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Comments serve as a two way communication tool between the visitors and the post author, they also offer a good platform for discussion. People like to comment when they feel good about the content and the User Interactivity of your blog. Here is a list of 10 WordPress Plugins from which you can get more comments on your blog.

1.Use A Visual Text Editor

The default comments field is boring, and quite limited. It is possible to write your own HTML tags in the comment, but that’s a nuisance that you won’t do often. It’s usually easier to just leave out the formatting, isn’t it?

NicEdit is just 30kb in size, and gives a full featured text editor. Check out the comments field of this post to see it in action. It’s much easier to format a comment this way.

For anyone; NicEdit.

2.Let Users Edit Their Comments

We all make mistakes. Most of us like to correct those mistakes though. Give users the ability to do so, so they aren’t annoyed at their comment (At you!), and also so that you don’t have users making double and triple comments to fix those mistakes.

The Edit option is a necessity for code blogs in particular. Anyone who has ever written snippets of code into WordPress knows how many mistakes you (or it!) makes.

For WordPress users; AJAX Edit Comments.

3.Subscribe To Comments

It’s hard to keep track of all the comments you leave around the blogosphere. Subscribing to comments lets you keep track of the most important ones. At the very least, this is a good way of bringing people back to your blog.

For WordPress users; Subscribe to Comments.

4.Publish The Commenter’s Latest Headline

Being honest, we’ve all left comments hoping that someone will notice it and click back to our blogs. Why not encourage this with your readers?

CommentLuv tries to find the commenter’s RSS feed, and from that it will post their latest headline underneath their comment. Readers will see that their blog gets more exposure on your site, and they may take note of that.

For WordPress users; Comment Luv.

5.Threaded Replies

When you get a large number of comments, it can be hard to keep individual conversations straight. Threaded comments let you leave replies directly underneath others, so conversations are much easier to have. A good conversation is one of the best ways to win a person over to your blog.

For WordPress users; Brian’s Threaded Comments.

6.Post Comments Via AJAX

When a user posts a comment, they’re more-or-less finished with that particular page. AJAX allows the comment to be posted without reloading. It saves the reader time, letting them head off to other pages on your blog before they get bored.

For WordPress users; Moojax Comment Posting.

7.List Recent Comments

A sidebar widget listing the latest comments on your blog can be a good way of showing that your blog is alive, but also that you take the time to interact with your readers (Try to get your own name there as often as possible!). A reader will always respond well to seeing a blogger take an interest in their readers.

For WordPress users; FreePress Recent Comments.

8.Offer Customised Clickable Smilies

I think smilies are under appreciated in the blogging world. They’re a fun way of showing your mood while you write, and they let you make a joke and show that what you said is actually a joke.

Or perhaps I just overuse them?

For WordPress users; WP-Grins.

10.Add User Avatars

Amidst a long list of comments, a single comment can get lost quite easily. Avatars add distinction between individual comments, and it will make you smile when you start seeing faces you recognise. You might even consider having the image link back to their blog as well (Remember how the readers love that little touch of publicity?).

For WordPress users; MBLA.

via Pro Blog Design.

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If you are a Windows user and run into a limited Disk space problem wherein your C Drive is running out of free space and other partitions have plenty to spare, what do you do?

There are two ways to counter this problem:

  1. Resize your partitions using Windows Disk Management Utility found in Control Panel under Administrative Options
  2. Resize your partitions using a Live CD of any good Linux CD/DVD eg Ubuntu, Fedora, SUSE etc

Here, I’ll talk about both the methods, although, The first method is fairly simple but may not work in all situations.

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The guys at ThinkGeek have come up wih 8-bit Tie. Geeks will rejoice, for the era of 8-bit computing is not forgotten.

Features :

  • Stylish Tie Looks just like what Mario wore to his high-school graduation.
  • Pixelated design and jaggy edges complete the 8-Bit look.
  • Clip-on format makes for easy wear with any shirt (including t-shirts).
  • 20 inches in length. Fits any human.
  • Silky Microfiber Construction (Polyester) [click to continue…]
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Searching MP3 files using search engine is no longer a hard thing to do especially when people have found various ways to search for the MP3 files. Why we choose the audio format is also another long topic to speak about, but the main reason is the mass availability of that type of file in the internet nowadays. Now, here are the simple guide on how to search for those music that you like, both in WMA and MP3 format:

First method:

Using altered Google, Yahoo, and MSN Search search string to find the files. This method will use the search engines to search for unprotected directory of the audio files.

How to Search Mp3 files:

Click on the link below. Change the detail according to your liking (replace Band Singer with the actual artist name or just the song name). You can change the “wma/mp3″ tag to other format such as “ogg” only if you wish. For the search engines, it works similarly. You just need to change the band/singer or song again.

Google:

“parent directory” mp3 OR wma OR ogg OR wav Band/Singer -html -htm -download -links

Yahoo Search:

parent directory” AND (Band AND Singer) AND (mp3 OR wma OR ogg) AND NOT(”download”) AND NOT(”links”)

MSN Search:

parent directory” AND (Band AND Singer) AND (mp3 OR wma OR ogg) AND NOT(”download”) AND NOT(”links”)

Second Method:

You can use multimedia search engines to find the audio files that you need. Several multimedia search engines that I highly recommend are: Alltheweb Audio (mp3), mp3realm and espew. The only cons is, it indexes pages less than Google.

Nah, I manage to find a full album with these methods above. How about you?

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