A few days ago I installed the Sezwho plugin which allowed visitors to this site to rate comments and posts. At first the system seemed very smooth but today the Sezwho web-site went down and it resulted in my site not loading too. I’ve deactivated the plugin and my blog is loading again. My apologies to anyone who tried to access this site earlier and was met with difficulties.
Due to the Saturday Sezwho Server Shenanigans, as well as two other issues, I’ve decided to remove the Sezwho comment rating system from this blog. Hopefully no one will miss it too much and remember bloggers, you can still get your commentluv here!
The other two issues I had with the Sezwho system were the CSS popups and the “Who Am I?” link that proved near impossible to remove. The CSS popups were very tacky and annoying in my opinion and combined with today’s server outage proved to be the nail in the coffin for Sezwho on this blog. Honestly, I wish Sezwho and any bloggers using their system the best of luck.
It’s a good step for this blog, in my opinion, to minimize 3rd party services on this site in order to prevent future outages. I’ll be working on a site architecture issues over the next few days to make this site a lean, mean, blogging machine. Aside from today’s issues, this site seems to work well and is improving. In other words, to borrow a quote from one of the greatest books ever written, Don’t Panic!
8 responses to “Bye Bye Sezwho”
I took it down from my site too. The plugin just does not offer enough features to make it worth while. And I agree about the who am I link, it was pretty fricken annoying.
Justins last blog post..New Theme – What Do You Think?
Well that sucks. Yeah, I hate it when a script takes forever to run causing the site not to load.
Susans last blog post..Perfectom
Here is why blogs are valuable, indeed. I thought about that Sezwho thing and have found nothing but negative posts about it.
Think I’ll keep that stuff far from my blog.
Thanks for the warning!
Ethan Nobless last blog post..Prepare to meet God?
Good call Justin.
@Susan, True, I could insert the Sezwho code into my theme manually so that it loads last but, I just don’t think it’s worth it.
@Ethan, Glad I could be a guinea pig and help you out!
A lot of these third party plug-ins come with too much nonsense to make them worthwhile
True Sherri, the best way to implement such functionality is to write the code yourself, but not everyone can program or has the time to learn. Hence these plugins become popular even though some of them were basically thrown together by a rookie. Not that I’m saying this is the case with Sezwho or that rookies can’t code, but rather the best method is to learn the programming language used on your site and then you’re able to truly know what’s going on with each new plugin.
I’m taking my own advice and slowly but surely learning.
Jitendra from SezWho here…
Apologize for the issues with the servers on Saturday…We are moving to a new data center starting this weekend and we should not have similar problem again.
Also we are working on the redesign of the profile popup…
Take a look at
Let us know.
Jitendras last blog post..Mockup of the new profile popup
No worries about the server issue. Personally, no matter how the popup would look I’d prefer the Sezwho system without any popups at all. The popups and Who Am I links are what really caused me to remove SezWho from this blog, but I’m not 100% ruling out using it on other sites in the future.