Minor Disturbance in the Force

Our thanks to those who let us know that the site went “dark” with a 500 error there for a bit. What those errors mean is that some local code shat the bed, which is exactly what happened here.

Thankfully, our Imperial Tech Wiz was on the case to fix it and we’re back up. Much thanks and praise to him for that!

Thing is, it appears that the comments apps for site hosted comments appear to be drying up, with everybody moving to FarceBorg/Disqus, and the old apps never being updated at all as a result (which is what caused the latest interruption).

Obviously, SuckerBorg’s FarcePlant censor network will never be an option, but we may have to face a choice in the future. Let us know if you have an opinion on the subject. Personally, we’d go for a much more limited comments functionality if it meant keeping out of the Borg, if such a thing is an option, but for now the pipes seem to be piping and the pumps seem to be working again.

Once again, thanks Deej!


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September 19, 2018 04:13

I’ve been using Disqus for a while now, No problems with it. I use the free version since I’m to cheap to pay for it. I also had a problem last weekend with my site. Turned out to be a plugin of course. Our hosting service found it and removed it. It was also one that seems to have orphaned,… Read more »

September 19, 2018 17:36

interesting. What’s the plugin?

VonZorch Imperial Researcher
VonZorch Imperial Researcher(@vonzorch)
September 19, 2018 18:22

If you have to change far better Disqus than FarcePlant.

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.(@cmblake6)
September 20, 2018 00:00

Okay, let’s see how this works. I note an emoji below that was the code but not the pic. I’m good with that so long as the comments are made.

Iron Bear
Iron Bear(@ironbear)
September 20, 2018 12:43

Don’t move to Disquis, please. I quit commenting at Insty when PJM moved to DIsquis. I’d hate to have to make that choice here.

Iron Bear
Iron Bear(@ironbear)
September 20, 2018 14:17

This here is an attempt to try a work-around so that when the time does come there will be an alternative to FaceCrack or Disqus. From what I am seeing so far, this might actually work. It has a built-in spam filter, you still have to be registered here to comment. Good. Big problem with Disqus, among many others, is… Read more »