WordPress released a new version of its dashboard (what i use to create and manage the site). Of course, looking at everything in a new light has brought some new stuff to my attention, so I would like to take a break from the usual content to talk about the workings of the site.
– I now have a picture associated with my site. Its the same icon I usually use, but now its formally tied to the site, which means it shows up in more places, which is fun. I still have my gravatar (globaly recognized avatar). A gravatar is a picture associated with an email address. Everytime you use that email address to leave a comment on a gravatar-enabled blog or forum, it will use the icon. It’s easy to sign up and it works here and on all your favorite blogs. I would encourage everyone to sign up, as it fosters a tighter sense of community.
– Every couple of days, this blog gets hit with spam in the form of comments with advertising. For this reason I have the spam filter enabled. This means that occasionally some of your comments are witheld pending moderation. The most common reason for this is when you use links in your comments. Currently I have set the link limit to ‘2’. In other words, if you use 3 or more links in your comment, it will delay posting until I approve it. By default the setting only allows one link, so we will see how this works out. If we start seeing spam comments, i’ll have to put it back. Remember that you still can include as many links as you want, you just won’t see them posted immediately.
– If you see something that looks a little funky, it’s probably just a result of me getting used to the new version of the dashboard, since its completely different. Let me know if anything looks funky.
So that’s that, no more business for a while I promise 🙂
Let the Hunt begin!