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It would be cool to see a section on the front page where members could pay to have a thread featured for an allotted period of time, in the same format as the regular front page.

It could operate much like the ad function. Perhaps you designate in the space beneath the regular up voted posts, titled "Paid User Content Section," of up to 5 or 10 posts. Users could then purchase one post in that area and be guaranteed it visible for up to one week. Charge say, $30-50.

The idea being that the majority of users likely treat the DP as a newspaper. Skimming the titles, watching the videos on the front page, not going much deeper into the forums where important info may lay.

Priced much less than ad's, but more than enough to keep people from posting frivolous things. It would be an automatic filter for what people really believe is very serious and in need of attention.

DP could reserve the right to deny anything offensive to the house rules.

It could easily generate a little bit more sustained revenue and be very helpful. I know I would use a feature like this.

Thanks.

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Is it possible to embed .mp3 hosted on a website (say, like this) directly in a thread? If so, could you tell me how or point me in the right direction?

I tried a few different ways with no success. Didn't see it listed in the FAQ so I figured it may be disabled/unsupported or something.

Chris Cudnoski's picture

Hi HatedoftheWorld

I just spent some time on sounddogs trying to see if it is possible. It looks like a no go from that site because there are no share options anywhere for any of the sounds. Which is too bad because it would be fun in the jam session.

That being said I am not the most tech savvy person and maybe just missed something, but generally speaking for embedding any audio files I find the sites usually have a 'share' option like on reverb, soundcloud, and bandcamp and they will give you the embed code. So if you find a share option over there somewhere see if you can find an html code.
You could always just link it like you did in the above comment also, not as fun, but still effective.

In a world where pandas rule, one man has made it his mission to stop all the pandamonium dead in its tracks.

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Yeah, that's what I was thinking. Just wanted to check.

Thanks for looking though!

Ability to block certain users from posting in my threads

please!

I am regularly posting things which could be considered "controversial" by some, and seeing my thread being bombarded by someone purely out to dis-inform, troll or discredit is an annoyance and a hindrance to real conversation.

Not that it is a big deal or anything

There was a post up here a few minutes ago talking about a certain person being a troll and changing their name.(It's been removed) I noticed the same thing with a couple of new members or new names. They decide they don't like someone and go through all their posts and comments and down vote them. They must have lots of time on their hands. Two days ago my reception graph was at 16.9 or 17. In a few hours time it dropped to 14.9. None of my new postings or comments had down votes that I could tell. They were going back through all of my old, old posts and comments and down voting everything. It's silly and some of the comments I've noticed are stupid things trying to incite fights. I forgot the names. I blocked one of the people a couple of days ago.

Michael - Pls Weigh In on the Presence of DisInfo Members...

*UPDATE* extra crispy CHANGED HIS NAME to 'crown victoria' - wonder why....

Hi all --

Recently I discovered that AnCapMercenary (among a few others I've seen in the last few days) are more and more likely to be Disinformation Trollers --

i think I did such a good job of ousting him/her that I would like michael or some other mod to review it and please weigh in, because if they ARE who i believe them to be.... why should they be allowed to continue ? or maybe everything should be allowed - it's not my site.

I would like to indict AnCapMercenary & extra crispy (now 'crown victoria')
(But this is just about AnCapMercenary for now)

I'd just like a review and some response:

Here is where I lay out MOST of my case about why i believe he is a DisInfo Dude:
Someone started a post about forming a "Trial by Forum".

I Present My Case.

The Back Story:
Here is where I post substance, and receive insult for the first time:

My Comment.

Here is where I go HARDER and ask him to provide his own views on specific topics:

More Directed Comment.

And one of my comments received too many trollish downvotes -- can i see the text of that comment again ?

These trolls can easily be found out - but i'll leave that strategy until i see a response :)
Thanks guys!

