My life in (other peoples) pictures


ok so, last week, I was like..

but, then I was like..

which had me feeling like..

until I wanted to …

but then..

so I needed to ..

and …

but it was hard…

and inevitably…

but at last!…

so now I’m like…

MYSQL – I OWN YOU!! hahahaha

Now I can really start to get to work on the CommentLuv site. I can pull just about any combination of data out of the database. Things like..

  • Last 10 links to receive CommentLuv on any site
    (for version 1.97 CommentLuv upwards)
  • Last 10 links from a particular URL
  • Last 10 links to a particular url
  • Top commented posts
    (that received CommentLuv on them)
  • Top commentators
    (who received CommentLuv)
  • Ban spammers!
  • Use a cacheing system for speedier retreival
  • Store default feed url’s for even speedier parsing
  • probably tons more but that’s what I’ve been playing with all this week

Keep tuned for more exciting CommentLuv news

Blog News, Code, Funnies

31 Comments zu “My life in (other peoples) pictures”

  1. Link Building Bible
    08.08.08 10:34 pm

    This is fantastic news…. That’s sounds pretty awesome…. Will the end users be able to decide what output choices there are on their own site (like my site, will i be able to choose?)

    Link Building Bibles last blog post..Link Building Digest 1


  2. Sharon
    09.08.08 5:03 am

    LOL! I’m surprised there’s no picture of you pulling your hair out. When I went through my growing pains of MYSQL last year, I just about thought that the braniacs that invented it and expanded it, must have been from another planet.

    Codes were just floating left and right, and sideways…. and up, up, up.

    Sharons last blog post..Omaha Steaks Coupon – Save Up To 62% Plus 3 Free Gifts


  3. Nicole Price
    09.08.08 7:10 am

    Congratulations. I really envy you.

    Nicole Prices last blog post..Discount DVDs


  4. Andy Bailey
    09.08.08 8:26 am

    lbb: do you mean for displaying the last 10 things on your own site? if so, that will be easy to impliment with a widget or plugin. I’ll get the site up and working and get some wordpress widgets out there

    sharon: hahaha I know what you mean, I did it pretty solidly for 2 or 3 days and dreamed about it twice. Once I had figured out groups and doing arithmetic on dates it all went smoothly. I can now tidy up the output to show a form so I can tick which sites I want ignored or click to see what sites a particular link is shown on. I can’t wait to see what else it can do!

    Nicole: thanks! hard work and an almost obsessive complusive attraction to knowing how things work


  5. DSvT
    09.08.08 11:18 am

    How you get so many picture to enhance your post? So creative…

    DSvTs last blog post..Olympics 2008 opening, Beijing


  6. Hynavian
    09.08.08 6:14 pm

    Hi there,

    I’m unsure whether this is the right place to ask but one of my commentor is facing problem with CommentLuv. It bans his site and doesn’t allow a link to his latest post and I have to manually edit his comment to include his link (to ensure fairness). Hence, I’m wondering whether there is any way to remove the ban on his site from CommentLuv? As in are there any internal settings that I have to set from my CommentLuv setting so as to allow a link from his site to appear for my site?

    Thanks and have a nice day!

    Best Wishes,

    Hynavians last blog post..Dance in the Vampire Bund – Rich Loli Vampiress As Ruler


  7. Andy Bailey
    09.08.08 7:37 pm

    hi hynavian,
    at the moment I have commentluv autoban sites that don’t have a feed found after 10 tries, give me the url and I’ll un ban it . Soon the site will be ready so people can unban themselves.


  8. Hynavian
    10.08.08 4:39 pm

    Hi Andy,

    Thanks for looking into the CommentLuv issue that I’ve raised. Currently for plug-ins that I’ve installed, I do not have the feedsmith plug-in so I think it has got to do with my site’s CSS theme and template instead (by K2). That, I understand would be a problem on my part and I’ll try to check through the codes to locate the plug-in and follow your suggestion that was left on my site.

    Once again, thanks for helping and have a nice day! (:

    Best Wishes


  9. Emily
    10.08.08 7:19 pm

    I really like your CommentLuv plugin. So much so that I dare to ask if you have given any thought to making it for other platforms (i.e. BlogEngine). I just started a site for kids bible crafts and I find their platform to be great. However, they only have a plugin for CoComments right now. So the question: Will you make CommentLuv for other platforms?


