Due to the amount of manually-entered spam I am getting on older posts, I am going to be closing comments on any posts that are older than 14 days. Currently, over 98% of comments that I’m getting on older posts have been spam — making it quite time consuming to manually moderate these comments (I had turned on moderation of all comments a while ago, and will continue manually moderating all comments to keep spam comments to a minimum).
Thanks to everyone who has commented on this blog (whether it’s on a new post or an older post), and I hope to keep getting some of the great comments that people have left. I hope closing comments on old posts will not hamper any discussion or dialogue that this site has enjoyed for the past few years.
So I upgraded today to WordPress 2.8 (which I still haven’t really played around with — obviously, since I just upgraded today), and I’m starting to wonder when I can look forward to not having to click that upgrade button any more.
The addition of one-click upgrades to both the WordPress core installation as well as installed plugins was a brilliant feature addition, but I’m hoping things will go one step further and just update my stuff automatically. While I could see the questions raised already (what if something broke? what if you didn’t want to upgrade? what if your database imploded?), why not just make it a feature that you could turn on?
For me anyway, having to log into all of my sites and upgrade WordPress and all its plugins is something that I do irregularly because it’s time-consuming. Would there not be some way to just have WordPress go through the upgrade and just let me know if there’s a problem? I guess we’re still a long ways away from software that can diagnose its own illnesses. Oh well, I can hope, can’t I?
This article about ’managing werewolves’ (you need to read the article to understand the reference, I won’t bother trying to explain it) was sent to me by a friend recently. It’s a very interesting take on managing relationships (both in the workplace as well as outside the office). Just thought I’d quickly post a link in case anyone’s interested in checking it out — it’s worth a read.
Just came across an interesting piece on KMWorld about how important setting up a logical and consistent information architecture is to your organization’s success with SharePoint. There are some great points in this article — and I agree wholeheartedly with the authors’ recommendations.
Having seen a few content management implementations myself (not to mention having talked to many people who have been involved in CM implementations), one of the biggest mistakes that organizations seem to make is not actually talking to anyone who is going to be using the system.
Knowledge management and IT folks sometimes think they understand a system better than the users possibly could; and in most cases, they’re right. But understanding the way a system works and understanding how the content should be organized are two different things.
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