is it getting a little Spammy in here?
Posted May 11, 2012on:
thanks to some helpful blog buddes, here is how to get rid the checkboxes that have been causing me to swear uncontrollably and turn to drink:
Dashboard – Settings – Discussion. Scroll all the way to the bottom to the section called “Follow Comments”. Uncheck “show follow comments option in Comment Form”, and then uncheck “Follow blog in Comment form”. Save changes.
Dashboard – Settings – Reading. Under Follower Settings, uncheck “show follow button to logged out users”.
my e-mail inbox already feels much better. and lighter.
I don’t know about you, but my e-mail inbox has been making me feel really, really popular. A little too popular in fact.
WordPress blogs love me so much that I get an e-mail every time I post on a comment, and every time someone else posts on a blog post that I commented on Perhaps you saw my rant on Twitter the other night.
how many wordpress blogs are in your reader? it adds up to a metric ton of e-mail notification, doesn’t it? I never even noticed it before, but there are two checkboxes under the the comment box. One check box asks if you want to be notified of posts via e-mail, the other asks if you want to be notified of comments via e-mail. They both used to always default to unchecked, so you had to opt-in to an e-mail subscription. Guess what: now they intermittently default to checked. Yup, now you have to opt-out.
I’m going to give WordPress the benefit of the doubt, and hope this isn’t a permanent change, the type of which I like to call “pulling a facebook”.
In the meantime, whenever you comment on my blog, or on anyone else’s WordPress, make sure you are looking at those check boxes (they don’t appear until you click your cursor in the comment field) and un-check them.
your e-mail inbox and your sanity will thank you.
Attention WordPress friends: In your dashboard, go under Settings and then Discussion. All the way at the bottom is a “reply” field. This is where you can invite people to leave responses, and remind them to uncheck those little boxes of evil.