Those recent changes ...
About those recent changes ...
OK, so I moved the blog, and after I did that, I found out that comments, the way things were set up, required "full .html" as the input format, for world+dog.
"Full .html" means that any script kiddie at all could take over my site, if they so wished ...
So I set blog comments to be available to registered visitors only, and got an email asking "where'd the blog posts go? Cos all I get is a commenting box..."
That's because the blog subjects ("Those recent changes ...", for this post) don't look like links, even though they are.
Anyway, I disabled blog comments for the time being.
And did a three-day run of adding more pics to the site ... do anything at all but write a book, eh?
And then worked I out a couple things, among them how to actually show the formatting instead of the .html codes, for a few sections of this site. (Like the lower levels of the plant names, and things).
Then, I got an email telling me that my onsite search is slow and while it sometimes does cough up results, more often it does not ...
... so I set the search box to disappear whenever there were more than 50 people onsite at the same time.
And then I got an email asking, well, your blog posts aren't in google yet, and your search isn't available, so how are we going to find your old blog posts?
So I made the search available for logged-in users, and added a note of it in the top left corner to that effect.
And I've figured out how to set things to filtered .html, so I've opened up the comments again, and those of the registered users whom I know (from their name + email address) can comment without that pesky captcha box, and without me having to approve their comments - everybody else has to wait for comment moderation.
Them's the breaks, folks - if you've been active on one of the mailing lists I'm on, but you don't use a handle I recognize, then sorry, you're out in the cold, until you tell me who you are, and why I should know you.
Getting blog posts visible in one long row on the blog page, complete with comments, isn't on my top-priority list right now - that spot is taken by 1) writing the book (in Finnish ...), and 2) adding more of the classic texts.
Comments? Let me hear all about it.
Because you can, again.