The other day when I was switching the word verification for comments to off I made a really huge mistake that can’t be corrected. Computer genius that I am, I managed to delete every single comment on all my posts since I started this blog in 2007. This was no easy feat and it took me quite some time, as there were roughly about 9,000 comments. Even though it was time consuming, I bravely forged ahead. Why did you do that, you might ask? Suffering slightly from OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), I usually go through my accounts and delete unnecessary e-mails once a week or so.
I thought I might let you all in on how I did this so you don’t make the same mistake. After I turned off the word verification that was making us all question our eyesight, I went to the comment moderation page. There are tabs for "Spam," "Awaiting Moderation" and a "Published" button. I had a few spammers that I deleted, a comment or two that I published and then I hit the "Published" tab. Up popped all the comments ever left and in my infinite wisdom I figured since they were already published on my blog posts I might as well delete them and clear up some disk space. Seems reasonable right?
That’s the story of how I deleted every single comment since 2007. I know I’m not the least bit computer literate but I think blogger should have stated somewhere that if you delete your published comments in this tab they also disappear from your blog where idiots like me can understand what will happen when we do things like this. I also think there should be a way to recover the deleted items. They could go into a trash bin or recycle bin where they can be retrieved. Not Blogger; once they’re deleted they’re gone and there’s no way of retrieving them. Unless you have them in g-mail, which I didn’t because of my previous mentioned OCD.
I’ll miss my comments because there were many good discussions in the comment section. There were also some good ideas and solutions to problems and how others coped with certain situations. So there you have it, I can officially go down as computer illiterate and not fit to be near electronics.
Until next time
Quote for Today
Nothing is foolproof to a properly motivated fool.