Sunday, November 23, 2008

Comment Problem: Can Anyone Help

Just had this in an email from a reader regarding the new Comments system. Can anyone help?

Apologies in advance for what may be a stupid question: I have a google account. My username is my e-mail address. I also have a nickname: ‘tweedledum’ which is also the name I have used to make a few comments on here by the old method. If I want to make a comment now, how do I make it display under my nickname rather than my username?


Please use the Comments to help with the answer...

27 comments:

King Athelstan said...

I'm just trying this out, when I log on I am usually told I am blogging under the name King Athelstan, if that's the name at the top nothing should have changed.

A.N.Activist said...

ironically i'm more anonymous now than i was beforehand, when i just typed my name into the box before posting.

sadly i can't help with the username/nickname issue

John Pickworth said...

You just log in (when you post your comment) using your username and password. Google/Blogger will then display your 'nickname' above your comment.

Also, once logged in Google/Blogger will display the following message under the comment box: "You are currently posting as [nickname]" - and under that will be a link if you want to select a different account.

Best advice, try a test post here... you'll see what I mean.

John Trenchard said...

just trying this out.

ScotsToryB said...

WTF?

Oh, sorry, Dear Boy: testing.

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STB.

rob's uncle said...

You need to 'edit your profile' so that your 'display name' is different to your 'email address' [which Google/Blogger may have assigned to your 'user name' and thence to your 'display name' by default].

Do this by clicking on the link in the 'You are currently posting as ... ' below the comments box and following the edit link. i.e as John Pickworth suggests.

hmscoventry said...

Also testing - thanks Iain.

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Doug said...

testing

fr said...

Googling is not as easy as they make out

Curbishlyauto said...

Sophisticated Testing ,

curly15 said...

Having watched West Ham Utd. gain an improbable victory with the aid of a registered blind referee, I'm in no mood to help.

Bellamy is still ugly.

Man in a Shed said...

Don't blame you for switch the anon stuff off.

Dolly and his merry gang will have to work a little bit harder.

hmscoventry said...

It's very kind of you, Iain, to let us try to sort out a few problems with the google registration procedure. Does anyone know if it's possible to change the Google Username whilst still retaining your usual email address?

And, since I'm here, lots of love to all the men on HMS Coventry.

Insider said...

testing again

John of Enfield said...

I have finally been forced to investigate this.

Your nickname on your gmail is NOT used on blogger. You have to register separately with the blogger service, change your nickname there and select the level of privacy you require on blogger.

I can now, if this works, post more quickly & easily.

John of Enfield said...

it worked..........

John of Enfield said...

Keep up the could work Ian.

I am very intrigued by the use of mass manipulation techniques by Nu Labour. As someone has pointed out today the whole of the PRB is based on triangulation. Their sole raison d' etre is power. And that power is used to extend the power of the state. The blogosphere teases this out in as many ways as the market sorts out the state.

Ed said...

To change the name displayed in comments don't change it in google mail (or gmail), change it via the main account at Google. Simply login via Google's main page using the 'My Account' link on top right. From there 'Edit personal information' and then First name.

I'm currently seen as 'Ed' in this comment, my next post will display 'A North London Git'.

A north London git said...

There you go.

Easy Peasy

Eddy Boy said...

Or as an alternative use the nickname field using the links I mentioned above.

tweedledum said...

Thanks for all the suggestions, comrades (the original query was mine.)

I now use two different display names and edit my profile in blogger when I want to change from one to the other.

Faustus said...

Testing.

Inspector Morse said...

I have just set up a blog in order to post comments as "Inspector Morse", and it works a treat.

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troymolloy said...

testing. to be honest i don't like this google login thingy, but if you can't beat 'em...

Big Chas said...

Just testing...