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  • @Brad

    You even had commented at that post. :) Well, happens.

  • I ran Skribit for quite a while and apart from a suggestion from yourself, I never got anything from it. I have noticed that I am getting more and more questions via EMail. Some of these questions have been so interesting that they ended up as posts on my blog. It does seem as if people are ‘shy’ to ask questions in ‘public’. Maybe we should encourage people with questions and/or suggestions to contact us in any way they prefer. Not quite sure on how this could be done though.

  • @Lyndi

    Yeah, that’s what I mentioned in post. After some time following blog people are more likely to simply send email personally than use Skribit or comments.

    It’s still a question and might be valid for a post no matter what method was used.

    I guess only way to encourage questions is to answer them as best as we can. :) Play on that “most complete and useful answer” motivation.

  • Hey Rarst,

    Thanks for the shout out and you hit it head on – if you answer the users questions (WELL!) and post them more people will ask questions. I get A LOT of my questions via email (Link at the top of http://www.askTheAdmin.com ) and about 20 a day from my digsby widget that hits me via IM.

    Let me know if you have any specific questions and I will do my best to answer them :)

    Karl aKa AskTheAdmin

  • @Karl

    Heh, you must have no trouble with topics for posts. My blog is relatively new so traffic and authority are not high enough to get tons of questions. I should try some IM widget, I briefly looked into Google Talk widget but it hadn’t worked too well.

    >Let me know if you have any specific questions

    I am pretty good at answering myself so I could use some questions. Maybe you could throw me few out of those “20 a day” some time. ;)

    By the way had you looked into Skribit widget? I wonder how effective it would be at questions-themed blog like yours.

  • @Brad

    I’ve briefly covered smileys issue
    https://www.rarst.net/web/blog-critique-results/

    I like text smileys, it’s hardcore. I think that if graphical smileys are used they should be custom designed to fit blog or it looks like crap.

    btw had you got my DM on twitter?

  • By the way, how do you get rid of those smilies in WordPress? Nevermind, it’s in Writing Settings. =]

    I also switched over to text smilies!

  • @Diego

    Yep, there are lost of nice settings in WordPress to choose. :)

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