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New version of patrick.net is live!

By Patrick following x   2017 Aug 20, 5:50pm 15,941 views   118 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


You should not notice all that much, maybe a few things will be slightly different, or broken!

Please tell me about broken things: p@patrick.net

Even better, if you know how to fix the broken things, send me a pull request! The source code is all at https://github.com/killelea/node.patrick.net

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39   Patrick   ignore (1)   2017 Aug 22, 1:08pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Woohoo! An hour and a half and no new bugs found!
40   Patrick   ignore (1)   2017 Aug 22, 1:19pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I take it back, Dan8267 has some, here: https://patrick.net/post/1302130/?offset=160#comment-1436338
Nothing too bad though.
41   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Aug 22, 3:26pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
OK, I fixed all the bugs found so far and re-deployed the node version.


Nope. Still has the "new comments" bug.
42   HEY YOU   ignore (7)   2017 Aug 22, 3:44pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

How about fixing the bug of Assholes posting threads & comments?

43   Patrick   ignore (1)   2017 Aug 22, 4:17pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Dan8267 says
Patrick says
OK, I fixed all the bugs found so far and re-deployed the node version.


Nope. Still has the "new comments" bug.


Tell me more about this bug.

When I post a new comment, it looks OK to me. It doesn't have a comment number, but other than that seems fine.

What do you see? Can you post a screenshot?
44   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Aug 22, 4:55pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
Tell me more about this bug.


1. Read any thread.
2. Post a comment to that thread.
3. Return to patrick.net/
4. The thread where you just posted a comment will be marked "new comments" even though you just read it, including the comment you posted.
45   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Aug 22, 4:55pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Bug is independent of browser used.
46   Patrick   ignore (1)   2017 Aug 22, 4:57pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Thanks, yes it's a bug.
47   anonymous   ignore (null)   2017 Aug 22, 6:18pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

When I read a thread like this one and I get to comment #40, you give me two options

Next>>> which takes me back to post 8, but on a new page where I can scroll down to comment #41

Or

Last>>>>> which takes me to the last comment in the thread

How about an option that takes me to the next comment, in this instance, #41?
48   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Aug 22, 6:43pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

@Patrick, you should set up URL forwarding rules on the new site so that the old URLs to threads will go to the URLs used by the new site. For example, the path for the Funny Pictures thread on the old site was /1200568/2011-12-09-funny-picture-thread whereas the path on the new site is /post/1200568/funny-picture-thread. Your URL redirection should include the HTTP code for permanent redirect.

Doing this will have several advantages. First internal and external links won't break. Second Google will update its model of your site, keeping your page ranking high. Google does not like broken links. Third, the Google search results won't take users to an error page. Most users will simply close a tab if an error page is shown.
49   Patrick   ignore (1)   2017 Aug 22, 6:52pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Yes, also need to do that.

errc says
How about an option that takes me to the next comment, in this instance, #41?


The tricky bit there is that I always want a full page of comments (40 comments) to appear, not just one or a few comments. So I do a bit of math to make the pages always start with a comment that will result in a filled page.

So in this case, the next page started with comment 8 so that the page contained the last 40 comments in the thread (8 to 47). The php site actually worked the same way.

Is there a better way to do that?
50   anonymous   ignore (null)   2017 Aug 22, 7:22pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

When I'm finished reading comment #40, and I hit next, and you jump me to a page with comments 8-47, is there any way to start me 80% down the page at comment #41?

Or do you expect me to do all the work and scroll down the page myself?

51   Patrick   ignore (1)   2017 Aug 22, 7:26pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I could have logic that says "if you were just on the previous page of comments, and it was not a full page since it was at the beginning, then go to the next unread comment on the next page".


OK, not that hard, on the list.


52   Patrick   ignore (1)   2017 Aug 22, 9:30pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Dan8267 says
ou should set up URL forwarding rules on the new site so that the old URLs to threads will go to the URLs used by the new site. For example, the path for the Funny Pictures thread on the old site was /1200568/2011-12-09-funny-picture-thread whereas the path on the new site is /post/1200568/funny-picture-thread.
OK, the old site links work now. Not a redirection, just one line of code that adds in /post if the url starts with a number.
So we're back on node, and this link should work: https://patrick.net/1200568/2011-12-09-funny-picture-thread
53   Patrick   ignore (1)   2017 Aug 22, 9:32pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Dan8267 says
4. The thread where you just posted a comment will be marked "new comments" even though you just read it, including the comment you posted.


