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  • Hello! Thanks for the very interesting post. Thanks for sharing!

    My take on this is Lazyweb becomes a message board to which messages are posted automatically whenever a modern blog links to it (via the ping magic). That seems like a great idea... a lazy way for blogs to post messages on a particular topic to a central message board on that topic.

    Then, would the blog author need to check the Lazyweb comments from time to time?

    I guess the ideal way for a person to post an answer would be for the person t

    • by blazar (7356) on 2007.04.11 14:58 (#54365) Homepage Journal

      Please note that I have virtually no experience with blogs and the like, so I'm not terribly familiar with their specific jargon, let alone the technology. Said this...

      Then, would the blog author need to check the Lazyweb comments from time to time?

      I'm not really sure. Since the Lazyweb provides feeds anyway, I suppose he would use them to keep track of possible comments. But the Lazyweb also provides a quick means, in the form of a single link for anyone who reads a particular entry, to the original post, and I suspect that if one is really interested in answering then he/she would probably also post a comment in reply to it, in the original blog. (Or else, would the trackback mechanism take care of acknowledging that? I don't have the slightest idea...)

      Is this how you see it working?

      AIUI FWIW yep. With the caveats above!

      The part that's not clear to me (the value of it, I mean) is the software creator's idea to use as a place for blog authors to post questions about anything at all... sorta a Usenet about Everything. That would seem to be a hard sell to prospective readers, even if RSS feeds were incorporated... "Hey, world; monitor this site for questions about all kinds of stuff that you might be able to answer."

      Yep, this is exactly what I meant when I suggested it may have been "too broad in scope": that is, unreasonably ambitious? People still do have specific interests! Perhaps tags could take care of this aspect, or at least aid, but it's not entirely clear to me if they were/are even provided by the Lazyweb mechanism.

      -- # This prints: Just another Perl hacker, seek DATA,15,0 and print q... ; __END__