hoodwink.d enhanced


How to Injure a Wink'r #

by why in inspect

If it bothers you—these winkers commenting on your blog without your persuasion—you might consider nailing a sign directed at these unwelcome trespassers to your blog. Mike Sugerbaker has this Javascript on his site which states his rules for wink’r participation.

var throwaway = setTimeout("var testarr = new Array();if (typeof testarr.______array != 'undefined' && testarr.______array == '______array'){alert('Dear Hoodwinkers: Please consider entering your comment in the main site comments rather than in hoodwink.d, provided that your comment is A) about the post and B) not dependent on a hoodwink.d comment. I would super appreciate it - clubhouses are all good, but I am trying to appear to (the rest of) the world like my site is not so dead. Thanks!');}",1000);

It’s true. Blogs belong to their authors. So, in one way, hoodwink.d helps by allowing bloggers to close their comments and worry no more about comment spam and intellectual clutter. On the other hand, critics note that hoodwink.d remains covert, elitist and it is doing nothing about the filthy minds of its users. Tough call, really tough. (Seen on wasteland.)

said on 22 Nov 2005 at 15:33

I love hoodwink.d but never use it much. It’s too easy for me to fall into the trap of feeling above everyone else. Some Rubyers are sadly falling into this trap.

A frog in a well knows nothing of the ocean…

said on 22 Nov 2005 at 17:45

I still have no idea what hoodwink.d is. :(

said on 22 Nov 2005 at 19:16

I didn’t put this alert up because I have something against clubhouses – it just pays to keep in mind that clubhouses are situated in the real world. I’m asking a favor, is all. I keep meaning to come back to the code and ask it in a more pleasant way.

While I’m here: _why, has there been a code release of hoodwink.d’s back end? If not, think what could happen if we let a thousand clubhouses bloom.

said on 22 Nov 2005 at 19:54

see it live at www.gibberish.com (click on a ‘comments’ link or article title). And it’s “Sugarbaker,” just like in Designing Women.

said on 22 Nov 2005 at 20:03

For extra points, when Hoodwink.d is detected, style your site’s real comment area to look exactly like the Hoodwink area, and hide the real Hoodwink area.

said on 23 Nov 2005 at 11:49

i’m thinking when i revamp my website, of testing for hoodwinkers and welcoming them to my site… so who is going to create the hoodwink.d for hoodwink.d comments? because i need to find a way i can be uber secret and ultra elitist..

said on 24 Nov 2005 at 10:06

aberant: well, when we have a mulitude of hoods winking parallelly, I know nothing would stop me from making my own one-member club of internal appreciation.

said on 18 Dec 2005 at 09:44

Opinion’s are like wink’rs….everybody…er…uh…is one

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