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I have been tinkering around here today, cleaning up some spills, updating some old plugins and adding new features.

If you have posted a comment here today, you might have noticed one of the new features:

edit_comment.jpg

That’s right, you now have the ability to edit your own comments!

Now, if you make a mistake, or you want to re-work something, you have 30 minutes to make those changes. If you let more than thirty minutes pass, you will be outta luck.

There is a small bug that you will have to work around until I figure out how to solve it. If you make an edit to your comment, you are going to be stuck in the “Edit Mode” until you leave the comment page and come back to it. I will work on the bug when I find the time. I am sure you can live with this minor irritation in the meantime. (after all, you’ve endured MY comments here for quite some time. :lol: )

Now I am off to do some more stuff here. I will keep you informed. Bear in mind that you might get the “Maintenance Mode” screen every now and then until I am done.

<s>UPDATE: I have changed the comment preview. The AJAX “live comment” preview got to be real problematic when threads got to be so bloomin’ long. So instead, I installed a “preview button” like the old Movable Type sites had.</s>

UPDATE #2: Okay, this was it for today, I promise.

I have now installed “paged” comments. It is currently set up to show twenty comments per page, with the last twenty comments displayed initially. You can either “show all” or go back by individual pages.

Why set it up this way?

It is easier on the page loads for those extremely long comment threads. I might increase the number of comments displayed to fiddy, if it becomes too annoying for y’all.

UPDATE to the UPDATE:  I had to remove the “preview button”, and remembered why I went for the “Live Preview” in the first place.  Besides, now that there are paged comments, the issue with too many comments making the Live Preview drag, is no longer an issue.

But while I have your divided attention…

You might have noticed this little thing at the bottom of every post:

It is called “Sphere”, and it is supposed to be able to find other sites with related content.  Right now, I have it programmed to search only political sites Left and Right.  I thought it would be interesting to see what results it brings in.

32 Responses to “New to you”
  1. LC RobertHuntingdon Comment by LC RobertHuntingdon

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    Neat feature, Deej. I’m sure there will be some heavy use of it by people (like me) who — depite looking beforehand — somehow seem to only see their grammar errors AFTER they’ve hit submit…

    RH

  2. B.C., Imperial Torturer™ Comment by B.C., Imperial Torturer™

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    Dave, can you put in a little smiley that drops trou and moons the world or maybe one giving The Finger™? (Or both?)

    :em93:

  3. LC RobertHuntingdon Comment by LC RobertHuntingdon

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    Three cheers, edit mode worked just fine…. But what’s with all comments now always in italics? I don’t think that’s a good idea. Especially when real italics are still an option on the formatting menu.

    RH

  4. Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur Comment by Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    Do we really want the power to edit?

  5. LC Mrs. M-ITT™ Comment by LC Mrs. M-ITT™

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    Do we really want the power to edit?

    I only want to be able to edit spelling and grammar errors and when a link doesn’t work. I can’t count how many times I’ve reviewed a comment and think it’s fine, and right when I hit the submit button a mistake jumps up and sticks it’s tongue out at me. :em98:

    It will save Management™ from having to do so much cleanup.

  6. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    But what’s with all comments now always in italics? I don’t think that’s a good idea. Especially when real italics are still an option on the formatting menu.

    What? I am not seeing the comments here italicized.

    Are you seeing them in another thread? If so, which one?

    Lemme look into the spell checker thingie…

  7. LC 0311 crunchie Comment by LC 0311 crunchie

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    spell checker thingie…

    :em99: Love the techno speak Dave!

    Do we really want the power to edit?

    I’m with Mrs M here, especially a typo flipping me the finger while the comment loads after I hit submit. I think the content and meaning of what we say in the heat of the moment we should leave alone. Thats what makes the Rott the Rott. But that will be a personal ethical thing for each of us.

    In any case thanks for the hard work Dave! :em69:

  8. LC SkyeChild G.L.O.R. Comment by LC SkyeChild G.L.O.R.

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    Yay. I like having an editing feature. I’m with the others on the typo part…I can’t tell ya how often I leave out a word….geeze.

  9. LC Ranger 6 Comment by LC Ranger 6

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    I htink iT’s a dab Idea to Let ujs morjons haveit th e power to chanegy our potss.

  10. LC Ranger 6 Comment by LC Ranger 6

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    I do think we should have the power to edit DAVE’S posts though.

    :em99: :em99: :em99:

  11. LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech Comment by LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    Do we really want the power to edit?

