[Hpr] Changes to the Comment system

Todd norrist at gmail.com
Tue Sep 5 06:31:35 PDT 2017


I have be getting a lot of older comments in the RSS feed.  It is not a
bother, but I wanted to make sure this change is the reason older comments
are showing up.

On Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 3:59 AM, Ken Fallon <ken at fallon.ie> wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> Dave and I will be working on the comment system over the coming weeks.
>
> The current comment system has many failings from an administration
> point of view, but none were so bad as to make us replace it. Recently
> however it showed it's age when it fails to render correctly in https.
> As a workaround we turned off https on the site.
>
> Next month Google Chrome is going to display a warning for non https
> sites, so we will be at a disadvantage if we do not switch to an
> encrypted site.
>
> We cannot update the script as there is no update available from the
> vendor, and their own site is also showing error messages.
>
> This means we are going to migrate all the comments to a new system. All
> existing comments will remain. When posting comments we will be
> requiring you to answer some questions as an anti spam measure. For
> example:
> - What is the H in HPR for ?
> - Who is the host of this show ?
> - How many days are there to the next free slot ?
>
> We'll keep you posted.
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Ken Fallon
> http://kenfallon.com
> http://hackerpublicradio.org/correspondents.php?hostid=30
>
>
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