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Welcome Back to Ordinary Times! We’re getting some certification errors that should resolve soon.
Old comments are back and we’re changing hosts again.
Laws against price gouging don’t help the public during major disasters. In fact, they make the situation worse.
Likely turning off Commenter Archives and maybe State of the Discussion for a couple of weeks.
Site undergoing some changes
You people are really disappointing both Joel Osteen and the authors of the Nashville Statement. You are going to need to fix that if you want to be back in their good graces.
The editorial staff very generously gave me my own subblog! Time to ruin my reputation in a whole new space!
To be implemented as soon as this weekend…
Comments Since Last Visit Highlighting (Thread-Specific) – Preserve As-New Formatting for Limited Time – Show Number of New Comments – Go To New Comments – Scroll Through New Comments – Show New Comments Only – Sort Ascending/Descending – Mark All Read (Start New Session)
Everything you know is wrong, and everything you like is evil and harmful. Did you see that thing? What a thing that thing is! America is pretty great. America is pretty bad. [ ] are pathetic, but you – you’re pretty darn terrific. Commenting on blogs is a complete waste of time. Everyone should support web developers financially to the very limit of ability to pay. RTod was right about something. This thing is/isn’t working.
Comment Snaking? The Unbounded Snake? WordPress Comments Ouroborosified? Still haven’t hit upon the just-right name, but she is here – the comment thread version of Santanico Pandemonium.
Not a radical change – yet.
…changes in how comments “new since last visit” are defined and displayed.
Testing “Ajaxified Comments’ which may or may not be pretty darn terrific added to the main site.
New SOTD feature; enhanced Spoilerization; development blog in development; logical categories; more to come.
All will be revealed (if you want it that way).
“Chinese institutions are too outdated, too inflexible, too lacking in coordination to be of any use when the one thing the government can do—aggregate and direct flows of money—is undermined as a tool. The sell-off is similar to a bank run, in which each player’s only real motive is to capture as much of the value of his assets as possible before the whole edifice collapses.”
“Grant arrived at his operational vision through perceptual speed and a ‘gift of historic imagination,’ that enabled him to ‘take in at a glance the whole field of war, to form a correct opinion of every suggested and possible…campaign, their logical order and sequence, their relative value, and the interdependence of one upon the other.'”
Submitted for your consideration and feedback: “State of the Discussion,” “Comments This Thread,” “Commenter Archives.” Also: Old-Yellering “Gifts of Gab.”
The figure is traditionally taken to be a “he”: Maybe it’s because he seems to be bald. Whatever the explanation, and despite WP’s decision to rename him the “Mystery Person,” relying on him or zir or it may still qualify as sexist. Plus he happens to be… white.
Current subscriptions (the ones that are working) will still function, but we need to switch over to a more reliable if less feature-rich application.
Things move too fast in this high-paced internet pseudo-world.
Two changes affecting commenting, one simple, one complicated.
It’s OK to say “Heidegger” and “Wittgenstein” and to include up to three links in the body of your comments; I’m going to do a fingers-crossed changeover on the comment subscriptions system soon; you can now use either of two contact forms, general/editorial and support, available via the main menu under “Contact”; expect more tweaking as we work on bigger changes.
Six simple changes to commenting format and functionality, of which five, with your cooperation (and if all goes as expected), can be demonstrated, tested, and assessed on this post’s comment thread. The sixth has already been implemented site-wide