    ..So long as it’s just used for grammar.
    Word-weaseling should be made cruel sport of.

  12. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    Okay, small setback when it comes to a spelling checker.

    Right now, there is no such animal that works with WP 2.2.2. That is not to say that when WP 2.3.0 comes out at the end of next month there won’t be spelling capability — who knows?

    I have just changed the login doohickey. (there is another technical term for you) Now it is located in the top left column.

  13. Unregistered Comment by Perpetual Student

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    Cool. SeaMonkey is nice enough to have an on-the-fly spell-checker ala Word pre-installed. My problem is omitting words or replacing them with words that sound similar to but are completely different than those I’m intending. It took long enough, but college has finally wrecked the ol’ noodle. That, and the beer.

    Bear in mind that you might get the “Maintenance Mode” screen every now and then until I am done.

    Eh, that would differ from the “You are banned! Go away!” message that I got earlier today, right? I’m guessing that I rolled into a previously-banned IP address or was collateral damage from taking out a spammer/DDOSer. It was quite odd, though.

    edit: I guess it works. w00t

  14. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    Cool. SeaMonkey is nice enough to have an on-the-fly spell-checker ala Word pre-installed.

    Actually, so does FireFox.

    Word of warning to anyone with Vista who wants to try out SeaMonkey: Don’t. It may or may not work, and will eventually crash your system.

  15. LC Mrs. M-ITT™ Comment by LC Mrs. M-ITT™

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    I have the Firefox spell-checker, but I find it’s pretty deficient when it comes to alot of words that I know are spelled correctly and it insists that it’s wrong…I just add it to the dictionary. It gets it’s panties in a wad on slang and abbreviations also..but that’s an easy fix to.

  16. Unregistered Comment by Perpetual Student

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    Word of warning to anyone with Vista who wants to try out SeaMonkey: Don’t. It may or may not work, and will eventually crash your system.

    Gee. I can hardly wait to get a new computer so I that I may finally experience all of the joy that is Vista. :em72:

    Do you have a link to a page describing the problem or is this your personal experience? I searched around a bit and came up empty handed.

  17. Jack Deth Comment by Jack Deth

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    Works good.
    Lasts long time! :em93: :em94:

    LC Jack Deth~ Imperial Trancer Tagger & Tracker.

  18. LC SkyeChild G.L.O.R. Comment by LC SkyeChild G.L.O.R.

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    Student,

    I have heard SO many stories about how bad Vista is, I may never buy it. My school just upgraded to the newest office (2007?), and that’s another headache.

    Apparently, M$ was trying to be fancy. A lot of businesses are losing a lot of manhours (I’ve heard), trying to figure out the new Office.

  19. SoCalOilMan, LC Comment by SoCalOilMan, LC

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    Self editing, Oh, man how I have craved that ability. I don’t moan about it after I hit post because I figure management has better things to do, and usually the idea is clear enough to get the meaning.

    However, after I’ve been away for long periods, I’ll start reading a thread from my last post and boy, do those typos jump out at ya. :em98:

  20. LC SkyeChild G.L.O.R. Comment by LC SkyeChild G.L.O.R.

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    I have just changed the login doohickey. (there is another technical term for you) Now it is located in the top left column.

    Okay, I really need to start paying better attention. Wasn’t it always there?

  21. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    Do you have a link to a page describing the problem or is this your personal experience? I searched around a bit and came up empty handed.

    My son is an IT developer and he has taken SeaMonkey out for a few spins in the past. You will probably notice that Mozilla doesn’t list Vista in its system requirements under Windows — at least not yet. There are some bug reports for XP as well, from what I understand. You have to remember that SeaMonkey is still in its fourteenth build on its first generation.

    Gee. I can hardly wait to get a new computer so I that I may finally experience all of the joy that is Vista.

    Well, aside from not trying to run software not meant for the operating system, Vista has been very rock solid so far — and I have been running it since it was still a Release Candidate. XP on the other hand is so full of patches right now, it is a wonder it doesn’t just fly collapse under its own weight.

  22. Unregistered Comment by Perpetual Student

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    You will probably notice that Mozilla doesn’t list Vista in its system requirements under Windows — at least not yet. There are some bug reports for XP as well, from what I understand.

