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Posted by on Jan 12, 2007 in At TMV | 39 comments

There May Be Some Posting Problems

We now see a new technical glitch. I usually leave posts up here for first thing in the morning. I’m going to hold off a bit today to see if this appears on the timer and if there are more problems. Stay tuned because there will be more posts today. (This will be removed later)

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  • “We now see a new technical glitch.”

    That’s the glitch that made IE 6.0 crash at loading the site yesterday?
    🙁
    Thank the Lord for firefox!

  • “There May Be Some Posting Problems”

    And some understatement. Now WordPress won’t let me link this url:
    http://www.correntewire.com/so_where_did_the_us_nuclear_submarine_collide_with_the_japanese_oil_tanker

    Not even in this form:
    http://tinyurl.com/y76rbx

    Grrr…..

  • No misunderstanding pls: It doesn’t work when used with the link button. Try it!

  • oil tanker?

    like this you mean Gray? works perfectly using the buttons. First it makes a href out of it and then, after writing oil tanker yourself, you have to click on the link button again which has now changed into /link.

  • Now it looks as if the problem was that the repeated posting of the same comment triggered the spam filter, even though different URLs were linked in it. So, WordPress only checks if the text was posted already, not if the whole code of the post is the same. Of course, this also happens when simply writing ‘Test’, even when it the qword is coupled with different links.

    Thx for helping checking this out, Michael.

  • The main problem is the missing feedback about WordPress’ automatic actions imho. Joe, Michael, pls implement this option for better transparency:

    “When people submit comments, they expect them to appear on your blog immediately. Implementing comment moderation and not telling people will almost certainly result in some people repeatedly submitting the same comment as they think it has disappeared. To prevent this from happening, and to avoid disgruntled and confused readers, inform people that their comment is under review by doing the following: …”

  • I just checked the spam filter out and… it seems that a couple of your comments are regarded “spam”

    muwhahahaha

    “test” – comments. All they said was “test”.

  • “testâ€? – comments. All they said was “testâ€?.

    Just like I figured out now. WordPress doesn’t check the whole comment (including code), but just the txt part. So ‘Test’ is the same as ‘Test‘ and the same as ‘Test‘. Not a big problem, but the user has to know it. 🙁

    Can you pls check if the WordPress script for informing users about moderation works, Michael?

  • Hmm, but there seem to be some other issues, too. Now a totally new comment didn’t show up…

  • hmpf. are you sure? Is it this comment:

    “testâ€? – comments. All they said was “testâ€?.

    Just like I figured out now. WordPress doesn’t check the whole comment (including code), but just the txt part. So ‘Test’ is the same as ‘Test‘ and the same as ‘Test‘. Not a big problem, but the user has to know it.

    Can you pls check if the WordPress script for informing users about moderation works, Michael?

    It has been put in our spam filter… is this it?

  • “testâ€? – comments. All they said was “testâ€?.

    Of course, I linked them with different URLs when I sent them, so they are not really the same comment, only the same text. WordPress doesn’t seem to draw such distinctions, though…
    🙁

  • Yup. Only that the first ‘Test’ is plain text, the second was linked, and the third was in bold…

  • Hmm. Now everything is in italics???

  • and now I had to put italics off. Stop it Gray! 😉

    Quite a few of your comments were put in a spam filter. I despammed them (some of them: not the double ones).

  • “and now I had to put italics off. Stop it Gray! ;)”

    I’ll try. Better?

  • Damn. Maybe this way?

    Hmm???

  • Well, sorry. I guess I screwed up WordPress. Now you can only throw it away and try another system!
    😀

  • Italics test

    Normal text test

  • Ok, you fixed it, Michael!
    🙂

  • lol yes Gray. I went in and edited your comment. in the one you used italics you forgot to finish by publish a slash in front of it.

    Anyway, I think I fixed the problems you were having. This didn’t take me too much time but I’m also studying, so I will be off now. If more problems, just e-mail me or Joe or leave a comment in this thread.

  • CStanley

    Just wanted to point out an easier way to use the idiot buttons. Just highlight with your mouse whatever text you want to include between the tags (whatever you want to appear in bold, italics, etc) and then click on the appropriate button. Viola!

    Works with links too: Type in the text that you want to appear in the post (like the title of the article, or “this article” or “LINK here”) and highlight it. Then click the link button and a popup window will allow you to type or paste in the URL.

    The good part about doing it this way is that you can’t forget to close the tags because it’s all done for you 🙂

  • I went in and edited your comment in the one you used italics you forgot to finish by publish a slash in front of it.

    Damn, got me! 😀

  • I know, I know, CS. Just used italic tags in that comment out of habit. But the buttons are really more convenient.

  • “This didn’t take me too much time but I’m also studying, so I will be off now.”

    Good job, Michael! Have a nice day.

  • CStanley

    Gray,
    I wasn’t really directing that comment toward you in particular, just that I saw Michael explaining a more laborious method of using the quicktag buttons (click, type and then click on close tags) which is also more prone to error. Thought it might be helpful to other users who might not realize there’s an easier way, esp with links, to do this.

  • “I went in and edited your comment. in the one you used italics you forgot to finish by publish a slash in front of it.”

