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Installed Like-it

If you like this post, then click the Like-it button at the bottom of it! It’s easier than leaving a comment.

New Comment Spam Policy

(mouseover: And what about all the people who won’t be able to join the community because they’re terrible at making helpful and constructive co– … oh. )

I get my news from The Daily Show and my blogging advice from XKCD.

Unconstructive comments will be marked as spam.

Muddying the Waters with WPBook

I just installed WPBook in a vain (as in “in vain”) effort to allow my Facebook friends to continue to read my blog.

My blog posts are now forwarded to my Facebook Wall.

I used Wordbook for about a year but it recently broke :-(. I’m sure the Facebook people don’t like this functionality because it sucks people away from their one-website-internet plan. So we’ll see how long WPBook lasts!

Installed Bad Behavior

In the continuing effort to fight comment spam, I installed the Bad Behavior plugin on the blog. If this accidentally stops your legitimate comment, please email me at Lee at Lee dat org.

update 4-11-11: I removed Bad Behavior a while back. See the comments

Installed Infinite Scroll

Infinite Scroll looks like a fun plugin. It almost worked perfectly right out of the box (see my note about WP-FancyZoom). I found it on the Balsaman blog.

Just scroll down to the bottom of the page and the next page should load up automatically. :-)

To make the WP FancyZoom WordPress Plugin work well with Infinite Scroll, I figured out that I have to add the following to the “Javascript to be called” section:

addDOMLoadEvent(setupZoom);

Please tell me what you think of this change!

NoSpamNX Works Well

I’ve been using the NoSpamNX anti comment spam plugin for the last few months. It works very well. The best part is that it reduces the number of comment spams in my Akismet spam folder so dramatically that I’m able to look through the folder and rescue false positives.

Take a look at the image below. Spam comments are down from 300/day to 5/day. And now I rescue the occasional false positive.

Of course, as it becomes more popular, spammers will adapt. But it’s worked well for several months. I have noted that the Akismet chart above doesn’t track the number of false positives correctly. I’ve rescued more than the number of false positives that the chart claims.