Feedback Loop 1.0
What’s the point of sharing without getting feedback? Well, probably that’s the noblest purpose: Giving without expecting anything in return. But I’m very happy to hear from you -and I want to make it as easy as possible: Now you’ve got an exclusive user account for this blog, and now you can leave as many comments as you want. Remember that silence is also an option -and I will take it as part of the feedback loop 😅
Yet, allowing comments in a blog is not as simple as it might look. First of all, it’s an open door for comment spam. Most of it is automated content posted by spam bots, including malicious links and else. Fortunately, it isn’t difficult to stop once you know the right techniques, but I need time to work on it.
One way to deal with it is by restricting comment privileges to registered users only, but it implies dealing with another time-consuming task: The GDPR. Collecting personal data from users such as email accounts, etc. -required to create a user account- implies being compliant with this regulation by giving control to individuals over their personal data, etc. There are several WordPress plugins that makes this process a bit simpler, but I need time to work on it.
In addition, there are many other things to consider and fine tune in order to enhance the user experience of login into a website and leave comments in a blog -such as customizing login/sign in screens, confirmation emails, etc. so I need time to work on it as well.
💾 Update: Comments are now enabled for non-registered users as well.
Now I can read you 👀 👇