Despite all of the movement by Dave and Jake and Bryan to clean up the templates and streamline the process, they still have a long way to go. I’m hoping they hang in there. But as positive as these efforts are, I’m starting to wonder if we’ll ever get what we need, those of us down here at the classroom level. I mean a spam free e-mail and a “neat browser-based blogroll editor” might be nice but how about getting Trackback working, or making an easy way to add links to the side column without having to create an include message and all that stuff? (Really, wouldn’t it be nice to be add content to the side columns without all the configuration that’s required now? Surely someone can include an editable list or two in the template.)

All Dave is doing right now is making blogs for individuals who want to implement for personal use…I haven’t heard or read anything about implementation for courses or classrooms. I guess I’m just going to have to find some more patience…