Dressing it up, and hiding from the spam bots.
So besides the blandness of “comments” and “stated”, I’m trying to ditch those words in the code for the blog to avoid attracting spam bots. (Apparently one of the keywords they look for is “comments”.) Spam comments haven’t yet been a problem, and I’d like to do whatever I can to keep it that way.
I liked “opined thusly” for the recent comments on the sidebar, but hated “Recent Opinions” for the header. Additionally, I think “opinions” is probably not uncommon enough to avoid the spam bots.
Lifewish has offered several suggestions, two of which I’m liking.
“enunciate” and “utter”.
I’ve also been batting around “articulate”, “pronounce”, and “orate”.
So the header would be “Recent Enunciations” or “Recent Utterances”, the link at the bottom of a post on the home page would read “Enunciations” or “Utterances”, and the header at the top of the list of comments would read the same. The actual recent comments themselves on the sidebar would read “blipey enunciated thusly” or “Lifewish uttered”, either one with or without the “thusly”.
What are your thoughts? I’m pretty willing to go with a majority vote on this. Feel free to offer alternatives.