Blog@Case News for July 2005

Alumni Access to the Case Blog System

Alumni have been granted access to the Case Blogging system! As of right now, this is on an experimental basis; so we can determine what load increases this incurs on the server, man-hours, and support.

Disregarding all of that disclaimer, though... Welcome Alumni!

Posted July 21, 2005 02:31 PM

Trackback is Back On... This Time, We Mean It

Okay, Trackback is back on; and this time we're serious. We have (for the time being) conquered the spammers (die, spammers, die).

If you notice a inordinate amount of Trackback spam on your blog, however, quickly email the administrators; so we can take care of the problem.

Thank you, all, for being patient with us during this problem.

Posted July 14, 2005 12:47 AM

Trackbacks (Once Again) Turned Off

For those keeping score at home, Trackback has, once again, been turned off for the time being.

Posted July 13, 2005 04:47 PM

Trackback Back On

Trackback is back on... at least, temporarily while we monitor the situation. If you suddenly notice 10 or more Trackback spams all at once on your blog, please email blog-admin@case.edu to notify us of the problem. And, don't forget to despam your blog lest you end up all spammified.

Posted July 12, 2005 03:31 PM

Trackback Temporarily Disabled

It seems the front layer defense against Trackback spam has decided to stop working. (There's a bug somewhere in the code that interacts with the Storable Perl module.) For the time being, trackbacks are disabled.

Posted July 10, 2005 04:31 PM

Problems Accessing the Blog Control Panel

Over the night, some users may have experienced troubles logging in to the blog system. This was caused by an erroneous group in the directory server. Actually, it was caused by two erroneous groups; each claiming to be the one true group that permits or denies access to the Weblog Control Panel. We removed the more erroneous group and access returned to a status of unfettered.

We now return you to your normal blogging ways.

This post was brought to you by the letter E for erroneous.

Posted July 08, 2005 12:59 PM