Comments disabled on older posts

Even though C64Takeaway.com has a pretty nifty anti-spam plugin installed, roughly 150 unwanted messages managed to sneak into the moderation queue over the past 30 days, and even more before that. So in order to save time on maintaining this site, comments on all past announcements have been disabled, and new posts (like this one) will now have comments disabled automatically after six months.

While it initially annoyed me no end that I have to limit your option to leave feedback via the site, I have also realised that the change will have little impact on real-life usage, since the vast majority of comments on older posts are from people asking when a new episode will be out. 😀 – Very rarely (if at all) has anyone left comments on an older post after stumbling upon this place via a search-engine or referral link somewhere.

On the plus side, this change leaves more time and mental energy to spend on something I’m trying to resurrect this winter. If all goes well it should pop up on your radar sometime before the holidays.

PodcastAlley.com voting

Don’t forget to cast your vote on Podcastalley if you like the C64 Take-away. No registration needed (although you can register to avoid having future voting verified via e-mail) – just click the “vote now!” button, key in a valid address, and click the confirmation link they e-mail you.

The way their system works is that the number of montly votes are used to determine show popularity both overall and in terms of the category it’s listed under (in this case music/radio). The higher the show ranks, the easier it is for people to find it. And the more people that tune in, the more people might be hooked. Which in turn could lead to new blood for the community. Who knows – we might even get more people to produce kick-ass remixes?

So you see – you’re not doing this for me – you’re doing it for yourself. 🙂