Monster Hunter Nation

Do not be alarmed.

This is CorreiaTech’s Marketing Daiymo Jack Wylder. The ILOH is traveling out of town this week so our CFO Wendell has asked me to take this opportunity to make some adjustments on the Monster Hunter Nation website. Do not adjust your internet- the entire process shouldn’t take that long and should be relatively painless. If you experience any tingling or numbness, see your doctor. Thank you.

edited to add:
Due to multiple requests we have now implemented an edit feature on comments. Once you post, if you refresh the page you should see an ‘edit’ button by your post along with a 5 minute timer counting down; once it hits 0, that’s it. (That way typos can be fixed, but people can’t go back and change what they said after they get called out on it.)

I’m going to post the changes here so you don’t have to scroll through all the comments to keep up. I can’t guarantee this will stay here forever, but at least until Larry returns…

THE List and progress

-Preview button ((resolved with the 5 minute edit ability))
-That too big space up top (menu) ((resolved))
-Menu is hard to read and not centered ((resolved))
-That whole ‘on phone you have to see the books first’ thing. ((I’ve had a lot of back and forth with the theme developer and he agrees it’s a problem. He’s coded a fix and it will be included in the next update.))
-I understand wanting the comments on the left as that’s the “prime” real estate. Might swap them back. ((Switched back.))
-Am planning on reducing the font size on the sidebars((resolved))
-‘Post Comment’ is unreadable white on white ((resolved)
-Some pages (An Opinion on Gun Control for example) are slow to load. ((Comments will now be split into multiple pages of 50 top level posts. This will speed up the site overall (I know it can be annoying. There’s a balancing act required…)))
-Building off the above, currently it is oldest comments on top and works down from there. ((Larry will advise which way he prefers upon his return.))
-Member requested ability to post YouTube videos in comments ((Resolved, although it seems to only work from desktop/full addresses and not mobile ones))
-Request for Twitter feed to move to side bar ((Until we get the ‘what comes up first on phones’ issue resolved, it’s staying down there so it’s out of the way)
-Font ((changed to a different one, but I’m not seeing what other are seeing. If you have a problem with the font, PLEASE send me a screen shot to correiatech1911 at gmail dot com- I can’t fix what I can’t reproduce!))
-A few folks had a problem reading the font selected. ((This is going to be a fine tuning thing- a couple of hunters sent me screen shots (which helps). I’m trying another one today and can tweak this on the fly until I find one that only a couple of people complain about. Ultimately it will come down to the font Larry likes best…)) ((Update 2: the people who sent me screenshots are much happier with this one so as long as Larry likes it, we’ll keep it on this one…))

The ALL NEW Monster Hunter Nation! Now with 76% MORE Hate! New Package- Same Great Taste!!

Back from New York, BEA Recap, and Updates
Updates. In NYC next week. Tour stops. Next book cover changes.
Uncle Lar
Guest

You forgot to caution about erections lasting more than four hours.

Kristophr
Guest

Now it hurts when I pee.

Dave H
Guest

Please tell me you’re not going spout the same “New Package – Same Great Taste!” blather that breakfast cereal manufacturers have been foisting off on us for years. I don’t know what annoys me more – that the marketing weasels thinks people are dumb enough to fall for it and buy their stuff, or that people really are that dumb.

BigFire
Guest

Ok, finally found that mobile enhancement setting… I can confirm on my phone’s browser that it is working. This will ensure that Google continue to weight this place correctly.

JackWylder
Guest

You get it- thanks!

BigFire
Guest

I can confirm that both Chrome on Nexus 6 and iPhone 5s looks fine (ad identical). Also looks fine in Safari (though I hardly ever use that browser).

Ted N
Guest

I…um…I can’t feel my legs.

Or my face.

Miguel
Guest

This is one more example pf the Cisgender fascism that is the norm among Sad Puppies and Altered States Manatees that populate this website… 😀

Looking good

richard mcenroe
Guest

THE NOVELTY! IT BUUUUURNS!

