Aug 04 2010

Mollom and Views

You might have noticed that this blog stopped accepting comments about a month ago.. well. stopped accepting is a big word.. I was still accepting comments, only they were never submitted to the database and after entering a comment to my blog people ended up on a white page.

So upon returning from holliday I set out to debug the issue together with one of our Inuits Drupal geeks and quickly ran into the following error.

  1. PHP Fatal error: Call to a member function has_more_records() on a non-object in /somepath/modules/views/plugins/ on line 1992, referer:

So apparently my veasion of views 6.x-3.0-alpha3 didn't really like to play with Mollom,
I downgraded views again to 6.x-2.11 and Mollom started showing its Captcha's etc again .

So apart from wondering how I ended up installing that alpha3 version (I`m sure Drush didn't do that), all is back to normal. and you should be able to comment on this blog again

Feb 23 2008


Dear Drupal developers :)

Over at we had some fuzz
about comments, trackbacks and mostly the spam related with having trackbacks enabled.

So the message is clear .. we need to do something about the trackback module so it fits in better with all the great antispam tools are around.
I`m currently not using any captchas on my blog but my spam is down to 1 or to messages a week. My Trackbacks however are still pretty problematic , but they are the only place I need to focus on periodically.

Fairly well hidden in a comment on Luc 's blog someone points out the idea of having a list of people you trust that are allowed to send trackbacks, which sounds to me like a pretty good idea.

So if you are out there , feeling bored not knowing what code to work on .. :)

Feb 14 2008

Where to comment ?

Dear Dag

I`m with Bart on this topic.

It's hard enough to keep up with blogs let alone with comments on the comments you made on those blogs. And as people in your comments noted .. Trackbacks should solve this problem
I actually send a trackback to Leo which made my comment show up in his comments.

Commenting to it on my own blog and trackbacking to the original post actually gives you the benefit of not having to authenticate / register on a gazillion blogs. it gives you better visibility on the comments people make on your comment (If they are nice they include 2 trackbacks), since you don't need to track it on other blogs.

Lots of blogging tools have features to detect trackback urls from original posts that you point to , Drupal can even do that from a cronjob if you want to.
It's however the other side that also needs to have trackbacking allowed.

If the trackback system doesn't work , or if you prefer not to enable it due to the shitload of spam you get on it there's always Technorati telling you that people have been pointing back to you.

Might I suggest you take a look at the Drupal Trackback module , if you enable it this post on my blog should show up a s a comment to your blog entry and we'll all be happy :) And Technorati will update your Authority