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We are now experiencing technical (WordPress) difficulties.

I don’t know why, but some of my blog posts have vanished from my feed. The fisking of the Deseret News post is still there,

http://monsterhunternation.com/2014/10/21/fisking-the-deseret-news-anti-ccw-article/

It just isn’t visible for some reason. I’ve checked the settings and it is public, like every other post, and I didn’t change anything. I can’t really figure this one out.

EDIT: Now the Brad Torgersen Book Bomb is gone too.

EDIT: Okay, now it is back, but editing and updating the Fisking article doesn’t bring it back.

EDIT: Yep, it was some corrupted script in the book plug post. Deleted that and everything is visible again. The book plug is good to go without it because we got the author to #1 in her genre that day anyway. 🙂

Utah book signing this Friday, noon-2, University of Utah bookstore
Book plug! The Raven, the Elf, and Rachel
The Phantom
Guest

Sabotage?

Dave H
Guest

“Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by an incompetent programmer.”

Don Howard
Guest

Having recently retired after 35 years of incompetent programming, I resent the implication that I cannot be capable of malice.

Anthony Pacheco
Guest

Go to your WP dashboard

Under Settings, select WP Super Cache

Click on the option to Delete the Cache

Go back to the dashboard, and choose Plugins

Turn off the WP Super Cache Plugin

Refresh the page

Turn the WP Super Cache Plugin back on.

See if that works.

bjlinden
Guest
I actually noticed this problem yesterday, but thought it was just my browser, because I was checking the blog from work and we are using an out of date version of Internet Explorer, because the government makes simple shit like updating your browser require an act of Congress to actually happen, and everything showed up just fine on my phone. Everything still shows up just fine on my phone today. Interestingly, I also noticed that on the browser, when you reload the page the fisking article will show up for a split second, and then vanish again once the page… Read more »
Doug Northcote
Guest

Same issues here with either Firefox or Chrome. I see the Fisking for a second, and then it disappears.

Fisking article DOES show up and stays visible on my phone.

This feels more malice than incompetent programming. With your visibility… Its not paranoia when they really are out to get you.

Don B.
Guest

For me, clicking on the link above takes me to the article and it’s commets without a problem. Going to the home page the article will show up where it is supposed to be between othe articles, btthen vanishes after a few seconds. The book bob is showing just fine. I’d call this a Word Press glitch.

Julaire
Guest

I believe the problem lies somewhere in the Book Plug article. When loading just that article, the right side bar (with the books) is missing, which would seem to indicate you’ve got an open tag somewhere that doesn’t close and is eating posts on the main page as well as the sidebar on the Book Plug post.

That, or wordpress just simply can’t handle all the awesome of both a fisking and two amazing book recommendations (Mrs. Wright and Brad Torgerson) on the same page.

bjlinden
Guest
I think you may be on to something here. Looking at it again, even on the phone where all the articles do still show up, the “older posts” button, which usually shows up at the very end, shows up in the middle of the Book Plug article for some reason, right after the italicized description of the book. Also, after the italicized portion the rest of the text in that article doesn’t have the same indentation before starting as the text of the rest of the articles. I didn’t look into it too closely, and am hardly an expert in… Read more »
David Krumm
Guest

That seems very likely to me as well. The indenting of posts below the book plug post is messed up, indicating a style has carried over from that post and a tag is open.

I would recommend deleting the content of that post (or the entire post, though you’ll lose the comments) and recreating it from raw text.

Matt Power
Guest

I agree with you and bjlinden.

The Book Plug post is where it messes up. After the quote from the book, several elements (the text after the quote, the “Filed Under” info) are outside that post’s div. Removing (or unpublishing) and recreating that post might be a way around it.

Gbm
Guest

You have a extra /div between the following paragraphs”

Oh, and the Raven with blood-red eyes continues to watch her. It is said to be an omen of the Doom of Worlds. Will her attempts to save her world bring the Raven’s wrath down upon her?

This book is aimed at young adults, and it is the 2nd in the series (you can snag #1 in the link). L. Jagi Lamplighter is cool. She even created the Roanoke Academy for the Sorcerous Arts–the magic school from the books–has its own website,should anyone wish to learn more or enroll:

bernie

Joseph Capdepon II
Guest

There is a formatting issue on the page as well. Things are spaced badly and over lapping in places. Pushed together in other places.

