Notifications and Akismet

April 18, 2007

Tonight we deployed email notifications for Trac tickets, so you and your team can stay on top of changes. You can enable notifications in the Notifications panel of the Admin area. You can also customize the Reply-To address and turn on various “always notify” options. Subversion email notifications are coming soon.

We also enabled the Akismet spam filtering strategy, so if any of you have public projects and want to add extra spam protection, you can put in your API key and take advantage of Akismet’s great service. We already provide several builtin spam filtering strategies that seem to do a really good job, but now you can make it even stronger. If you don’t have an Akismet API key, you can sign up at wordpress.com and get a free personal key.

With all this anti-spam tech, we’d really hate it if any of you are getting spam. If you encounter any kind of spam problems, please notify us so we can tweak our system.

Also, you may have noticed the menus have changed a bit. We’ve simplified the meta navigation links and put them in the top right where our DevjaVu community links used to be. We put those under the Admin area. In the near future, we’re going to give you a filterable headlines feed of our blog in there, so you can be sure to stay up to date on new features, possible downtime, important announcements, etc.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the new features! Tell us what you think!

-Jeff

3 Responses to “Notifications and Akismet”


  1. SVN is not working.

    []s

    victor


  2. Sorry to put this information in here =P Its because I always am here when SVN is out

  3. Jeff Lindsay Says:

    That’s understandable. I’m not sure exactly what it was, but SVN is back.


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