May 13, 2011
By Adam Bink
Per popular request, it’s now possible again to subscribe to new post notification in your inbox as you do for comments.
If you have an account (and you should) and are logged in, you will see this at the bottom right of the sidebar:
Click on the link and it will take you to your profile where you can manage subscriptions of categories of posts about which you want to be notified about. Prop 8-Briefs, marriage equality, DOMA repeal, whichever you like.
If you do not have an account, create one by registering at the top right of the page, underneath the bear logo. You will need this to avoid entering CAPTCHA for every comment.
If you do not have an account or are not logged in, you will see this instead at the bottom right:
Where you can subscribe as well.
The other thing is that settings for comment moderation is back to holding the comment if there are 6 or more links in it, rather than 2 or more. This is to protect against spam, of which we are getting hit with a lot right now (though the system is working and moderating it). But some folks had been getting hit for leaving 2 links in the comments, so we adjusted it back.
The last two days we’ve had a gigantic spam attack and so some comments were held in moderation accidentally. I have gone through with a machete and cleaned everything out and posted the ones accidentally held. Thanks for your patience.
Thanks for the patience during transition and hope you like the feature.
Update: Someone asked how you can receive notifications of posts in HTML.
The answer is that the default registration when you sign up for post notification is plain text. Go to the bottom right of this screen to manage your subscription preferences. You will see a screen like this (click to enlarge if you need to):
And you see at the top choices between HTML and plain text. Subscribe for whatever you prefer. If you mistakenly signed up and forgot to change the default from plain text, go to the bottom right of the screen and it takes a few seconds to change it and update.
Update 2: We’ve installed some nifty devices that are taking care of the spam attack as well as the overzealous comment moderating system. I haven’t received a single normal user comment that’s been moderated in the last 18 hours or so, but if yours is, drop me a line. But everything should be snazzy now.