JackWylder
Guest

(Larry last ‘updated’ the look of the site in (I think) 2009 so I thought it might be time.)
It’s getting there… Still want to reduce that crazy amount of real estate the top menu is taking up, but definitely getting warmer. Btw, the biggest thing I was looking for was for the site to be more mobile friendly so if you have any problems on a specific device just lemme know. All input welcome (but we at CorreiaTech reserve the right to ignore, belittle, or mock input as we see fit.)

Dave H
Guest

(but we at CorreiaTech reserve the right to ignore, belittle, or mock input as we see fit.)

Of course! We wouldn’t have it any other way.

I wish Google’s Terms of Service were this easy to understand.

Shadowdancer
Guest

I vote for a preview button, but no edit – that should help reduce the html tag borks. The no edit rule I’m okay with.

Font size is kinda big for me on the computer; previous one was better, imho. I like the way the comments look right now.

Robin Munn
Guest

Instapundit’s comments allow editing your own comments within a few (five, I think) minutes of posting the original comment. After five minutes, the edit button goes away. That strikes me as a decent compromise between “Oops, let me fix this typo” and “Let me try to hide the evidence of my trolling comment an hour ago.”

Book
Guest

I kinda agree with the preview button- The no-edit rule did make sense. Unless there is a way that Jack/ Larry/ whoever can see previous edits and screencap ’em for troll smashin’ purposes. I don’t know if your software will allow that.

The Phantom
Guest

Just cut/paste the trollish comments in your troll-hammer returns. Then we can all mock them for editing their stupid.

The Phantom
Guest

FYI, using Seamonkey 2.33.1 on Windows 8.1 Pro, I do not see an edit button.

JackWylder
Guest

Did you refresh the page after posting?

The Phantom
Guest

Doing so now…

The Phantom
Guest

Ok, and now they appear. Page does not auto-reload when you post.

Might want to fix that. Depends how much work it is, I guess.

JackWylder
Guest

5 minutes is not that much time to edit. And if someone’s troll post doesn’t make it even five minutes, it’s not really much trolling is it? 😉

BigFire
Guest

Google have changed how they weight the sites they search. Those site that does not have mobile enhanced version will be given lesser weight. This is entirely understandable. Yes, a preview button would be nice, but not a deal breaker.

JackWylder
Guest

Thank you, BigFire! Yeah, it’s almost like us marketing weasels know something about SEO…
😉

Dave H
Guest

It’s not that we don’t appreciate what you do. It’s just that the work that goes into attracting new fans is lost on those of us who already are.

Reziac
Guest

Still ridiculously newfangled… I haven’t changed the look of my main site since it first went up…. in 1998. (I kid you not. It’s functional, fast, and works on any crap setup. Ain’t broke. Not fixing it.)

Oh, for the Tech Department, I use SeaMonkey (Firefox without the braindeath) on WinXP.

Reality Observer
Guest

I like antiques myself – but, really?

MDV
Guest

I as a lurker scout, for the Far, far north western reserves, like the new layout But hate, HATE the font. As I have download limits I love streamlined sites that give content not just glitz.

Wallbanger7110
Guest

Ooooooh. Aaaaaah.

Austin
Guest

If this lasts for more than 4 hours, should I seek medical attention?

Beolach
Guest

Any chance of getting an edit and/or preview option? I just botched a blockquote in the “Hugo Voter Packet now available for download” comment thread. Not the first time I’ve done that, probably not the last.

BigFire
Guest

Especially given Larry’s stated policy of no edit, EVER, preview would be helpful.

Suburbanbanshee
Guest

But if Northern CorreiaTech shows up, we should realize they’re from the evil mirror universe of the dictator Kim Il Larry?

Robert G. Evans
Guest

You need a pic of Wendell with a pipe wrench in his flipper. 🙂

Reziac
Guest

The goggles! They do nothing!!

Seriously, could you put the font back? The new font is hard on aging eyes.

jaed
Guest

User feedback: it’s kind of annoying having the poster’s name out there in Outer Mongolia on the right side. It emphasizes the timestamp over the name, since you have to shift over to read the name (it’s not in the normal eye movement path).

Could it be moved to the left side of the post? Please?