    Interesting that FireFox 2 does list Vista. Perhaps Vista not being listed for SeaMonkey would explain its lack of mention on the “known issues” page. *shrug*

    Well, aside from not trying to run software not meant for the operating system, Vista has been very rock solid so far

    As a Windows software developer myself (went back to school for my B.S. in computer science, hence my moniker; finally graduated a few weeks ago. Wee…) I don’t believe it unreasonable to expect (in general) applications that operate on one NT platform to operate on any NT platform (edit: at the very least, a newer NT platform)–barring stuff like DirectX and driver dependencies or 64-bit targets on 32-bit OSs, etc. I’m personally curious (as a developer) as to why system instability results by the installation of a flippin’ web browser. Understand that I’m not doubting your account of problems or anything.

    Also, the amount of software currently available that explicitly lists Vista as an acceptable OS is minuscule. I imagine nothing but problems should I be forced into using Vista as I doubt I’ve a single application currently installed that would meet such criteria. And this chronic application incompatibility is the primary reason for so many berating Vista. So, my snarkyness from my previous post stands! :em93:

    edit: editing is fun!
    edit 2: I need some sleep…

  23. LC RobertHuntingdon Comment by LC RobertHuntingdon

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    Deej, when you look at the comments on the AJAX-based dropdown there is no italics. But for me (in mozilla at least) it seems like the italics of the “comment by” heading don’t ever end. I checked it in intarnets exploder and it works fine, but mozilla doesn’t seem to. Maybe you’ve got something messed up in your multi-browser code somewhere?

    RH

  24. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    Deej, when you look at the comments on the AJAX-based dropdown there is no italics. But for me (in mozilla at least) it seems like the italics of the “comment by” heading don’t ever end.

    You knew I was going to have to run to my XP machine just to check my FireFox. It seems to work just fine in there. I am not exactly sure what you are referring to as the AJAX-based dropdown though. Are you talking about the irritating “Live Preview”?

    If you are, I am going to be installing the new version of that sometime on Sunday.

  25. SoCalOilMan, LC Comment by SoCalOilMan, LC

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    RH
    With FireFox 2…. no problem with the italics. I’ll admit my ignorance and say, you’d think if Mozilla got it right in one place they’d get right in the other. I have no idea what is the difference between the two platforms are.

    I just wanted a user friendly browser and FireFox has, up to now, been that. Although I have kinda seen things slow down with the new upgrade, which could be lack of diligent maintenance, a six year old computer, to quick of a release of this version, DJ’s tinkering with the Rott….or a combination of all of the above.

    Someone let me know when everything is stable, then I’ll be able to justify buying a new computer. :em95:

  26. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    Although I have kinda seen things slow down with the new upgrade

    No, it isn’t your imagination or your six year old computer. I’ve noticed the slowness since the 2.0.0.5 upgrade. It is quite noticeable.

    It would help if I had a screen shot of what you are talking about, RH. You can send it to me at dave at donotspam.org.

  27. LC RobertHuntingdon Comment by LC RobertHuntingdon

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    OK DJ I’ll email that shortly. As for the AJAX I’m referring to looking from the “main page” and you get a little “show comments >>” link and things show up in an expanded “dropdown” of sorts. That works just fine for me.

    And I don’t actually have mozilla firefox, I have mozilla 1.7.12 which is an integrated program (from them) with both webbrowser and email in one download. I’ve been waiting for the upgraded version with the latest email and webbrowser but if it came out since I last checked I didn’t notice it. Maybe it’s a bug in 1.7.x? Or maybe it’s just my installation.

    RH

    P.S. Aha, that’s what the problem is! They renamed “plain old Mozilla” into “SeaMonkey”. Crazy people. But oh well, maybe I need to get around to upgrading… :)

  28. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    Testing the comment preview feature…

  29. LC RobertHuntingdon Comment by LC RobertHuntingdon

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    Did you ever get the email I sent ya DJ? If not, I can post the image here.

    RH

  30. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    Did you ever get the email I sent ya DJ? If not, I can post the image here.

    No, I didn’t. Sure, go ahead and post it.

    If you are talking about the Ajaxified show comments thing on the front page, there is really not much I can do with that. It is really only meant for someone to do a quick glance at what was said.

    I will look to see if there is an update to that plugin.

    Well, I gotta get to bed. I have to be up in five hours and it is a three hour drive to work…

  31. LC RobertHuntingdon Comment by LC RobertHuntingdon

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    OK here’s the image… I hope :)
    RH

    Italics Problem in Mozilla

  32. LC Wil Comment by LC Wil

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    Hi, DAVE,

    I’m getting the same italacs on every comment page with Mozilla 1.7.2 No problem with Internet Exploder on either Win 98 or NT.

    If it helps . . .