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pilotdavepilotdave Major grinsPosts: 747Registered Users Major grins

With the popularity of the #deletefacebook movement, has smugmug considered dropping the login requirement for comments? Also, any chance for improvements to commenting with mobile devices? My photos don't get comments anymore. Anonymous and mobile comments would be very welcome (returning) features.

Dave

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  • VivPixVivPix Peace Love & Photography Posts: 44Registered Users Big grins

    Hi Pilotdave!

    We are always looking for ways to improve SmugMug for our users so we appreciate that you took the time to give us your input about the way photo commenting is done on SmugMug.

    Your feedback is important to us!

    Please feel free to leave this as a feature request in our feedback forum:
http://smugmug.uservoice.com/forums/17723-smugmug
    Many new features have come from this forum!

    Vivian
    SmugMug Support Hero

    Thanks,

    Vivian
    SmugMug Hero
  • AllenAllen "tweak 'til it squeaks" St. Louis, MoPosts: 9,392Registered Users Major grins

    Every since they went to this "logon" crap comments have stopped dead.
    Anonymous comments should be allowed. Turn them off by default and let the site owner make the decision of turning them on.
    Otherwise this is basically the lawyers covering Smug 's ass.

    Al - Just a volunteer here having fun
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  • pilotdavepilotdave Major grins Posts: 747Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 17, 2018

    @VivPix said:
    Hi Pilotdave!

    We are always looking for ways to improve SmugMug for our users so we appreciate that you took the time to give us your input about the way photo commenting is done on SmugMug.

    Your feedback is important to us!

    Please feel free to leave this as a feature request in our feedback forum:
http://smugmug.uservoice.com/forums/17723-smugmug
    Many new features have come from this forum!

    Vivian
    SmugMug Support Hero

    That feature request has been around since the day you implemented the login requirement: http://feedback.smugmug.com/forums/17723-smugmug/suggestions/4262376-comments-remove-smugmug-facebook-log-in-require.

    Dave

  • VivPixVivPix Peace Love & Photography Posts: 44Registered Users Big grins

    Hi Pilotdave,

    Please also send this as an email to Help@SmugMug.com so that I can forward your request to the appropriate folks here at SmugMug.
    Thank you!

    Vivian
    SmugMug Support Hero

    Thanks,

    Vivian
    SmugMug Hero
  • WinsomeWorksWinsomeWorks Keep Thou my Feet Posts: 1,955Registered Users Major grins

    Goodness, the appropriate folks have known about this for years, as Al & Pilot have noted. There have been countless discussions about this with the appropriate people, & many pleadings from the SmugMug community to just allow us to have comments set to "on" if we want them. It's so frustrating to those of us who used to see & enjoy comments, & who haven't had a comment in eons because of the silly log-in requirement. SmugMug has catered to some small minority on this, when it could easily be fixed exactly the way Al states. The galleries where I really miss it most & where it's causing me to miss out on info/data/ I.Ds. I need, is in my Vintage Family Photos galleries. I want & need comments there from people who know about the ancestors in these photos, before they too are gone. I used to receive lots of great interaction in those galleries, but no longer. My whole family misses out on this, since no one else in the family has these photos accessible online.

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  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainPosts: 18,491Administrators, Vanilla Admin moderator

    I never understood the need for login, given that there used to be the option to approve comments before they were published. Or you could turn them off altogether if you were getting a high volume of spam or nastiness. I haven't gotten a comment in years.

  • AllenAllen "tweak 'til it squeaks" St. Louis, MoPosts: 9,392Registered Users Major grins

    All my family photos are in galleries with passwords. Why in the world would they need to log in if they have already had to enter a password, "my password", to comment? This makes absolute no sense.

    Al - Just a volunteer here having fun
    My Website | My Blog
  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 11,961Administrators moderator

    @Allen said:
    All my family photos are in galleries with passwords. Why in the world would they need to log in if they have already had to enter a password, "my password", to comment? This makes absolute no sense.

    This! Smugmug has been dragging their feet on this issue, and it is an issue given the numbers wanting no log-in commenting, for so very long it is amazing it hasn't been fixed ages ago. What does it take to turn this around?

    Also agree with the opt in or out and comment previews (for all public galleries) like we once had. All my gallery comments are turned on and absolutely no comments in years, despite everyone I know all having gmail. Nobody wants to go through that.

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