April 30, 2003

Comments For Everyone

Tonight we’ve enabled guest comments for non-member visitors. This makes it possible for anyone to comment on a weblog entry without going through the rigamarole of creating an account. I really like the accountability of member-only comments but I’m interested to see if we can get more voices involved by making this new channel available.

I’m hoping registered users continue to log in before posting. It adds to your stats and now, it also comes with the added benefit of being able to edit your recently posted comments. Enjoy.

(In addition, there are some backend changes which improve handling of incoming comments as well as generating clean, compliant, well-encoded XHTML.)

[Also: If you’re interested, a number of updates have been added to the Moving Day page since the last time I mentioned it.]

Comments

Clemens Kroell

Well done man! Pls don’t forget my email!

At what point are you just going to implement MT?

Walt Dickinson

A short list of reasons (in no particular order) why I don’t use Movable Type: My host doesn’t support all of the “perk” Perl modules MT uses. You have to write MT plugins in Perl. I enjoy building iWalt.com myself. MT doesn’t have any features for guests to log in and post their messages. Or, for that matter, to log in and be able to see which blog entries have new unread comments. Etc., etc., etc.

I am interested to see what MovableType Pro is like though.

Mark Shewmaker

iWalt just wouldn’t be the same if you were running MT. You should be proud of your creation.