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I do notice that each and ever comment reacts to the mouse pointer as a link. (changes color and becomes underlined) is that intentional?
Posted by abu do you love 2012-04-20 14:44||
#2 Also: at the bottom of the main page, i don't see a link for 'Non WOT' (page 3)
Posted by abu do you love 2012-04-20 14:54||
#3 viewing the page on a Windows 7 box running Firefox 11.0 (just in case)
Posted by abu do you love 2012-04-20 15:04||
#4 I'd like to see a 'top 10 viewed stories of the day' box as well as an update "Better than the average link..." box. There's no need for a scroll bar. I'd like to see the "Headline" column wider and the "Comments" column narrower, seems to be some wasted space there as most commenter names are short. Also, the number of comments on each article seems to have been removed on everything but Page 1.
Posted by gromky 2012-04-20 15:26||
#5 The "Without Warning, FBI Halts Intel Sharing Update" story is listed twice, with the second missing the "Views" data.
I like the snarky auto-text adding, but don't like the puke green color and Courier New fixed-width font. I love that so many variations of "However," exist.
Don't like the fact that comments turn red and enlarge when you mouseover them. The size change changes the length of the page, and turning red seems unnecessary.
Posted by gromky 2012-04-20 15:34||
#6 It would also be great to have any sort of rudimentary link checker or 404 detector when submitting articles. Or just detecting if the link goes back to rantburg.com instead of the external site it's supposed to go to. Seen too many of those recently. Someone has a copy/paste brainfart and it hits the main page.
Posted by gromky 2012-04-20 15:43||
#7 I also just noticed that the spiffy new look only applies to the main page and not when you click on the link and go to http://rantburg.com/comments.php?D=2012-04-20&ID=343166&HC=1&SO=
Posted by gromky 2012-04-20 15:45||
#8 In IE and Firefox, each story has a "file under" dropdown box with a lot of options like al-Shahaab, al-Qaeda, and so on. The box doesn't appear in Opera. I'm not sure what the box's purpose is.
Posted by gromky 2012-04-20 16:11||
#9 I noticed that the comments to this article are not numbered. Sometimes it is nice to have to be able to reference a particular comment.
Posted by gorb 2012-04-20 17:06||
#10 just looked at yesterday's page. there is no link back to today at the top.
Posted by abu do you love 2012-04-20 17:19||
#11 comment counts seem spotty on the post items as well
Posted by abu do you love 2012-04-20 17:22||
#12 The catagory/region headers (i.e. Culture Wars, India-Pakistan, etc) are white on light blue... virtually invisible. [WinXP/Firefox]
Posted by Scooter McGruder 2012-04-20 17:35||
#13 It loads a LOT faster for me!
Posted by Glenmore 2012-04-20 18:07||
#9 I turned the comments numbering back on.
#13 I was hoping to keep it loading faster. I'll try and refrain from adding any more bells and/or whistles so we can keep it that way.
Posted by Fred 2012-04-20 18:19||
#15 Fred, I seem to have lost my 'magic' status for posting articles now (they somehow used to bypass the hopper.)
Posted by Glenmore 2012-04-20 18:26||
#16 Yep, whatever, still works better than an NKor rocket even after all the hype or a UN Resolution with Lunch; as long as I get my Rantburg, all is good.
Tatenda, Sekuru Fred.
Posted by kia 2012-04-20 18:28||
For some reason, the comments headers are coming through with white backgrounds (on all pages) under XP. They look fine under Linux.
Curioser, the exception in XP is Safari, where they show normally. I've looked at the HTML and it looks normal...
I'm working on it...
Posted by Fred 2012-04-20 18:39||
#18 The impolite mouseover behavior on comments doesn't show on Linux, either. Only under XP. (I dunno about Mac or Win 7...)
Posted by Fred 2012-04-20 18:55||
Category heads problem was caused by a stray quote character. It broke it on some, not all browsers/OS combinations...
Posted by Fred 2012-04-20 19:04||
#20 Shows up on Windows 7 Pro as well. Scroll over, lettering shows red-linkage. Oddly enough it's not the case on the Comment Posting page.
Posted by Charles 2012-04-20 19:06||
Think I killed it that time. Had a link I hadn't closed. Somebody holler if that wasn't the problem...
Posted by Fred 2012-04-20 19:08||
#22 Looks like the right margin has moved in a few inches.... That's on Chrome.... Fast? whoaaaaa hanging on to my hat....
Posted by Sherry 2012-04-20 19:23||
#23 Now that clicking on a story goes to http://rantburg.com/#343119 and not the actual story page, the "views" counter is no longer being incremented.
Posted by gromky 2012-04-20 19:28||
#24 Ah, I see. When I click 'comment' and write a comment, I still go to the old individual story page.
Posted by gromky 2012-04-20 19:29||
#25 and the views column gets updated. Should have put this all in one post, but had to comment on something to test it.
Posted by gromky 2012-04-20 19:30||
#25 Fixed. Now goes to the individual article.
Posted by Fred 2012-04-20 19:49||
Comments count in the Headlines bloc is fixed.
Posted by Fred 2012-04-20 19:53||
#28 Please make the shadows go away. I'm getting dizzy. :-(
Posted by trailing wife 2012-04-20 21:03||
#29 After commenting I think we'd want to come back to the page from which we were (Page 1, Page 2, etc) and not to the single article. Or am I wrong?
Posted by Steve White 2012-04-20 22:14||
#30 Agree Doc Steve ---- I read, click and I'm at the bottom of the world.... Yea, I can scroll up.... lazy, I suspect. We ask much of Fred (but it didn't use to do this)
Posted by Sherry 2012-04-20 23:18||