Thursday, 29 March 2018

An experiment.

Hello. Right, Debi has got it, she can now put her name at the top of her comments, which helps me to sort out the Anonymous genuine comments from the Anonymous spam comments. Here are the instructions on how to do it, let's see how many Names we can get in boxes.

The Comment form at the bottom of every post. Write your comment in the Enter your comment ... box as normal. Next to my picture it says Comment as, and there is a little downward pointing arrow. Click on that arrow.   

It will open a drop down box with a menu, with eight options. Click on Name/URL to highlight it.  

This box will open. Put your name, real or user name, in the top box. Don't put anything in the URL box, leave it empty. Click on Continue.

Proof read before you click Publish so you don't need to use Preview. Next click Publish and it is sent to my Awaiting Moderation box. It will appear when I have read it. Your name (not Joe Bloggs), will then appear on the top of your comment in bold black type.

Let's have a practice day. Send a comment using this method, and we'll see how many Anonymous's we can get rid of. Trudy, and Sharon, and Jean, and Debi, are already doing it, so thank you.

It's late so I'll say Goodnight. I'm still coughing and sniffing but not quite so bad. I did a two mile walk around the village, that was enough. By the time I had stopped to talk to several people I was ready for a sit down. Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip.

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    1. YAY, you're the first Mary, you got it. If you don't want to use your surname perhaps Mary B would be better, just in case there is another Mary.

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    2. I've been enjoying the virtual walks we've been doing with you. This practise is yet another thing you've taught me!You're a marvel. I used my full name because it popped up and I'm very obedient! LOL! Hope you are feeling better. cheers Mary

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  2. Fabulous. I so liked the rings wall hanging! It was just lovely. Hope you feel better soon.

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  3. Thanks for teaching me how to do this

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  4. Claudia here. GIving this a try. Wishing you well.

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  5. Its great that we can do this now.I will tell Flis,when i hope to see her next week,cause i know that she loves your blogs.Hope that you feel better soon.My hubby has been ill with it aswell.Hes still not really well after 5 days,but feeling slightly better,xx

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  6. Love your blog and fabulous money saving tips! You inspire us all!

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  7. This is practical parsimony. I just want to test this.

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    1. Working perfectly, Linda. Thanks.

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  8. Think mine come with my name anyway but here goes...

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    1. You're ok Maureen because you have an account somewhere so your name is a link in blue.

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  9. Jealous that you can do your walk with a cold. I just want to curl up and die. All the best. Vera in Sheboygan

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  10. Barbara (Canada)30 March 2018 at 04:49

    Let's see if this works - I am not very tech savvy.

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  11. Glad you're feeling a little better, hope you're soon back to normal. I always post under Anonymous, so wanted to experiment with the new method.

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  12. Glad you are recovering, Happy Easter.

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  13. Thats simple enough.

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  14. Hope this works, I really enjoy reading your blog

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  15. Lets see, how does it go....... Testing Testing 123??

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  16. It’ll be great if it works for me!

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  17. Brendaintheboro30 March 2018 at 07:06

    trying it out Ilona. Glad you are not floored by your cold.

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    1. Starting to feel a bit better, thanks. xxx

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  18. This is my first time posting but wanted to say I have been reading your blog for a good number of years now. I love reading about your walks, your food, your art, your garden and your love for animals. It makes me smile. Thank you. Feel better soon.

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  19. I love to comment but im private with sharing information on the internet. Hopes this works.

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    1. You don't have to reveal anything that you are not happy about. Misty is a good choice, we will always know you as Misty from now on.

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  20. Glad to hear you enjoyed your little stroll and are now back home and cosy. If the coughing is bad you can rub some Vicks on the bottom of your feet, it works well and lets you conserve energy and get some sleep

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  21. I enjoy your blog so much, but have never left a comment before. I just wanted to say how much I respect your attitudes and commitment to being true to yourself. Inspiring.😀

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  22. Hello Just checking in and trying this....I have a new name Rae O ha ha. It seems to have worked. Rae x

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  23. Great information in your post.

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  24. Great!!! Nothing to say just trying it out. Have a busy day, I love being busy,

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  25. Well done everyone. When I checked 'Comments pending' this morning it was easy to look down the right hand side of my screen and immediately spot the Anonymous spam, and dump it. Eight spam came through out of 30+ comments.

    Doesn't that look much better now everyone has a name at the top of their comment. It doesn't have to be your own name, make one up, but please use the same one every time.

