donnacha

donnacha

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411 weeks ago @ IntenseDebate Blog - Introducing WordPress.... · 2 replies · +4 points

Wonderful news, been waiting for this, congratulations.

I notice, though, that I now see to have two profiles:

http://intensedebate.com/PROFILES/donnacha

http://intensedebate.com/PEOPLE/donnacha

The PROFILES one is associated with my WordPress account but contains none of my ID comments or ID score.

The PEOPLE one has all my ID data but seems to have no connection to my WordPress account.

This is going to be confusing for a lot of people.

It would be good to see these profiles merged. I would like my avatar to display the WordPress badge and provide some sort of link to or indication of my WordPress presence but, also, display my IntenseDebate score.

418 weeks ago @ IntenseDebate Blog - Moderation Whitelist a... · 2 replies · +1 points

With regard to whitelists, it would be good if I could opt to automatically whitelist commenters who have been whitelisted by a lot of other people - surely one of the main advantages of a distributed commenting system is that you gather the data necessary to form a "web of trust".

It would also be good if some sort of translation functionality was built into the moderation interface - I often see comments that contain two languages: English that seems innocent/relevant enough, but then, also, a paragraph or two in some other language, clearly not spoken by the website owner or any of the other commenters. I generally presume it is some form of spam or propaganda, targeted at other speakers of that language, but it would be good to be able to check and ensure that I wasn't unfairly marking something as spam.

418 weeks ago @ IntenseDebate Blog - Moderation Whitelist a... · 0 replies · +1 points

Heh, I was delighted when I appeared in a screenshot in the post a few months ago about copying permalinks xD

423 weeks ago @ IntenseDebate Blog - New Pagination Setting... · 2 replies · +2 points

Nice move.

One twist on this that might be good would be if you could make it conditional on how ID is performing that day - of course, your aim is to make ID lightening fast at all times but, realistically, there will always be times when the service struggles, at those times it would be neat if the setting could automatically jump back to 25 rather than make the page-load take an inordinate amount of time.

In normal circumstances, however, 50 or 100 comments is great because users are much more likely to keep reading down a page rather than click through to a new one. Also, commenters on popular posts will feel happier than if their comment is knocked off the first page. Good all round (except on days when the service is slow!).

424 weeks ago @ IntenseDebate Blog - Laughing Squid Joins t... · 0 replies · +1 points

That's good news, congratulations, there's always something interesting to see on Laughing Squid but I've never bother to comment there before.

424 weeks ago @ Laughing Squid - Vegetables Are All You... · 1 reply · +2 points

I can't help thinking that this, the whole thing including the body, would make a wonderful roast.

Is that so very wrong of me?

BTW, good to see that you've switched to IntenseDebate, it's a wonderful system.

426 weeks ago @ Weblog Tools Collection - Is Automattic Evil? · 0 replies · +2 points

Anyone who thinks that Automattic is evil either hasn't been paying attention or has a selfish agenda of their own.

I am not easily impressed but I am impressed and intensely relieved that Matt has stuck to his guns and stayed true to the community, despite all the FUD that a small handful of malcontents have been throwing around. I am also impressed by his patience in repeatedly explaining what the GPL is and why WordPress, and all the advantages it gives each of us, could not exist without it.

It is astonishing that some people cannot grasp the simple logic of what he is saying, that they keep rising up again and again, like zombies, to piss and moan because they think that WordPress owes them a living, and don't have the imagination to see how much the GPL is offering them on a plate.

But the anti-GPL zombies don't matter, they can be ignored - in Matt, we've got a guy who really gets it, who isn't going to be swayed by shrill voices and is going to keep doing the right thing. WordPress is an incredible project, Automattic is a wonderful contributor to the project and we all benefit as a result.

427 weeks ago @ IntenseDebate Blog - Give a little luv to y... · 0 replies · +3 points

Great to see more plugins coming onstream.

On the issue of nofollow, there is pretty strong evidence that Google does, in fact, follow links even when they are nofollow, giving some amount of Pagerank to sites that have a lot of nofollow links pointing at them. Yes, this pretty much defeats the purpose of nofollow, but Google has probably calculated that ignoring it helps make their index more accurate. I would guess that Google awards less Pagerank for nofollow links, but it does seem to award something, people are getting measurable results.

Worth bearing in mind, anyway.

431 weeks ago @ Stack Test - xczv · 0 replies · +1 points

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