Back, now with comments partially open

As always, time seems to accelerate when I’m on vacation. It feels like only a few days ago that I was going on a long, long Christmas break. Well, it’s over now and it’s time to go back to work.

One of the things I have been tinkering with during my break is this site, or rather the backend of it. When I upgraded to the latest version of Movable Type in October last year, one of the things that broke because it had changed so much from the really old version I was using was comments. At the time I wasn’t planning on allowing comments here anyway, so I didn’t bother trying to fix the problem.

However, even though not allowing comments here has freed up many hours of my time each week, I noticed that some kinds of posts were really difficult to write when nobody would be able to comment on them. So now I’ve taken the time to get the commenting system working again. It isn’t identical to what I had a year ago, but now at least I have the option to allow comments.

Comments will not be open on all posts though. I’ll keep them off for most posts and allow comments for a limited time on the kind of posts that would benefit the most from it. Experience tells me that most of the good discussion happens within the first three days or so, after which most that can be said about the subject has been said.

I hope this will be a working compromise between allowing comments on all posts for an unlimited time and not allowing comments at all.

Posted on January 12, 2009 in Life, Site news

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