November 13, 2005

Wanted: Victims Guinea Pigs Adventurous Souls

I'm looking for a few people interested in trying out a new blogging system - LifeType.

I've set it up at At the moment, blogs there will appear at or, such as, my grand-daughter Trixie's new blog, which also appears at It can also be set up to provide proper subdomains like, but I haven't done that yet.

It's got lots and lots of features, which makes the user interface a bit confusing, but that can be tweaked. (In fact, it can be changed completely; the user interace is templated just like the blogs.)

This is the closest thing I've seen to what we need here at (apart from Expression Engine, which we're not allowed to use due to licensing restrictions). LifeType on the other hand is open source, and we can use it any way we want.

If you'd like to play around with it, leave a comment here or email me.

By the way, it's worth mentioning that (with the raft of plugins I've installed), LifeType's anti-spam features include Bayesian filtering, captchas, forced moderation, open relay blacklists, hidden input fields, trackback validation, the rel/nofollow thing, and host and content blacklists. All of which can be turned on or off for each blog.

Posted by Pixy Misa at November 13, 2005 10:54 AM | TrackBack

You had me at Bayesian filter.

Set me up, Pixy. I'm a bit time strapped lately but I'll have enough to poke around under the hood.

Posted by Jim at November 13, 2005 02:24 PM

No problem. It also makes setting up new users much much easier, which will be a plus. :)

Posted by Pixy Misa at November 13, 2005 02:41 PM

Hi Pixy!

I agree with Jim, would love to give it a try. Set me up too :)


Posted by Sacramento Republicrat at November 13, 2005 07:05 PM

Me too! Me too!

Only, I've got to ask permission first . . . Phin, would it be okay if I tried it?

Posted by Dave at November 13, 2005 09:36 PM

Set me one up for Popsicle Stick Jokes! Thanx...
Username: GoatHead
Password: Cherry

Posted by Madfish Willie at November 14, 2005 12:55 AM

I just ran the built-in import-from-Movable-Type function and blew it up. I'll probably to a re-install.

Posted by Pixy Misa at November 14, 2005 01:06 AM

Oh crap. Sign me up! I'll do any new thing once (except for, oh you know!)

Posted by Nick Queen at November 14, 2005 06:01 AM

I'll try it! I might like it!

looks interesting

Posted by Rachel Ann at November 14, 2005 03:28 PM

Pixy, I'm game. Having trouble writing content these days, so fiddling around with code and technical might break the creative logjam. Thanks!

Posted by JohnL at November 14, 2005 03:40 PM

Okay, I've done the reinstall, so hop on over to and sign yourselves up!

Posted by Pixy Misa at November 15, 2005 03:00 AM

Definitely interested.

Posted by Angry in T.O. at November 16, 2005 05:10 PM
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