Category Archives: Non-RPG

Google Friend Connect

This morning I added a Google Friend Connect gadget to the site. I had to fiddle around with the theme a bit, but in the end it turned out pretty nice. So, what is Google Friend Connect?

Google Friend Connect allows site visitors to log into the member using an existing account (Google, Yahoo, AIM or Open ID). Then you can invite other people to join you at the site, see other visitor’s profiles and additional gadgets allow more interaction between the visitors of a site. It reminds me a bit of Yahoo’s MyBlogLog, a feature you probably have seen on some of the blogs here on the network.

Some site updates

I’ve made a few tweaks to the site today. From now on the permalinks to pages and posts are much prettier than before. To link to this post for example you can use https://www.stargazersworld.com/2008/11/28/some-site-updatessome-site-updates/ which is much better than https://www.stargazersworld.com/?p=post_id.

I’ve also made some changes, so that the blog’s URL is now https://www.stargazersworld.com and not https://www.stargazersworld.com/wordpress/ as before. Much better, if you ask me! 🙂

I also want to thank ChattyDM again for solving my SPAM problems.

Canned Meat

I am currently trying to fend of an unending onslaught of spam comments on this blog. When I woke up this morning there were 17 new comments to be approved and they were all spam. And over the last few hours I had to delete a few more spam comments. Since comments are vital to any blog (at least in my humble opinion), I will not restrict anyone from posting his thoughts, BUT there is always the possibility that I delete someone’s post by mistake. If you notice something like that, please let me know via the contact form on the About page.

By the way, what do my fellow bloggers do to ward off spam? And have you too noticed an increase in spam comments too?

UPDATE: I added “Simple Trackback Validation” and “Peter’s Anti-Spam” to the blog and deactivated Akismet again. Thanks to ChattyDM for the recommendations.