Opening Comments

Sat, January 26, 2008, 01:35 PM under Blogging
I have tried this twice before and had to give up due to comment spam. If I get too much again, I'll close it again. Also, like I've said before, I am not too thrilled with this blog engine's comment form and interaction flow, but I'll let you be the judge of that. Does it work for you?
Saturday, January 26, 2008 1:36:51 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Test anonymous
Saturday, January 26, 2008 3:12:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
i'ts working!
when are you going to make a new screencast?
Saturday, January 26, 2008 3:33:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
I'm glad to see you've enabled comments again.

Why don't you disallow anonymous comments to reduce spams?
Saturday, January 26, 2008 5:25:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Works for me... Thanks, this should be useful in giving you feedback or just comments right away on the post (instead of countless emails you get just from the blog :) ... which you still might )
Saturday, January 26, 2008 8:50:08 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Jelle: I'll make a new screencast when I get some time to "breathe" ;). I have some ideas lined up...

Keeron: I am moderating comments so I am still getting these as emails unfortunately, but yes, that was the generic idea...

Anonymous: See reply to Keeron. In addition, this blog engine appears to have 3 options for commenting 1) logged in, 2) Enter name and URL, 3) Anonymous. I don't want to force people to have to be logged in and I do want to allow #2 (even if it allows people to lie). Unfortunately, when I turn anonymous OFF it also turns off #2 hence I will just hope that people do not choose that option. To be reviewed in the future.
Sunday, January 27, 2008 9:43:00 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Move to Community Server. :)
Sunday, January 27, 2008 10:10:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
I am glad to see the comments turned on! I do hope that spam does not hit you too hard, it is a major problem :(.

Overall though I look forward on having the ability to reply to your posts when appropriate.
Monday, January 28, 2008 2:25:22 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Chad Moran: It has been on my TODO list for so long that now I realise that, unfortunately, it won't happen any time soon.

Dmitry: Thanks.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 10:50:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
You should check out Subtext (, especially if you're self-hosted somewhere.
Thursday, January 31, 2008 5:19:32 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Scott: subtext, dasblog etc. They are on an evaluation TODO list but far down unfortunately.
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