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catallaxy in technical exile

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i had to reinstall the old user list so the old posts we’re attributed correctly.

so if you’ve just signed up it may not work anymore (if you changed things significantly)

but if i get the new spam blocker working you won’t need to register anyway (hopefully coming soon)


i think i’m going to leave the commenting set at registered users only. none of the spam filters are very efficient and i don’t trust them. the solution to the problem of registering at multiple sites is to have a username and low-security password that you use everywhere for this type of thing (thats what i do, and don’t have to remember multiple passwords, and is where the c8to moniker comes from) use a different password for your netbank and yet another password for a proper email account, and your pretty sweet.

plus as a registered user we will know who you are and how to display your gravatar (when i install the plugin)

Written by Admin

October 18, 2006 at 6:43 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Yeah, for the information of other commenters, I just had to re-register as myself. Easy.


    October 18, 2006 at 6:59 pm

  2. Thanks c8to, I finally have managed to establish my login AND change my password successfully.


    October 18, 2006 at 7:57 pm

  3. Ok let see if the Gravatar works

    Steve Edney

    October 18, 2006 at 7:59 pm

  4. Is mine there?

    Andrew Reynolds

    October 18, 2006 at 8:06 pm

  5. Registering is fine – but can you please put “GO!!!!” at the bottom of the comment policy?


    October 18, 2006 at 8:09 pm

  6. c8to/Jason.

    Is there an ETA on when the pre-crash archives will be reloaded (e.g. the old posts, tags lists, link lists etc)


    October 18, 2006 at 8:48 pm

  7. glad to know it worked out for you whysitso…

    i was going to fix it up for you but noticed none of your names where in there…so you were able to reregister ok…


    October 18, 2006 at 8:51 pm

  8. i’ll try and put most of the posts up later tonight.


    October 19, 2006 at 2:11 pm


    Gravatars are the best addition to Catallaxy since Jason Soon.


    October 19, 2006 at 2:15 pm

  10. Actually…now that I look at it, the gravatars are a tadge on the small side, aren’t they? Any tweaking possible so I can enjoy Sideshow Bob at his best?


    October 19, 2006 at 2:31 pm

  11. What, 23px squared not big enough for your oversized head? That orange on a toothpick? That virtual planetoid?


    October 19, 2006 at 2:41 pm

  12. Naah – just want to see Zoe’s in more detail.

    Andrew Reynolds

    October 19, 2006 at 2:50 pm

  13. Andrew, right-click on the gravatar image, select ‘view image’ then replace in the gravatar URL the “&size=23” with “&size=80”.
    [directions for firefox. your mileage may vary]


    October 19, 2006 at 2:52 pm

  14. It’s more of a sputnik, actually, which is apropos: spiky, but spherical in the centre.

    Anyhoo, laddie, ye’re one to talk. With that huge noggin o’ yours I bet ye need a giant-sized pillow to cry yourself to sleep.




    October 19, 2006 at 3:03 pm

  15. Liam,
    Thanks. Very enlightening.

    Andrew Reynolds

    October 19, 2006 at 3:21 pm

  16. not sure if this works


    October 19, 2006 at 3:29 pm

  17. yes it does.


    October 19, 2006 at 3:29 pm

  18. Nice portrait of you, Fearless. Did you take the pic or did a professional photog take it.


    October 19, 2006 at 3:30 pm

  19. you can click on our gravatars to get a bigger view because i am a genius…


    October 19, 2006 at 3:46 pm

  20. Andrew, you can see Betty in all her glory in my blog banner (click on “Zoe”). She’s quite something to see.


    October 19, 2006 at 3:48 pm

  21. back in the land of the living.
    It didn’t like me!

    Good to see the site back

    Bring Back EP at LP

    October 19, 2006 at 4:09 pm

  22. I thought I said back in the land of the living.

    Anyhow good to see everything almost back to normal

    Bring Back EP at LP

    October 19, 2006 at 4:11 pm

  23. C8to
    this sucks. the old one was better and the fonts were gentle to the eye. you almost need a micrscope to read this stuff.


    October 19, 2006 at 4:13 pm

  24. In Firefox, Joe, click [ctrl+”=”] (the equals sign) to make the fonts bigger and [ctrl+”-“] (the minus sign) to make them smaller.
    In IE you can click on view –> text size –> largest.
    And then you can get down on your knees and thank c8to for making the software work at all.


    October 19, 2006 at 4:19 pm

  25. Hmmmm….

    I just had to go through the whole registration rigmarole again. 2 minutes I’ll never have back.

    Oh well.


    October 19, 2006 at 4:25 pm

  26. I am so happy, I am so happy

    it must be the Soonshine

    Bring Back EP at LP

    October 19, 2006 at 4:28 pm

  27. Seems to let me log out and in again now. I’ll chalk it up to human error.

    Just to add to c8to’s no doubt staggering list of gripes, the page no longer loads to the particular comment you click on – always to the top of the post.

    All that scrolling.

    Fuck I’m a whinger.


    October 19, 2006 at 4:29 pm

  28. heh heh, Birdy ends up with his Chairman Mao gravatar …

    Jason Soon

    October 19, 2006 at 5:24 pm

  29. Thanks Liam

    But I wish you knew as much about how the world works


    October 19, 2006 at 7:00 pm

  30. c8to,

    Have you activated the Akismet plugin that comes with WordPress?

    It’s brilliant and very, very rarely does any spam get through it. It has now caught over 70,000 spams at LP.

    Ron …


    October 19, 2006 at 9:40 pm

  31. akismet didn’t really work out for us last time i tried it…

    but there may have been issues with trackback, pingback spam that wasn’t caught…

    i’m pretty happy with the current setup…lively debate, and not a single spam yet, and no time spent processing spam…

    catallaxy is a big enough blog that people can just suck it up and register…i’m pretty sure you register to post comments at smh etcetera…


    October 19, 2006 at 10:13 pm

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