comments plugin

Note: This is an old post in a blog with a lot of posts. The world has changed, technologies have changed, and I've changed. It's likely this is out of date and not representative. Let me know if you think this is something that needs updating.

I'm going to spruce up the comments plugin that comes with PyBlosxom. I'm going to merge the changes I've made locally with the contributed version:

  • Support for "blacklisted words" which, if they're in the comment, will cause the comment to be rejected

  • Fix for the comment plugin so that instead of stomping on the template it now just appends the comment template to the story template. This makes it play nice with other plugins.

  • Change the behavior so that neither the comments nor the comment form show for an entry unless "showcomments=1" shows up in the querystring.

  • Fixes to the logging.

I may incorporate the changes that Jesus did or at least figure out how to make that a plugin kind of thing.

Also, there should be a way to kick back messages to the user who just did stuff with the comment form. Then we can kick back messages when comments are rejected and accepted for better usability.


09-27-2004: Updated "John" to "Jesus"--I totally got his name wrong. Oops.

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