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Joη's picture

this goes

into the category of "please increase surface area for new posts", which I agree is good to do & like to think has been addressed in a few ways:

  • The Newest Posts links to the last 100 posts in chronological order, as well as many of the latest posts with discernible YT vids.
  • The sticky header, which you've turned off but is on by default for new people, also links there, at "New", and has many "forum front page" links showing the last hundred or so newest & front paged posts per forum. Depending on how often the forum is updated, it might stay there for a long time, increasing visibility.
  • Next to the "New" link in the sticky header is the "Top" link, which shows the top voted posts for several rolling time frames. The Top Recent Topics is also on every page, showing the highest voted posts in the last several hours.
  • The AFT block has been given little ajax pagination arrows to go many pages back.

All this was added to increase post visibility, or "surface area".

Some of these require *dun dun dun* an extra click, so require "active" participation, and you might want more "passively" available, like the AFT is (and always has been). Ok.

Thin site -> wider: some standards say 980 is "perfect", the iphone is 960. New themes have been discussed, wider's an option, yes.

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

Two ideas, one bug

It would be neat if I could block a certain user's posts from showing when I'm signed in. There are cases where a certain user consistently posts comments that upset me, but they're not necessarily bad enough to warrant being banned by mods.

Also, with regards to the obscenity censoring, the bright red first letter stands out so much that it almost gives me more of a negative sensation than the actual obscenity. What about making that first letter gray instead of red?

Bug: When I preview a comment, it looks like it has a +28 vote.

Thanks :)

Youtube autoplay example...

Sorry to make a request Michael...

But would it be difficult or even possible to have a radio button to click to have a comment not bump a thread if the commenter would prefer not to have their comment bump a thread?

This is just me throwing a feeler out there but there are some threads I'd like to comment on but don't because I'd rather not keep it on the current topics scroll.

This is for obvious reasons but just wondering if it's possible or even wanted by anyone else.

Thanks for your consideration.

Somewhere there are men planning the next destructive and evil ploy to make this world their own... The common man is not part of that plan as we would see fit... Merely pawns to be used against one another.


Ok Veteran DP’rs, I have just about had enough of all the bad strings popping up. I realize the growth is enormous and I understand the liberty forum of the DP, but something needs to be done about the negative posting constantly scrolling in the active forum margin.

I do not know how simple it is because I am an idiot in HTML (yeah a idiot in other ways too), but the boys managing can handle it I am sure.

The suggestion is as follows:

Any string that garners a -10 or -15 (you guys pick it) is immediately revoked from appearing in the active forum topics margin. Very simple, very to the point and prevents the CRAP that we all have been seeing over there.
Yes or No?

Joη's picture

recent memory recalls:


This was tried. For good reasons it was turned off. Alternatives remain on the table to try again.

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

Hey!,This is Bullshit!

I logged out this morning after changing my Sig line back and making just one or two replies. Now I come back expecting to have to log in if I feel I have something important to share and guess what? I come back logged in already even though I logged out this morning for the duration! I was trying to Park the Cadillac and it won't let me! Is this because I am Special?

Submitted by ATruepatriot on Mon, 01/24/2011 - 17:56.

Keep it simple,I once had a Cadillac it was a beautiful car.All the bells and whistles rendered it a pile of junk and a fire hazard.I finally parked it even though it ran great.I got tired of working on the bells and whistles.The list is endless,Automatic air suspension, Automatic climate control,Automatic headlight and dome light system (That shut off sometimes and stayed on other times,only ruined at least one battery every 6 months ) Inside turn and brake light monitor,Front Fender turn monitors,Electric windows,Electric seats,Electric door locks,(Locked me out twice with the keys in the ignition and running), Twin Fuel pumps for the Fuel injection,Worse yet at the time when I parked it in the wrong neighborhood I had to sleep on top of the hood ornament and the hubcaps the keep them intact. The 160 amp Alternator went out once a year and it only cost 350.00. All this junk rendered it useless and I refused to drive it anymore and just parked it!.Yep, Better off keeping an old one with no bells and whistles tuned up and keep it simple,less to deal with,Always runs and always pleasure to drive.

Submitted by Michael Nystrom on Mon, 01/24/2011 - 18:58.
or as Thoreau said, "Simplify, simplify, simplify."

If so, I love you Michael and thank you!


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.

You have to admit?

That's fucking funny! And I was really trying to submit to instructions! LOL! Can't win my friends.

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.

