Subtle Change to Commenting

I just changed the comment rules across all my sites — you now can only comment if you have an account at IntenseDebate, Twitter, Facebook or WordPress.com. I disabled guest comments. That’s sad because guest commenting has resulted in some of the funniest comments on the site! But we’re losing the battle to spam.

Additionally, IntenseDebate might be getting dropped in favor of other, more robust comment systems. I like its simplicity, but that’s about it. It feels like everyone at IntenseDebate has been asleep, as the features list hasn’t changed appreciably in like five years. There’s not even support for CAPTCHA, and the WordPress plugin is pretty barebones. I would love to tag and mass-ban IPs, for example, but there’s no mechanism for that. You have to do it one by one, which in this day and age is ridiculous.

Anyway! Sorry for any inconvenience, but it’ll hopefully make all my sites even better places to be. You all are some of the best commenters anywhere, as far as I’m concerned!!

28 Plays Later - Episode 15 – The One With Sharing A Bed

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Paul and Kris peek under Minecraft’s hood for a long look at those Nethers, and Kris completely changes his age-old opinion of the game based on experiences on the new 28 Plays Later server. Plus a fond, funny remembrance of Nintendo President Satoru Iwata. It’s a lot of childlike wonderment in today’s episode!

If you’d like to join us on the server, send a message to the 28 Plays Later Facebook page — slots are limited and we’ve been slowly giving out the IP address to avoid crowding, but we may have to up the server player count soon! Thanks for making it such a great one!!

28 Plays Later - Episode 14 – The One With A Wake of Thermoses

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You’ve all sent us so many lovely and interesting letters to our e-mail address, we had to take a show to answer a handful. Covered this episode: games we should have loved but didn’t (and vice versa), a prank from Paul’s youth, Kris and a very good Picard impression if he does say so himself, and more thermoses than you can shake an Alan Wake at. It’s a fun episode! Thanks for writing and keep the letters coming for future shows!

Plus we announce the winner of our Batman: Arkham Knight on PS4 giveaway! Thanks for all your entries on our Facebook page — please like us and follow along for more free stuff coming up.

This episode is brought to you by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Disney In Concert, Saturday 26 September at 2pm & 7pm in the Plenary at the MCEC. Tickets still available for this all-ages night of Disney music.