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Strip out everything

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I’ve done a lot of work getting comments and webmentions working on this (static!) site, but my current urge (which comes around every couple of months or so) is to strip all that out and just post articles with an email address at the end. Or just stick to below the line comments.

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Poorchop

They will be missed but it was fun while it lasted.

Leon

I think I’ll keep comments whatever 😃 like I say, just an urge I get every now and again.

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warner

@leonp just linked to one of your un-commented articles from an M.b post to make sure it's getting used ;) Lmk if webmention works

leonp

@warner Ta. Yeah, I’ve got it, although I’ll need to build the site for it to show :-) I should have been a bit clearer – all that stuff works fine, I just get the urge to get rid of it all so the site looks a lot plainer.

leonp

@warner OK, I think that’s not appearing because your html doesn’t contain the classes webmention needs to understand who sent the link, what’s being linked to etc. Do they normally get through to the linked-to site? Could be my implementation, but I don’t see it at webmention.io

Andrés Cárdenas

I faced the same dilemma recently, but here's the thing, even though I built websites for a living in the past, the truth is I am not a pro web dev and this is all quite technical.

I decided to implement (WIP) webmentions, micropub and everything IndieWeb because I've found value in learning about it.

There's still some things I need to figure out, but I'm gonna stick with receiving webmentions notifications on RSS and displaying my likes/replies to posts around the web as social notes.

I'd say if it's already setup and it doesn't affect your workflow, stick with it, invest that time and energy on writing new posts. I'm sure like me there's lots of people that enjoy them.

Andrés Cárdenas

I faced the same dilemma recently, but here's the thing, even though I built websites for a living in the past, the truth is I am not a pro web dev and this is all quite technical.

I decided to implement (WIP) webmentions, micropub and everything IndieWeb because I've found value in learning about it.

There's still some things I need to figure out, but I'm gonna stick with receiving webmentions notifications on RSS and displaying my likes/replies to posts around the web as social notes.

I'd say if it's already setup and it doesn't affect your workflow, stick with it, invest that time and energy on writing new posts. I'm sure like me there's lots of people that enjoy them.