Friday, October 22, 2010

Blog Etiquette Questions #2

Ask Us...

HI Furends,
We had intended to only do this once a month, around the 15th.,
butt soooo many people had questions and there was ONE in Pawticular
that was really troublesome. We talked it over and decided that we
needed to do this again today.

Here is the troublesome question.. in a nutshell (not a PeeCan though) :
Question #1. Please Discuss Track Backs... I have had a
situation that involved Track Backs and I want to know what I can do.
FRANKIE Says: Well now... furst of all I (Frankie Furter)
did not EVEN know what that was about so I had to look it up on Google
and THEN go to My Dashboard and the Comments thingy to see what IT
said. Here is what I found...
At the bottom of SOME blog posts you may have noticed a little blue
thing that says... Link to this Post.
This is MOSTLY intended for Businesses to Increase their Web Site
Traffic. When it is clicked on YOUR comments and a bit of YOUR
blog Post will be put up on the blog of the person/business that
clicked on it. NOW... that MAY be seen by some as Stealing your
words thoughts or pictures. This is the issue.
I am going to Quote now directly from my Settings Tab under the
Comments Tab.. BLOGGER SAYS: " What it all works out to is a way of
expanding the Comment Feature such that related discussions on other
sites can be included along with the regular comment on a post."
Also.... still quoting Blogger ... "If it is set on YOUR blog you
will see "links to this post" next to the comment link for each post."
Now then... For NO reason other than my own amusement, I did
click on HIDE one day about a year ago. It did not seem to make
any difference so I have just left it that way. However... I did
just learn that it can still be USED by someone... UNLESS you also go
down to the next spot BELOW the Back Links (HIDE) AND then Click
New Posts Do NOT Have BackLinks...... then go to the bottom
of the page and click on Save Settings.
In closing I would like to say that I now have... On my Settings /
Comments Tab page HIDE and Do Not have Back Links BOTH checked.
I don't think we should take things from each other... without
pawmission. It is just not NICE.

PUDDLES Says: I don’t think I could possibly add to anymores of
Frankie’s answer cuz dat was purty thorough. Howevers, I gonna add dat
if you choose to do da trackback thingy to a blog that really don’t
haves anything to do withs your blog…well, dat just ain’t right cuz it
ultimately hurts dat blog you linked to in their Google ranks…and
there are some blogs dat do want their blogs to go further than just
in our community. Unfortunately, if blogs are linking your blog to
theirs then you may have to disable your trackbacks so this doesn’t

Question #2 How do you set blog up so it does NOT accept Anonymous Comments
Frankie Says: Click on Accept Registered Users
Puddles Says: Well, I don’t guess I could possibly add to dat
except…you go into your settings and click on da comments part…dats
hows you get theres (Frankie should haves told ya’ll dat but thanks to
me, I did).

Question #3 How do you Email an answer (comment) so they don't
think you are SPAM ... if they don't know Your email Addy and Email
Frankie Says: I put (From Frankie Furter) into the SUBJECT line.
Puddles Says: Hehehe…sorry, I hads to giggle at dat one cuz I am so
bad about NOT including a subject…but, I am working on doing beters
bouts it…besides,who would possibly think an email from ME was spam,
other than Sam and Pippen?

Question #4 Most people say that they do Not go back to blogs to
read ANSWERS to Their questions. How should this be handled?
Frankie Says: It seems that it would be BEST to take the time to go
to the Questioners blog and answer them... OR.... you could make a
note to yourself (hehehe) and answer it In your NEXT Blog. I kind
of like doing that, butt sometimes it takes me several days (like 87)
to get around to it... Like answering the Tornado Questions the
other day.
Puddles says: Ain’t really know ways to properly answer dis
question…you either go back and get your answer or you don’t (fur
those dat answer it on their blog)…or wait and see if da blog does a
post about it. You kinda haves to get to “know” which blogs actually
leave responses in their blog comments…and I don’t just incase you
wanna knows.

Question #5... If I use Word Verification (Captcha is what Wordpress
calls it) should I still do Comment Moderation or Vise Versa?
Frankie Says: Well now PAWSONALLY I can see absolutely NO reason
what so ever to do BOTH. I can't imagine EVER needing to do BOTH
Puddles Says: I concur, dat would be a no. (Frankie, can I haves a
piece of dat deer jerky nows?)

Question #6 Is is OKAY to save a few Awards and post them all at once?
Frankie Says: I think that if you have already remembered to THANK
those who gave the awards to you.. It would be GRRRREAT to put Two or
more on the same post.
Puddles Says: Absolutely! I thinks a lot of blogs do dis now cuz it
seems to be easier to combines in one post.

