Tags: comments

Enabling Webmentions in Jekyll, From the Notebook of Aaron Gustafson

Aaron documents the process of adding webmention support to a static site. He came with an ingenious three-tiered approach:

It’s been a pretty fun mini-project. In the end, I created a useful bit of kit that provides three distinct experiences:

  1. Static webmentions collected when the site was generated form the baseline experience;
  2. JavaScript-enabled browsers get any webmentions that were published since I last generated the site; and
  3. JavaScript-enabled browsers with WebSockets support get real-time updates with any webmentions that are published after the page loads.

Here I Go Again On My Own : Elizabeth Spiers

In the days before comments on blogs, you could generally have a thoughtful conversation online without everything degenerating into madness and chaos simply because responding to a post required that you wrote a post on your own blog and linked back. This created a certain level of default accountability because if someone wanted to flame you, they had to do it on their own real estate, and couldn’t just crap all over yours anonymously.

Come at me!

A wonderful collection of misconceptions, often the result of being myzelled when young.

No comment - QuirksBlog

PPK has switched off comments for much the same reason that I hardly ever have comments on adactio.com: our sites are places for us to broadcast rather than have a conversation.

Derek Powazek - Your right to comment ends at my front door.

What he said. "The wonderful thing about the web is that anyone can contribute to it. If you have something to say, there are plenty of places to say it. But your right to post to someone else’s site rests with that someone else."

You what? Youtube comments quiz | Monkeon | Web Design Leeds

This little quiz is surprisingly addictive: match the inane comment to the YouTube video.

Daring Fireball with Comments

A self-documenting explanation of why John Gruber doesn't have comments on his site.

StupidFilter :: Main / HomePage

Because the internet needs prophylactics for memetically transmitted diseases.

paulhammond.org: Conditional classnames

Here's a handy little trick from Paul: use conditional comments to add a class to your BODY element, allowing you to target IE without a separate stylesheet.

Beyond CAPTCHA: No Bots Allowed! [Privacy and Trust]

Brothercake looks at the problems, issues, and alternatives to requiring a human to prove that they're not a bot.

Rethinking the blog comment policy | Eloquation

Weighing up the pros and cons of allowing comments on blog posts.

Metafilter comments vs. Youtube comments

Not all communities are created equal. The web needs Metafiltering and less YouTubing.

Blaby Conservative Future: Subscription Rate

This blogging Tory MP is stealing someone's bandwidth for the photo in this post. Said photo has been subtly altered. Hilarity ensues in the comments.

QuirksBlog: Getting rid of the semi-professionals

A thoughtful post from PPK on the quality (or lack of it) in discourse around Web standards.

CrunchNotes » What A Comment Stream Would Look Like In A Meeting

Following on from my thoughts about comments on blogs, this video resonates.

shawnblanc.net » Why Daring Fireball is comment free

This transcription of John Gruber's justification for not having comments makes for superb reading. This is what blogging is really about.

dog or higher: Why blogging as we know it is over

Not if John keeps writing posts as good as this is, it's not.

Flickr Services: Flickr API: flickr.photos.comments.getList

Hallelujah! I've been waiting for Flickr to add this method. Now the API is truly complete.

Jeffrey Zeldman Presents : Is this thing on?

Jeffrey's only gone and turned on comments. Who's next? Joe? Me? I just hope he remembers the corollary of Sturgeon’s Law for blogs.

Design View : Andy Rutledge - No Comments Here

Someone else who doesn't have comments enabled on his site explains his reasons.

Newsvine - Comments on community

In a very meta move, I've seeded Newsvine with my post about comments (and Newsvine) with an eye to soliciting comments.

Valid downlevel-revealed conditional comments | 456 Berea Street

Keep this one handy in case you have to use conditional comments to hide something from Internet Explorer.