This is also fixed now. Thanks for pointing it out.
54   BlueSardine   ignore (4)   2017 Aug 22, 9:32pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

All versions of patnet have always done this...

errc says
When I'm finished reading comment #40, and I hit next, and you jump me to a page with comments 8-47, is there any way to start me 80% down the page at comment #41?
55   anonymous   ignore (null)   2017 Aug 22, 10:22pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

BlueSardine says
All versions of patnet have always done this...

errc says
When I'm finished reading comment #40, and I hit next, and you jump me to a page with comments 8-47, is there any way to start me 80% down the page at comment #41?


It's the AltLefts fault

All of it

They've single handily ruined everything, while the rest of us sat around mean mugging our computer screens.

If only we could figure out how to defeat the AltLeft and the Media that they control, which is all of it, then us Great Americans can finally have our ideas heard. It will be heaven
56   BlueSardine   ignore (4)   2017 Aug 23, 6:03am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Well I have an AltLeft and an AltRight, so who's in Ctrl?

errc says
It's the AltLefts fault
57   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2017 Aug 23, 7:00am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Not working on my phone.
58   Patrick   ignore (1)   2017 Aug 23, 7:22am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

zzyzzx says
Not working on my phone.

Thanks for telling me.

What happens? What do you mean by no working?
59   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Aug 23, 7:42am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
zzyzzx says
Not working on my phone.

Thanks for telling me.

What happens? What do you mean by no working?

You know zzyzzx. He's just saying that because his phone is black.
60   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Aug 23, 7:47am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

More bugs.

https://patrick.net/users Cannot read property 'number_format' of undefined

Also, the ban list does not show on the user page. If the ban list is not working, get it up before the trolls take advantage of the bug.

Also, if ignore was implemented, the ignore list is not showing. If not, then some user comments are not being displayed or links to them within a post are not working. Example: https://patrick.net/post/1309217&offset=0#comment-1436424
61   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2017 Aug 23, 8:06am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
What happens? What do you mean by no working?


Phone can't even reach the site! Android with Chrome.
62   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Aug 23, 8:16am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

zzyzzx says
Phone can't even reach the site!


You shouldn't be using a phone to connect to PatNet. It's just a front for the Dept. of Homeland Security to identify the kind of malcontent delusional fuck off that would engage in domestic terrorism. Do you not remember what happened to Call It Crazy? No one has seen or heard from him in months.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbBX6aEzEz8?showinfo=false
63   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Aug 23, 8:20am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Embedded YouTube links don't work either.
64   HEY YOU   ignore (7)   2017 Aug 23, 9:06am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

patrick.net is live!
Patnetters are brain dead!
65   Patrick   ignore (1)   2017 Aug 23, 9:22am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Ugh, too many things still wrong, so reverting to php site again.

66   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2017 Aug 23, 9:26am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Damn. Just got burned on the switch back. 3 paragraphs on electric vehicles that I'll never get back on that AAA post. By the timing of your comment I probably missed it by 2 minutes. No biggie, but it was probably the best writing I've ever done.

67   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2017 Aug 23, 7:39pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

This is far fetched I imagine. But is there anyway to display an icon for a post that is actively being commented on? More specifically, a user is typing in a response to a post or comment. Kind of similar to the iphone or other messenger services where you can tell the other person is typing. And maybe a gauge or something to show the response if multiple people are typing responses? Maybe show the number of people typing comments or a speedometer type gauge that goes up as more people are typing? This would be cool in a forum atmosphere like this, probably more effective with a bigger active user base, but I'm guessing it's far fetched as I mentioned.

Obviously a lot of comments on a post show activity. It would just be cool if in real time it showed who was in the act of responding. Could be dumb, but just checking to see if this chunk of shit I was throwing would stick to the wall.

68   Patrick   ignore (1)   2017 Aug 23, 7:48pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

WookieMan says

But is there anyway to display an icon for a post that is actively being commented on? More specifically, a user is typing in a response to a post or comment. Kind of similar to the iphone or other messenger services where you can tell the other person is typing. And maybe a gauge or something to show the response if multiple people are typing responses?

That's actually a brilliant idea, and not all that hard with my newfound javascript skills!

I'll try to do it. But first, I'm bringing ignore back. Almost done with that.

Sorry about the loss of text, but I don't see how it happened. Why should you have lost anything due to the switch? The sites work almost the same. Back button didn't recover it?

69   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2017 Aug 23, 7:58pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says

Dan, sorry about the loss, but I don't see how it happened. Why should you have lost anything due to the switch? The sites work almost the same.