JackWylder
Guest

Just now figured out what you’re seeing! There are currently two plugins affecting the comments and for some reason you’re only seeing the effects of one. I’m not positive what I can do but I’ll keep looking for a solution. This is why I waited until Larry is out of town before messing with the site- there is ALWAYS fine tuning that has to be done…

jaed
Guest

I’m now seeing the writer’s name at the top of the post, so all is well. 😉

Garrett Lee
Guest

When accessing the site on an IPhone 6 and Chrome, I have to scroll through all of Larry’s books to get to the posts, and I find this relatively annoying. I don’t need to know what his books are – I already own most of them, after all!

BigFire
Guest

That does not appear to be the case anymore. Correiatech is doing adjustment as we go along.

JackWylder
Guest
Things I’m looking at (once we have power again- crazy weather here in the Austin area): -Preview button (resolved with the 5 minute edit ability) -That too big space up top (menu) (resolved) -That whole ‘on phone you have to see the books first’ thing. -I understand wanting the comments on the left as that’s the “prime” real estate. Might swap them back. -Am planning on reducing the font size on the sidebars (ShadowDancer, is that what you’re looking for?)(resolved) -Reziac, this font was chosen as being easy on the eyes. Lemme see if maybe you’re not seeing what everyone… Read more »
Reziac
Guest
Problem is that this font, when enlarged, never becomes bold (well, not until enlarged to HUGE); it stays “thin” — so most of the benefit of enlarging the font in the browser is lost. Also, on a 120dpi screen, it’s blurry (every line of each character is aliased across two pixels, despite that I have font aliasing turned off in Windows). Visibility is somewhat worse in the editor as the font appears even “thinner” there than in existing posts. And I hate the new way of ID’ing posters — it’s irritating to the eye and the brain, as the whole… Read more »
Shadowdancer
Guest

Sorry, been asleep. I meant the font in the comments. The old font was nicer.

Did I get logged out somehow?

And aha, here’s my test of the edit comment function.

JackWylder
Guest

Could you take a screen shot and mail it to me at correiatech1911 at gmail dot com? Pretty please?

Book
Guest

How DID you do that fancy dancy cross out thing? That should come in handy.

Beolach
Guest
It’s called strikethrough or line-through, and here on MHN (and some other WordPress sites) can be accomplished using the HTML tags: <s>text to strikethrough</s>. As of HTML 5, this <s> tag is meant “to represent things that are no longer relevant or no longer accurate.” An alternative that is most likely visually identical, but is considered more appropriate for marking deleted text is: <del>text to mark as deleted</del>. And a final alternative, meant just for formatting text w/out any semantic meaning (i.e., not meaning no longer relevant/accurate or deleted), is: <span style=”text-decoration:line-through;”>text to strikethrough</span>. Edit to add: looks like here… Read more »
Reality Observer
Guest

Up/down vote works fine, too.

But why are we all “guests”? (Not that I mind being a guest of Larry’s – but some of you have actually met him…)

BigFire
Guest

They haven’t implemented WordPress login (or other alternative authentication scheme) yet. Having login is another method of stopping spammers and trolls.

Сáша
Guest

Your design scheme is bad and you should feel bad.

pax
Guest

Argh… can’t make the font bigger. When I try to make it big enough for my weak eyes to read, it throws Larry’s books to the top and vanishes everything else.

JackWylder
Guest

What device/OS are you using?

pax
Guest

Surface Pro, Firefox

Kevin Findley
Guest

Everything looks pretty good to me now. All of the books are in their column on the right and the text is much easier to read.

Steve
Guest
Hullo Jack. I wish to complain about some side effects I’ve noticed from the new site. I haven’t experienced any tingling or numbness, but a stern-looking Japanese man appeared to me in a vision and recited a very rude haiku. My fridge now has some weird transdimensional portal inside it and a guy calling himself “Lord Machado” demands to know why I, a foolish mortal, dare disturb his crisper drawer. My cat’s eyes have changed colour from green to grey overnight. And something has been getting past the locked pantry door to eat all her cat treats. A chap expects… Read more »
JackWylder
Guest

Hello Steve,
Before the conversation can continue I have to ask- do you have a policy with Stranger & Stranger?

