Monday, January 02, 2012

Comments Section

When I first started this blog, Blogger.com had a terrible commenting system. A popular workaround at the time was a system called "Haloscan," which provided a comments section and trackback feature that was a big deal back then. The code for Haloscan was embedded into the blog template automatically by their website.

Over the years, Haloscan was bought out and became terrible itself. Meanwhile, Blogger was bought by Google, who instituted a fairly good commenting section. But I was too lazy to change, because it involved going back into the template code and removing the Haloscan stuff while adding back the Blogger code that Haloscan had removed. I was afraid I would "break" the thing, which had become pretty stable and looked like I wanted.

Well, today I sucked it up and removed Haloscan. Blog comments are now hosted by Blogger, a part of the Google empire. I hope that makes things easier for those that might be inclined to leave a note. Thanks for reading.

2 Comments:

Blogger E's Merry Styles said...

So what was holoscan good fer?

10:27 PM  
Blogger Kurt said...

Haloscan had built-in trackback. It was a big thing back in the early 2000s. I never really got it, but I went along and got sucked in.

11:50 PM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home