Archive for April, 2007

What’s new?

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

Hey, what’s new with you? I’ve been plenty busy, that’s for sure…

There’s one feature that everybody’s been asking for — more memes!

Well here you go! NOW YOU CAN CREATE YOUR OWN! :)

If you go to Linky Land and click on the Options link, you should notice something new — Private Memes.

Here’s the way it works. Got a meme? Just click on the Create link and enter the name, the day of the week it’s on (if any), the “for more information” URL, and any Technorati tag you want to use. Click the button and you’re ready to go.

Once you’ve added your meme, the Widget Wizard will know all about it. And so will everything from the Image-Linky and Auto-Linky to the Ever-Linky and the Comment-Linky.

The next thing you’re going to ask is, “but Mister Linky, how can I share my private meme with other people so they can, you know, play along?!” If you set your private meme to shared, there will be a link that other users can click to subscribe to your meme. Now they can have it on their site, too!

I should mention that the Private/Shared Memes feature is available to Silver members and above. Five bucks a year is a small price to pay for all of the great features and support going on here. I hope you all agree… and enjoy!

How does (why doesn’t) Mister Linky remember me?

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

How does Mister Linky remember you? Or if he doesn’t, what’s up with that? In a word, cookies.

When you leave your link on someone’s linky widget, Mister Linky tries to set a cookie, allowing your browser to help Mister Linky remember who you are. This also enables the smiley-faced user icon that you can click on to delete your link in case you left it in error.

But what if Mister Linky doesn’t remember you? It may mean that you’ve disabled third-party cookies, or your browser has disabled them for you. Third-party simply means that the site you went to belonged to someone other than Mister Linky, but Mister Linky is trying to set a cookie. There is usually little harm in allowing this, but the choice is yours.

If you do want to allow third-party cookies and you’re using Internet Explorer 7, here are the illustrated (see below) instructions. Alt-T will get you the Tools menu and from here you can select the Internet Options command. Click on the Privacy tab and then on the Advanced button and the Advanced Privacy dialog will apear. Make sure that you’re overriding the automatic settings and allowing the third-party cookies. Now Mister Linky should be able to remember you. If you run into any problems, remember to use the help desk.

Now for the illustrations…

Tools Menu

Internet Options

Cookies (Advanced)