Typepad has been changing things up a bit lately, and so have I -- trying to be progressive, trying to roll with the punches, trying to welcome change.
I was using Typepad Connect recently for comments and I liked everything about it except that when someone would leave a comment on my blog, the default "reply to" address was a threaded comment/reply/conversation on my blog and the commenter never knew I'd replied unless they came back to check.
I hate that. Who in the hell has time for that shit?
Not only that... my reply is often not limited to the content of my post, but I might expand into full-blown foaming-at-the-fingertips about something completely unrelated and, frankly, possibly quite personal that's between me and that person that I/they/we don't want all over the WWW, or at least not in my comment/replyconversation section.
So. On Thursday, I ditched Typepad Connect and went back to the old, default Typepad comment handler. I had a couple of comments, the reply-to was the actual commenter's email address... I was happy.
On Friday morning, something looked funny about the Typepad email notifications of comments -- AND the reply-to address was NOT the commenter's email address. WTF!!!??? Didn't I just change that? I went through all my settings, re-checking everything, and finally opened a Help Ticket. Sure enough, within those 24 hours they changed the way Typepad handles comments so that they are threaded comments/replies/conversations. WTF (again)?
WHY??? My reply from Typepad said that they added the feature because of the large number of requests. Hello? If people want threaded comments/replies/conversations, Typepad Connect works wonderfully! At the very least, I would like to see the comment/reply/conversation threads as an OPTION -- either in regular comments or Typepad Connect... somewhere! I AM SO PISSED OFF. Believe me, I've registered my complaint. I might even do it again.
What do you think, Typepad users? Commenters?
At least it's a gorgeous day today. Happy Saturday!!