Sunday, 22 May 2022

Damselflies Doing It!

 Aaaaarrrrgh!  I'm having the devil of a time trying to comment both here and on any other Blogger blog.  Blogger tells me I'm either not signed in (clearly I am as I've managed to post this!), or 'There has been an error.  Please try later."  Oh, shit off!

 I wonder if this is the same problem that Melanie was having last month?

 Wordpress blogs don't seem to be affected though, as I've just commented successfully at Ms Scarlet's...

 As I can't be arsed to deal with this nonsense right now (too hot!), here are some photos from my earlier escapades around the pond:

Common Blue Damselfly (Enellagma Cyathigerum) on a Primula leaf

Damselflies Doing It!!!  And right in front of me too...

If you don't sort yourself out, Google/Blogger, this could be you...

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EDIT: 23.05.2022 19:09 - I thought it Blogger had sorted itself out, but after four comments, I got the dreaded "Failed to publish comment.  Please try again later" message.  [sad face]


 I'm not ignoring you, I promise!

EDIT: 23.05.2022 19:14 - It worked once more then decided that was enough.  Grrrrrrr....

41 comments:

  1. Everyone seems to be plagued with this Comment dilemma, I don't even know if this one will show up... it's so random now when it works or fails to.

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    1. It worked! It worked!!! Random is about right - I didn't do anything (except wait for what seemed like an interminably long time for the comment box to open properly after first clicking on it) and I managed to leave a rely to Ms Scarlet and Dinah below! Yay!!

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  2. Have you looked at your cookie settings - I have to allow ‘tracking’ to be able to comment on Blogger blogs - so have to go into my settings every time I’m doing a comment rally. I thought this was a Safari problem, but maybe it’s now moved to other browsers - give the cookie thing a go in any case.
    Fabulous pond pictures! I will have to go and see what’s going on in my swamp.
    Sx

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    1. That's strange dear MsScarlet. I have set the settings at "never allow anything only remotely capable of tracking, and generally kill all cookies", and I can comment easyly on blogger. (Browser is a ff, latest edition for linux users.)

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    2. I’m puzzled that I don’t have a problem, but where there’s a will there’s a way! I need a list of devices and browsers that people are using to detect what’s going on, and I will go down in blogging history as being a digital Ms Marple!
      Sx

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    3. Well, let's see if this tired old Wordpresser can get in...It probably wouldn't matter if I'm shut out as I have nothing to say, really. But it's churlish not to pop in and give these tardy old bloggers a gee-up! (runs away before someone throws a muddy toad in this direction!)

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    4. :: flings muddy toad ::

      (well, it beats a flaming uterus...)

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    5. Yay! It worked at last!!

      Ms Scarlet, I didn't look at my cookies in case they all got et (and not because I got scared/apprehensively frustrated), but now it works!
      By the way, I use Firefox on a Lenovo PC (no phone/tablet for me - too small for my giant hands).

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    6. I had Firefox a few years ago and then it refused to co-operate with a non-Apple user. So I'm stuck with Wordpress and Google. And you wonder my wine bill keeps going up!

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    7. I have just typed "cookies" into my Settings area and a little window about privacy popped up which asked for a website address that I want cookies to be enabled for (I think). Anyway, I input this blog address and came straight here to see what happens.
      Well, the comment box is immediately accessible for a start (I was waiting ages for it to fully open and begin typing before). I'm going to press 'Publish' now (this is my first attempt)...

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    8. Yay! It worked! Thank you Ms Scarlet! Now I won't have a wine bill like Dinah's!!

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    9. Miss Scarlet is correct - it is a conflict between Blogger's comment box and a browser's security settings. I have to switch off "enhanced tracking protection" (the shield icon top left of the URL address of the page) in Firefox for most blogs before I can comment - and then sometimes for no apparent reason the comment box "freezes" completely and I have to switch AdBlock on and off before I can get into it.

      It's remarkable how a mega-geek company such as Google, with all its resources, can still fuck up a new "improved" widget like this simply by not testing it properly on more browsers than just its own (dreadful) Chrome... Jx

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    10. I have just commented - possibly more than once, due to the above mentioned errors - on your post with the holiday snaps, so apologies for the spamming. I should have read your comment here first.

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  3. Strange, usually bogger only keeps wordpress users out ...

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  4. This comment was described as "published", then i was told that "an error occurred - reload the site" - and voila, here is the comment in all its beauty.

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  5. Oh, it could be to do with the Blogger themes - the new comment box might not be compatible with some themes - we’ve had that issue before.
    Sx

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    1. "Scarple" I love it! The petite lady detective, swishing her scarlet cloak as she chases down the blogger villain, the dastardly "Blugger."

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    2. I can sense an 'Over the Cusp' adventure coming on...

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  7. Oh, I do love public displays of affection.... how lucky of you... such a great photo. Thanks for sharing. Something for everyone!

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    1. I'm sorry Mr Tonking - your comment found its way into the sam folder (I also found one of Jon's in there, too). I shall be having words with the security staff, as you're on the guest list and not to be turned away!

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    2. Or 'spam' folder even...

      (It's taken me about a million goes to leave this comment!)

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  8. Oh! I almost forgot to say I love the damselflies! Thank you.

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    1. You're very welcome, Dinah!

      (I hope Blogger lets me get to Peenee's comment)

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  9. I know it's been years, but I'm still mad at Blogger for threatening my blog when Blogger went through a brief no-smut phase. I fled to Wordpress then.

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    1. At times like this, you must be pleased that you moved. Bloody Blogger!

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  10. Just testing to see if this comment gets published or not.

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  11. Really this would be a good moment to have a sibling who works in IT called Insurmountable.
    I haven't had any problems so far but it does seem like blogger has turned into Tumblr.

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    1. Two siblings are quite enough, thank you!

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  12. Fucking damselflies! Jx

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  13. All I know is my gin intake so gone up.

    If that's even possible.

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    1. I take it you must have found an extra supply somewhere?

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  14. So far, I've not had any comment issues. Well, except for an occasional lockout on "adult content" blogspot sites. Gorgeous damselflies, sweetpea! xoxo

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    1. To be clear, I meant "sensitive content" sites on blogspot! xoxo

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    2. Yes, we all know what you mean, Savvy [nudge nudge wink wink]!

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    3. THANK YOU for making me laugh this morning, sweetpea! xoxo

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