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Old stuff

Huff and puff — no trolls here

OK—here’s one more to get us going. The Huffingtom Post last month decided to require all commenters to their site to be registered. Think about that:

what is gained by this move?
what or who is lost?
how will this affect their community?
are there alternatives?

Read this piece, also from Poynter and let’s see what we decide. What would [...]

Gravatar and WP.com and plugins

Source of my gravatar

In a comment below I mentioned that I got a gravatar  icon so I have an image when I comment. It can be done from within WordPress, but I didn’t know that. So now it seems that process has set me up with a WordPress.com account as well.

That gave me a WordPress [...]

Show comments

Comments don’t seem to show by default—user has to click the link. So put that on the list. It seems to me most sites have them displayed automatically.