Some tiny creature, mad with wrath,

Is coming nearer on the path.

--Edward Gorey

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. Outlying Islands

Writer, lawyer, cyclist, rock climber, wanderer of dark residential streets, friend.

Friday, March 04, 2005

Site-Related Crap

In an effort to improve this site's functionality, and to enable trackbacks, I just installed Haloscan. Evidently, as a consequence of that, it purged all prior comments. This wasn't my intention, and I'm sorry, but the functionality is a nice improvement. I'm sure all six of you understand. Thanks.

UPDATE: S'okay, I've got it now, and I understand. Pre-Haloscan comments still appear beneath their posts, but are not acknowledged in the Haloscan count or in the pop-up window in which comments are managed with Haloscan. Nothing's been lost, it just looks a bit screwy. And more generally, this still should mark a significant improvement to the site. But just fyi, the automatic installation program Haloscan offers for blogger users is a big lie. After it failed to take twice, I just entered the code manually.


Anonymous binky said...

I, for one, am outraged. :)

12:37 PM  
Blogger matt said...

Hm.... well, I'm not sure if it will be an improvement or not. Have a look at this poker blogger post; sounds like there was some Haloscan functionality that was lacking.

Ooooh, look! Hot double-commenting action!!!

1:28 PM  
Blogger brian said...

I don't know if this is still that case, but HaloScan also has a limit of 1000 characters per comment.

2:55 PM  
Blogger Moon said...

it is still the case. crap. i've got to rework this now.

3:14 PM  
Blogger matt said...

The 1000 character limit plus deletion of comments after 3 months doesn't sound good to me. Since your site's comments are usually longer and more substantive than "D00d! 1st post!!!! LOL!!!!11!!!!111!!" you might want to consider sticking with the blogger/google one for now.

3:20 PM  

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