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Joη's picture

m

the comment finder may die in Very Long Threads (2k+ comments).

I should really make the finder just point to the newer permalink. The comment ID is 3310015. That puts it at:

http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/3310015

The permalink page gives you the ability to traverse local conversations with contextual links above and below it. One at a time, if that's easier, which is sometimes.

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

Thank you for the reply.

I'm still confused, though. If it's too difficult to explain to a tech neophyte, I understand! But when I clicked on the link you provided, it only brought me back to where my comment was referenced (earlier today) - not the comment itself (April 7).

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Joη's picture

oh, I misread

so...he references your comment:

http://www.dailypaul.com/270001#comment-3028192

#comment-3028192

http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/3028192

There is your comment. I know I need to simplify it.

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

Ah, I get it. Thank you.

Ah, I get it. Thank you.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

mountaincat's picture

Hi Jon

I'm requesting for a new button on jrd's Jam Thread.
At the bottom of the page is the page selection, it only offers 1st, last and 9 closest pages. Could we get a 20, 30 or maybe 50 page jump.
I have given up trying to get to the middle (for now).

Joη's picture

few options under Comment Viewing Options

You probably have "Threaded List, Expanded" selected. Try changing that to "Threaded List, Collapsed" and expanding the comments per page to 300.

"But there are 8,584 comments on that thread! That still makes it 27 pages!" Yes, but they'll load faster, since collapsed form doesn't load comment bodies. Click on the comment heading to be directed to its body on another page.

Or, forget pagination and fiddling with your global site settings, here's the comment index for that page accessible at a link: (8.5k comments; it's kind of long)

http://www.dailypaul.com/270001/time-for-my-nightly-jam-sess...

But then, this is assuming people have informatively titled their comments.

I've some other ideas on how to deal with this, but they're not implemented yet.

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

jrd3820's picture

Hi Mountaincat

Yeah, getting to the middle of that thing takes some effort. Are you looking for a specific song or are you just trying to relive jam session past and memories? Because I can find songs for you in there if you need me to, you would be surprised what I remember about that thread and where things are and who played what. Let me know.
If you just want to try to jump back to memory lane though, yeah that takes a while.
Jon, sometimes I feel like that thread might give you a headache. I'm sorry if it does.

mountaincat's picture

hey babe

I.m kind of doing both. Looking for a song(I may not even remember the name or artist) while I stroll down memory lane and looking for songs I missed. I,m looking for a song you posted. The search is half the fun.
These tool tips they've given me should provide what I need.

jrd3820's picture

lol what song?!?

Ok, nevermind, lets take it over to the jam session.

Everyone be sure to thank Jon on the way out of the mod box.

How about incorporating an RSS feed

Some where on the site?
Maybe most viewed posts, or top rated etc...

Séamusín

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Liberty Vigilante

Can we get rid of the snowflakes now?

It's kicking my laptop's ass.

I'd really like to have a DailyPaul.com bumper sticker

I realize that this is not technically website related.

However, I would proudly put one on my truck. I imagine others would as well. Might be a good way to generate additional traffic.

Be advised: This is a petty issue and not really a big deal...

My thread was originally titled "Mike's Smoking...".

(technically the original name would have been "So it's probably...")

Sometime today, my post was renamed to "MikeFWT210's Smoking...".

Just wondering WHY this change was made. I'm not angry about it, so I'm not here to argue with anyone. Does it HAVE to be titled with my pseudonym, as opposed to my orthonym?

Just wondering, thanks.

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Joη's picture

probably bc there are two admins named Mike here?

Less confusion that way.

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

Ok

that's fine I guess. I'm a bit OCD... "MikeFWT210" is a bit less aesthetically pleasing to my eyes than "Mike" is.

If I were to change it back to "Mike", would you change it again to my DP pseudonym?

If the mods wish for it to remain "MikeFWT210", then I will keep it as such without complaint.

Also, am I an admin now? Or are you referring to 2 others named Mike who ARE admins? Is bigmikedude one of them?

Thanks

My Political Awakening: I Wanted to Change the World...
I am NOT Anti-America. America is Anti-Me - Lowkey
How to Handle POLICE STATE Encounters

Michael Nystrom's picture

I would appreciate it if you keep it as MikeFWT210, please.

As Jon said, to avoid confusion.

bigmikedude is one admin. I'm the other one.

Thank you.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Tracking

Will do!

My Political Awakening: I Wanted to Change the World...
I am NOT Anti-America. America is Anti-Me - Lowkey
How to Handle POLICE STATE Encounters

On threads with many back and forths,

where there are multiple posters discussing something with an OC (original commenter), it is sometimes hard to follow to which nested level a particular comment is replying.

How about a line, on the left side of the reply comment, which you can visually trace up to see to which previous comment the reply comment is linked? It would not have to be displayed as a default, but you could bring it up by right-clicking on the reply comment.

Another, much more complicated idea, would be to be able to bring up a reply tree for a comment by right clicking on the comment. The reply tree could appear in a pop-up next to a comment and you would be able to select a particular reply branch to view. I realize this would be a lot of work to implement, so I don't see it happening, but I just thought I would throw the idea out there.

