Thanks to the efforts of several friends of “this blog sits at,” and especially Gabriel Rossman, Steve Portigal and Liz Ditz, it appears we have a work-around for the problem with the “comment” field. (Movable Type has been no help on this issue so far).
How to beat the screen:
Write your comment in Word, and replace every “a” with “#” or the letter of your choice. (Steve Portigal suggests “@” as the more straight forward replacement and he’s right of course.)
This is cumbersome and annoying. But the upside, if this is an upside, is that comments will now conform more closely to punk and Prince spelling conventions.
“This blog sits,” always at the cutting edge of contemporary culture! Secret decoder rings are in the mail to all those who helped.
Here’s how this post looks in code:
Th#nks to the efforts of sever#l friends of “this blog sits #t,” #nd especi#lly G#briel Rossm#n, Steve Portig#l #nd Liz Ditz, it #ppe#rs we h#ve # work-#round for the problem with the “comment” field. (Mov#ble Type h#s been no help on this issue so f#r).
A blog dedicated to tracking the innovations of contemporary life is obliged to observe that a secret code is one index of the emergence of new species of social life. More simply, this is how cults get started. It won’t be long before someone insists all “this blog sits at” readers dress in or#nge. (As usual, Prince anticipates us.)