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I’m currently updating our website to use some new technology that I’ve come up with to improve our readers’ experiences: Xomment.

Comments will now be panelized.

Comment preview and response will be done on the same page. No more refreshes needed.

There will also be a bathroom wall hosted on this site, already linked to above.

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Awesome functionality - and much faster!

The first complaint would be that the comment database is out of whack; for example, the chromosome thread is now empty.

Um, I meant to say that it’s the showing of the database that doesn’t work - but you got that.

I don’t spend much time here these days, but I still wish to thank Reed for his tireless and long devotion to PT as a project.

I know it eats up a lot of time, especially for a postdoc!

I don’t spend much time here these days, but I still wish to thank Reed for his tireless and long devotion to PT as a project.

I know it eats up a lot of time, especially for a postdoc!

Comments are a bit off because there are still bugs in the update process from MTOS 4.1 to 4.15. The best thing to do is post a comment and they will appear.

I can 3d and 4th that. ;-)

You know, at some time the evolution of a postdoc may undergo a specialization event and it becomes a “post doc”. Which as the name implies these days may or may not be about retreating into the blog environment niche fully. Or maybe I’m thinking of a gene duplication event with more blog fitness - “post postdoc”?

Ehrm, anyway, am I the only one having trouble seeing threads in the new comment format? For example, I seem to see the Yoko Ono thread fully.

Hmm. Time to dump the old PT cookie again, perhaps.

Oops, and hence the “Update” button. Thanks Reed!

Reed A. Cartwright said:

Comments are a bit off because there are still bugs in the update process from MTOS 4.1 to 4.15. The best thing to do is post a comment and they will appear.

I’ve gone in and “manually” corrected the database where it didn’t have the correct counts.

I’ll also point out that this has been a “weekend project”, that I’ve worked on for the pass two months.

So far, so good.

Thanks, Reed!

Well, actually.…!

I was unable to preview my last, although, it might be me.

However, since I *never* make mistakes on the interwebs…;) oh, wait! I found it. See, I told ya I never make mistakes!

Xomment, schmomment.…whatever.

Where is a 14-year-old when I need one?

Luddites Unite.…at http://www.ludditesunite.org

What happened to the crew login link?

The crew login is back. Thanks Wesley for pointing it out.

This looks weird.

I like it better though.

Does the “update” button function rely solely on the number of replies having become larger? I ask this because the “Florida, Open letter…” thread didn’t update when I clicked the Update button; apparently a number of offensive off-topic replies had been deleted, but in the mean time an identical number of new replies had been added. Doing a refresh made the changes manifest.

Yes, it is based on the number of comments.

Has the system lost the ability to determine what a user’s highest viewed record number in a given thread was?

I gather from current behavior that one will need to scroll down and try to remember which replies were previously read.

It’s still there; however, IE7 appears to be unable to retrieve the cookie and I’m not sure why. I’m fighting with it this evening.

I’ll also add that if you want to jump to the last read comment, instead of just opening the panel, then you have to use a special url (as before); however, I haven’t updated the links on the site to use it yet. To do it manually, try appending #comment-last to the entry url and refreshing.

Heh. IE7. Not going to be used here in any likely nearby geological era.

It’s Opera and Firefox here, given that, mercifully, there is not an Internet Exploiter version available for OSX.

Glad to know you are fighting the good fight.

I’ll be happy to test anything beta-ish (as long as I don’t have to install Windows).

I changed the cookies up, hopefully they’ll work better on IE7. I’ve also added a ‘new’ comments link to the entries on the main page.

*tap* *tap* …is this thing on?

The one before this one (with the bigger print etc.) was good I thought. Not so sure about this one though. I can’t seem to preview either. And where’s the spellchecker gone to ?

I really like the new comments panel. And the same-page preview feature is very convenient. Thanks, Reed!

Peter:
I too had trouble using the preview. You may have to scroll down as it can appear off the bottom of the screen. I wondered about the spell-checker, a feature I often use when complaining about a troll’s spelling :)

I also agree with the comment about the larger print. For me, the difficulty is not that the print is too small but that the lines are too long and I find it quite slow to track from the end of one line to the start of the next.

That said, I appreciate the other features like the update button.

I seem to be getting the preview now (the preview appears below the comments) so that’s now working OK Still can’t find the spell checker though (care to tell me where I’m going wrong Reed ?). My spelling is terrible so obviously I’m going to have to use microsoft word or an online dictionary if the spell checker’s gone now (that’s providing I realise the spelling is incorrect in the first place !) The block quote facility is very handy. I’ve just found out what the update button now does as well Richard.

I’ll consider it.

Note that you can already use a special link to download all comments, e.g.

http://pandasthumb.org/cgi-bin/mt/m[…]&a=param

You just have to make sure that the id parameter matches the entry that you want to download all the comments for. This can usually be found if you search the source of the entry page, e.g. ‘entry-3799’.

However, I’ll have to consider the best way for switching between a paneled layout and an archival one. Maybe I’ll fashion a custom link for it, like I did for #comment-last.

Note that you can already use a special link to download all comments, e.g.

Thanks! That’s all I needed. I just did a bit of programming to have my machine generate the links after getting the entry number from the downloaded file, and click on that.

Henry

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