How about a separate "conspiracy" forum

where if one wants to comment on how to restore the republic while battling the joos, the shape shifting lizards, and the illuminutty, they can discuss things in that context. You could do a demonstrating how-to video on using the new forum, complete with acting by "crisis actors" to set them off talking. The advertisers would love it as they could target market things like barbie dolls and nibiru books.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

This post, and most that follow, show 9.1k facebook likes...

http://www.dailypaul.com/304967/lets-keep-it-simple-this-tim...

When I first noticed this on 11-10 the count was 8.9 thousand 'likes'.

wa wa wa waz going on?

It is what it is and it ain't what it ain't. Also there's pandas.

"Anyone who thinks you can't create something out of nothing never dated a drama queen."

-me

Joη's picture

yeah, we're aware of it

looking into it.

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

I respect 1st Amendment Rights

To set the record speaking only for myself, I do not condone personal attribute attacks. I wish that there was more compassion.

This is only to raise awareness, not to limit speech.

2014 Liberty Candidate Thread: http://www.dailypaul.com/287246/2014-liberty-candidate-thread

2016 Potential Presidential Candidates: http://alturl.com/mt7tq

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

When ever a reply coment is pushed

onto the 2nd or 3rd page of a post I can no longer see it from my account. I get a 404 or 403 error.

I do get a laugh from your words of wit on each 404 page but would like to see the comment.

Gold standard: because man can not be trusted to control his greed

Joη's picture

...example?

so I can reproduce what you're encountering?

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

Okay

http://www.dailypaul.com/undefined/303776?page=1#comment-324...

should be:

http://www.dailypaul.com/303776/buying-silver-the-stupidest-...

Gold standard: because man can not be trusted to control his greed

Joη's picture

and the first link came from where in your account?

I assume since it's a reply to you, the "Recent comment replies" section?

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

In my account replies

it is the 5th from the top from ecorob. To me there is no difference between these to links both look the same when I click on them.

When ever the comment gets pushed to a second page I can no longer see it from my account.

Gold standard: because man can not be trusted to control his greed

scratch that

EDIT: Glad you didn't delete my account. I just got a little aggravated with all the infighting and wanted to blow off some steam.

A signature used to be here!

Hate thread subject auto-uppercasing

Something that's been bothering me for quite a while, but couldn't find mention anywhere. I absolutely dislike the fact that when I create new thread with subject line, DailyPaul in its infinite wisdom enforces word capitalization (uppercasing) rules on me.

I type subject line to be:

LAX TSA MSM PROPAGANDA: 'Fiat Currency' = Patriot TERRORIST term!

DailyPaul comes back with nonsensical looking transformation on it:

Lax Tsa Msm Propaganda: 'fiat Currency' = Patriot Terrorist Term!

Why? Even when I edit the thread to put back the subject the way I wanted, it persists and comes back looking like in its garbage form. This is crazy. How do I tell it to leave it alone & stop messing with it enforcing these canned capitalization rules?

Immoral funding of Military Industrial Complex by Federal Reserve and US taxation system must stop!!!! End illegal/unconstitutional wars! Preserve US currency!
http://facebook.com/NoPropagandaZone
http://twitter.com/the_chiefe71

bigmikedude's picture

Unfortunately it had to be done.

It isn't the most option-offering filter but it was necessary to keep annoying unnecessary ALL CAP TITLE insistence at bay, and to somewhat aid in keeping every forum topic from saying BREAKING!!!!!!!!!!!!, OMG!, etc...

Repeatedly having to edit all cap titles that didn't really need to be in all caps with eleventeen exclamation points became tiresome for all of us because it was impossible to keep up with at times.

I've found that the way it works, you can get a decent title, with limited caps and punctuations, but it does take some toying with and previewing to see if its form holds.

You don't really even have to preview, just type your title, then put your cursor down in the text box, you'll be able to see right then if the title form held.

OK

Fair enough. I'm obviously not thrilled about this, but realize there may not be a single solution to satisfy all.

