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Pete Finnigan's Oracle Security Weblog

This is the weblog for Pete Finnigan. Pete works in the area of Oracle security and he specialises in auditing Oracle databases for security issues. This weblog is aimed squarely at those interested in the security of their Oracle databases.

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comments and how to re-enable them on this blog

I saw Nicholas Goodman's post last week to his blog titled " - (broken link) BLOGS WITHOUT COMMENTS ARE SUPER LAME!. This is quite interesting as I have been looking into how I can re-enable comments on my blog. I disabled them last December and talked about it in a post titled "Comments have been disabled from my weblog". I use Greymatter and it does not support comment moderation. It does support comment throttling and black list checking and link quantity checking all via mods that can be added. Comment moderation would be the better solution as it allows every comment to be checked and approved to ensure that it is not spam. I looked at upgrading to Movable Type or WordPress sometime ago as these both support comment moderation but decided not to for various reasons. I started to re-look at comment moderation last week and decided that maybe the way to do it is to add the functionality to Greymatter myself. I have been through the Perl code and have a plan of how to do it. I discussed my ideas in a thread in the Greymatter Forums titled Comment moderation mod.

Anyways I will keep you posted on progress and hopefully soon I will re-open comments on this blog.