They’re at it again. No matter how many times I try to work it out, I can never understand why Blogger hates me so much. (Yes, I do think turn-about is fair play.) I get “OpenID errors” every third attempt to post a comment. The CAPTCHA only shows up one in every three times I try to comment–and of course Blogger won’t let you comment without one. Even when it does show up, it doesn’t always let me post my comment anyway. I despise that little window it opens sometimes. Why can’t they just use the damn box under all the other comments on the blog? I almost never have trouble with that. It seems like the fancier the template, the more obnoxious it is to use.
Now, on OpenID. I have a wordpress blog, so it only makes sense to use OpenID. I get a lot of traffic from my comments on other blogs. That’s not my sole reason for commenting—I only comment on articles I enjoy, and I try to add something to the discussion–but when you’re trying to get a new blog off the ground, that traffic is important. That means I don’t want to use my google account. Or my livejournal which is basically empty and which I have never used except for one post which I took down rather quickly. Sometimes I get lucky and there’s an “anonymous/URL” option. But most often, the sites where I have the most trouble don’t offer it. So I’m screwed.
I thought the whole point of OpenID was to facilitate communication, but apparently Blogger sees it as a way to makes things hard for people who don’t use Blogger. Which is said, because otherwise I like the services Google offers. But there’s a reason I picked wordpress for this blog, and now you know what it is.