I have only a few criteria for letting a comment through. One is that I require a legitimate email address. I can’t always tell, but if at a glance, the email address looks bogus, I don’t let the comment through. Another is that I don’t allow sock-puppetry if I can prevent it. Thus, anyone [...]
Is poke salad poisonous?
I tried to answer this question three years ago.
The post has drawn the interest of thousands, always peaking in the Spring. It has also drawn comments from folks who have eaten poke salad or salat their whole lives with no adverse effects.
For a while my post about a [...]
… when your mother complains about the lack of posts.
Posting will resume shortly.
Occasionally, someone will ask me what happened to www.folo.us, the domain where the old Folo blog lived, at least from roughly February of 2008 until posting stopped in March of 2009.
Apparently, sometime this Spring, the domain registry fee was unpaid and the domain lapsed. A spam site took it over, and pulled up [...]
I only rarely refuse to let comments through from new readers. Occasionally, it’s been because of an obviously fake email address. Other times, it has been apparent that one of a very few users whose commenting privileges were revoked was coming in under a new name. A couple of times, it was a post [...]
For users of the mobile (smart-phone, etc.) version of the blog:
I’ve just changed it. I like the new version better, but am open to suggestions. The change was prompted when, after updating the plugin that created my old mobile version of the blog, I learned from a reader that it didn’t work any [...]
In terms of traffic, the most read post was about the change in Oxford American editorship, and was headed “The OA stuff gets weirder and weirder.” As someone pointed out in comments elsewhere, there’s been an update to Marc Smirnoff’s site, including his response to the New York Times article about his defenestration; I [...]
In a neverending quest to foul up perfectly good free stuff, Anderson has moved his blog to a new home, and explained that we can use comments in the old site to talk about him and he’ll never know.
This prompted me to update my blogroll a bit, adding a few blogs (ColRebSez: Your [...]
I’ve said this in posts, I think, but it is not clear in the commenting guidelines (an omission I will fix): When you wish to make a comment, all I require is that you pick a unique name (I don’t wish to have a half-dozen people commenting as “Anonymous”), which may require more than [...]
The blog was down essentially all afternoon due to problems at the host. Sorry about that.