Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Change to the Comments

Have you wanted to leave a comment, but have been stymied by needing a Google/Blogger identity? Well, stymie no more! I've changed the commenting here on Our Odyssey to allow anyone to take part.

Just click on the Comments link at the bottom of any post and in the right hand column you'll see several ways to identify yourself. If you have an account with one of the other blogging platforms, like Wordpress or Live Journal, you can select that. If not, then choose the Name/URL option. A box for your name will appear, and you can type in anything you want, such as "Mom" or "Edith" or "Hot Pants 57" (not that those are necessarily all the same person). In the URL box you can type the address of your own website if you have one, or just leave it blank.

There is even an Anonymous option, although we here at Our Odyssey prefer that you don't use that. After all, if you can be "Hot Pants 57," why would you need to be anonymous?

Take a peek by clicking on Comments below. You don't have to add a note to this post, just convince yourself how quick and easy it could be.

And thanks to reader Ara for pointing out how non-Google comments would be an improvement to the site.


  1. Thanks for allowing comments!
    I have followed your blog for several years and I really enjoy your point of view on all that you do!!
    A personal favorite has to be Opal going for a scooter ride.

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  2. I also think this is a good idea. It has not stopped me in the past from leaving a comment, but this is easier. Thanks for taking the time to make the change, and being smart enough to know what and how to do it. I would be lost if I had to do it. It would be like you were asking me to speak Russian.

  3. well, of course, someone had to be Hot Pants 57!!!

  4. Something I missed on your entry about ordering eyeglasses over the Internet: How do you get the correct fit on the frames?

  5. Scott, that's a good question. I've modified the eyeglasses post to add the answer. Check it out.

  6. This is great. I can leave a comment now. I joined the Neoplan Group and promptly forgot the P/W. Now I can leave a comment.... as soon as I think of one.


  7. Thanks for changing this, since I don't have a Google account. I've been following yur exploits ever since seeing Odyssey at the end of the Escapade in April 2007 in Stockton.

  8. I have followed your blog since meeting you in Red Cross training in Southern Illinois a few years ago. It is nice to have a way to comment without committing to yet another ID and password.

  9. Glad to see this change. I have been following you since I stumbled across your site some time ago. We have a 36 ft Winnebago pusher, I have to work so we can't use it like we should but you help keep the dream alive. I really like how you post regularly.

  10. Howdy,
    I too wish to thank you for changing the way to comment. I had set up a goggle account just for that purpose, but never can remember the pass word. This is just so much easier! I love checking the blogs regularly to see where ya are & what yer doing!
    Remember ya always have a parking place with electricity if yer in our neck of the woods.
    Bryce aka Busted Knuckle


Share your comments on this post! We currently allow anyone to comment without registering. If you choose to use the "anonymous" option, please add your name or nickname to the bottom of your comment, within the main comment box. Getting feedback signed simply "anonymous" is kind of like having strangers shout things at us on the street: a bit disconcerting. Thanks!