Once again, I followed Sterling’s lead, and have installed a couple of WordPress plugins that he installed first. In particular:
- I installed the Follow URL plugin that disables WordPress “nofollow” defaults. This means that Google will now index your pages when they’re linked in comments here at SOB. Of course, that assumes that your comments make it past moderation, so spammers might as well give it up (not that I expect this statement to make a difference, but I don’t much mind if they waste their time anyway).
- I also installed the WP Subscribe To Comments plugin, which allows you to email-subscribe for notifications of new comments to SOB entries on which you’ve commented. Like Sterling, I’m defaulting to the subscription checkbox being selected, and hope someone will let me know if that’s not preferred behavior.