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I think a browser setting

probably cookies &/ the "remember me" checkmark by the login are what automatically logged you back in. Or Firefox & Chrome I recall have a browser-based "remember my password for this site" mechanism to which you might've agreed, which'd also explain why you were automatically logged back in. But anyway, you definitely stop taxing the server once you close your browser, even if your name still appears in the "Who's Online" list (as that's cached across 15 minutes).

That's what you were getting at, right?

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

Actually Jon, I logged out My friend

I hit log out and waited for it to change to the log in page successfully.At that time I became a guest right?,The next morning I came back and was already logged in again.

Having a fair understanding of how this all works I NEVER let my browser remember my passwords to any site for security reasons. I could accidentally let someone into my own website Cpanel this way right? I do not let my Browser remember nothing,Ever!

Jon,The Remember me check mark needs to be off as a default.The Chat needs to be off as a default.When the chat is loaded up it is definitely something that needs to be a sticky solid from sign in to sign out. As current it is closing and reloading with every page change.

I realize that the chat server is remote and external,but the script to make it connect from the DP to the remote server has quite an impact when it drops off and reloads during each page change for each user.

I am not going to claim that I have great knowledge of this stuff but from my experience from my own site I have found that streamlining processes can save resources especially when it comes to the traffic that the DP comes to be.

It is very disheartening when a site such as the DP has to ask for members to log out when Many of us know it really should not be required. Participation is what will make Ron Paul win! Michael Nystrom and the DP community are one of the greatest factors in where Ron is now!

Thank you for your time my friend!

Ron Paul 2012! Second in NH!


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.

ACinMA's picture

Can you add

the below text to my post http://www.dailypaul.com/201898 .. Ive been locked out from the embed.. Can you put it on the top of the current post so this video is first..


http://RevolutionPAC.com |Tom Woods gives a rousing speech about Ron Paul after the GOP debate on 1/07/12 at Jillian’s in Manchester, New Hampshire. More to come…

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one must expect the diseases it spreads."
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(I think?) tnx.

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

Can't turn chat off

Everytime I try to turn the chat off it freezes the browser

Joη's picture

if you don't want chat on at all ever

tun off the block.


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Help with spam filter

New user trying to post forum topic with attached video. I assume it was picked up by spam filter since I just created my account..any assistance would be greatly appreciated!!

De criminalize Liberty!

Help with spam filter

Hello, just signed up. My first post seems to have been spam filtered. Could one of the mods take a look at it for me? thanks RE: Google Washing Mitt Romney

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


we are trying to get good visibility and a 3 yr DP vet that is making calls puts up "NEW HAMPSHIRE VOTERS ARE RUDE" string...?

Can someone please change the title to "New Hampshire Voters are tired" or something?

I also vote that any string that acquires a -10 on the vote-up/down gets a special section or sent to off topic.

Joη's picture

title was already changed...don't worry


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

need some help

can you please draw some attention to this, i think it could really work, but i need some grassroots attention asap before the rev pac will make any changes. thank you


Trying to post a message...why blocked?

I just created my account, and sent my first post. Unfortunately, it was blocked. I looked through the FAQ, and didn't see anything about a waiting period. Please review this post, titled "Lets get Dr. Paul's message out RE: SuperBrochure". It's not defamatory in any way - I think there is a misunderstanding on my part, or a simple mistake. Please investigate, Thanks Mods!

bigmikedude's picture

Jon fixed your post.

The spam filter takes a while to get used to new users. I will let up after a while. Until then, we check the spam filter fairly often, and we try to sort them out and free up what is not spam.

Occasionally some will not get published if there are numerous threads of almost identical topics in order to keep the double posts down.


Spam filter

Hey guys,

I'm a new user and my post was picked up by the spam filter. I can remove the link and re-post if you think that would help? Thanks


Dude, Where's My Freedom?

investment fraud scam

Peter Schiff reports that the people behind the video being touted in this post are engaged in fraud.


Here is one Schiff video on he describes as their pump and dump operation.

The video contains advertising for NIA, the alleged scamsters and Schiff states that it will result in Ron Paul supporters being defrauded.

Kathleen Gee's picture

Google bait from brand new member


Please 403.

"Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid." - Ronald Reagan

Public Relations Consulting

appears to be an anti Ron Paul smear here

This post appears to be another smear against Ron Paul with a link to questionable video content. http://www.dailypaul.com/201233/ron-paul-connected-to-george...

3 duplicates

ATTENTION ! National Inflation Association ARE FrAuD$! PuMp AND DuMpeE$, $caM Artist$ !

Submitted by mrossi on Sat

Should be banned

please delete or rename this thread


it is misleading, and has -50 votes.

This space available

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It's unpublished. The title is totally bogus, and misleading.