26 June 2005

Construction Time Again

The blogging software that powers AZplace was just upgraded to version 3.2. Yes, I realize it doesn't look any different, but hey, that's a good thing, at least for the time being. I'm really not sure myself the difference between version 2 and version 3, but I suppose I'll deduce some conclusions in the coming days. The upgrade process was smooth, and a rudimentary initial evaluation has uncovered no glitches as of yet.

On the flip side, I've disabled anonymous comments, at least temporarily, until I can implement some sort of Turing Test for anonymous posters. I really do not want to confine comments to registered members only, but this virtual locale has become innundated with spammer post bots. There did exist a process to dynamically sift through the rubbish and add violators to a blacklist, but I had to disable it as it collided with some other server issues this last week. Plus, it's really not an eloquent solution to address comment spam — a better approach is to prevent the bot attack in the first place before it even strikes once. So, hopefully, I can roll something out soon. In the meantime, if you wish to comment, you must register a AZplace account.