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PatNet Improvement Suggestions

By Dan8267 following x   2017 Jan 28, 1:48pm 43,198 views   186 comments   watch   quote     share  

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147 Dan8267   2017 Jun 10, 5:10pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

Philistine says

Dan8267 says

being intellectually honest

I wish there were more of this. Not just here, but in the world.

Tribalism has become the fashionable substitute for politics.

Dan8267 says

Unfortunate, but true.

Case in point, the one who disliked the above post solely because I posted it. Now that's a fine example of intellectual dishonesty and tribalism.

148 someone else   2017 Jun 10, 5:15pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

justme says

What is going on with all those one-liner newslink posts (tovarichpeter and others) that have a cloud of mostly unrelated and irrelevant keywords below them? Apart from being an annoyance, it will make searching site:patrick.net difficult.

If someone posts a bare http link, my site attempts to extract some text from that page.

It does not work very well, mostly.

149 justme   2017 Jun 10, 11:38pm   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote        

Dan8267 says

justme says

The sensorship buck stops with Patrick.


How Snowflakey can people be?


"You cannot comment here because the post author has banned you."

Worst haiku ever!

I cannot take credit for the "worst haiku ever". HEY YOU wrote that. But yeah, it crossed my mind that what looked like a new "poetry mode" formatting perhaps was repeated attempts at dropping 3 lines of haiku.

150 justme   2017 Jun 13, 3:33pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

Enjoy your vacation @Patrick, but just wanted to bring up one thing that has been bothering me.

On or around 2017-03-31, Patnet succumbed to the "today" disease, which is when online commenting system start to follow the fad that posts should be labelled "today 3:29pm" rather than "Jun 13, 3:29pm", or even better, "2017-06-13 15:29".

I often save my comments in a file, and since March 31, it seems that all of them are from "today", whenever that might have been. I don't know if you agree but I though I'd put it out there. There must be a setting for this somewhere.

151 Dan8267   2017 Jun 13, 3:36pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

151   Dan8267   3019/3059 = 98% civil   3:36pm tommorrow  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   ad hominem   quote    

If your posts aren't labelled 3:29 p.m. tomorrow, then you're an asshole!

152 Dan8267   2017 Jun 13, 3:42pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

Stupid PatNet filtering inline styling, ruining the joke.

153 justme   2017 Jun 13, 3:45pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

Joke received, looks ok to me.

154 Dan8267   2017 Jun 13, 3:46pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

I was going to displace the HTML I wrote in the post so as to cover the header produced by PatNet. Then you'd see one post header, not two. But PatNet had to filter out inline styling.

155 Dan8267   2017 Jul 13, 10:40am   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

@Patrick, how about an "unfollow thread" feature that marks a thread unread by the user. Lots of time I read a thread, find it uninteresting and don't want to follow it, so I don't want the "new posts" icon to appear for it since that icon is most useful for continuing conversations that you are interested in.

Basically, let the user mark threads as unread like one does for email.

156 ThreeBays   2017 Aug 19, 11:14am   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote        

Hey Patrick, you have style tags leaking between posts like this bold...

157 ThreeBays   2017 Aug 19, 11:15am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

...shouldn't be bold here.

158 Patrick   2017 Aug 19, 11:24am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

Thanks! Yes, some things are kinda abgefuckt, as they say in German, but that's the old php code.

The new version of the site is here:

http://node.patrick.net/

Not yet finished, but very close. I hope that users who know Javascript will read the source and submit patches to make the site better:

https://github.com/killelea/node.patrick.net

159 Patrick   2017 Aug 19, 11:27am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
Interestingly, this very comment is being made via the new code and the bold text error is still there. So I propagated the problem by simply translating large swathes of php code to javascript, lol.
160 Dan8267   2017 Aug 19, 2:57pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

end bold

At least another person is realizing just how much PHP sucks.

161 Patrick   2017 Aug 19, 3:00pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

Yes, thus the conversion to node.

162 jazz_music   2017 Aug 19, 3:09pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

I certainly look forward to the ignore feature working again.

163 Patrick   2017 Aug 22, 12:36pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
OK, up next, ignore feature.
164 Dan8267   2017 Aug 22, 12:58pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
Patrick says
OK, up next, ignore feature.


Here's how to implement that feature.

On the home page
1. Actually deliver the content, but hide it in a div with display: none.
2. Show a link "Show N ignored messages".
3. If you click that link, set each ignored thread's div to display: block.

On a thread page
1. Again, deliver the content, but hide it in a div with display: none.
2. The reply index should not be affected. Even ignored posts get a post index.
3. Each ignore post should have a visible link like "index. [username] Show". For example, "23. Blue Sardine Show   Show All".
4. Clicking the "Show" link shows that post. Clicking the "Show All" link shows all posts for that user in the current thread.
165 Dan8267   2017 Aug 22, 12:59pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
Layout bug: When quoting someone, lots of line breaks are being added. See prior post.
166 Dan8267   2017 Aug 22, 1:00pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
Also, the "new post" bug when you post a reply is still there.
167 Dan8267   2017 Aug 28, 12:45pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
@Patrick, new bug.

1. Go to any thread.
2. Select text from a post.
3. Click the quote link.

The text inserted into the comment box reads "[username] says" where username is the name of the logged in user rather than the name of the user being quoted.
168 Patrick   2017 Aug 28, 1:04pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
Dan8267 says
The text inserted into the comment box reads "[username] says" where username is the name of the logged in user rather than the name of the user being quoted.


You're right! Thanks for telling me.

