On Comments

One of my super-sweet commenters asked if I could enable comment editing after it has been posted. I looked into this today, checking if there was a plug-in that I could get that would allow this function. So far I’ve found nothing that allows for editing after the post, but I found a neat little plug-in that enables a live preview of the comment. Check it out, it’s pretty cool. Let me know if you have issues with it. I did check to see if the users function of WordPress would allow for my loyal readers to create accounts that would enable them to edit their own comments. Alas, this is not available. I can enable users to edit all comments but not just their own comments.

I’m going to take this moment to give the brief rundown on my comment policy. In a nutshell, I have a hands-off policy. It is extremely rare I delete a legitimate comment, and when this does happen it’s usually when the commenter has such a slim grasp of the English language that the comment makes no sense (or is only smilies). If I remember correctly, I’ve only deleted one comment out of sheer annoyance. Otherwise, pretty much all comments are allowed. Fortunately, 99.99% of my commenters show class and maturity, so I trust them. As far as correcting misspellings and grammatical errors, I nearly always let them be. I do realize that this may be embarrassing to commenters at some points, but I’d rather do this than take the time to play copy editor. I also hope commenters are gracious to each other, realizing y’all only have one shot to get it right.

I’ve also re/moved some code that was slowing down load times, so everybody should see the page load faster (possibly significantly faster).

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