    Still, kind of strange. Almost all forum or comment thread programs prevent formatting from ‘spilling’ out of comments by simply adding /a (as a tag) after each post…

  • Joe Gandelman

    Actually, the main technical glitch was everytime I tried to post something serious WordPress gave me a message saying: “THIS MAKES ME SICK.”

  • “THIS MAKES ME SICK.â€?

    Hehehe Joe!

    I suspect this is what you get for letting MvdG handle the system!
    😀

  • CStanley

    “THIS MAKES ME SICK.�

    Haha…Wordpress= “HAL”?
    “Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do…”

  • There may also my problems with posting comments that never seem to show up. That’s why I’m posting a comment here (as a test). Website administrators, please feel free to delete this comment.

    **************************************************************

    Wherever the GOP’s “heart� is, Brownback will run as the truest of true social conservatives: “I am a conservative and I’m proud to be a conservative.� Sure, if conservative is defined as extremism on abortion, stem-cell research, and other wedge issues. That is, if it’s defined by the religious right.

    OK, so I’ve got somewhat a beef to pick with the stem-cell research comment in this post and many previous posts.

  • Personally, I support stem cell research. I don’t think science should be held back by a bunch of religious ideologues.

    But having said that, I think the stem research debate as been distorted by some of its proponents. Indeed, there are Americans who oppose embryonic stem cell research on religious grounds, but that fails to tell the entire side of the story. The bill that president Bush vetoed last summer as for federally funded embryonic stem cell research. It had nothing to do with privately funded embryonic stem cell research. So it’s disingenuous for us to argue about stem cell research as if it were simply a ban on all embryonic stem cell research. It is not.

    I think it is unfair to relegate anyone who opposes embryonic stem cell research to the “extremist” wing of the Republican Party. Many libertarians and conservatives oppose federally-funded embryonic stem cell research not because they object to this research in general, but because they don’t believe this research should be paid for the federal taxpayer dollars and/or they don’t believe federally-funded embryonic stem cell research is constitutional.

    Some of you might disagree with this argument every bit as much as you do with the argument that opposes embryonic stem cell research for religious reasons. That is certainly your right. I just think we ought not to pretend that all opponents to embryonic stem cell research are right-wing extremists.

    Many people regard embryonic stem cell research the same way they regard abortion. They’re pro-choice in that they feel it should be legal and restrictions on it should be kept to a bare minimum, yet they also feel that government should not be funding it.

    As I said before, I recognize that there are Americans who oppose embryonic stem cell research on religious grounds and would prefer to ban it outright (Brownback might very well be among them). However, it would be a mistake to believe that this is position of all opponents of embryonic stem cell research.

  • Personally, I support stem cell research. I don’t think science should be held back by a bunch of religious ideologues.

    But having said that, I think the stem research debate as been distorted by some of its proponents. Indeed, there are Americans who oppose embryonic stem cell research on religious grounds, but that fails to tell the entire side of the story. The bill that president Bush vetoed last summer as for federally funded embryonic stem cell research. It had nothing to do with privately funded embryonic stem cell research. So it’s disingenuous for us to argue about stem cell research as if it were simply a ban on all embryonic stem cell research. It is not.

    I think it is unfair to relegate anyone who opposes embryonic stem cell research to the “extremist” wing of the Republican Party. Many libertarians and conservatives oppose federally-funded embryonic stem cell research not because they object to this research in general, but because they don’t believe this research should be paid for the federal taxpayer dollars and/or they don’t believe federally-funded embryonic stem cell research is constitutional.

  • Personally, I support stem cell research. I don’t think science should be held back by a bunch of religious ideologues.

    But having said that, I think the stem research debate as been distorted by some of its proponents. Indeed, there are Americans who oppose embryonic stem cell research on religious grounds, but that fails to tell the entire side of the story. The bill that president Bush vetoed last summer as for federally funded embryonic stem cell research. It had nothing to do with privately funded embryonic stem cell research. So it’s disingenuous for us to argue about stem cell research as if it were simply a ban on all embryonic stem cell research. It is not.

  • Personally, I support stem cell research. I don’t think science should be held back by a bunch of religious ideologues.

    But having said that, I think the stem research debate as been distorted by some of its proponents. Indeed, there are Americans who oppose embryonic stem cell research on religious grounds, but that fails to tell the entire side of the story. The bill that president Bush vetoed last summer as for federally funded embryonic stem cell research. It had nothing to do with privately funded embryonic stem cell research.

  • Personally, I support stem cell research. I don’t think science should be held back by a bunch of religious ideologues.

    But having said that, I think the stem research debate as been distorted by some of its proponents. Indeed, there are Americans who oppose embryonic stem cell research on religious grounds, but that fails to tell the entire side of the story. The bill that president Bush vetoed last summer as for federally funded embryonic stem cell research.

  • Personally, I support stem cell research. I don’t think science should be held back by a bunch of religious ideologues.

    But having said that, I think the stem research debate as been distorted by some of its proponents. Indeed, there are Americans who oppose embryonic stem cell research on religious grounds, but that fails to tell the entire side of the story.

  • The bill that president Bush vetoed last summer was for federally- funded embryonic stem cell research.

  • The bill that president Bush vetoed last summer was for federally- funded embryonic

  • The bill that president Bush vetoed last summer was for

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