Friday, December 12, 2014

SewMaMaSew Winner & News

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I would like to thank all you lovely people and your response to the SewMaMaSew Give Away.  I had so many lovely comments and what a variety of Holiday songs listed.  But before I announce the winner (anticipation, anxiously sitting on the edge of your seat,fingers crossed) - some blogger issues that need addressing........

I had a lot of no-reply and I would say maybe a quarter of you did make sure you had your e-mail address included, but the others............
If you find you are not getting replies or winning contests, please - I have three buttons on my side bar that explain how to set your address so it appears with your comments.  But if you prefer to not - make sure you add your e-mail address.  If we can't find you, you can't win.

ALSO, blogger made some updates and changes without us knowing.  AND I would like to thank Terry for bringing this to my attention - as I was affected by it.  You may want to check to see if you have the crazy word/number verification set again on your blog as well as some not able to leave a comment.  And she gave a resource for a fix HERE and HERE.


Now for the winner

Cheri - The Quilting Nanny who was so nice to be sure she had her e-mail address included in her reply so I could reach her.

Thank you all again and may your Christmas be Merry & Bright,
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon







9 comments:

  1. Thanks for that comment tip, Sharon. Mine appears to be OK, but I did notice that several blogs that I visit now had the verification in use. I didn't say anything, thinking that they must have had some spam issues and changed their settings. Good to know.

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  2. Thanks for the heads up on this.....mine is ok, but I have noticed a huge surge in spam getting thru.

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  3. Thanks for that tip on Blogger. I had noticed verifications popping up on blogs where they never did before.

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  4. That was a great giveaway Sharon. Thanks for the reminder about the blog changes. I read Terry's post but I haven't looked at mine yet.

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  5. I dont' think there was a single blog I commented on that didn't have that verification number thing..unless they used the raffle way. I thought everyone was using it cause of spam as it was offered by feedburner. Learn something new every day!

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  6. I had no idea! My blog was not affected because I have my comments embedded, but I had noticed it popping up on blogs everywhere. I'm really tired of this happening to our blogs. Since the last change made by either Blogger or Yahoo - I haven't yet figured out which - I have quite a few bloggers who comment on my blog but I never receive emails letting me know, so I can't just "reply" - I have to get their email address and compose a new email to respond. Ridiculous!!! Why can't they just leave well enough alone!!!! And I really hate that WordPress can't comment no matter what they try - that might explain why I never get comments from some bloggers I visit regularly who don't seem to be the unfriendly type. Seems to me Blogger's "fixes" do more harm than good.

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  7. Congratulations to The Sewing Nanny!

    Ah, that would explain why some of the blogs I read have suddenly got word verification turned on! I'd better go check mine right now -- thanks for the heads up!

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  8. I noticed some of the Word Verifications are blurry. is that the change? I don't use it and don't allow annon coments.

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