JackWylder
Guest

Or are you with Conundrum?

James May
Guest

I’m getting a live monitoring feed from Pacaya Volcano. WTF?

JackWylder
Guest

OK! It seems to be working but I need a few folks to test it for me.
If it works for you like it should, you will have 5 minutes after posting to edit your comment.

edited to add: well it works for me! 😀

Zsuzsa
Guest

Test comment to see if I can edit.

Zsuzsa
Guest

I don’t see an option to edit. Maybe I’m misunderstanding what you said?

JackWylder
Guest

Reply to this, hit post comment and then refresh the page- you should then see the countdown timer and the edit button

Zsuzsa
Guest

Testing again…

Edit: Okay, test successful!

Beolach
Guest

Testing 1 2 3… Editing 3 2 1.
Editing works for me (only after reloading the page).

Dave H
Guest

Edit? I think I remember how to edit.

Dave H
Guest

Nope, no option to edit for me either.

Edited to add: There it is. I thought my ad blocker might have been interfering (although I told it to no block stuff on Monster Hunter nation). After I reloaded the page the Edit option and the countdown timer appeared on my most recent comment (this one).

JackWylder
Guest

It appears that the refreshing is the key to editing…

Sjonnar
Guest

:Cripes:

How do i put it back the way it was?

JackWylder
Guest

Thanks for your help in testing guys! One more thing off the list…

Shadowdancer
Guest

Is the twitter feed meant to be at the very bottom? The way the column is arranged makes the bottom of the page longer. Would it be possible to have it underneath the ‘recent comments’ widget? Just curious. That would seem a touch neater to me, but I have no idea how that would look in mobile phone formats.

Also that color of green for the Guest and poster’s name is making my eyes hurt, the way it looks against a white background. Darker green would hurt less, I think.

JackWylder
Guest

It’s mostly there while I configure it and decide where it needs to end up. The problem with the left sidebar is that currently it’s what comes up first on phones (which is why the book club moved to the right)

JackWylder
Guest

Color better for you now?

Trishaz
Guest

That top navigation bar looks so much better now.

JackWylder
Guest

Thanks- it’s getting there. Still like to make it bigger, darker, and better centered… Working on it- Larry’s in NY most of the week so I should have time 😉

Trishaz
Guest

That and (maybe) make the picture a link back to the home page (or maybe I’m the only one trained to click on the big shiny picture on a blog 😉 )

Also, not sure if this is just me, but the “Post Comment” button is grey with white text, which looks like it’s inactive (I’m on Firefox/Google Chrome on Win7).

Still an improvement over the old site design.

JackWylder
Guest

It’s not just you- both of those are on my list!
(They need to hurry up with the MHI TV show or movie so Larry can start making Game of Thrones kinda money so I can do this full time!) ;D

Trishaz
Guest

TV show please…I walked out of Ender’s Game wishing it had been 8 hours long instead of 2 so they could have done more with the actual game.

JackWylder
Guest

If *I* got a vote it’d be for a Netflix series… 😉

BobtheRegisterredFool
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BobtheRegisterredFool

Feeling a bit numb, but that seems to be a fairly normal issue with my physical condition. Perhaps it is being low on sleep, but I do not recognize the word Dyaimo.

JackWylder
Guest

I am the marketing Dyaimo- The ILOH is the Shogun. 😉

Dave H
Guest

I think it’s supposed to be daimyo, a feudal lord of Japan subordinate to the shogun.

BobtheRegisterredFool
Guest
BobtheRegisterredFool

Yes, or dynamo. My head hurts either way.

MikeG
Guest

Maybe he’s the dyslexic Daimyo.

