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Please sir, can I have more?

A poor urchin goes up to the headmaster, “Please sir, can I have more comments?” The headmaster looks down from his perch and with a grimace says, “Not before you show me your cookie!” Well, the poor lad never did get any more comments. He didn’t have the right cookie, […]

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The most prolific commentators of June 2007

Short and sweet, the people who left the most comments on my blog in June 2007 are: Robert Dankoozy David Precious Thank you guys for participating! It doesn’t take much to get to the top of that list, but I will delete or ignore comments from people who I feel […]

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Please type my name

I just had a thought after filling in an anti-spam keyword in a comment form. Sometimes my thoughts are interesting but this isn’t one of them. Justin Mason asks you to type his first name as a means to defeat spam bots. I bet if I did the same, even […]

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WP Plugin: Import your Flickr comments

I have had a plugin running on my photoblog In Photos for quite a while now that imports comments on my Flickr stream into my blog posts. It prefixed “Flickr:” to the username and linked back to the Flickr comment. Due to overwhelming demand (two people asked!), I cleaned up […]

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Knock! Knock! Hallloooooo?

Is anyone out there? Next time you come across a blog post without a comment, take a few minutes to stop and chat and leave some feedback. You’ll make someone’s day, I promise.

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Is Flickr under attack by spam?

Has anyone else noticed an increase of spam comments on Flickr lately? I noticed my first spam comment there only last week, complained about it, and the comment and user were both deleted shortly afterwards. I thought nothing more of it. This morning I got an unwelcome shock when I […]

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Caching WordPress with WP-Cache in a spam filled world

WP-Cache and spam. Who’d have thought they were related? Unfortunately they are because when your blog is spammed WP-Cache doesn’t check if the comment is legitimate or not and deletes cached files related to the spammed post. I noticed this happened a lot on In Photos.org after I added thumbnails […]

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Brians Latest Comments Cached

After the success I had with Ultimate Tag Warrior I turned my eye to another popular WordPress plugin that I use: Brian’s Latest Comments. This plugin lists the latest comments on your blog and I wanted to squeeze every bit of performance out of my server so I guessed that […]

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