    Emilys last blog post..Family Handprint Bouquet


  10. Andy Bailey
    10.08.08 10:00 pm

    Emily: thanks for your support! the answer is YES I will be making a platform independant version soon which should work on any platform that allows you to add some javascript to your template or theme. I really want to get the traditional version working with a database without any problems before I introduce that one to the world! there are still some small issues that I need to take care of first and test them out with the world. I should imagine there will be something for you to look at by Christmas time…


  11. Sire
    11.08.08 6:01 am

    At the moment I reckon I am like the screaming lunatic. I have just started a new blog (commentluv should pick up the link) and like all my blogs I have installed commentluv but it won’t appear on this particular blog. I assume it is to do with the Theme, but I really would like to keep this theme. Any ideas mate?

    Sires last blog post..Hosting Your Own Blog Shows You Are A Serious Blogger


  12. Andy Bailey
    11.08.08 10:33 am

    sire: you need this code just before the </form> tag in your comments.php file of the theme
    <?php doaction(‘commentform’, $post->ID); ?> (you might need to copy it by eye rather than ctrl+c because of character changes in this post)


  13. Blog Tips for Beginners
    11.08.08 11:15 am

    I commend your creativity of using pictures to say a thousand words. It’s such a refreshing change to the normal approach.

    Anyway, I really like the idea of being able to parse the most commented post. I’m looking forward to the new release. Is it anytime soon?


    Blog Tips for Beginnerss last blog post..Image Caption Not Working? The CSS Solution


  14. Sire
    11.08.08 12:25 pm

    Sorry Andy, no good, that just caused me to lose both columns and footer?

    Sires last blog post..Hosting Your Own Blog Shows You Are A Serious Blogger


  15. Andy Bailey
    11.08.08 2:42 pm

    sire: you might have not closed the php properly, send you comments.php file to me andy (@) teamplaylotto dot com and I’ll do it for you


  16. Sports Pick Em Pool
    11.08.08 5:15 pm

    That was an excellent use of pictures and telling how you feel. I think I might try that on my blog, thanks.


  17. Sire
    11.08.08 11:13 pm

    I appreciate your help and I am sorry that I have to make you work for a living. Thanks again mate.

    Sires last blog post..Hosting Your Own Blog Shows You Are A Serious Blogger


  18. Mike
    12.08.08 4:30 am

    CommentLuv is an amazing plugin. I use it on all my sites!

    Mikes last blog post..SEO and Google Optimized WordPress robots.txt


  19. Dean Saliba
    12.08.08 5:02 pm

    I heard that commentLuv mod turns blogs into No Follow blogs, is this true?


  20. Andy Bailey
    12.08.08 6:06 pm

    Dean: it defaults to nofollow only if your blog does. if you use a dofollow plugin, it will work as normal with commentluv as it does without.


  21. Интеллектуальная Собственность
    12.08.08 6:25 pm

    Congratulations. I really envy you.


  22. Singapore SEO
    13.08.08 5:38 am

    Very creative post. The pictures are self-explantory which makes it funny to view the sequence. Any way, commentluv works well with dofollow plugin and it is even better when one install the ajax plugin, so it is like a combination of bests.


  23. Paid Online Surveys
    14.08.08 2:49 am

    Wonderful story told through pixels lol. Looking forward to the new features. Glad you saw the light… lol.


  24. Sire
    14.08.08 8:27 am

    Brian, I managed to get it to work by using a Brian’s threaded comment’s comments.php and it worked a treat.


  25. Sire
    14.08.08 9:02 am

    Sorry, I meant Andy not Brian, all the head banging from trying to sort this out has rattled my brains.

    Sires last blog post..Wassup? CommentLuv Now Working, You Little Beauty


  26. Najib Hassan
    15.08.08 8:39 am

    HAIL TO YOU. ur plugin bright every wordpress blog comment :) yeah rock you always!


  27. digitalphotography
    19.08.08 9:16 pm

    Nice pictorial. Not sure about autoban. Does it block any comments if person adds website that does not use rss feed after 10 comments. What is the main advantage to keep websites out of comments and only allow blogs


  28. digitalphotography
    19.08.08 9:20 pm

    Just noticed that if website url is long it cuts it off just to let you know

    digitalphotographys last blog photoshop tutorials


  29. Andy Bailey
    19.08.08 9:54 pm

    I think that might have been a typo on your part. It is the normal wp commentform so all should work well


  30. Debt Management
    20.08.08 10:48 am

    Thats a nice illustration of “My life”. As a programmer writing algo’s and finding solutions is not different generally.


  31. Eva White
    27.08.08 2:35 pm

    That Yawn in a Yawn pic is quite amazing.