Someone had too much free time over break

Even from the days of ACB I, alternate formats have come but ultimately failed to catch on. Blogspot? Been there. Proboards? Done that. The original Livejournal comment schema has endured, despite numerous and obvious shortcomings. Perhaps its time has come: WesConfess.com is now live.

Welcome to WesConfess.com! If you’ve used the Wesleyan Anonymous Confession Board (the ACB), we would like to thank you for giving our new format a try. The general concept of the ACB was to provide a place where students could anonymously vent about anything. Wesconfess.com offers improved functionality and usability, but maintains the features of the original ACB.

A few of the notable improvements include:

  • Full text search: Have you ever been told that someone saw you in the crush list? Or are you just curious if your name has ever been mentioned on the boards? You are now able to search the entire site for whatever you want.
  • Optional Online Identity: On WesConfess, you can create a username that will function as your anonymous online identity. This allows visitors to see anonymous personalities emerge. When using the optional registration, you may provide an email address for notification when someone has responded to one of your posts.
  • Better Organization: Threads are ordered by date of last reply, and never get buried from too many comments.
  • Thread Ratings: All threads can be rated, so you don’t have to waste time reading nonsense (unless you want to!).

I’m extremely impressed that someone not only ponied up the money to buy a domain name but developed it this far. Thread ratings? Search? A freakin’ RSS feed?!?! It may be migration time.

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8 thoughts on “Someone had too much free time over break

  1. Anonymous

    i would not use this new board, the site owner has full awareness of the hostnames (ie: flastname.stu.wesleyan.edu) of the posters. there is no guarantee of anonymity.

  2. Anonymous

    i would not use this new board, the site owner has full awareness of the hostnames (ie: flastname.stu.wesleyan.edu) of the posters. there is no guarantee of anonymity.

  3. Anonymous

    Either you’re not too sure of how the internets work, or that it one hell of a complicated scheme.First of all, the WHOIS info suggests that they paid around $15+ just to register the domain, with maybe more for hosting, and then – even IF people switched over to the new site, right now all they’d get is a bunch of IPs for our off-campus locations. Which would be impossible to trace, since the majority of them wouldn’t be static IPs, and short of having contacts in the NSA you’d be hardpressed to trace the IP to a major city, let alone person.I don’t know if it’ll be popular, but I highly doubt that it’s an elaborate practical joke.

  4. Anonymous

    Either you’re not too sure of how the internets work, or that it one hell of a complicated scheme.

    First of all, the WHOIS info suggests that they paid around $15+ just to register the domain, with maybe more for hosting, and then – even IF people switched over to the new site, right now all they’d get is a bunch of IPs for our off-campus locations. Which would be impossible to trace, since the majority of them wouldn’t be static IPs, and short of having contacts in the NSA you’d be hardpressed to trace the IP to a major city, let alone person.

    I don’t know if it’ll be popular, but I highly doubt that it’s an elaborate practical joke.

  5. Anonymous

    I’m less impressed by this new board than I am suspicious of why it’s been created in the first place. Someone is probably trying to log IP addresses and get a good chuckle out of it. You’d be a fool to post there.

  6. Anonymous

    I’m less impressed by this new board than I am suspicious of why it’s been created in the first place. Someone is probably trying to log IP addresses and get a good chuckle out of it. You’d be a fool to post there.

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