CMB
Guest
A few more clues on this. I can see all of the missing articles when no-script is blocking the scripting from monsterhunternation.com. When I allow script from monsterhunternation.com, several articles disappear. I also note that the padding varies. Specifically, the last paragraph or so of the article “Book plug! The Raven, the Elf, and Rachel” is flush against the lines, whereas every other article (and the preceding part of that article) has padding between the text and the lines. I wonder if Gbm is onto something there with the extra div in the book plug article causing the theme to… Read more »
Gbm
Guest

Save the source file as .htm, look at it off line the fisking article shows but the formatting is wrong. Edit the source and remove the extra </div> then look at it the formatting is ok.

Gbm
Guest

Change:
attempts to save her world bring the Raven’s wrath down upon her?
</div>
</div>
This book is aimed at young adults, and it is the 2nd in the series

to:

attempts to save her world bring the Raven’s wrath down upon her?
</div>

This book is aimed at young adults, and it is the 2nd in the series

Gbm
Guest

It also brings back the right sidebar.

Dr. Mauser
Guest

Poo, and I had just created this great meme image to throw at the gun fisking article.

http://twitter.com/Dr_Mauser/status/525947582975995904

Dr. Mauser
Guest

Whoa, I didn’t expect WP to embed the whole thing. I guess that’s kind of predictable though.

Dr. Mauser
Guest

Well, it WAS embedded. Now the link in the comment is gone after it went through moderation.

Dr. Mauser
Guest

And it’s back, I’ll shut up now, WP is making me (look) stupid….

Actually, that almost makes it on topic.

NoisyRoom
Guest

Hey Larry – I have a copy of your Deseret News post on NoisyRoom.net if you need it. Here’s the link: http://noisyroom.net/blog/2014/10/22/fisking-the-deseret-news-anti-ccw-article/

terresamonroe
Guest

Hey Larry – I have a copy of your Deseret News post on NoisyRoom.net if you need it. You can email me at terresa@noisyroom.net. Here’s the link: http://noisyroom.net/blog/2014/10/22/fisking-the-deseret-news-anti-ccw-article/

Toastrider
Guest

Random off topic question, Mr. Correia: how do you pronounce your last name?

Tiago Becerra Paolini
Guest

Portuguses is my first land and I can help you with that!

The pronouncing is: koh-ray-ah.

Tiago Becerra Paolini
Guest

Damn auto correct! I meant to write “Portuguese is my first language”, but it got screwed up.

jabrwok
Guest

Larry pronounces it kor-EE-uh. See his ALS/Ice Bucket Challenge video: http://monsterhunternation.com/2014/08/20/ice-bucket-challenge-for-als/

Dr. Mauser
Guest

I remember hearing that someone made a parody character of Larry in a story who was Larry’s polar opposite, named Larry Tyland.

James May
Guest

In Brazil it would be coh-hay-ah.

I laughed watching Stallone in Rocky on TV there. It was in Portuguese and when Rocky walked by his friends would go “Yo, Hockey.”

James May
Guest
Things like language are really fun. Brazilian Portuguese (probably like all languages) is still self-evidently in transition. When you listen to old Carmen Miranda songs (she’s from Rio) you can really hear the transition. Older folks in Brazil (really old) might still trill “r’s” a little bit. Some over-the-top soccer announcers on the radio in Rio in the ’80s would make a great show of trilling double or single “r’s.” Portuguese in Portugal is different than in Brazil – lots of Amerindian words. Spanish in Central America is considered quaint and rather politely colonial by the Spanish. The reality in… Read more »
James May
Guest

I meant older folks trill double “r’s” on occasion. Today everyone still actually does single trill, single “r’s” when they’re interior to a word, like “Oliveir-r-a.” Just not at the beginning. Then it’s like our “H.”

The common pronunciation of Rio is “Hio gee Zha-nay-roo.”

Their pronunciation of their “Big Bob” fast-food franchise is “Beegy Bwob-(by). They have cigarettes named “Hollywood” pronounced “Ollywoogy.” They have signs that say “X-burger” cuz “X” is pronounced “sheezh” = “cheeseburger.”

One of my first days I ordered a “coke” and they didn’t understand. Finally they said, “OH – cuok.”

Greg S
Guest

FWIW – I am seeing the ” fisking of the Deseret News post” as of 1020hrs 25 Oct 2014

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