Question #7... Do you have any problems with SPAM or Anonymous
Comments .. since You do not do Word Varification (Captcha)?
Frankie Says: Please go back to my post from Tuesday Oct. 19 to see
the Stats that I put up about MY PAWSONAL EXPERIENCE with SPAM .
Puddles Says: I don’t haves any problems whatsoevers with spam on my
blog since I added da no anonymous comments feature.

Question #8 This is a WordPress question ... The askers wonders
if some people have trouble leaving comments on WP due to .. NO
Frankie Says: I can't answer this one... Perhaps Puddles will
know... OR... Maybe some WordPress users could answer in a comment
Puddles Says: Hehehe, I can’t really answer dis one eithers cuz I has
never evers had a problem leaving a comment on a Wordpress blog.

Question #9 About Awards.. Are they usually given to a Certain
Dog(s)? The questioner has noticed that SOME just put it up for
Whoever Wants to Take it. and wants to know... Should they be given
Frankie Says: Well, if it is a NEW Award and only wants me to give
it to One to Three others... I will then Name the ones to receive it.
BUTT... if the award has been AROUND AND AROUND AND AROUND... what I
(PAWSONALLY) like to do is... find a NEW blogger furend and give it
to them.. and only them... as a way of making them feel WANTED and
WELCOME in Blogville.
(On a Pawsonal Note: I can STILL remember the day that Henry
the Dog gave me my furst ever award. I thought I had really made the
Big time then. GAWD I miss Henry.)
Puddles Says: I think dis is kind of on a personal level…you can leave
it to yourself to decide how you want to gives an award. Sometimes I
just tell everybuddy to takes it cuz I don’t wanna hurt anybuddies
feelings. But, if you feel you need to do da appropriate stuffs than I
would prolly recommend giving da awards to da newest bloggies to makes
them feel welcomed heres and all dat good stuffs. (Oh dis deer jerky
is deeeeelish Frankie!)
Now then... for being soooooo patient and reading all this stuffs... here is a little something for you to chew on: THIS October has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays..... and I am told that it only happens once every 823 years. I don't know about that Pawt... butt it is interesting about the 5 of each thingy, don't you think?
PeeS... My mom says I have to tell you this (Boooooooring thingy)... I know better than to say DeerS butt it is MY blog and I don't care.... I LIKE to say deerS sorta like sayin' my WIMMEN (Ravishing Ruby and Pretty Penny).
AND now.... DOUBLE PeeS.... I got a Very wonderful Howl O Ween card from the best Chair Sitting Dachshund in the world... and I am Thrilled. I'll show it to you... SOOOOON. Butt in the meantime can you guess who it is from????


Mango said...

Those tips are so helpful. I turned off my backlink thingie for sure. Ever since I started using the built in spam filter in blogger I have been able to post without word verification and still avoid those dumb spam messages. So that makes it easier.


Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! WOW this is a long post to read first thing in the morning ... mom had to finish her coffee first.
Anyway, #1 well not on my blog ... however I've seen in it on other blog n I know one blogger that always include link to their post. I don't think its hurtful on the post but it can be annoying to the owner of the blog.
#2#5 Still have the verification word on my blog n do accept anonymous or other platform to leave a comment --- I have to do it cause one of my bloggie friends is in a totally different platform. As I said before Blogger have made great changes on their "spam" but having the word verification is very helpful than moderating the comments.
Regarding to AWARDS ... as I said before I am happy to receive one but it can be overwhelming especially most of it have them same requirements. I have taken out my slideshow awards on my blog. I am happy to receive them but for the meantime I'll not be posting them ... I am not being rude --- time is the major issue n passing it (seems that the same bloggies receives it). So if I ever pass it on ... I do ask for everyone to take it.
? I would like to know if Wordpress is better than Blogger ...
That's it Franky ... I need to eat breakfast.
Have a wonderful weekend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Mr. Pip said...

Oh boy, I think I will have to read this post a couple of times. I always wondered about that back tracks thing. I thought it meant like if I am writing a post and I mention Puddles and link to her blog? But it sounds like this is not what it means. I am still a little confused, but I took your advice and switched my settings.

P.S.: I am terribly behind in commenting, but will catch up tonight!

Your pal, Pip

Samantha said...

Yikes Frankie! I'm a'gonna haff ta come back over and re-read this post. We feel uber lucky that we haven't had spam comments even tho our Anon Comments is ON. We certainly are not a high traffic blog, however!!! But we did have to get rid of our little chatty box thingy from the internet on our sidebar, cause there was too much porn "come over to my site" commenting, which we did not like AT All!!! Thanks so much for all the very wonderful info on so many areas of blogging interest - too cool! Now send me some deers pieces hee hee?!!!
Big Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie and Avalon

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Thanks for another great post. We often wondered about those back link thingies. So now we have turned that off on our blog too. We also dropped the word verification control and will test to see how it goes.

