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No more registration for comments

Everyone: we’ve dropped registration for comments on the blog!

Why? Because lots of people were having trouble writing comments on blog posts, and we wanted people to be able to communicate with us easily. So, goodbye registration.

Now all you have to do is write in your name and e-mail address to comment on any post. But we still want you to follow our participation guidelines when commenting here, and we’ve placed a link to the guidelines above the comment entry area to remind you of that.

So with that in mind, comment away! And feel free to send me an e-mail if the comment system still isn’t working properly for you.

Edit: If you’ve already created an account, feel free to continue using it if you like. Just login here:

Edit 2: We have removed all existing subscribers from the database to deal with a weird commenting issue described in the comments below. So, unfortunately, it means you can’t log in with your old accounts anymore.


  • By xl, November 6, 2008 @ 9:00 pm


  • By xl, November 6, 2008 @ 9:14 pm

    Now how about a way I can edit or delete my comments?

  • By KidN, November 6, 2008 @ 11:14 pm

    Yes! Thanks for not making people sign up to write comments! I love this blog and I absolutely love the new Buzzer that had been appearing in the busses lately. Kudos!

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, November 7, 2008 @ 1:55 pm

    @xl: Yes, sadly the edit/delete function for comments is not available right now. I have told our web staff that you have requested that kind of functionality though.

    @KidN: Glad you’re enjoying the blog & the print Buzzer! Thanks for coming out to play!

  • By eugenetswong, November 7, 2008 @ 7:58 pm

    Hi. I checked for comments this morning and found xl’s name in a field, with a Telus email address. I think that the site is displaying his email address. I’m China right now, so I’d be surprised if he somehow managed to use my computer. :^D

  • By xl, November 7, 2008 @ 8:19 pm

    Thanks Eugene for the heads up….

    Jhenifer can you investigate!

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, November 7, 2008 @ 8:34 pm

    Gah, this website! Thanks for the tip, Eugene. I actually just noticed the same thing filled out in the fields on my computer too.
    I’ll pass the issue along to our web staff, but since it’s the weekend, they won’t get to this until Monday.

  • By Dale, November 8, 2008 @ 10:29 am

    Hooray for open comments!

  • By Raul, November 8, 2008 @ 10:38 am

    Yes! I DID suggest this, so I’m glad you dropped the registration for comments.

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, November 10, 2008 @ 10:04 am

    Hooray for comments like yours!

    Glad you’re happy with the result!

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, November 10, 2008 @ 10:50 am

    @eugenetswong & @xl:
    To deal with the problem you picked up on, our web staff have removed all existing subscribers from the database. So, hopefully this means no more personal information will be able to get out. Let me know if you experience any more of these issues!

  • By Eugene T.S. Wong, November 30, 2008 @ 3:09 am

    I’m getting a noticable amount of RSS spam from this web site. I wonder if it is a good idea to let just anybody post here. I think that the spam is only going to get worse.

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, December 1, 2008 @ 9:13 am

    That must be on the comments RSS feed. Yes, definitely, the spam comments are an issue. But I’m actually finding way more spam shows up in the filters than show up on the site… we get like 60-80 pieces caught in the backend, and only about 6 or 7 on the site itself. So the ratio isn’t bad.

    For now, leaving comments open is still the best solution for us. Having a registration system locked too many real people out of commenting, so if there’s a tiny bit of spam (which I later delete, of course), this is the price we pay.

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