What I don't understand though: I notice some other people able to not have thread titles is such capitalization format. Just looking at some recent topics, I notice titles like below.

CNN scoops active shooter at mall.
PayPal, eBay May Soon Start Accepting Bitcoin
Rather unique view of the 2nd plane on 9/11

How did they manage to beat filter rules? Surely, it would've looked very bad to see proper name "eBay" transformed into "Ebay".

In the past, I used to be able to re-edit, changing titles to capitalize the way I wanted & they were accepted. Has something changed recently, that it has become very stubborn & rejects all my attempts? [Considering all example titles posted above are very recent, this theory has holes too.]

I did try your suggestion BTW, "put your cursor down in the text box, you'll be able to see right then if the title form held". But no use. No matter how many times I tried, it stubbornly rejected my input. Such wasn't the case before.

Anyway, it's now more of curiosity question for me than frustration. Minor things like these aren't worth putting up fight for, with only marginal benefits.

Immoral funding of Military Industrial Complex by Federal Reserve and US taxation system must stop!!!! End illegal/unconstitutional wars! Preserve US currency!
http://facebook.com/NoPropagandaZone
http://twitter.com/the_chiefe71

bigmikedude's picture

It didn't seem to have

a problem with those titles when I checked.

You can use one CAP word, an anagram, or station call letters like CNN capitalized, but if you use two CAP words within the title it will reject it.

Example Not accepted: LIVE FEED: CNN News Video

Example Not accepted: LIVE: CNN News Video

Example accepted: CNN: News Video Live

Example accepted: CNN Video: News Live

Example accepted: LIVE: News Video

Example accepted: Live News Video from CNN

Some words like BREAKING, are just not accepted at all. Far too many titles wind up containing the word BREAKING, yet the news is already very old, if not ancient. More often than not, BREAKING wound up meaning that the poster just finally stumbled upon some news story a week after it had been published and already posted on DP five times.

URGENT is another word that will be rejected in all cap form. To some people everything they ever posted seemed to be URGENT!!! even when it wasn't any more urgent than the next thing.

Hope this clarifies a bit more, and helps a little.

Requesting an image embed

Hi Jon,

Is this the right place to ask? My post is located here http://www.dailypaul.com/304321/why-did-the-libertarian-cros...

Thanks in advance :)

Joη's picture

appears Michael did so for you

for future reference, you shouldn't need to ask:
http://www.dailypaul.com/faq#imgvid

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

How do I purge my friend list

How do I purge my friend list of banned/voluntarily-deactivated users? Is there a way to remove friends without having to visit their (now-dead-link) pages?

Andrew Napolitano for President 2016!
http://andrewnapolitano.com/index

"Patriotism should come from loving thy neighbor, not from worshiping Graven images." - ironman77

Joη's picture

good question

The ability to un/block users has been added on your block list.

Thank you for pointing this out.

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

Sorry, I don't think I've

Sorry, I don't think I've made myself clear: Let's say that Joη is on my friends list, but then Joη deactivates his account or gets banned; how could I remove him from my list after his account is gone?

The only way to unfriend (not unblock) people I've found is to visit their page, but some pages are gone...I just want to clear the brush.

Thanks.

Andrew Napolitano for President 2016!
http://andrewnapolitano.com/index

"Patriotism should come from loving thy neighbor, not from worshiping Graven images." - ironman77

Joη's picture

or I'm an idiot and misread

Ok, you can now toggle friends via the (all) link under your profile picture. Example: yours is: http://www.dailypaul.com/user/56190/friends

As a separate consequence, anyone can toggle your friends onto their lists from that page as well.

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

Thanks. Awesome feature.

Thanks. Awesome feature.

Andrew Napolitano for President 2016!
http://andrewnapolitano.com/index

"Patriotism should come from loving thy neighbor, not from worshiping Graven images." - ironman77

Add my thanks to that of ATruepatriot.

WE know what you did for fonta. She thanks you, too.

Thank you

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If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.