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Comments on: Blog commenting now available

Carl Sassenrath, CTO
REBOL Technologies
9-Apr-2006 21:19 GMT

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Reusing the same code from my REBOL 3.0 Front Line blog, this main blog now allows comments.

Giving credit where credit is due: thanks to for supporting this service. We hope to be able to return the favor in the future.



9-Apr-2006 23:36
Not sure of the best method to fix this, but both Rebol and Rebol3 comment popup windows force a vertical scrollbar. Could be just that a smaller header graphic is required for the comment template?
Carl Sassenrath
9-Apr-2006 19:57
Yes, I noticed. I tried changing the popup width, but haloscan seems to delay the update of that.

Probably the best long-term solution is to make the graphic smaller... when I get a few free mins to mess with it.

12-Apr-2006 6:23
Perhaps anything is better than nothing to get started with.

But the commenting mechanism has two drawbacks.

First, it requires javascript. Means around 10% of all human visitors will not even notice the comment feature exists. Plus close to 100% of all robot visitors, which inlcudes Google and other indexing engines.

Second, it deploys into a pop-up window. Increasing number of users have these blocked and recent versions of IE have pop-up blockers enabled as standard. It makes the commenting mechanism look broken as a click does nothing.

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