September 06, 2004

Remembering Comments Info

Ever since this darned issue about MT not remembering Comments info came up, we've been wondering what the fark is the problem.

As a temporary fix-it, Carla suggest -- in a comment over at Don's:

Instead of clicking on "Comments" from the first page, click on the permalink. Save your personal info there, and repeat the process for commenting. For some reason, the "Post a Comment" section of the permalink does save the info, while the separate "Comments" box from the front page does not.

So, the permalink (usually the timestamp on the post) remembers the personal info, but the Comment page doesn't!

I don't know anything about programming. But, if anyone among us knows about it, then maybe s/he can identify what's included in the Permalink code that makes it remember pesonal info that's not included in the Comments coding.
If we can find that out then we may be able to finally fix this.

In the meantime, click on the Permalink (timestamp) to comment in MT and leave your info there. Ignore the Comments button and enjoy being persona grata from here on out! :D

Posted by Tuning Spork at September 6, 2004 01:19 AM

Mr Spork: I don't think that is true for MuNu blogs... I recently deleted my cookies for the permalinks on my site remember me still from before, and the regular comment box won't remember me at all for some reason... or maybe I'm just retarded or something....

Posted by Madfish Willie at September 6, 2004 02:48 AM

Mr Spork: I may have had a fubar setting in my browser, so your method may work afterall... my bad...

Posted by Madfish Willie at September 6, 2004 03:10 AM

I have a suspicion. The comments box comes from, because it's generated by a cgi script from the shared MT installation, while the individual item page comes direct from your blog, because it's a static page. Depending on exactly how the cookies are being set, the comments box cookie may be cross-domain and possibly being treated as a session cookie rather than a perma-cookie.

Or maybe not. I'll have to do some more tests to see if I can confirm this.

Posted by Pixy Misa at September 6, 2004 03:42 PM


That's essentially the conclusion I came to when I was digging around in it a couple of weeks ago. I'm pretty sure it's the cross-domain issue of the comments pop-up that's the culprit, but I couldn't figure out what to do about it, other than trying to get browsers set to accept them.

I'll put out the call again... if anybody using firefox doesn't get their comments remembered, please email me (Paul T at monarch dot net) so we can see if changing browser settings solves the problem. (My FireFox is working on all domains at munu.)


Posted by Light & Dark at September 6, 2004 05:35 PM

I'm experimenting with the MT 3.11 setup to see if I can make a kinder, gentler installation... Without too much added work. ;)

Posted by Pixy Misa at September 7, 2004 12:27 AM


Munu remembered me, Ghost of a Flea didn't.

It's a plague! We're all going to die!!

Posted by Pixy Misa at September 7, 2004 01:28 PM
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