Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Enunciations, Utterances, Opinions and Comments

Dressing it up, and hiding from the spam bots.


So besides the blandness of "comments" and "stated", I'm trying to ditch those words in the code for the blog to avoid attracting spam bots. (Apparently one of the keywords they look for is "comments".) Spam comments haven't yet been a problem, and I'd like to do whatever I can to keep it that way.

I liked "opined thusly" for the recent comments on the sidebar, but hated "Recent Opinions" for the header. Additionally, I think "opinions" is probably not uncommon enough to avoid the spam bots.

Lifewish has offered several suggestions, two of which I'm liking.

"enunciate" and "utter".

I've also been batting around "articulate", "pronounce", and "orate".

So the header would be "Recent Enunciations" or "Recent Utterances", the link at the bottom of a post on the home page would read "Enunciations" or "Utterances", and the header at the top of the list of comments would read the same. The actual recent comments themselves on the sidebar would read "blipey enunciated thusly" or "Lifewish uttered", either one with or without the "thusly".

What are your thoughts? I'm pretty willing to go with a majority vote on this. Feel free to offer alternatives.


28 Eloquent Orations:

On 8/08/2006 08:54:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Eructations?
guthrie

 

On 8/08/2006 09:05:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Hi Janie,
I am stealing a quick look while at work. The noun for orate would be oratory. I rather like 'Recent Oratory'.
vino of wil

 

On 8/08/2006 09:12:00 AM, Blogger Lifewish waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Just a thought: if there was more than one phrase that you liked, it'd be extremely easy to rig the code to pick one at random.

 

On 8/08/2006 09:37:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Hi guthrie!

You know, that one is outside my current vocabulary, I'll have to look into that.

Thanks vino! I like that one, too.
Good to see you 'round!

Lifewish, you are such a doll. I had been thinking that would be really cool if it could be done, but I didn't want to impose any more than I already had.

I really should pay you or something, but I'm afraid that virtual kisses and roses are all I can produce for you.

Kisses and Roses galore if you have time and inclination to do it.

JanieBelle

 

On 8/08/2006 09:39:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

guthrie suggested

"Eructations?"

Just looked it up. That's too funny. Lifewish, if you do the randomizer thing, you really have to include that.

Kisses,
JanieBelle

 

On 8/08/2006 10:03:00 AM, Blogger blipey waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Eructations is funny, if a little hard to say. But we aren't saying it, are we? Which brings me to the Oratory bit--we really aren't orating anything (unless we all read our posts aloud while typing).

I'm still a fan of Nietzsche-esque "Thus spake blipey..."

 

On 8/08/2006 10:07:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

blipey:

But we aren't saying it, are we?...(unless we all read our posts aloud while typing)

ummm....no....we don't....um... that would be silly....yeah...only a nutcase....

OK, get the light out of my eyes, I CONFESS!!!

 

On 8/08/2006 10:08:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

"Thus spake blipey"?
Well unless you spoke aloud while typing that doesn't necessarily fit well either. Any choice will have poor fit for the purpose. I will venture she is merely seeking the least poor fit.

vino of wil

 

On 8/08/2006 10:15:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Geez vino,

I already confessed!!! Stop torturing me!!!

OK I GIVE UP!!! I ALSO SHOT JFK!!! I PEEKED AT MY BROTHERS SECRET STASH OF NUDIE MAGAZINES!!! I ONCE STOLE A PEN FROM THE GUY AT THE CHECK-OUT COUNTER BECAUSE IT WAS CUTE!!! I CHEATED ON ONE VOCAB QUIZ IN SIXTH GRADE BECAUSE I DIDN'T FEEL LIKE STUDYING!!!

Please don't send me to prison. I'll implicate anyone you want, and do a gabillion hours of community service, and write a million page essay...

:)

Kisses,
JanieBelle

(p.s. That was all in a joking tone, don't be upset.)

 

On 8/08/2006 10:16:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

p.p.s. I never cheated on a vocab quiz.

 

On 8/08/2006 10:17:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

p.p.p.s. I only confessed to that under duress, and my attorney says that won't stand up in court.

 

On 8/08/2006 10:20:00 AM, Blogger blipey waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

vino: you are, of course, absolutely correct.

I was blinded by my own pretentiousness...see my suggestion was better because it was preten....hmmm. Have I used enough "..." to be a creationist, yet?...no?