    Those readers who already have their name in a blue link don't need to follow the above instructions. You can if you like, but it's not necessary.

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  26. I do love a bit of learning.

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  27. I am pleased you are back safely, I must say that when you were talking about getting a cold I thought to myself 'that's not like Ilona', I wonder what is wrong, she's never ill. I know you mentioned about the chap on the train opposite who was sneezing and coughing but let me just say that someone told me supermarket trolley handles are full of germs so I have a small bottle of hand disinfectant in the car and wipe my hands thoroughly after putting the trolley back.

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  28. Love your walk photos.

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  29. I'll give this a go and I shall sign out with the initial of my surname too as there may be more Joans in Devon wanting to comment.

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  30. I have used this method each time! Seems to work!

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  31. First of all I would like to say awesome
    blog! I had a quick question in which I'd like to ask if you
    do not mind. I was interested to find out how you center yourself and clear your head before writing.
    I've had difficulty clearing my mind in getting my ideas out there.

    I do enjoy writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually wasted just
    trying to figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or hints?

    Thank you!

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    1. OK, SO I'VE LET THIS ONE THROUGH. THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF AN UTTER LOAD OF CRAP AND BULLSHIT, WHICH COMES THROUGH ON A REGULAR BASIS. NOT STRICTLY SPAM BECAUSE THERE ARE NO LINKS IN IT, BUT ALWAYS THE SAME WORDS, COMPUTER GENERATED. BY FILTERING IT OUT I CAN DUMP IT MORE QUICKLY. MESSAGE TO ANON......BOG OFF.

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  32. Great post I have had trouble this week with anonymous comments, I have had to change my settings to stop them coming in.

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    1. It's a flippin nightmare, as if we haven't got enough to do. xxx

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  33. Commenting under my usual link 😊 It's so much nicer when everyone has a name with their comment isn't it.

    Hope you start to feel better over the weekend.

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    1. Hi Sue. Yes Sue. A name indicates there is a real person putting their thoughts down in a comment. Regular readers can then recognize each other and it makes it more friendly.

      Almost stopped sneezing and coughing now. I'm on the mend. Thanks.

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  34. Hello MeanQuuen,
    I live your blog. You are very inspirational.

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  35. Hello Ilona. Not posted before but I'd like to say how much I enjoy looking at your food bargains and the crazy meals you conjure up from them. all the best. Hope I've done this properly

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  36. At last I can now post on here without being confused on how to do it,although on my iPad I don’t see your photo and I don’t see the downward pointing arrow.Get well soon Ilona and I enjoy reading your blog every day...Wendyx

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  37. Testing testing one, two, three you go girl,

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  38. Great! Thanks for showing us this.

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  39. For some reason this looks so much neater!,So pleased that i can do it now.Also pleased cause i got somethings given me today from my Hubbys friend who is moving houses so getting rid of a few bits.A new wine glass,a tin of varnish,10 CDs and a small table that needs upcycling.Any CDs i dont want will go to the animal charity shop.xx

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  40. Terry in Surrey30 March 2018 at 14:48

    Thank you, Ilona, for instructions, let's now see if I can follow them! Love your blog and have commented a couple of times in the past, this will be easier now. Hope you're nasty bug is clearing fast, and you are well on the way back to your normal healthy self. Think I just commented as 'Terry' before, but Surrey is where I now live.

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  41. OOps... not sure if I've done this right! :-(

    Carol

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  42. Afternoon Ilona

    I have just tried your instructions - fingers crossed it worked.

    Pleased your cold (sounded more like flu to me) is on it's way out.

    One question - will these instructions work with every blogger? I do not understand all this URL / Google account etc., etc., Maybe I need to find a young man to guide me! ;-)

    Best wishes

    Carol

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    1. It depends what they have their settings on. If they accept Anonymous, ie everyone, then yes it should work. Click on the down arrow and see what options come up in the menu in the drop down box. If they only accept Google accounts or one of the others, then you might not see the Name/URL option.

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    2. Some blogs won't let me through even if they have an anonymous or URL space. I only have my phone, no computer. They let me write and choose, but then when I press the word publish, they try, but then ask me to prove I'm not a robot. There is no jumbled word, but it tells me to update my CAPCHA but according to my phone, I have.

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  43. joanie in michigan30 March 2018 at 14:57

    Giving it a try.

