comment.
Todd, seriously, if you want to hear other people’s opinions, you need to make commenting on your site easier.
UPDATE – D’oh! My comment has now appeared twice on Todd’s post!