I could be wrong, but I think you thought my comment about about the lost comment was Dan (jesus, I've reread this 8 times and I don't know how to word it better). I was typing in a long response in the AAA post from earlier today, that I believe I started on the node version. When I clicked to finalize the post there was some error message about no thread or comment and all my text disappeared. I then came here and saw you said you where switching back because of bugs. So I assume my comment box was on the node version when I started typing and prior to finalizing you switched it back to the php version. I'm guessing I clicked post (or whatever it is) after you switched back to php and that's why the error message came up. No biggie, I ultimately got my wisdom out there in that thread.

70   Patrick   ignore (1)   2017 Aug 27, 11:37am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

OK, we are back on the node version of the site again.

Fixed every bug I knew about. No doubt there are more. Please comment here about them, or email me at p@patrick.net

Thanks.
71   Patrick   ignore (1)   2017 Aug 27, 12:09pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

HEY YOU says

I keep checking. No ignore,yet?



Ah, that's done now.

You can ignore people by clicking their icon or username and then click "ignore" on their page.
72   Patrick   ignore (1)   2017 Aug 27, 2:30pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I moved the #random link to the header, so you can easily click it over and over to get random posts from the past.
73   Patrick   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 1, 9:38am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
You can ignore people by clicking their icon or username and then click "ignore" on their page.


Also, if you ignore someone, you will not see the blinky new comments icon for a post if the ignored user is the most recent commenter in the post:

https://github.com/killelea/node.patrick.net/commit/ed61536b67790bed308c62d4b23613c5239a4484
74   HEY YOU   ignore (7)   2017 Sep 1, 10:00am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

We know you don't care about patrick.net.
HEY YOU & TenPoundBass haven't been permanently banned.
I know some of you are smiling.

I can laugh harder at myself than many others can.
75   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Sep 1, 10:10am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

@Patrick, you got rid of ban. Tolls being ignored can still comment on the author's thread. Ignore is a worthless function. We need ban.
76   Patrick   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 2, 9:29am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Shit, there was a bug stopping some people from posting comments. I think I fixed it, but please let me know right away if such a thing happens to you. Write p@patrick.net
77   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Sep 2, 3:46pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
Shit, there was a bug stopping some people from posting comments.


Bug or feature?
78   PeopleUnited   ignore (2)   2017 Sep 3, 7:07pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Dan8267 says
@Patrick, you got rid of ban. Tolls being ignored can still comment on the author's thread. Ignore is a worthless function. We need ban.


I disagree, it is so much better to just hit ignore and remove all the noise from the excess posters (spammers). A reasonable adult is capable of ignoring trolls. Patnet doesn't need to cater to the safe space crowd.
79   BlueSardine   ignore (4)   2017 Sep 3, 9:24pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

He switched to Arm and Hammer back when the russkies rigged the elections...

PeopleUnited says
Dan8267 says
@Patrick, you got rid of ban.
80   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Sep 3, 9:53pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

PeopleUnited says
Dan8267 says
@Patrick, you got rid of ban. Tolls being ignored can still comment on the author's thread. Ignore is a worthless function. We need ban.


I disagree, it is so much better to just hit ignore and remove all the noise from the excess posters (spammers).


Ignore and ban are not mutually exclusive.

@Patrick, bring back ban.
81   Bellingham Bill   ignore (5)   2017 Sep 4, 5:51pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

marcus says
Some of us prefer not to see a few people's posts.


Speak for yourself!
82   PeopleUnited   ignore (2)   2017 Sep 4, 6:41pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

ban
noun: official forbiddance
synonyms: boycott censorship embargo injunction prohibition refusal restriction interdiction limitation proscription stoppage suppression taboo a thou-shalt-not don't

I love the fact that on Patnet the above are used very sparingly and the snowflakes can't hide in a safe zone but rather must be held accountable by the other users for what they say by allowing anyone to respond in a civil manner like people do in a civilized world. The ban was always a bad idea and the ultimate form of incivility. Ignore is the epitome of civility on the other hand, allowing the children and the immature throw their tantrums and allowing us the civil people of Patnet to not respond to their idiocy or stoop to their level. This isn't a court room or a church service. It is a website for the exchange of ideas free from censorship. It is one of the last hold outs in an age of increasing censorship, intolerance and opposition of true free thinkers. Thank you for bringing back ignore and retiring the ban.

