drlorentz

  • drlorentz posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    The Chosen
    ISBN: 150114247X

  • drlorentz posted an update in the group Group logo of Reading ListReading List 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Love in the Ruins
    This clip from an Amazon review captures what I thought was good about this book:

    Walker Percy’s Love in the Ruins may have more relevance now than when he wrote it in 1971. His comedic portrait of a world gone mad with extremists, from Knotheads to Bantus, fits with today’s “partisan” divide in so many ways.

  • drlorentz posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Thanks for responding. It’s no big deal and certainly not worth significant effort to change. But once you’ve interacted with a post, you’re stuck with it for life as a practical matter.

  • drlorentz posted an update in the group Group logo of Wish ListWish List 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Is there any way to unsubscribe from notifications of all activity of a post? As it is, it seems one receives notifications from a post in perpetuity if one has ever liked or commented on a post.

    • If you have not commented on a post, but just liked it, un-liking it will unsubscribe from notifications. If you’ve made comments, only deleting all the comments will unsubscribe. This is the way it’s implemented in BuddyPress, and changing it would be a major development project, especially doing so in a manner that didn’t slow down dramatically for posts with a large number of comments.

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    • What type of notification? Is this the old email notifications or the newer ones? The old email ones can be unsubscribed easily.

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    • Thanks for responding. It’s no big deal and certainly not worth significant effort to change. But once you’ve interacted with a post, you’re stuck with it for life as a practical matter.

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    • The easy way but inelegant way is to make a “clone” of the post. The copy of the new post has no connection so no notifications. Those who want to still engage with the post can copy and like it.
      In the history of the site this only happened twice and was a special case.

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    • Simply, asking the writer of the old post to move the discussion to a new post might be the easiest way to handle it.
      What posts are causing Notification Grief? Send a PM if you want to keep it private.

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  • drlorentz posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    I wish we could have a bit more smooth and less rough but it is what it is.

  • drlorentz posted a new activity comment 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    You know me, I’m sensitive and sentimental.

  • drlorentz posted a new activity comment 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    Maybe you should put one up, just for old times’ sake.

  • drlorentz posted a new activity comment 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Sometimes I listen to Christmas music out of season. Don’t tell anyone.

  • drlorentz posted a new activity comment 11 months ago

    I have to say that I miss that kind of thing a bit now that I live in the arid West. The air is simply not as fragrant here.

  • drlorentz posted a new activity comment 1 year, 10 months ago

    Glad to hear that she is busy but tell her we miss her ’round here.

  • drlorentz posted a new activity comment 2 years, 1 month ago

    Of course we are adults. That’s not really the issue. My request was inspired by a recollection, perhaps erroneous, that John had requested and obtained a similar feature in the legacy site. Specifically, that multiple carriage returns at the end of a comment would be ignored.

    In any case, errors happen and the perps don’t always know or care to correct. That’s why we have roadside trash pickup. It’s no big deal. If it happened often, then it would be.

  • drlorentz posted a new activity comment 2 years, 1 month ago

    It’s hard to see any good purpose to having put a bunch of carriage returns in that comment. Had it been some random user, I would have assumed it was a troll being disruptive. I mean, it’s not like there was a punch line at the bottom or anything. I figured TKC just leaned on a key accidentally before punching “post.”

    Yes, I have a wheel on my mouse and am quite adept with it, if I do say so myself. It’s still obnoxious to have to scroll way down, especially on a phone .

  • drlorentz posted an update in the group Group logo of Wish ListWish List 2 years, 1 month ago

    Should there be a way to prevent huge white spaces from happening in comments?

    A Glitch in the Matrix

    • If a user types in, (or, more frequently, pastes from another source), text containing white space, WordPress slavishly replicates it in the post or comment posted here.

      It would be possible to filter text before posting to eliminate nugatory white space (and, I suppose, in the interest of diversity, brown, yellow, red, and black space), but that’s just another damned thing to be done, and at present we only have one damned soul to do such things. So, if it happens, it’ll be a while. That’s why there’s a scroll wheel on the mouse.

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    • Yes, tell people not to add them to their comments. I took it that TKC added the spaces on purpose. (I could be wrong.) There were about 15 carriage returns. (I took out a lot of them.)

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    • I have found that the “edit” function works well for comments and post. When something is strange this is the process that will work.

      1. The member edits to fix the comment.
      2. If 1 does not work I am willing to use Admin to help with the Edit.
      3. If it is a system bug, members deal best they can and wait for the fix.

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    • It’s hard to see any good purpose to having put a bunch of carriage returns in that comment. Had it been some random user, I would have assumed it was a troll being disruptive. I mean, it’s not like there was a punch line at the bottom or anything. I figured TKC just leaned on a key accidentally before punching “post.”

      Yes, I have a wheel on my mouse and am quite adept with it, if I do say so myself. It’s still obnoxious to have to scroll way down, especially on a phone .

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    • But we are adults, who are responsible for our own actions. If somebody hits “Enter” twenty times at the end of their post, that’s their responsibility, not necessarily up to mecha-Timmy to mitigate, right?

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    • Of course we are adults. That’s not really the issue. My request was inspired by a recollection, perhaps erroneous, that John had requested and obtained a similar feature in the legacy site. Specifically, that multiple carriage returns at the end of a comment would be ignored.

      In any case, errors happen and the perps don’t always know or care to correct. That’s why we have roadside trash pickup. It’s no big deal. If it happened often, then it would be.

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    • As of build 121, trailing white space in posts and comments is trimmed at the time the object is saved in the database. This does not affect existing posts and comments in the database unless they are edited, at which point the trailing white space will be trimmed.

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  • drlorentz posted a new activity comment 2 years, 1 month ago

    Who are you calling old, eh?

  • drlorentz posted a new activity comment 2 years, 1 month ago

    I noticed and appreciate the change. I, too, often hit “irritate”, sometimes intentionally and sometimes not.

  • drlorentz posted a new activity comment 2 years, 3 months ago

    After clearing out cookies, I’m staying signed in to the Rat for several days so I’ll quit my whinging about no log-in button in the menu at the top.

  • drlorentz posted an update in the group Group logo of Wish ListWish List 2 years, 3 months ago

    Could we have a link to the log-in page in the “menu” drop-down? On mobile devices, it’s a long scroll down to the bottom of the page to log in. This matters because I am being asked to log in frequently; the device does not remain logged in for more than one day. Fixing that would also be helpful.

    Is it impolite to wish for two things in one comment?

    • After clearing out cookies, I’m staying signed in to the Rat for several days so I’ll quit my whinging about no log-in button in the menu at the top.

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    • As a side-effect of the changes to make notifications appear properly on mobile devices, a log-in link now appears in the administrative bar at the top when a user who isn’t logged in views the site from a mobile device.

      See the Updates group entry for 2018-03-17.

      We aim to please.

      We usually hit “irritate”.

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    • I noticed and appreciate the change. I, too, often hit “irritate”, sometimes intentionally and sometimes not.

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