Sorry to go on about it but I wonder why bloggers still do it? Blogger have three ways of commenting:
The full page uses this format:
… and the pop-up this one:
The problem arises when bloggers opt for this format:
Simply put, it doesn’t work for a considerable number of readers, for various reasons. With me, it’s something to do with the Mac perhaps, for others it’s that they don’t use Google. The bottom line is that not only do the bloggers feel that certain readers aren’t interested in his/her blog any more, they’re actually p***ing off those readers and losing traffic. The only way for a reader to deal with it is to take the post in RSS.
What happens is that when you try to sign in with a profile, the result is a nothing. No sign saying you haven’t been accepted – it just ignores you. I shan’t name fellow bloggers who use this [except poor young Ironies here] but it may be why their traffic might be a tad down.
Someone said it’s a Disqus problem and it certainly plays havoc with Telegraph comments, Disqus but whether this is the issue, I don’t know. Either way, there it is though. Ball’s in the bloggers’ court.