Tuesday, 6 December 2005
I’m still working on the new look for rakaz.nl. It’s not finished yet, but I hope to finish it soon. In preparation of this change, I’ve already made some technical changes that I have been planning for a while.
First of all, I’ve dropped the
www and removed the
nucleus subdirectory. I’ve also created a simple new plugin for Nucleus that allows me to use friendlier URLs based on the title of the story. So
http://rakaz.nl/item/firefox_wallpapers. All old URLs now permanently redirect to the new URLs.
Secondly, I’ve been working on a completely new anti-spam strategy for Nucleus 3.3 and I am testing it on this weblog. This means that from now on all comments on older stories will be moderated and all comments are checked for spam in a number of ways. Because the comments are moderated I’ve also removed the
rel='nofollow' from links inside comments. More information can be found on the Nucleus forums:
- Request for comments: SpamCheck API 2.0
- Discussion: Our anti-spam effort
- NP_Moderate: comment moderation, NP_Akismet: antispam
All of the new Nucleus plugins are still in a testing phase, but as soon as they are ready for production use (perhaps even for Nucleus 3.2 using a compatibility layer) they will be officially released on this website, the nucleus plugin wiki and the forums.