So You Deleted Your Comment… #TrueStory

It really gets my goat when I write an amazingly witty retort to a comment on Reddit, only to find the comment I'm replying too has already been deleted by the time I hit "save". The world will never be able to appreciate the sheer genius of those replies. They simply don't have the same impact when … Continue reading So You Deleted Your Comment… #TrueStory

Explicit ‘href’ Problem With Facebook Comments

On all of our sites which are using Facebook comments we're currently getting the following warning: Warning: this comments plugin is operating in compatibility mode, but has no posts yet. Consider specifying an explicit 'href' as suggested in the comments plugin documentation to take advantage of all plugin features. Facebook has (again) changed the code for displaying … Continue reading Explicit ‘href’ Problem With Facebook Comments

Facebook’s Pattern Matching On Comment Moderation Sucks Ass

Facebook

We're using Facebook comments on some of our sites and it's working great, commenting on those sites has increase immensely but I must say that the pattern matching for blacklisted words sucks royal ass. We're using the "standard Facebook restrictions" to keep things relatively clean but I have to wonder about that when I need to moderate comments that … Continue reading Facebook’s Pattern Matching On Comment Moderation Sucks Ass

Forced Conformity: The Argument For Anonymity

Anonymous

Since TechCrunch switched to Facebook's  revamped comment system, tech writers have been lining up to decry anonymity, heralding the (frankly, piss poor and mediocre - but that's a subject for another post) commenting system as an end to trolls and suggesting that people are all cowards for wanting to comment anonymously. I for one dislike anonymous comments. I've … Continue reading Forced Conformity: The Argument For Anonymity

Sorry Facebook. Paddy Says – No Can Do!

Irish Paddy

"How's it going there FB? How's the health? Wife not getting you down? Good. Good. C'mere to me FB. I've been looking at all them new buttons and wigdets and "like" things you sent us t'other day and I wanted to run a few things past ya. To yer face as it were, coz, ya … Continue reading Sorry Facebook. Paddy Says – No Can Do!

Why Ask A Question If People Can’t Answer?

I’ve always believed that blogs were about conversation. You put your ideas out there and people give you feedback. Sometimes they agree, sometimes they disagree, sometimes they end up ranting like a loon but you always have conversation. Needless to say I’m one of those people who believe that a blog without the ability to … Continue reading Why Ask A Question If People Can’t Answer?

Are you losing money because of your sites comment system?

Even though I’ve had some pretty strong (and not so strong) opinions to express, I’ve not been commenting on a lot of sites lately because they won’t let me leave my URL when I sign up to comment. For example, I was going to comment on Urlesque today, but when I scrolled down to the … Continue reading Are you losing money because of your sites comment system?

My Biggest Flaw As A Blogger

My biggest flaw as a blogger is that I don't comment enough on other blogs. I read hundreds of blog posts a day and while I may have a reaction to them, I am usually too busy to comment on them. Instead I either share them on my link blog and / or Twitter with … Continue reading My Biggest Flaw As A Blogger