Thursday, September 06, 2007

Comments in Typepad

I only discovered this morning Typepad have limited the number of comments on any one post to 50. Only a few of my posts have received more than 50 comments. I enjoying reading comments on other blogs and will now miss out on the comments over 50 on the very popular blogs.


This Post was written by Barbara from http://www.winosandfoodies.typepad.com/

6 comments:

Lydia said...

Barbara, is this new? I know some Typepad blogs, like Michael Ruhlman's, get more than 50 comments. (Mine never has!) I think Typepad users, and I am one, should start writing in to get this changed.

Barbara said...

Lydia - yes it is something new. When I went into my settings to check they had a highlight say "new" on the setting. I don't remember having received anything about it in a newsletter from Typepad.

Barbara said...

Typepad have come back to me and said their is a "more comments" tag at the end of the 50 comments. I couldn't find how to set it before so I guess they have set it for me.

stephen said...

TypePad has been on a campaign to reduce usefulness for bloggers in an attempt to limit/control the load on their servers. For years I had a link to every post I had ever written on my main page (I set the "recent posts" limit to 1000 to accomplish that) and without notification they decided to limit the number of recent posts linked from a page to those posted in the last 30 days. My traffic dropped by 50% with that change. Despite ever-increasing revenue from new bloggers, the owners of Six Apart have apparently decided to put the money in their pockets rather than investing in maintaining (or, God forbid, improving) service to bloggers.

sippey said...

Hey, folks... The new change is that you can have up to 50 comments on the first page, and then the system will show a link to read the next 50, and then if there are more than 100, the next fifty and so on.

This number is customizable -- you can have up to 50 on a page, but we've had many requests for a fewer number of comments -- and you can also customize the text that is displayed to show the "previous" and "next" links. I don't think any other blog platform has the ability to customize those links without having to learn to code PHP or another language.

We're rolling out the new features to our users over time, you can learn more about it in this Everything TypePad post.

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