Commentification

Some call it ADHD, but I call it ambition. At least, that’s what I tell myself.

The ft_blog now has commenting. Not just commenting, but elementary moderation. When logged in as an admin, you can mod a comment up, which currently doesn’t do much, reset to zero, or mod down, which will hide the comment. I’m playing with displaying the scores of the comments, or possibly using text labels a la Slashdot and k5. This system is pretty flexible, I could open it up to additional moderators or even use open public moderation. It works pretty well.

However, this is one of those things that I’m not going to backport to Flip Lite. Flip Lite is lite. It is supposed to be simple and easy. So it will not inherit commenting and therefore, moderation. That will be reserved for Flip 4.

Interestingly, this is the first thing I’ve written in a long time that is pretty specific for ft. See, it builds on the old ft archives, and was built up from ft1.2 with LOTS of customization, so I will not be upgrading anytime soon. Instead, I’ll write features just for good ol ft.

So, have at it, if you like. Leave a comment, and do your worst to break it, because I’m all over fixing it before it makes it into flip4. Incidentally, I’m using a bunch of functions written for Flip4 now! Cool! Go preg_replace()!

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