So I log onto WordPress and hit “Add New Post,” I confess with very little idea of what I was going to post about, and I see this:
Akismet & Privacy.
To help your site be compliant with GDPR and other laws requiring notification of tracking, Akismet can display a notice to your users on your contact form. This feature is disabled by default, however, if you or your audience is located in Europe, you need to turn it on.
Please enable or disable this feature. More information.
Dismiss this notice.
I don’t know whether to enable or disable these things, so I hit “more information.” And it went on forever! I don’t have time to read all this shit! Can’t they just condense it all into a paragraph or two? Apparently they can’t. They say in maybe the third paragraph, “To keep things simple…” That is when I look off to the side to see the size of the bar you can scroll up and down with. The smaller that bar, the less likely I am to scroll. At least this bar isn’t a teeny little rectangle. I ought to be able to read this thing.
No, I just can’t. As I typed in the above paragraph, I kept clicking back to the tab of “Privacy Notice for Visitors,” and I just can’t do it. In my defense, I have had a headache all day. This sometimes happens to me on a Saturday. Regular readers will recall that I was sipping red wine while I posted last night, and I’m sure some of you are judging me and saying I DESERVE a headache. For heavens’ sake, I didn’t have that much wine!
Regarding today’s post: I ran this morning and thought I could do a Saturday Running Commentary. Unfortunately, my headache kicked in shortly after my shower. Having a headache all day did not bode well for having adventures sufficient for a Scattered Saturday post. I think a Slacker Saturday post might be eligible, but I just feel paralyzed by this Privacy thing. Do I enable it or not?
I appeal to my fellow bloggers: have any of you managed to read the entire “More Information” tab and if so, did you enable or disable? Once I solve this problem, I feel I can go back to my regularly scheduled posting. In the meantime, I think I’ll call this a Stymied Saturday Post. What do you think, does that work?