March 19, 2006

MT 3.2 Upgrade Trips and Troubleshooting

This is an open thread so that we can troubleshoot the new upgrade, pose questions, offer suggestions, and discuss new functionality. Here is a link to the MT 3.2 User Manual. I'm reading through it and trying to learn the new ropes. I ask others on our server to do the same.

For any readers out there who know MT 3.2 well - I'm still trying to understand the spam prevention system in MT 3.2, and frankly am feeling a little lost without Blacklist. Can anyone explain how this works or point us to some resources? Offer more suggestions for spam prevention? Thanks

And here's where I'll put recurring issues and, if possible, solutions:

Issue 1: Can't delete comments; have to re-log into MT; other issues or bizarre behavior of this nature.

Solution: Clear your browser cache - and specifically your cookies. Restart your browser. Check to see if issues have resolved themselves. If not, leave a comment below.

A few links about MT's new spam prevention system:
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March 17, 2006


I just upgraded us to MT 3.2. Here's hoping that spam will descrease as a result. Herders - please report issues to me here or via email. Thanks.

A suitable way to spend the weekend of my 3rd Blog-o-versary I suppose.

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March 16, 2006

Recent Herd Downtime

Apologies to users and readers for our recent downtime. Comment and trackback spam is really dragging us down and occasionally crashing our host's servers. In an effort to alleviate spam problems, I will be installing the newest version of MT (3.2) in the near future. Until that time, basic scripts will be working but trackbacks have been universally disabled for the immediate future.

Wordherders who host with us, please see your email for complete details.

Here's hoping that things will improve. Again, thank you for your patience.

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Herder Outing to Ballet Mechanique and Dada Exhibit at NGA

A Reminder and Invitation for a cultural outing and herder gathering:

Herders, friends, relatives, significant others/spouses, affiliates, kind strangers...

This Saturday, March 18, at 12:30pm

We will be gathering to witness the 1pm show of the Ballet Mechanique at the National Gallery. Afterwards, we will tour the Dada exhibit and then go out for a late lunch / early dinner somewhere in DC. I imagine that we'll probably spend at least an hour or two in the exhibit, so don't show up starving.

See my blogpost for details:

WE WILL MEET on the mezzanine, next to the entrance to the Dada exhibit hall, where the Ballet Mechanique is
set up. At 12:30ish (the show starts at 1pm, and lasts about 10 minutes - so better to be early than late).

Send an email to me if you need my mobile #, in case you need to get in touch. If I'm in metro, or underground, or in a
sunspot or something, don't blame me. Just call again or send a txt.

Please email me at some point if you plan to attend, just so I can get a head count and think about places to get lunch. If anyone has suggestions for eating spots, I'm all ears.

Here's a wired magazine article that may be of interest:

Also see

NO, SERIOUSLY, WHO'S YOUR DADA? (like I could pass that up)
The information about the Dada exhibit at the National Gallery is here.

Remember! If you bring a large purse or bag, the guards will likely make you check it, so either pack small and light or plan for extra time to get through security.

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.

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