As for awards, we are really bad. We have several to post about but got behind for a variety of reasons, and now the Momster lost the paper where she recorded them. We really need to address this issue too.

Thanks for taking the time to do this, Frankie and Puddles. It is a great feature. Have a wonderful weekend.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Jazzi said...

Thanks Frankie
I have had blogs link to mine and I always wondered what was the deal. yah it is wrong to take from others and I changed it right away. Thanks. That raises some more questions for us and we will e-mail it to you!! BOL Boy!! this is keeping you and Puddles really busy huh?? But it all helps us!!


houndstooth said...

I am so glad you shared all this with us today! I'm going to look for this built in spam filter that Mango has mentioned, too. I have friends from Facebook and a few Greyhound forums who like to comment on the blog sometimes, so I allow the anonymous posting for them.

I turned off my back tracks a while ago because somebody kept linking things to my posts that didn't have anything to do with them. It made me a little sad to do it, because sometime I might need it for it's real purpose, but such is life. I still link to them in my posts!

As far as awards go, I can't keep up with who gave them to me long enough to make a post about it. I do try to thank the people who gave me the awards, but I have a hard time getting them in on the blog.

Now I need to go find some pecan pie!


road-dog-tales said...

Frankie and Puddles - wow, you have been super busy! We don't even know what that linky back thing is. That just went right over our heads, so we'll have to go figure it out. Or maybe not. These are great topics and answers and very helpful! We still haven't figured out how to fit more time in the day, though. So we're way behind on BLOGGING and READING and COMMENTING! Maybe we can hire you two as "commenting" sub-contractors :) Whattaya think?
The Road Dogs

The Road Dogs

3 doxies said...

I'm heres...I just had to go get me some mores of dat deer jerky...good stuffs Momma L!
Hehehehe...I didn't realize dis post was diiiiiiis looooooong!
Them Road Dogs didn't take my advice on getting up at 4am. I wonders why.


Remington said...

Love the info....thanks!

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Those were great questions and answers! We never even new about the track back thing. Thanks Frankie and Puddles!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

K-9 Katastrophe said...

Thanks for helpin us!!


Minna Krebs said...

I thinks this series is most infurmative! Kudos to you both!

My favorite pawt is da FOTO of you two at da Podium! Cracks me ups!!


Minna Krebs said...

I do have a question that I have not seen addressed here.......

Would you explain how da ***Not for xxxx Eyes*** feature works??!?!

I can't seem to find that button on my blog........heeheeheeeeee


Benny and Lily said...

Frankie you are a wealth of information. We think mom needs to buy you a necktie so you can look like a professor. Thanks
Benny & Lily

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks fur those 870000000000 words -

They khleared up lots of stuffs!

Now, off to do some things with what we've learned!


Maggie Mae said...

So much very good information to reads, tank youz Frankie and Puddles!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

scotsmad said...

We're still too new to blogging plus we're pretty dumb about all the things, that we're still in the dark!

Thanks for trying to educate us. We may need a remedial course.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

sprinkles said...

I'm so glad that you're going to make this a continual thing. I've actually learned a few things and they weren't even questions that I had.

I've accidently clicked on the backtracks thing a couple of times when I wasn't paying attention and meant to click on "post a comment." How do I delete them?

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Is 'da back track a steely dan song?

Hu hu..

In the mornin you go bloggin'
For 'da hooman who stole yous bone

And yous need to potty outside
butt 'dey be chattin' on 'da phone

You go back Tack blog it again
timer turnin' 'round and 'round
You go back Tack blog it again

Me's joke... 'cuz me not sure what dat back to 'da future stuffs is.. butt 'dis is good stuffs!!

We's do enjoy 'dese questions and we's got somes for next weeks!!

Anakin Man

Those Elgin Pugs said...

oh.. me's left out me's r's in track..

me's changed jack to tack instead of track... 'dis be Puddles fault...

hu hu's..


Lorenza said...

More good answers!
Kisses and hugs

Zona said...

So much helpful information! THANK YOU!


PeeS: That deer jerky sure smells good!

the booker man said...

mr. frankie!
i totally missed you and miss puddles' first etiquette thingies post, so i'm so glad i got to read this one! actually, i'm gonna have to read it again cuz it was so action packed! heehee.
anywho, thankies for explainin' that track back thingie. me and asa and mama nevarrr really understood what it was, and now that we do, we are gonna make sure it's turned off in our settings.
also, thankies for sharin' about how to turn off anonymous commenters. i need to do that, too!
thanks bunches 'n tons for this totally awesome bloggin' informational!!

the booker man