"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'" ~ C. S. Lewis

Friday, May 14, 2010

Pretty Please with Sugar on Top and a Cherry

I have a small request to make of all you lovelies.

A number of people have been posting lately about the whole word verification thing. No, I am not going to talk about that.

I, for one, don't mind the WV. I find it quite funny and am one of those people that makes up definitions for them. Some of which I will share for you in a minute.

But please, please, please with sugar on top change the way your comment boxes pop up. There are some of you that I dearly, dearly love and I will not avoid your blog if you don't change this, but it would make my visit even more enjoyable.

The thing to which I am referring is the dreaded reloading page.

You know, when you leave a comment, hit post and then have to wait for it to reload before you can put in the VW and then have to hit post again and then wait for it to reload so you can click on the follow up e-mail button. Please, my lovely, lovely blogger friends. This is my single biggest pet peeve when it comes to your blogs.

If you don't know how to change it I will even give you step by step instructions here :)

  1. Click on Customize at the top of your page (you can also get to this through your dashboard I believe)
  2. Click the Settings Tab
  3. Click the Comments Tab
  4. Change Comment Form Placement from embed to pop up (like mine) or full page. (personally I like pop up better, because I can refer to the original post while commenting)
  5. Hit Save Settings at the bottom.
That's it! It's really easy and I will love you forever and ever. Promise.

Okay, now for some of my personal VW definitions:

tromphoo - trombone cleaner

baticonf - a conference for Batman fans

sledepo - a store for toboggans

tablephi - where a sorority eats

Mothyte - a faithful worshiper of Mothra

bomist - the fine dust left after an explosion

gratest - the best way to shred cheese

tridoid - the three fold ruling council of the robots

bervabor - someone that only eats bear meat

mindamp - used to make one's thoughts louder

AuthAway - a writer's retreat - and no stealing this one - I'm totally copywriting it!

How about you? Any fun words you've invented? How about leaving me a comment and making one up :D


Falen said...

love Mothyte!
And yes, i straight up agree about the comment page. many times i comments, post and then navigate away before i realize i forgot the VW. and most of the time, i don't return to re-comments

Laura Marcella said...

I like making up definitions for the word verifs, too! Like right now, the word verif to post a comment here is ponymn, which clearly is a Minnesota pony!

Mia said...

My dear, you talk a bold case and I was considering doing this so away we go :~)

I don't mind doing VW but sometimes if it won't load for whatever I give up and forget to ever comment ;~)

*runs away to change blog cooment thing*

Virapi - tasty as V.Ira's pie you may say this about non-edible objects too e.g. "Ooooh, that dress is sooo Virapi"

Palindrome said...

Now if only you could get make the other 30 of the blogs I follow change it!

I mostly read and blog on my phone and work computer and that format will NOT work so I try to blog on them when I'm at home but I don't usually do much reading of blogs once I'm home.

I love Mothyte as well and I totally need to go on a AuthAway.

But no the WV doesn't bother me really otherwise, because it pops up instantly.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Yay! Thanks for the WV info. I couldn't agree more.

Have a great weekend! :-)

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Your definitions were great!! I agree with you, the WV keeps spam away but it radically reduces the number of posts I have time to comment on. I have my preferences set with no WV, but if anyone (including spammers) leaves a comment on a post older than two days, I must approve it for it to post. It's very effective and as a result, spam on my blog hasn't been an issue for me.

Hope you're having a great weekend!

AchingHope said...

OOh... Is my non-confrontational sister becoming confrontational??? O_O I stand in awe at the momentous event. *bows head in respect*

And a bervabor is better than an Herbivore. ;P

vW: tersi, to be terse while at sea.

Creepy Query Girl said...

lol- I mentally do this all the time. Sometimes I even try and figure out what language the word would come from...