So as you may have noticed I’ve been monkeying around behind the scenes, changing the aesthetics and orientation, style and function of this site to provide a better, more user-friendly experience. Over the last few months I noticed a few problems, such as excessive amounts of spam. Wanting to get around this, I changed some security setting in a late-night panic, and was delighted to see the spam faucet turned off. Thinking I had discovered a surefire way to prevent all spam forevermore, I decided to step out from behind the dashboard and explore my blog from a first-timer’s perspective to try to further improve the blog. And that’s when I started making some changes. I hope you like them, please let me know.
And on that last note, I’ve also come to realize why all the comments had stopped too. I was particularly struck by last point, it was quite noticeable. New user registrations and an increase in comments and story sharing were all hallmarks of a little blog that could, and I was quite dÃ©Ã§u to see the tap on commentary had also been shut off. And here I was hoping we may had even gotten a conversation going! Turns out as you may have already realized that leaving comments was made quite difficult what with the over-the-top security.
I’d rather just delete the spam – so please, feel free to comment to your heart’s content, I think I may have even made it easier to do so.
So there you have it. There’s a lot piling up on my back burner, so I’m going to be working through it over the next few nights and I’ll be sure to have a few new posts up before the end of the week. Stay tuned.
And on one final note, I’d like to thank Duane Hatfield-McCoy from Little Rock who in a thoroughly not-creepy fashion managed to track down my home phone number and call me in the middle of the night to tell me of this problem (Duane thought MontrÃ©al ran on Paris time for some reason). Thank you Duane, I look forward to sampling some of your delicious preserves.