Sunday, January 28, 2007

Welcome to the "new" Daily Duck

The DD finally became eligible to the new Blogger. Besides providing my profile info on the front page, I'm not sure what other improvements were made. There are probably plenty of bells and whistles that we can take advantage of. If anyone has some ideas, please let me know.

6 Comments:

Blogger Oroborous said...

One side effect of changing to new & improved, super-duper Blogger is that some of the comments in older posts are now attributed to "anonymous". Which is kinda weird because everyone who posted had to have had a blogger account, so why did some people's comments become unnamed, and others didn't ?

January 28, 2007 6:28 PM  
Blogger Brit said...

TofE has been upgraded too. It looks like they've made it easier to play with the template, if you can be bothered with such things.

January 29, 2007 5:09 AM  
Blogger Hey Skipper said...

I noticed that Oroborous doesn't show up as a contributor on the sidebar.

Also, there is absolutely no need for word verification to be as fricking stupid as it is -- there should be an option that allows anyone who has successfully verified to never do it again. As it is, I spend far more time doing the verification thing than I ever did deleting spam.

(Never mind the irritation that attends having the word show up only half the time, but needing verification all the time.)

Which isn't helped by having to redo it twice everytime I have to go through verifying my new Google account name -- twice tonight, now, because the promised email never arrives.

But after failing to verify, and reposting, again, some more, the stupid thing suddenly accepts my old username, and the post, all without verification.

BTW -- each para was added after a posting attempt.

January 29, 2007 6:42 AM  
Blogger Duck said...

I think its time to update the blogroll. Skipper, Brit and Oro, come up with 4 or 5 links that you'd like to have listed and I'll update it.

I think I blew away everyone else's profile when I was trying to delete the full profile of me that the new blogger automatically displayed. I'll try to get them restored.

What is the consensus on the word verification? Should I turn it off?

January 29, 2007 6:55 PM  
Blogger Hey Skipper said...

I could do without the word verification.

But what mystifies me is that there isn't some counter you can set so that after a certain number of successful verifications, with zero meaning always verify, you will presume the poster can be trusted.

If spambots can't get through verification even once, then one would seem to be the right number.

Simple to do; I can't figure out why they haven't done it.

January 29, 2007 7:58 PM  
Blogger Brit said...

I hate word verification so unless the spam is intolerable I'd prefer not to have it.

January 30, 2007 7:08 AM  

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