Posted on January 25, 2004
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Fletcher Penney has rewritten and expanded the functionality of the blosxom writeback plugin with his writebackplus. He says it should be a drop-in replacement for writeback, seewritebacks and recentwritebacks. So far so good. He purports it to have better handling of the combined email/url field that so bedevils writeback leavers, records IP addresses, has anti-spam comment measures and generally is an improvement. Thus far, I know that it seems to work with my old writebacks. We’ll see how it works with leaving new ones.


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  1. Dave on January 25th, 2004 5:59 pm

    So lets see what is different with this SOB.

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  3. James Slusher on January 25th, 2004 7:32 pm

    Okay, lets see what she can do.

    In a totally random aside, your site is the only referrer I have to mine. Otherwise I would have like 0 traffic, I guess. Thank you, sir.

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  5. jonnyx on February 1st, 2004 4:59 am

    hey could you drop it in my dir too so i can use the spiffy new writebacks.

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  7. Dave on February 1st, 2004 8:22 am

    I can, but actually I haven’t figured out exactly how it is different yet, at least in terms of what it displays. It is an act-alike so it gives you all the same variables for your templates. It does, however, write the time and IP address in the writeback file.

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  9. Dave on February 5th, 2004 4:22 pm

    As you can see now the dates are part of this. This is because you have to add things to the writeback.writeback flavor file to get them to show up. I could, for example, also have the IP address used to post the writeback (although I chose not to.) Writebacks left using the older plugin will just be blank for these fields, but ones with the new one will have that information in it.