"If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason."

- Jack Handy, Deep Thoughts
Bloo version 1.35 released

Bloo version 1.35 has been released. You can download it here.

This release is primarily focused on improving the comments-management of blogs. Below are the significant features and bug fixes in this release:

  • Bloo now supports full comment moderation
  • The comment thread subscription is enhanced. For instance, you can now cancel your subscription to a comments thread - every comment email you receive has a link which, if clicked on, will unsubscribe you
  • Added two new spam Captchas: Bloo Captcha (which we've been using here for awhile and which is currently in force for Thinklings comments) and Google's reCaptcha service.
  • Private Site, a new Bloo extension SnapOn, which allows you to set your entire blog private, meaning that only logged-in users can see it
  • Max Links Spam Filter, also a Bloo extension SnapOn, in the Spamicide collection. Spammers, we hates them. we hates them forevah!!
  • Emails coming from the system now look better (or that's the theory)
  • Fixed a bug that caused comment counts to show no comments when viewing posts by category
  • Performed various other bug fixes and architectural improvements

For some of you who have been thinking about starting to blog, and want to go the less-travelled road, you might think about giving Bloo a try. Be part of something small! (As you can see, marketing and snappy slogans are not my forte)

Watch me for the changes . . .

Bloo version 1.35 - wrapping up

Currently packaging up the files for Bloo version 1.35, checking in code, creating release notes, etc.

About to run through the test-plan on several blogs.

It's kind of inexcusable how long this update has taken. But, what the hey - it's coming out soon - hopefully in the next week!