One of the most requested (or most complained about depending on your view) is the need for the ability to preview and/or edit comments. I have asked for this feature time and again of the operators of wordpress.com where WUWT is hosted, but they don’t allow this feature.
Since I cannot install plugins on blogs hosted at wordpress.com, I am unable to use one of the standard plugins that allow this feature.
But wordpress.com has asked for input from both blog operators and readers, so here is your chance to ask for this feature. Given that WUWT is almost always in the top 5 blogs on wordpress.com, your input will have weight.
See below for the link to the survey:
Follow this link:
Question 26: What’s the most frustrating thing about WordPress.com?
…is the one to fill in with the lack of a preview/edit feature for comments.
Note also (h/t JohnWho)
It is question #36 if you answer the first question that you read blogs on WordPress.
Some people wonder why I don’t self-host WUWT such as Lucia does for her blog.
The reasons are simple.
- Traffic – running a single machine wouldn’t handle peak loads, Climategate and Climate Audit’s meltdown proved that.
- Maintenance – I have none, wordpress.com handles it all. No worrying about updates.
- Reliability – As you may have noted, self operated blogs like Lucia’s and Jo Nova’s go down from time to time, wordpress.com gives me 24/7 reliability, and the horsepower to ward off attacks from people that would surely like to see it taken offline.
So, please take a few moments and take the survey and ask for the comment preview/edit feature and/or features you want
Thanks for your consideration – Anthony