b2 updates – referer spamming, b2++ and WordPress

First of all the trivial stuff. I just noticed that my referer log was spammed by some domain resellers. The script I based my referer code on already had “checking” in there to make sure the referer actually listed your url on it, but I didn’t enable it. That’ll be enabled and added to b2options shortly. I also added a “delete” function to b2referers so you can delete referer records to get rid of spammers.
I just noticed that Google, Ask Jeeves and other search engines have visited in the past few days. I should really ignore those hits in the referer script.
This morning I received an email from Matthew Mullenweg asking me to join the WordPress effort. It took me all of 5 seconds to agree that b2 would be best served by a merger of b2++ and WordPress.
I’m off to Chicago on Sunday, life’s hectic here as I tie up loose ends. It’ll probably take a few weeks before there’s anything useable from this merger, but I’m excited at the future possibilities of b2!

By Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

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Donncha Joins Team
We are very happy to announce that Donncha O’Caoimh is the newest member of the WordPress team. !Donncha is the developer of the very mature b2++ product and we will be merging the best of the two projects with Donncha’s able help.

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I actually have no desire to look like a schmuck or act like a schmuck (being a wise-ass is A-OK), so for those of you that have linked to my blog in your blogroll (or given out my screen name…

It looks like I”m going to have to download this newer version. Caching eh? I was thinking about that just yeseterday. That would certainly make me sleep a tad bit easier at night. 🙂


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