Patrick Chester
Guest

It’s a bit odd, but on my work laptop the “Name” and “E-mail” field’s text isn’t visible (using IE9) but on my home computer (using Firefox) it is.

nick flandrey
Guest
Mmmm, if everyone’s icon gets the “guest” tag under it, there is no need for the tag at all, and man that green is ugly. Scroll wheel zoom works pretty well, eventually zooming to the white content section and pushing the green bg sidebars off the page. I think the new font is harder to read, looks a bit grey instead of solid black. I don’t come here for the design though, just the content, so as long as the design doesn’t repell or get in the way it should be fine. nick FFox 38.0.1 on win 8.2, desktop machine… Read more »
JackWylder
Guest

Finally tracked down the unreadable white on grey- try it now…

Patrick Chester
Guest

Testing from home computer. (…and to see if the edit button shows up.)

Edit: Yep, it does.

Anthony Pacheco
Guest

Yay! I don’t have to think “2005 called and they want their website design back” when I visit MHI.

William Wicker
Guest

Your changes. I do not think they do what you think they do.

When I visit the new design on my phone the first thing I see is a site menu and then a screen full of “recent comments,,,” I have to scoll at least a page to get to the actual news/ content. That can’t be what you had in mind.

JackWylder
Guest

“JackWylder. 14 hours 6 minutes ago
It’s mostly there while I configure it and decide where it needs to end up. The problem with the left sidebar is that currently it’s what comes up first on phones (which is why the book club moved to the right)”
I’m aware. I’m working on it.

TallDave
Guest

Uh oh, after the site upgrade I am unable to judge books by the race, gender, and/or sexual orientation of the author. Looks like a I have a lot of reading ahead till this gets fixed.

TallDave
Guest

Any progress on this Jack? Come on, reading is hard!

A.Nagy
Guest

Since you are busy implementing all these new features can we get a Trigger Warning version of the Spoiler tags?

Christopher M. Chupik
Guest
Christopher M. Chupik

Trigger Warning: Larry Correia, Baen Books, general awesomeness

Book
Guest

Looks good! Good work. 🙂

I’m a lumberjack and that’s ok. Testing a comment for the blog! *dances*

***

I shall now edit this post to make it fancy.

Italics working. Not sure how to embed vid, or if that’s allowed.

Book
Guest

Ooo… like that I can subscribe to just one comment now! Was kind of a pain before, getting emails for 1k+ threads. Nice!

BigFire
Guest

Lets try this again. For edit.

Hum, my customized Gnome Paladin icon is gone. Where’s the wordpress login?

JackWylder
Guest

I see your icon just fine…

BigFire
Guest

NVM, it’s just my current connection.

The edit button still does not show up until reload.

Wallbanger7110
Guest

This may already be on the list of Things To Do, but would you move the Twitter widget out of the footer and onto the left sidebar underneath Recent Comments?

JackWylder
Guest

No can do (yet). Right now, phone viewers see the left sidebar before anything else so we’re keeping a minimum of info there for now. I’m working with the theme developers and they’ve already promised a fix in their next update (which should be soon.) so for now, it has to stay in the footer. (Sorry)

JackWylder
Guest
JackWylder
Guest

Ok I set it up so you can embed YouTube videos in the comments BUT it appears to only work with the full ‘watch?’ addresses and not the mobile ones.

Wallbanger7110
Guest

no worries, thanks for the response. 🙂

Nighthawk
Guest

Hi, wanted to mention this page from “best of” is having some problems loading.
“larrycorreia.wordpress.com/2012/12/20/an-opinion-on-gun-control/”

JackWylder
Guest

Tried it myself and it IS sloooooow to load
(I think it’s the >2600 comments slowing it down)
I can set it so it only loads all the comments if you click ‘more’ or possibly only put say 100 posts on a page before you have to go to the next page… I’ll look into it.
Thanks for the heads up!

JackWylder
Guest

Went with 50 top level comments per page- see if that speeds it up for you

Nighthawk
Guest

Hi, still having problems with this. It is still taking a couple minutes, and then a window pops up with this :
A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the script now, open the script in the debugger, or let the script continue.

Script: http://s0.wp.com/wp-content/js…devicepx-jetpack.js?ver=201522:18

It has buttons Continue, Debug Script, and Cancel.

I can debug the script if you wish. I am using Firefox 38.0.1 on windows 7 home premium sp1

JackWylder
Guest

That’s very strange- I get the same thing but only on that one page. Jet pack works without a hitch everywhere else… Odd…

Nighthawk
Guest

a quick debug made it look like there are some null values being sent into a query.

