Nice comment postbit from

In: Blogging

29 Dec 2003

Fellow Singaporean Vanessa Tan has a nicely designed weblog, totally deserving of being nominated for Best Designed Blog at the Asia Weblog Awards 2003. One of the nicest bits is the comment postbit (“postbit” as in “forum postbit” parlance) which I had oohed and aahed over for some time before deciding to copy it. Yup copy it I did, and left a comment for Vanessa to let her know I was using her idea. Of course I said that I would take it down if she didn’t like me stealing her idea.

Naturally, it was my bad for assuming that I could do something like this, because Vanessa actually had a no derivative works Creative Commons license and I had not attributed her. I found out when she posted an entry on her copyright notice, and have been trying to figure out how to attribute her in a way that is at once visible yet non-intrusive to readers. I think I have figured out a way by placing this bit of text in the comments section:

The paper doll icon that precedes each comment is an idea conceived by Vanessa Tan.

Want to see it? Post a (non-spam!) comment on this weblog.

6 Responses to Nice comment postbit from



December 29th, 2003 at 5am

testing paper doll …



December 29th, 2003 at 9am

Wow. This is quite an honour … and you are also very honorable about this whole affair. Thank you!



December 29th, 2003 at 11am

Testing postbit.



February 6th, 2004 at 7am

I didn’t unterstand =\



March 26th, 2004 at 5am

my name is Vanessa Tan too



April 17th, 2007 at 1am