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  44. Thank you for showing how to do this I would rather be a name

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  45. Hope my name comes up OK at the top - it isn't a funny way of spelling Vicki -EY just stands for East Yorkshire where I live! Glad you are beginning to feel better, Ilona. Yesterday's sunshine was a real tonic but today I'm back to feeling under the weather again. Have a good weekend, everyone. Vicki

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  46. Great Post, thank you Iona

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  47. Ilona, you’re a legend. Seeing you out in Bronte country alone brought nothing but admiration from me a Southern gal.

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  48. As requested.

    Hope you're feeling better.

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  49. Well, will see how this workz. Continue to improve, don't want pnuemonia!

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  50. Made a vat of veg soup for FREE today. Visited local marketplace when traders had gone home and found the outer leaves of cabbages that they always remove, a few half-carrots, two slightly-bruised onions they probably couldn't sell in a box next to the waste bin. Took it home, washed it, added celery from fridge, stock from pantry, dry parsley and hey presto - enough veg soup to last a week (I froze most of it). So chuffed.

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    1. trudy farmer-troutman30 March 2018 at 18:20

      So great to accomplish so much from so little and also for FREE. Love it!

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  51. I enjoy reading about your walks.

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  52. I really hope this works!

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  53. Elaine near Philly30 March 2018 at 16:18

    Hello, Ilona. As requested. Glad you're getting better.

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  54. Tricia & Lucy30 March 2018 at 16:27

    HI Iona. I have commented before but usually as anonymous then put my name in the message but I’ll try this. Love your blog, it’s at the top of my blog list and I have read it from the beginning. Hope you are feeling better soon.

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  55. I read your blog but haven't commented yet. Keep up the good work!

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  56. I never do anon. Sending get well wishes Ilona x

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  57. Now isn't that much better, all the names at the top of the comments. All neat and tidy and easier to read. Thank you all for giving it a go. It even works for me.

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  58. Never commented before but have enjoyed your blog for years. You are an inspiration.

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  59. I love reading your blog especially when you visit places I've been to or places I'm familiar with! I've tried commenting before but failed each time! So I'll try again!

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  60. I love reading your blog especially when you visit places I've been to or places I'm familiar with! I've tried commenting before but failed each time! So I'll try again!

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    1. Thank you Mona, you commented twice :o)

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  61. Elaine (Oldham)30 March 2018 at 17:46

    Hi Ilona, I don't comment much but read your blog daily and have enjoyed reading for quite a few years now. Glad you are feeling much better.

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  62. Patricia from Canada30 March 2018 at 19:06

    Hi Ilona: I have been looking at your blog for several weeks, and also joined your walking group. Lets see if it works.
    Patricia

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  63. I enjoy your blog - you are a very interesting person and have such a positive outlook.

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  64. Hi Ilona, just wanted to say how much I enjoy your blog. Sue

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  65. Another admirer who rarely comments (though I do occasionally) but reads your blog every day. I think what readers especially appreciate is your enthusiasm for life and your positivity. Thank you for being here, Ilona. Hope I've done this right!

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  66. Elaine Birmingham30 March 2018 at 21:49

    Checking if this works.

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  67. never miss reading your blog Ilona - really enjoy hearing about your wonderful life , adventures and activities. thank you for sharing

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  68. Hilogene in Arizona31 March 2018 at 04:06

    Test comment, I usually use my google name but an old dog can learn a new trick :)

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  69. How nice not to have to comment as Anonymous anymore, it always felt a bit iffy but I didn't have an account. Works beautifully.

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  70. Love your blog Ilona, hope you are feeling better and soon feel fighting fit.

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  71. Just wanted to say I love your blog and I think you are such an inspiration . Eve

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  72. Enjoy starting my day sharing youur adventures and ideas. I think most of us could do with some sunshine. Thank you.

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  73. So glad I can now comment, I hope you're getting over your cold. I love your blog

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  74. Hi. Hope you're feeling better.

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  75. Happy Easter, made the mistake of going out today, very busy, you would think no one knew the holiday was coming lol took the dog to get his nails clipped, my son drives me there as he can't walk that far anymore and he won't let me clip them ( too traumatic ) take care everyone.X

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  76. Hello trying again, think my comment must have been zapped, I enjoy your blog daily but I really comment

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  77. Test against the bad anonymus pest! :)

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  78. Linda, Teignmouth2 April 2018 at 13:22

    Love your blog Ilona

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  79. Glad you have hopefully found a way to avoid the nasty trolls, love your blog!💖

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  80. Greetings,
    Testing from the US. Still snowing here.

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