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What’s Up With WordPress?

21 Mar
WordPress Pumpkin

WordPress Pumpkin (Photo credit: Eric M Martin)

I love WordPress; I do.  Remember that if you ever hear it was found buried in a blue recycling bin left abandoned off the M6.

What’s with WordPress at the moment?  I just had to approve my own comments on my own blog.  I get why other bloggers might hesitate to approve me – banal and anodyne, anyone?  I’m not good at small talk – but I think I’m mostly okay and I can’t say there’s ever been a moment when I have disapproved of myself, except for once in my twenties when I made a deliberately mean comment to a friend and I have since always been ashamed of it.

Another complaint: the wonderful new notification system (which could be more wonderful still if it didn’t go only up to nine) now tells me when I’ve made a comment on my blog…talk about overegging the pudding.  It goes like this:

  • I post.
  • You comment.
  • WordPress tells me you commented: in my dashboard, my inbox and through my notifications.
  • I reply to your comment.
  • I have to approve my own comment.
  • Not knowing I have both commented and approved my comment, I receive notification that I have left a comment on my blog.
  • My head explodes.

I feel guilty for complaining: poor Viv is having trouble receiving comments at all; and her commenters are feeling as frustrated as if they are trying to leave a comment on Letterdash.

Is WordPress really trying to compete with the most inefficient comment system known to blogger?

Answers on a postcard, please.  It will get here faster.

Joke 363

21 Mar
Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom in her...

Image via Wikipedia

Thanks to Eof737 for this one.  It may lose a little something in the translation if you’re not big on American wedding culture, but you can still appreciate it.

Kiana’s wedding day was fast approaching. Nothing could dampen her excitement – not even her parent’s nasty divorce.  Her mother had found the PERFECT dress to wear, and would be the  best-dressed mother-of-the-bride ever.

A week later, Kiana was horrified to learn that her father’s new young wife had bought the same dress as her mother.  Kiana asked her stepmother to exchange it, but she refused.  “Absolutely not! I look like a million bucks in this dress, and I’m wearing it.”

Kiana told her mother, who graciously said, “Never mind sweetheart.  I’ll get another dress. After all, it’s your special day.”

A few days later, they went shopping, and did find another gorgeous dress for her mother. When they stopped for lunch, Kiana asked her mother, “Aren’t you going to return the other dress? You really don’t have another occasion where you could wear it.”

Her mother just smiled and replied, “Of course I do, dear…I’m wearing it to the rehearsal dinner the night BEFORE the wedding.”

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