How to Comment

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This is a short guide about how to comment here on the Roving Crafters. We have a comfy little community of crafters that come everyday to check out what’s new. This is a family friendly place protected from spammers, hackers, and other internet baddies by all sorts of software that I could never understand.

I’m Jenn and I live for feedback. I hope after reading this guide you’ll have a better understanding of how to comment and start chatting with us.

Here is what the comment field probably looks like to you right now:

empty comment section

  • All that is required is a name. That email field is optional and if you leave it blank, your comment will go through just fine.
  • The little picture in the upper left is a default avatar. My site chooses one of several cartoon monsters at random to go with your comment. You can set up a custom avatar for yourself and it will show up every time you post if you like. But.. then you will have to use an email. Avatars are tied to email accounts. Go to gravatar.com if you want to set one up.
  • You can also manage subscriptions. Then you will receive a notice when someone replies to your comment. Like me! But again, then you will have to give it an email.

comment field explained

  • You can add links to other websites. Just copy/paste the web address and it will be a “hotlink” in your comment. Please keep it clean.
  • You can share images and videos too. Those images and videos need to be somewhere on the web. You can’t upload direct from your computer. Here is how that works:

Let’s go to olddesignshop.com. I love that site. Once you are there, right click on any image and take a look at that window which pops up. Every web browser has a slightly different name for what you want, and what you want is the web address for the specific image. In Google Chrome its called “Copy image URL”. When you copy/paste the image’s web address it will look like this:

http://i1.wp.com/olddesignshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/OldDesignShop_KittenPeekingOnChicks.jpg?resize=320%2C320

That is how it will look in your draft comment. Once you post the comment, it will look like this:

image from old design shop

What do you do if you have an image and it isn’t on the web? Maybe its in your phone or on your computer? Try www.anony.ws. Its a free and anonymous image hosting site. Once you have loaded your image there, do the copy/paste thing.

Here is an example you might find amusing helpful:

how to comment - completed example

 

That should get you up and chatting. If by some chance you post a comment and it doesn’t appear right away then its been held for moderation. That can sometimes happen if its your first time commenting on my site or if your personal privacy settings prevent my software from determining if you are an internet baddie (I’m telling ya, I got the protection turned up pretty high on this website). But everything is okay. Your comment didn’t disappear. Its just in holding and waiting for me to read and approve.

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The Feline Overlord
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I find this page disappointing. In fact, this entire blog is a let down. I graciously allow my human servant time to herself and this is how she spends it? Writing six days a week about yarn? Where are the posts chronicling my adventures? Where are the pictures of me being brushed? Where are the pictures of me crouched on top of the computer? And in the window? And hiding in the closet on top of the clean towels? I’ll have you know that I spent last evening high on catnip chasing Cowardly Boy Cat around, knocking over the yarn… Read more »
crochetistheway
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Oh, Mighty FO, you are so interesting that you deserve your own blog. Have you thought of starting a weekly feline advice column? You could help other kitties with where to find the best catnip, how to get into the most trouble (and blame it on someone else), and tips for world domination. Perhaps you could answer human questions too, like: Why does my cat want to put my socks in the toilet?

Keep letting the Human think that this blog is about yarn. We all know that’s just filler material, and the real subject is you 🙂

The Feline Overlord
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It is good to hear from a properly respectful human subject. I should have my own column. I shall consider your humble suggestions after I’ve finished thoroughly licking my feet. Just finished breakfast you know, and must clean feet. You humans NEVER clean your feet after a meal. Perhaps this is why your Cat Overseerer has taken to washing your socks for you.

knitsbyjenn
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Oh please don’t encourage her!

Lorri Helms
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Boy….someone is spoiled;-)

knitsbyjenn
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nooooooo…

candi
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spoiled! What ever do you mean?

knitsbyjenn
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Exactly. Feline Overlord is only getting her proper due respect and attention. She only wants to have her every need met instantly… if not sooner. In a perfect world her needs would be met before she could think of them. Sadly life is not perfect. Not even for very bad kitties.

candi
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I don’t have to wash MY feet…..my Little Kitty (he’s huge) Talks-A-Lot does it for me…..na-na, na-na-na

knitsbyjenn
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Yikes. Sounds ticklish.

Alma
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Hi, just passing thru to see what you are about….

knitsbyjenn
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Hi there. We are about yarn, bad cats, and not taking things too seriously. Hope you find plenty of things you like!

Jeanette
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You have just told everyone my secrets! I also use the one-foot rule—–if you have made a mistake, hold it out at least a foot in front of you. If you cannot see the mistake, it is not there. (Aran knitting)

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