February 14, 2006
Comment change

I've had moderated comments for several months now - it was originally a defense against an obnoxious troll, but it's also the default setting that I inherited when I upgraded to version 3.2 of Movable Type. I think it works pretty well, but it means I've got to approve comments all the time, and that's a bit of a concern, especially when I'm on the road. I've always wanted to get to a point where comments by people who are known quantities can pass through without my intervention, and I've had some inquiries about it as well.

Towards that end, I've enabled TypeKey authentication for comments. What that means is that if you have a TypeKey ID and you sign in with it when you go into comments, the comment you leave will appear right away. If you don't have a TypeKey ID or you choose not to use it, everything will be the same as before - your comment will appear as soon as I approve it. Nobody has to get a TypeKey ID in order to comment, and that will never change. This is only a change for those of you who do have a TypeKey ID and want to use it.

To make sure this works, if you do have a TypeKey ID, please log in and leave a comment here. If you run into any problems, please let me know. I've still got an open ticket with SixApart tech support for help with the setup for this, so if something is broken I should be able to get it fixed shortly. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks very much.

UPDATE: TypeKey authentication is not working yet. I've updated my trouble ticket with SixApart. Hopefully we'll get this resolved quickly. Thanks to all for the feedback.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 14, 2006 to Administrivia | TrackBack

Just tried using my TypeKey login and it failed.

When I clicked on the "sign in" link, it came back saying:

The site you are signing into requests that you provide your email address. Do you wish to share your email?

After that, no matter whether I enter "yes" or "no", it tells me the site hasn't signed up for that feature and kicks me out.

Posted by: Tim on February 14, 2006 3:06 PM

I had the same problem.

Posted by: matth on February 14, 2006 4:07 PM