Shadowdancer
Guest

Disqus method top level comments are kind of off=putting, since they scramble discussions, in my opinion. Would it be possible to just view something like 100 comments per page and then hit ‘next’? Oldest comments first.

Pugmak
Guest

This is different. Different is bad.

First they talked us into moving out of perfectly serviceable caves. Now look at what’s going on. Caves never burned down. Caves never had cars, trucks or buses run through them, nor airplanes fall through them.

It’s time to take back our caves!

David, internet troll
Guest
David, internet troll

I just want to say, this is crap. How can it be the same great taste with 76% more Hate? And I only got 73% more Hate, so I am getting ripped off.

JackWylder
Guest

Boy, you must really… HATE that, huh?

Dave H
Guest

No no no no no.

“New Look – Same Great Hate!”

Kevin Findley
Guest

“Taste the Hate!” “Less Filling!”

Beolach
Guest
Are the email subscriptions for new comments supposed to be different now? I’m now getting duplicate (sort-of, they have different formatting) emails for each new comment on this post. One is the same as all the times I’ve subscribed to previous posts, the other is much more spartan & is from a different sender address (monstfi6@box689.bluehost.com). Also, when I post a new comment it doesn’t remember my previous subscription option, which it used to do. Edit to add: the duplicate email is probably because I commented & subscribed both before & after you made changes to the comment system. In… Read more »
Christopher M. Chupik
Guest
Christopher M. Chupik

Today I went to the bookstore and bought Footfall by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, and Monster Hunter Legion. So, I bought books by Larry, Larry and Jerry. 😀

Nighthawk
Guest

Oh, I loved that Footfall, it’s really fun with a very interesting choice for aliens 😛

nick flandrey
Guest

Wow, this font is almost unreadable. I thought it was a joke when I came back today.

nick flandrey
Guest

I guess I should be more specific.

The post body text font is almost unreadable. The heads and sidebars are fine, as is my edit box for posting a comment.

the comments look better than the body text but are showing some of the ‘black blobbing’ that the body shows, just not so much.

I sent a screenshot.

Thanks,

JackWylder
Guest

Thanks for the screen shot! It confirms for me that you ARE seeing the same font- it just doesn’t work for you. I’m trying a new one today- see if it works better for your eyes…

nick flandrey
Guest

Thanks Jack! That got it. This font looks good and scales smoothly with the scroll wheel on 3 machines, with 3 different os’s and 3 different versions of FF.

[big pat on back]

nick

Shadowdancer
Guest

This font is much better. =D

Patrick Chester
Guest

Is there a way to sort by newest or something? In the old format I was able to make some sense of the bigger threads by simply searching by the month and day for new ones. Now the timestamps are “x hours/days ago” and such.

JackWylder
Guest

I had to make the call whether it should be oldest or newest at top. I went with oldest because it means you scroll down to follow the comments instead of scrolling up. When Larry gets back I’ll run it past him and see which one he prefers…

BigFire
Guest

Since you’ve activated the Vote Up/Vote Down option, there should also be a sorting option for Oldest/Newest/Best/Worst.

JackWylder
Guest

Still not 100% sure about the voting thing at all, and this plugin doesn’t allow for sorting like (other than newest or oldest on top.) I might look into another one at some point…

Achillea
Guest

I like oldest at the top. Easier to read through from the beginning.

BigFire
Guest

BTW Jack, you might want to fix on the post itself the bestowed title Daimyo. You actually can fix the actual post, just not the comment.

JackWylder
Guest

Yeah I apparently have been misspelling it for years. (Larry’s pronunciation might need work). Fixed it- thanks!

BobtheRegisterredFool
Guest
BobtheRegisterredFool

jisho dot org anglicizes it Daimyo, Daimyou, or Daimio. Not Daiymo.

red vector
Guest

Loving the new layout. Much easier to read. No issues so far.

MDV
Guest

Comment body font much better. Only thing Is there going to be a tab to go to the previous post, with comments, without going to the home page? I liked the tab location at the end of the message body, before the comments. Thanks.

