Friday, September 19, 2008

The Undefended City

Bill has another post up at NRO, entitled The Undefended City


  1. Hmmm...

    Wonder how we're going to get this whole "E3 comments @ the Gazette" thing started...?

    - MuscleDaddy

  2. We're working on it. You know how Bill is about learning new puter things.

  3. What advantages does this site have that ejectejecteject doesn't?

  4. The two main advantages we have here are:

    1) Google's anti-spambot filtering is the best of the breed, because their entire business depends on separating signal from noise. We have enabled the option to require a commenter use a CAPTCHA to verify their humanity. We have the flexibility to force posters to use a Google/Blogger ID, or allow them to use any OpenID provider, if needed. Bill's using something that allows through too much spam, while also trapping many legitimate comments in a moderation queue. Then a human must decide to overrule either decision.

    2) Bill has one such human, Great Hairy Silverback, to handle comment moderation (in addition to himself, which he rarely has time to do). Recently, GHS was away from Internet connectivity on a trip, and a lot of comments were held up in moderation. We have a much larger group of blog authors who can be pressed into service to moderate if need be.


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