The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

27 November 2007

Insistence of revision

Google apparently really, really wants more of your personal data:

Blogspot comment window section

This is one of the more recent incarnations of the Blogspot comment window. You'll note that "Sign in with your Google Account" is about twice as big as it used to be (and still is, on some earlier templates).

I do in fact have a Google account. However, I can think of no good reason to use it for leaving blog comments: by now they have enough of my personal information to be able to proofread my autobiography. I am reasonably certain that if I tick the "Other" box they can connect the dots should they so desire, but it's one extra step for them, and I'm a firm believer in making them take that step.

Posted at 4:08 PM to PEBKAC

I always like it when I am presented with that option. All I have to do is log on to Google and my comment is posted :) Works for me.

I abhor registering with some site simply to leave a comment.

Posted by: ms7168 at 10:40 AM on 28 November 2007

They've also removed the option for non-Account (or is that no-account) commenters to include a URI.

Posted by: Old Grouch at 8:20 PM on 30 November 2007

I like TypePad, though not so much that I'd inflict it on my readers.

Posted by: CGHill at 2:31 PM on 1 December 2007