Greg B
Guest

Only 76%?
Need to up the game. 🙂

Nighthawk
Guest
Hi again, found something else that might need some attention. In the “best of” in the Internet checklist, I was going through comments. Decided to try out the up vote and it seemed to work. Tried it on the next comment and it worked, but shot my page location to way back up the page, dozens of comments above where i actually was. I’ll try a couple down votes and report back with that as well. Tried a down vote, and it also sends the location way back up in the comment stream. It does appear to be working. Apparently… Read more »
RealityObserver
Guest

Not seeing that myself. (Firefox 38.0.1, desktop).

Tested in middle of comments, bottom of comments, multiple up and down. (Can’t do it right now on top of comments, mine is the most recent right now.)

Nighthawk
Guest

I’m using the same firefox 38.0.1 on a laptop.

Nighthawk
Guest

Hi, wanted to say that I haven’t had this happen today, and put a few up votes here and there to see.

RealityObserver
Guest

Black on pure white was… PAINFUL!

Thank you. Maybe can do the same with top of thread comments????

Christopher M. Chupik
Guest
Christopher M. Chupik

Test-posting a link:

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/authors/profiles/article/66816-bea-2015-larry-correia-the-saga-of-the-prolific-writer.html

In spite of the over-the-top hysteria surrounding Sad Puppies, there’s not one word about the controversy at all in this mainstream news outlet. The only the mainstream took interest was when there was a (false) racist-sexist-homophobic angle. When that was disproved, they apparently lost interest.

Frank Probst
Guest

Sadly, I think it’s more likely that Publishers Weekly couldn’t care less about the Hugos or SFF in general and probably didn’t do much research for this article. Don’t forget that Larry Correia was nominated this year but declined the nomination.

Shadowdancer
Guest

It’s easier for the reader to do the ‘oldest comments first’ by the way.

Would it be possible to mark ‘new’ comments on refresh of the page? I have no idea if that is possible.

Oh, would it also be possible to add more than one link to the comments?

Three max seems like a reasonable number.

Thank you for your hard work! =D

Brodder
Guest
The problem (in the past with other pages I’ve helped with) was Default Fonts and those loaded on the devices or platforms not meshing with fonts the site uses. If one tries to override the other, there in will be the likeliest problem. Dunno if you can set base default font in page style and a back up if that doesn’t happen on a device (they usually only have top 5 fonts in memory or available) thus causing problems with style, font chosen and thus page spacing. I think back before basic HTML went to the side that the order… Read more »
pax
Guest

Given that LC loves to write blog entries roughly the length of a small novel (and sometimes longer), I’d suggest putting an easy link to comments at the bottom of each post on the main page, please.

Otherwise you have to scroll enough times to circle a small planet to get back to the header to load the next page so you can comment.

JackWylder
Guest

That’s a valid point. I’ll look into it for you!

Nighthawk
Guest

The number next to the title of the post will take you to the coments of the post, not sure if this is something new added since your post.

JackWylder
Guest

Yeah but what he’s referring to is putting a similar link at the BOTTOM of the post so you don’t have to scroll back up… 😉

Fossegrimen
Guest

I believe that, before this new and improved version, you could click on a ‘recent comment’ and go right to the comment. Now you are sent to the parent post and have to wade through 1047 comments to find the one that is new.

If I’m right, could we have the old function back?
If I remember wrongly, could we have it the way I want it anyway?

JackWylder
Guest

I’ve noticed the same thing. It’s definitely annoying! Yes, I’ll see what I can do. (No promises, but I’ll give it a shot)

JackWylder
Guest

I *think* that’s got it sorted out. Lemme know if it’s fixed for you…
edit: dagnabbit! Worked for a few minutes and then reverted. Stand by…

JackWylder
Guest

Ok the center ‘primary’ text now comes up first on your phones so there’s that solved… 😉

JackWylder
Guest

The problem is apparently caused by 2 conflicting plugins: one keeps the poster’s info nice and neat on the left where it belongs and the other allows for comment editing….

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