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Sorry About the Comment Spam

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

I’ve added a restriction that users can only post comments to the site without going through the moderation queue if they have previously posted an approved comment. I think that should stop the pornographic comment spam we’d started to pick up, at the cost of making newcomers’ comments take a little longer to appear.

Please let me know if you notice anything icky slipping through. In the meantime, party on, birdcammers! 🙂

Site Speed Up!

Saturday, June 16th, 2007

I didn’t make note of it at the time (I’ve been pretty busy this week), but it looks like Bryce Lee’s efforts to speed up things like the loading of the My Gallery page, and the deletion of rejected images, have really paid off; the site is much faster at those operations now, leading to a dramatic overall improvement in usability.

Repeating my earlier testing, in which I loaded up 10 copies of the My Gallery page in quick succession and timed how long it took to finish loading each page, it took only 29 seconds to finish loading the last page. That’s less than half the time it was taking before, even under the best of circumstances. Even better, I think the response time now is less sensitive to activity on the system by other users.

Thanks, Bryce! 🙂