Switched to Serendipity!

March 29th, 2006

Well, finally! I’ve switched to Serendipity!

The best part: comment spam blocking that works. So to those of you that had trouble commenting on this site… try again. It should just work! (And I’m sorry you had to put up with the hassle so long.)

Serendipity is a very nice system. I’m glad I chose it. And the support from Garvin and the others has been great too.

I’m running 1.0beta2 and have found a few bugs, but nothing serious.

As I mentioned before, I wrote a tool in Haskell to convert posts, comments, and categories from Drupal to Serendipity. If you use darcs, you can fetch it with:

darcs get --partial http://darcs.complete.org/unmaintained/blogcvt

The darcs-impaired may download a tarball.

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  1. MJR

    Trying a comment to test.


    John Goerzen Reply:

    Yes, it does work ;-)


  2. Graeme Pietersz

    I am also not too happy with WordPress anti-spam and one or two other things, so I had a look the Serendipity site.

    I was not impressed by the anti GPL FUD on the “Features” page. Its says “BSD-licensed, WordPress is only GPL. That means, you can use Serendipity to power your commercial sites without any issues.”

    OK, this is probably not, in itself, a good reason not to use Serendipity, but I find it a little off putting.


  3. Anonymous

    In addition to the anti-GPL trolling mentioned by Graeme Pietersz, the captcha module seems to force users to enter a new captcha for each preview. While it doesn’t actually require a captcha to preview, the submit does not make this clear.

    In any case, how about just a simple “If you fill this in, I won’t publish your spam comment:”, which other weblogs have used to great success.


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