Oh No, Not Again - It Might Be Time to Migrate to Drupal 8

Submitted by C B Wright on

Short version: after finally updating all my Linux machines to the latest version of Ubuntu/KDE, I can no longer run my Drupal 7 test environments. This means I can no longer test any changes to Eviscerati.org, which makes me uncomfortable.

Drupal 8 runs fine though. Which means... ugh, I don't even want to say it. I may have to migrate the site from D7 to D8.

Items of Interest

Submitted by C B Wright on

Well, I'm back from Louisiana. I'm pleased to report that everything went well, the adoption was finalized and everything is completely legal. All we have to do is wait for Louisiana to mail us her amended birth certificate.

Thank you to everyone for all your well wishes.

Now for some more site-specific news (after the break).

Comments Return

Submitted by C B Wright on

I have re-enabled comments on the site. I'll be at work all day today so I won't be able to administer any spam that creeps in. To discourage spambots I've required that all comments be previewed before they post. I know some people have been annoyed by this in the past (and it won't block 100% of the bots in use today) but it's better than setting up captchas or disabling anonymous posting.

Site News: Concerning Spam

Submitted by C B Wright on

As some of you have noticed the spambots have been targeting the site again. Drupal doesn't have any built-in spam tools -- I'm using a module that is still being developed for Drupal 6, and it's missing a few features that would make administering it a lot easier. The module has promise but it's development pace is slow (it's the work of one developer in his spare time) so I'm using what I have with the hope that there will be more functionality down the road.

At the moment, the tool I'm using snags most of the spam that hits the site. However, about once a month there's a volley of spam that manages to get through the filters that I have to go take care of myself. We appear to be in one of those incursions at the moment.

If you have an account, please post here.

Submitted by C B Wright on

One of my readers has alerted me to a potential problem with the login accounts trying to post. If you have registered an account with this site, please log in and post your account name so I can see if the account name you ought to have matches up with the account name that shows up.

If you're having problems logging in, please contact me at wrightc ==at== ubersoft ==dot== net.

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