OK, fixed now. Here is the fix:

https://github.com/killelea/node.patrick.net/commit/281f687970ecc34598d23c1018c07f25afb71253
One more problem I'm having: since moving from php to node, certain characters are not displaying correctly. I don't understand why, since I am using <meta charset='utf-8' /> in the html just like before.
169 Dan8267   2017 Aug 28, 1:19pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
Patrick says
One more problem I'm having: since moving from php to node, certain characters are not displaying correctly. I don't understand why, since I am using <meta charset='utf-8' /> in the html just like before.


Example? A guess: it may be that your font doesn't have glyphs for those characters.
170 Patrick   2017 Aug 28, 1:29pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
Check out https://patrick.net/post/1309428/look-at-the-democrats-trying-to-weasel-out-of-their-confederate-heritage
Here are some of the characters that won't display properly:


Happens the same on multiple browsers.
171 Dan8267   2017 Aug 28, 2:53pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        
The characters "“inspiration”" appear in the post. In hexadecimal the post is
C3 A2 E2 82 AC C5 93 69 6E 73 70 69 72 61 74 69 6F 6E C3 A2 E2 82 AC C2 9D.

The offending characters are codes
C3 A2 E2 82 AC C5 93 before "inspiration" and
C3 A2 E2 82 AC C2 9D after "inspiration".

C3 A2 should be rendered â, the Latin lowercase letter a with cricumflex.
E2 82 AC should be rendered €, the Euro symbol.
C5 93 should be rendered œ, the Latin lowercase ligature oe.
C2 9D is unused and should be rendered as blank space.

I doubt TPB knows how to add any these characters to a post, so it might be something screwed up in your processing of the posted text. Also, if you are using a varchar instead of a nvarchar, only Latin characters would be supported.

See http://utf8-chartable.de/unicode-utf8-table.pl for details on Unicode codes with UTF-8 encoding.
172 Dan8267   2017 Aug 29, 1:47pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
test
173 Dan8267   2017 Aug 29, 1:51pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        
@Patrick, there's a major bug or bugs with posting comments to some threads.

I've notice that when I've clicked on certain threads with the "new comment" link, the thread shows no new comments and the page is at the top of the thread. For example, the Funny Picture thread.

I've also notice that all the comments are missing from the thread "Too soon for Texas & Harvey jokes?" if you go it via a link with the offset parameter like
https://patrick.net/post/1309403/?offset=28758#comment-1437445 but they are there if you go to the link without the offset parameter
https://patrick.net/post/1309403
This means that if you post to a thread, you don't see your comments or anyone else's.
174 Patrick   2017 Aug 29, 3:55pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
Dan8267 says
I've notice that when I've clicked on certain threads with the "new comment" link, the thread shows no new comments and the page is at the top of the thread. For example, the Funny Picture thread.


Did you mean the "latest" comment link on a list of posts? That was broken until just now:

https://github.com/killelea/node.patrick.net/commit/8abd294ffdf7d8266f5016732882b4b88245cd39
Dan8267 says
This means that if you post to a thread, you don't see your comments or anyone else's.



Seems to work OK for me. I just posted this comment to a thread, and upon posting, I see it.
175 Dan8267   2017 Aug 29, 4:18pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
Patrick says

Did you mean the "latest" comment link on a list of posts?

yes
176 Philistine   2017 Aug 29, 10:05pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
Patrick, it seems the Like:Dislike quotient is always one for one in the latest comments. It's too much of a coincidence that a comment has 2 likes and 2 dislikes, or 4 likes and 4 dislikes, etc.

Or maybe we have reached brainwash parity on PatNet?
177 zzyzzx   2017 Aug 30, 11:32am   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

If it actually worked in Chrome on an android phone, that would be an improvement.

178 Philistine   2017 Aug 30, 1:19pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        
Philistine says
Patrick, it seems the Like:Dislike quotient is always one for one in the latest comments

So, Patrick, did you fix this, or did it just fix itself? Everything back to normal now. Bizarre-o Land!
179 Patrick   2017 Aug 30, 3:21pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
I did not change anything about like vs dislike lately.

@zzyzzx is the site still broken in Chrome on Android? If so, what happens? Just blank, hang, or something else?
180 Patrick   2017 Aug 30, 3:27pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
This comment is being made with Firefox on Android.
181 Patrick   2017 Aug 30, 3:28pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
Well, Firefox on Android seems OK.
182 Patrick   2017 Aug 30, 3:45pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
This is a comment from Chrome on Android.
183 Dan8267   2017 Aug 30, 3:46pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
Dan8267 says
@Patrick, there's a major bug or bugs with posting comments to some threads.

I've notice that when I've clicked on certain threads with the "new comment" link, the thread shows no new comments and the page is at the top of the thread. For example, the Funny Picture thread.


This is because @Patrick replaced ban with ignore. There are all sorts of bugs with ignore including showing the "new comment" link for ignored users and then when you click on it, you don't see a new comment.

Ignore and ban should be independent features, but if you are going to marry the two, and I advise against that, then at least make the ignore go both ways, so that the person you ignore cannot see your posts. Also fix the new comment bug with ignore, as that's a very annoying bug that alone makes ignore not worth using. This could be done using a left join with your ignore table and checking for null in the where clause.
184 Patrick   2017 Aug 30, 3:46pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
Still no problem. So I cannot reproduce it.
185 Patrick   2017 Aug 30, 3:47pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
Dan8267 says
showing the "new comment" link for ignored users


Ah thanks, will fix that.
186 Dan8267   2017 Sep 11, 6:51am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
@patrick, I suggest setting up URL forwarding from old URLs to new site's URLs. Google search results yield error pages. That's not good for your ranking.

For example, https://patrick.net/Leftists+and+Social+Justice+Warriors+are+Conservatives 404: LeftistsandSocialJusticeWarriorsareConservatives was not found

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