Site Upgrade in Progress...

Sep 4th
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In the middle of a site upgrade. Stuff might be a bit messy in the next day or two. Comments are back, but you have to create an account to comment. I was getting too many comments from Mr. Penis Pump and Mrs. Dog Collars.
Published: September 4, 2007

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September 4, 2007 - 9:09am

No problem at all :)

September 4, 2007 - 9:30am

Gotta do what you gotta do

September 4, 2007 - 11:36am

I sympathise... even my clients are getting hammered by auto-submitters on their contact forms which suxx!

September 4, 2007 - 11:58am

Have you always used Drupal on your site? Or just switched to it?

September 4, 2007 - 1:12pm

I'm really curious as well as to whether you've always used Drupal... I didn't realise people used software other than WordPress ;-)

September 4, 2007 - 4:11pm

Having an account actually encourages me to post a comment :)

I am just wondering why you chose to use drupal when you can easily port your blog to Wordpress for around $100 while still keeping the same design, posts etc. Given the added benefits Wordpress gives.

September 4, 2007 - 4:17pm

Hmm, access to premium content...Seems to me like you are going the SEOMoz way? ;)

September 4, 2007 - 4:35pm

I think it's a great idea, because this lets you collect a list of your strongest visitors - probably a bit better than the old signups for "tool notification list", etc.

In the middle of porting some of my old skunk-sites into CMS' as well over the labor day weekend. Hoping the switch is going smooth for you.

September 4, 2007 - 4:40pm

I think it's a great idea, because this lets you collect a list of your strongest visitors - probably a bit better than the old signups for "tool notification list", etc.

In the middle of porting some of my old skunk-sites into CMS' as well over the labor day weekend. Hoping the switch is going smooth for you.

Ever considered bringing the live link back if a user gets a certain amount of "rep points" for their comments? Voting within the comments would keep the community aspect going on and maybe encourage more banter w/o you having to be directly involved. Just something to mull over...

September 4, 2007 - 8:35pm

Hi Avalanche
I totally agree there are lots of things that can be added on over time. I just decided to start with an upgrade. I am going off to get married in a week so stuff may be slow for a bit, but I will try my best to turn it up a notch in late October when I come back.

>Seems to me like you are going the SEOMoz way?

Not quite. But I am thinking of adding many more useful features to the site when I get back from my wedding.

>Have you always used Drupal on your site?

I just switched. It was powered by MovableType until yesterday.

Thanks for all the comments so far everyone. :)

September 4, 2007 - 9:03pm

I will miss the penis pump comments.... they were always so relevant... maybe not about the article the comments were posted in ... but just the overall need for more penis pumps

September 4, 2007 - 9:09pm

Much better now ;)
Best wishes to your marriage!

September 4, 2007 - 9:30pm

Looks good, Aaron. I do really miss the links on each blog post that allowed me to easily go to the next and previous posts, though.

September 4, 2007 - 10:27pm

Hey aaron just so you know. There seems to be a problem with the 468x60 horizontal banners.

I tested then re-tested on www.lobolinks.com. Sure you will sort it all in time.

Congrats on the marriage. Have a great time.

September 4, 2007 - 11:25pm

Looking great, Aaron!

September 5, 2007 - 2:19pm

Hi Aaron,
Welcome to Drupal! We've been using it for a year and a half or so and found it to be far better for sites that want to build a true "tools" section, collect or aggregate data, build more social networking components or user-rich functionality, and much more.

It's really a true CMS, where WordPress/MovableType and the like are better for blogging alone.

Is there a particular reason besides possible theming issues that you chose the default Garland theme for users when they register? Also, if you're not aware already, watch out for Drupal modules like XML Sitemaps. It's a good module and concept, but it offers up the /node versions of URLs in the XML Sitemap even if you are using Pathauto for clean URLs.

We've had to work through a few dozen quirky SEO issues for Drupal and still find new ones to work through when we add things over time to our Drupal sites. Guess that's a small price to pay for the features and scalability you get from Drupal.

I'll be interested to see what components or features you add. ;-)

Brian Gilley

September 5, 2007 - 2:22pm

PS - Your input formatting in the comments for registered users doesn't allow paragraph breaks, hence the block format of all the comments.

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