Anonymous comments are back!

Just a quick update, but anonymous comments are back! I’ve implemented simple comment screening, so you can now leave comments anonymously and I can moderate them — to keep out the blog comment spammers.

If you create a account or log in using your TypeKey account, the comments should appear on the blog immediately. Only anonymous comments are held for moderation — for now. You can also see that I’ve tentatively added support for OpenID, which means once I get that working, you’ll be able to log in with your LiveJournal account or any other identity server that supports OpenID.

You’ll also notice I added a live comment preview below the input area. Pretty neat, right? It’s a feature I’ve seen on other blogs and thought it might be useful enough to have on mine, too. What do you think? I tested it on Firefox 1.5 and MSIE 6.0 and it seems to work for me. If it doesn’t work for you, let me know.

One thing I need to do is some more input sanitizing — right now, the comment text can contain any arbitrary text (including HTML) — I need to solve the lack of TagSoup for Tcl problem so I can ensure the text only contains markup that is safe. Hopefully, none of you will go abusing this until I get to fix it. :-)


  1. Thanks, Kat! Out of curiousity, how did you come across my blog? Followed a link to it from somewhere?

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