Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Ratings? What do you think?

If my past few posts didn't clue you in, I'll let you know. I rarely, if ever actually look at my own blog. Proof reading is for sissies and people who want to be "accurate" or "grammatically correct". That's not what I'm about.

So it came as a surprise today when I accidentally checked it and saw this new "rating" system. How long have these little stars been on my blog? I'm not sure how I feel about them. Feedback is good, but only when it's positive.

Let me know what you think. I spent a good 10 minutes trying to figure out how to turn them off if I decide to.

This message will self destruct.

Edit: Since JMNLMAN asked, here's how you remove them, if anyone is curious:
Click on the pictures for full size.

First, click the "Layout" tab of your blog on the dashboard.

Second, click the "Edit" button on "Blog Posts"

Ratings Fix

Third, deselect the ratings. I think that should do it

Ratings Fix2

Edit Again: They appear to be gone again. Maybe blogger is just acting up today? Who knows. I'll leave this post here for a while at the very least.


  1. They started today apparently. I'm currently trying to figure out a way to get rid of them myself. I just love the communication from blogger on this.

  2. I added some info here on how to do it. It's sort of in an odd place compared to some of the other settings.

  3. Oh my fuck. Thank you.

    Jesus Christ Blogger needs a kick in the nuts for pulling a stupid stunt like that.

  4. I would give you 5 stars for posting how to remove the rating system. Haha. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Hey! I noticed those myself, and grumbled at the prospect of having to figure out how to rid my blog of them. Glad they disappeared again. I, like you, prefer positive feedback or nada on my blog. It is, after all, a hobby. (I wouldn't blast someone's model cars for not being interesting enough...)

    Speaking of positive feedback - still loving your blog! Always makes me smile!

  6. Even when I get your name wrong?

    I guess I'll leave this post here since it's gotten some traffic.

  7. Yes, even when you get my name wrong. :)