Maybe "thus babbled blipey...."

 

On 8/08/2006 10:44:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

What are you trying to say about my ellipses, blipey?

:)

I didn't think of it as pretense, I thought of it as drama. Melodrama, maybe. Definitely light-hearted.

I'm very ok with "thus spake blipey", or "thus eructated guthrie".

 

On 8/08/2006 11:51:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Sweet.

 

On 8/08/2006 12:15:00 PM, Blogger blipey waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Nice. Like the random verbiage.

 

On 8/08/2006 12:20:00 PM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

me too! How 'bout the new header for each comment?

 

On 8/08/2006 01:56:00 PM, Blogger Lifewish waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

I PEEKED AT MY BROTHERS SECRET STASH OF NUDIE MAGAZINES!!!

Any good ones?

Uh... I mean to say... bad Janie! Bad, bad Janie!

 

On 8/08/2006 02:04:00 PM, Blogger Alan Fox waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Is this something to do with why I get shed-loads of spam selling viagra, cialis, cheap watches etc., etc., since getting mildly hooked on blogging (a habit which I am trying to break, or at least keep in check). Will it stop if I sever all connections with Blogger? Is there a simple solution, such as a free spam filter that works?

Merci en avance
Gros bisous
Salut les filles!

What's happened to the science?

 

On 8/08/2006 02:09:00 PM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Any good ones?

Uh... I mean to say... bad Janie! Bad, bad Janie!


You guys have already caused me to rat my brother out, I'm not going to tell you anything else about his hustler and Penthouse collection. I'm also not going to mention the other titles because I don't remember them anyway.

:-P

 

On 8/08/2006 02:18:00 PM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Is this something to do with why I get shed-loads of spam selling viagra, cialis, cheap watches etc., etc.,

I think that's a whole different thing, Alan. What I was talking about was bogus comments popping up in blog threads.

What's happened to the science?

It hasn't gone anywhere, Alan. I've been sick with the flu or something, and then I was playing with the site a little bit. I'm feeling much better than I was, but I haven't really felt up to heavy biology.

We'll come back 'round to it soon, I promise.

Merci en avance
Gros bisous
Salut les filles!


De rien, monsieur.
Salut les garcons aussi.
Un baiser pour vous.

 

On 8/08/2006 02:19:00 PM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

That looks silly without the cedilla.

 

On 8/08/2006 02:30:00 PM, Blogger Alan Fox waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Language bar option: French Canadian keyboard and "close square bracket"

Garçons. Ça marche!

 

On 8/08/2006 05:12:00 PM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Çe n'est pas très façile, monsieur.

Est ce que "facile" a un cedilla?

Je ne c'est pas maintenent.

Pardonez-moi s'il vous plait, pour le retarder dans ma réponse, je discutais avec un idiot.

Un baiser pour vous. Entretiendriez-vous une certaine langue avec cela?

 

On 8/08/2006 05:24:00 PM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Et mon vocabulaire est un peu vieux ainsi j'ai obtenu de l'aide du Babelfish, pour être parfaitement honnête.

Comment dit-on en français, "rusty"?

J'ai étudié à l'école, mais cela ne parle pas, vraiment. Le passé me donne toujours des problèmes. Apparemment, Bablefish ne s'inquiète pas de ma grammaire, l'une ou l'autre.

 

On 8/08/2006 05:29:00 PM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Pour un example, je dit "J'etude dans l'ecole" et Bablefish dit "J'ai étudié à l'école".

Et je ne sais toujours pas écrire le cedilla ou les accents.

Je "copy and paste" ceux.

 

On 8/08/2006 05:36:00 PM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Mes professeurs disent toujours "Repetez s'il vous plait" et "Repondez, s'il vous plait" et "Ecrivez, s'il vous plait"...

Et ils disent "La fille est dans la musee". Et nous disons "La fille est dans la musee". "Classe, ou est la fille?" "La fille est dans la musee." Facile, mais pas de tres utile.

 

On 8/08/2006 05:41:00 PM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Pourquoi utilisez-vous le clavier Canadien? Vous etes en France, n'est pas?

 

On 8/08/2006 05:59:00 PM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

HAHAHAHAHA

I wasn't sure of the spelling, so I plugged in "comme ci comme ca" into Bablefish.

It translated back to English--

like Ci like Ca

That's too funny. Real helpful that was!

 

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