Leaving comments at Typead is gltichy, this I know. But this latest nuisance is particularly obnoxious. The follow feature allows people to "follow your comments."
I have tried to drop the following feature from Atlas so asshats can't stalk my commenters. Many of you have written to me about this and I have been all over it. I don't think Typepad realized what they were doing when they developed this app. They obviously developed his feature to encourage a "community" and people posting comments. Well, it backfired. Because people deserve some measure of privacy. If some lunatic wants to harass a commenter, why make it easy for him?
I have a fix.
According to Typepad, the fix for this stupidity is to access my comments so that people don't have to sign in into typepad to post. You will simply comment using your name, email address (not visible), and url if you have one, instead of using your TypePad profile. This is what I recommend. Do not sign in -- just post with basic info. No one can "follow" you that way.
Back to da geehad.