More experimentation with the commenting feature

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  1. Griff Wigley said:

    8 am update: another glitch (sigh). All previous comment tools restored while I await a response from tech support.

    May 17, 2009
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  2. Bill Ostrem said:

    What’s happening with the experimentation, Griff?

    May 22, 2009
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  3. Griff Wigley said:

    I’m so glad you asked, Bill. 😉

    I’m still waiting to hear from their tech support. (sigh)

    May 22, 2009
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  4. Griff Wigley said:

    I’ve heard back from ID’s tech support and so I will be taking another crack at this tonight.

    The Comments feature may be unavailable for much of the evening/early morning hours. Hopefully, things will be resolved one way or another by 6 am Wed. morn.

    May 26, 2009
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  5. griffinjay said:

    So far so good. As of 9:15 pm, 11% of the 24,954 comments have been imported to the ID system.

    May 27, 2009
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  6. Griff Wigley said:

    All comments now synched with ID. I'll further customize the options later this morning. (I'm posting this as a Guest.)

    May 27, 2009
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  7. Tracy Davis said:

    Comments don't appear to be numbered anymore, Griff… a major problem in my book. Does IntenseDebate offer that feature?

    I also couldn't log in. I tried 2 email addresses to have the system send me my password but it rejected both. Pretty sure I got at least one of them right.

    May 27, 2009
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  8. Griff Wigley said:

    I've added two ID-provided plugins: it's now easy to embed a YouTube video and add smilies.

    😀

    May 27, 2009
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  9. Griff Wigley said:

    A comment thread can now be sorted by Date, Rating, Last Activity. This feature is at the top of the thread.

    May 27, 2009
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  10. Griff Wigley said:

    I've turned on the 'report' feature, which allows anyone to flag/alert me on a comment that they think is inapppropriate. Click the 'report' button brings up a box that says:

    Report this comment for a violation

    You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input.

    Reason for reporting:

    May 27, 2009
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  11. Griff Wigley said:

    I've turned on the 'report' feature, which allows anyone to flag/alert me on a comment that they think is inapppropriate. Clicking the 'report' button brings up a box that says:

    Report this comment for a violation

    You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input.

    Reason for reporting:

    May 27, 2009
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  12. Griff Wigley said:

    I've disabled the Defensio spam filter and turned the Askimet spam filter back on, plus I've enabled the IntenseDebate spam filters.

    May 27, 2009
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  13. Griff Wigley said:

    I've set the link threshhold to 5 which means that any comments containing 5 or more links will be moderated. I'll test this using my other account.

    May 27, 2009
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  14. Griff Wigley said:

    Okay, that worked, tho the comment with 5 links ended up in the spam bucket instead of the moderate bucket.

    May 27, 2009
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  15. Griff Wigley said:

    Some text from one's previous comment spills into a new comment box. I'll report that glitch.

    May 27, 2009
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  16. Griff Wigley said:

    This is another test of OpenID, but this time, I clicked the option to login using my OpenID account instead of logging into IntenseDebate.

    May 27, 2009
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  17. Griff Wigley said:

    I'm posting this as a guest and subscribing to additional replies via email so that I can then test whether commenting via email works.

    May 27, 2009
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  18. Griff Wigley said:

    I see that we're now on the next page of comments. Not real obvious.

    May 27, 2009
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  19. Griff Wigley said:

    Mousing over a gravatar shows the person's profile, including blogs and any recent Twitter activity… if the commenter chooses to enable/add that.

    Cool.

    May 27, 2009
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  20. Griff Wigley said:

    I've enabled the ID plugins for "sharing/bookmarking" using the AddToAny service.

    May 27, 2009
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  21. Griff Wigley said:

    Editing a comment after turning on the AddToAny sharing feature messes up the code for it. I'll report that glitch and turn off the feature for now.

    May 27, 2009
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  22. Griff Wigley said:

    I'm getting the confirmation emails when I subscribe to this comment thread but I don't seem to be getting the alerts when new comments are added. I'll try again.

    May 27, 2009
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  23. Patrick Enders said:

    Griff,
    1) All comments can no longer be seen on my Firefox browser.
    2) All comments can no longer be seen on my iPhone's Safari browser.

    May 27, 2009
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  24. Patrick Enders said:

    Problem #3:
    My comments now need to be approved by site admins before posting.
    Problem #4:
    I have to reenter my name and email address every time I type a post.

    May 27, 2009
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  25. Patrick Enders said:

    Problem #5:
    I can't find the post that starts:
    "Paul Zorn: David L, You asked (of Patrick): >Let's assume that the child/person were 18. In that event,…"
    Problem #6:
    I can't find my posts containing problems 1-4.

    May 27, 2009
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  26. Griff Wigley said:

    Dang. It looks like comments are getting posted with a timestamp that's several hours ahead, so they're not visble, even though they're approved.

    I'm investigating.

    May 27, 2009
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  27. Griff Wigley said:

    Okay, I give up. The problems and glitches kept piling up and getting worse by the hour.

    My apologies for the hassles for those of you who tried to comment and had your posts go into the ozones.

    May 27, 2009
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  28. Griff Wigley said:

    I’ve restored all the features that we’ve had for the past month or two, except for Defensio spam which was starting to give me fits… so we’re back to Askimet for now.

    May 27, 2009
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