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus

Joη's picture

few things that can be done about this

You have colored comments on, so they are nested and colored, which should help. You can click on any of the colored vertical bars on the sides of a deep comment thread to be scrolled to its parent comment. (Try here)

Or you could collapse comments as you read them by clicking on their headers, or collapse them all by pressing "Collapse All Comments" on top of each comment section. That will minimize everything to a tree-like view, where you can click on individual titles to expand them.

That help?

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

When I click on sort comments by votes..

...it seems to work just for an instant and then reverts to a blank white page with nothing but a "0" on the page and "javascript:0" in the address bar.

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Joη's picture

still?

tried a change. Browser?

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

Most Viewed Posts

Jon,

Please consider moving and keeping the "Most Viewed Posts" towards the bottom of the front page. The "Most Viewed Posts" is very helpful and more effective than the active forum topics column but it can also corral visitors and members into the controversial threads of trolls, wedge issues and flame wars.

I believe when the mods select the threads featured at the top of the page they become the target of most comments and dialogue instead of someones personal controversial declaration about this that or the next thing.

is there a way to save a draft post?

So that I can come back and finish and post it later?

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus

Michael Nystrom's picture

Unfortunately not

This is still pretty low tech, relatively speaking.

Best not to compose long works in this interface anyway, as they can get lost to the wind. If you're working on something serious, do it in Word or something, in case the power goes out, or there is a server glitch or something.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Save data?

This might not be technically feasible, but I think users might like to have a download link in their profile that allowed them to save all their posts and comments on one file. It would be useful if someone wanted to do some hardcore editing and sifting for a book or extended article, etc. The structure of the data might make that too difficult, in which case there is always the long route of going through the relevant comments. The sifting is inevitable anyway, but the back up and storing would be convenient.

Whatever happened to "Anderson Cooper is 100% CIA"

I did some research about Anderson Cooper's affiliation and posted it here recently. I'm curious as to what happened to it. If it isn't suitable for posting, I'd at least like to have a copy of it, please.

Dave

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty" TJ

Michael Nystrom's picture

Don't know anything about it...

When did you post it? Was it a comment or a thread?

Mods around here don't usually delete things, we just unpublish them, so we still have a record. That being said, we don't have any record of such a thread or comment on your account.

Frankly I don't like that kind of a title, making an assertion as if it were fact, but that is beside the point here.

Are you sure you posted it here?

- - - Oh, ok. Hold on. - - -

It was a comment, posted on emalvini's Anderson Cooper Cunnilingus thread, which I took down because. Because I don't give a shit about Anderson Cooper talking about Cunnilingus, and that is just a degradation of the Daily Paul.

Here is your comment:

I'm not a big conspiracy guy, BUT. Anderson Cooper admits being tied to the CIA right from the beginning.

Famous for getting caught faking interviews in foreign countries, with fake explosions and sirens wailing in the background, while safe and warm in the green screen studio in New York. (Google Anderson and his disappearing nose plus his CIA pal Charles Jaco)

After high school, before "two summers as an intern at the Central Intelligence Agency", he vanished for several months, supposedly, in Kenya where he was invisibly hospitalized after contracting malaria....Yeah. Describing the experience, Cooper wrote "Africa was a place to forget and be forgotten in. Hmm. He probably doesn't want to talk about it. Somebody should swab the guy to see if he has really had malaria.

Following this, he spent a year in Hanoi, Vietnam studying Vietnamese. That's right. Eleven years after the fall of Saigon, Anderson decides he has always wanted to learn Vietnamese, so he goes to Vietnam and lives with the Communists, so he can learn how to speak...Vietnamese.

Shortly thereafter Anderson enters Myanmar with an admittedly forged press pass. (A "friend" helped him), etc., etc.,...

The whole mess of people at CNN are CIA.
Remember this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htQ2FE1rlks

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

I don't care about A. Cooper's personal life. Period.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/reliable-source/wp/2013/...

Sorry if you didn't like the title. I'm not a big fan of the Accusation Title either, except I've done research into the background of some of these media people. Anderson Cooper has publicly admitted it.

I think a significant affiliation with the CIA disqualifies someone as a trustworthy news source, in light of it (the CIA) being the rendition, torture, murder branch of a string of administrations sworn to dominate the world, any way it can.

Forgive me if you're aware of this.
The following 1976 quote is by Senator Frank Church from Wikipedia:
"The CIA currently maintains a network of several hundred foreign individuals around the world who provide intelligence for the CIA and at times attempt to influence opinion through the use of covert propaganda. These individuals provide the CIA with direct access to a large number of newspapers and periodicals, scores of press services and news agencies, radio and television stations, commercial book publishers, and other foreign media outlets."

Church argued that misinforming the world cost American taxpayers an estimated $265 million a year.[22]----------------------------
Church Committee investigations[edit]
Further details of Operation Mockingbird were revealed as a result of the Senator Frank Church investigations (Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities) in 1975.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty" TJ