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By Patrick following x   2015 Feb 9, 7:43am 138,406 views   63 comments   watch   quote     share  

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41 someone else   ignore (0)   2016 Aug 11, 8:48pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

Ah yes. Also fixed as of now. Please check.

42 someone else   ignore (0)   2016 Aug 12, 11:07am   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

@Ironman you're right.

That is also fixed now.

Please tell me more bugs and suggestions.

43 someone else   ignore (0)   2016 Aug 12, 2:06pm   ↑ like (3)   ↑ dislike (3)     quote        

Ironman says

Hey wait, when did I become your technical guinea pig? :)

When you started volunteering. Thanks!

44 someone else   ignore (0)   2016 Sep 29, 9:56am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

If you want to write a post totally anonymously, just enter it while logged out, and when it asks for an email address put in some crap email like this@that.com. The post will go into moderation and I'll get notified that it needs approval. There's a delay for approval, but then your post is anonymous.

45 BayArea   ignore (0)   2016 Sep 29, 10:09am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

Patrick, just curious...

What server are you using for this site?

Your own private server, third party domestic server, third party international server, Hillary's private server?

46 someone else   ignore (0)   2016 Sep 29, 10:40am   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

It's a single virtual server on Digital Ocean. So essentially my own private server. I'm happy with them, much more pleasant to use than AWS:

https://www.digitalocean.com/

47 Dan8267   ignore (3)   2016 Sep 29, 2:28pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

Patrick says

If you want to write a post totally anonymously, just enter it while logged out, and when it asks for an email address put in some crap email like this@that.com. The post will go into moderation and I'll get notified that it needs approval. There's a delay for approval, but then your post is anonymous.

Or just use an alt like every other troll. Do people really need more anonymity than an account not at all associated with your real identity anyway?

48 Dan8267   ignore (3)   2016 Sep 29, 2:29pm   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote        

Patrick says

Ironman you're right.

Name something you never hear.

49 Dan8267   ignore (3)   2016 Sep 29, 4:14pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

Ironman says

Dan8267 says

Name something you never hear.

CIC had sex with a human.

50 900d   ignore (0)   2017 Jan 6, 9:31am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

Your site is being perused and critiqued by the dreg cohort of the finest e-biz board within the Web, (redacted link)

51 iwog   ignore (1)   2017 Jan 6, 9:40am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

WTF? Un-redact the link!

52 someone else   ignore (0)   2017 Jan 6, 5:49pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

iwog says

WTF? Un-redact the link!

Why? It's pure spam to use a site only to post a link to promote a different site. Did he contribute any content, or does he only want to take without giving?

Logan, on the other hand, also uses the site to promote himself, but that's fine with me, because he actually takes some time and contributes thoughtful comments.

53 iwog   ignore (1)   2017 Jan 6, 5:53pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

Patrick says

Why? It's pure spam to use a site only to post a link to promote a different site. Did he contribute any content, or does he only want to take without giving?

Oh I didn't realize it was spam.

I thought another site was making you famous. I'm so naive.

54 Booger   ignore (0)   2017 Jan 6, 7:00pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

Patrick says

In other words, patrick.net exists to protect offensive speech,

Fuck Yeah!

55 indigenous   ignore (0)   2017 Jan 15, 10:36am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

If I make a new post and it drifts down the list it disappears.

IOW the posts do not appear to be in chronological order?

56 HEY YOU   ignore (3)   2017 Jan 15, 10:42am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

Ironman says

Example: HEY YOU comes back as HEY20YOU if you click on his user name.

I'm insulted! It should be HEY100%YOU!

57 someone else   ignore (0)   2017 Jan 15, 11:11am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

indigenous says

If I make a new post and it drifts down the list it disappears.

IOW the posts do not appear to be in chronological order?

By default they are in chronological order of activity (creation or new comment), and you eventually have to go to the second page to see a post if no one has commented on it lately.

But there are tabs for sorting other ways: number of comments in last week, number of likes, newest post creation time.

59 justme   ignore (0)   2017 Jan 16, 11:02am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

Has there been any discussion recently of of username histories? I do find it laborious and confusing with all the people that change their names. Another problem with changing usernames is that old posts are harder to understand since the user is now known by a different name.

Hmm, I wonder if I edit and put @patrick in after the fact, will he still get an email?

60 someone else   ignore (0)   2017 Jan 16, 11:07am   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote        

Hi @justme yes, I got an email when you edited and put that in.

Should there be some limit on the ability to change usernames? It does get confusing when they get quoted under one name, but have since changed it so that the old quote and new comments appear under different names.

61 Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Jan 16, 11:28am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

This site was a lot better when all of CIC's post were redirected to his goat porn collection.

62 justme   ignore (0)   2017 Jan 16, 11:57am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

Patrick says

Should there be some limit on the ability to change usernames?

I think one username ever per email address is a good idea. By the way, are you as admin able to retrace the changes of usernames? I history of usernames on the user "homepage" is work but would be very informative.

63 someone else   ignore (0)   2017 Jan 16, 12:07pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

I cannot easily trace changes of username, because the previous name is overwritten in the database when a user changes it.

It would be possible to trace some name changes by looking at quotes of user comments, but it would be a lot of work, and still not reliable because the quotes could be edited at any time. I suppose I have backups and could look at the state of the database over time, but that would also be hard.

It would be easier to create a new table of names which shows changes over time from now on. Is it worth the work?

What does gmail do? Can you change your gmail address and retain the same account?

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