I liken it to this, suppose the KKK had a rally and the media didn't cover it. Hardly anyone would notice and therefore there would be no disturbance. Just let the racists have their puny rally and then be on their way. Suppose black lives matter had a march and the media didn't cover it it. Hardly anyone would notice and therefore there would be no disturbance. Just let the racists have their puny rally and then be on their way. Ignorance is bliss in these cases. There is NO NEED TO BAN people or comments just because you disagree with them, even if they are vile and hateful comments. Just ignore them. Or shun them with a strongly worded civil comment if you must virtue signal, but banning is not the answer. Tolerance is.
83   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Sep 4, 10:04pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Hashtags don't work.

#example
84   Patrick   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 5, 10:05am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Dan8267 says
Hashtags don't work.

#example


Thanks, will fix today.
85   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Sep 5, 11:23am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Unignore does not work for user "null". Possible SQL injection vulnerability. Normally, I'd take advantage of something like this, but I'm too busy.
86   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Sep 7, 7:12pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

What's up with
please edit this and post just one video at a time, thanks


Multiple videos per post makes sense. Why prevent that? How are multiple posts better?
87   Patrick   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 7, 7:18pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

It was just simpler to implement. I suppose I should allow several, but not, say, a dozen.
88   Patrick   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 9, 10:14am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
Dan8267 says
Hashtags don't work.

#example


Thanks, will fix today.


OK, hashtags are fixed, with the requirement that the hashtag be the first thing on a line. When first on a line #housing will get transformed into a live link to the topic housing.

A hashtag added to a post will classify that post as within that topic. If there is no hashtag, the post will go into 'misc' until the author adds a tag.

Topic links (prev, index, and next) will be at the top of each post. So you can easily flip to the previous or next post within a single topic.
89   Booger   ignore (2)   2017 Sep 9, 10:36am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Site is still mostly not working on my phone. Android using Chrome or Dolphin.
90   Patrick   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 9, 12:27pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Booger says
Site is still mostly not working on my phone. Android using Chrome or Dolphin.


Crap, what happens? Do you see nothing, or does the submit button for comments fail to work, or what?

BTW, I have fixed * for making things bold and underscores for making things italic and two (yes, two) double quotes around text to make it show up as a
blockquote
92   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Sep 9, 1:56pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

So one hashtag per line then.
93   Booger   ignore (2)   2017 Sep 9, 2:14pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
Crap, what happens? Do you see nothing, or does the submit button for comments fail to work, or what?


Usually the page just doesn't load, and I see nothing. On some occasions, the first page loads, but nothing else works.
94   Patrick   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 9, 4:53pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Dan8267 says
So one hashtag per line then.


Only tags which start a new link will be linkified, and in a post (as opposed to a comment), the first one will set the post topic.

I tried to do more, but the regexp processing is kinda nasty because the hashmark could be part of a url, say. So it was simplest for now just to match a hashtag at the beginning of a line: https://github.com/killelea/node.patrick.net/blob/master/node/patrick_net.js#L302
Also, here are the currently acceptable html tags in a comment or post:

https://github.com/killelea/node.patrick.net/blob/master/node/patricknet.js#L340
95   Patrick   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 9, 4:55pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Booger says
Patrick says
Crap, what happens? Do you see nothing, or does the submit button for comments fail to work, or what?


Usually the page just doesn't load, and I see nothing. On some occasions, the first page loads, but nothing else works.


Damn. Usually?

I have an old Android phone with Firefox and it works OK there. Are you on wifi or the phone data plan when this happens, or both?
96   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Sep 9, 5:55pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
I tried to do more, but the regexp processing is kinda nasty because the hashmark could be part of a url,


Wouldn't that be solved simply by requiring whitespace, newline, or start of string to be before the hashtag?
97   Patrick   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 9, 5:58pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I solved it by requiring the hashtag to be the first thing on a line:

let hashtagPattern = /^#(\w+)/gim

How would the regexp look to match whitespace, newline, or start of string?
98   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Sep 9, 6:09pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

/(?<=[\s>]|^)#(\w*[A-Za-z_]+\w*)\b(?!;)

It's a bit longer, but it handles start of string, end of string, start of line, in mid-sentence, and filters out where # is not the start of the word (that's the \b). See this demo.
99   Booger   ignore (2)   2017 Sep 10, 9:16am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
I have an old Android phone with Firefox and it works OK there. Are you on wifi or the phone data plan when this happens, or both?


Works on Wi-Fi, not when using mobile data.
100   Patrick   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 10, 10:36am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

OK, that's really interesting!

Maybe your mobile provider is blocking patrick.net. I'm on TMobile and that works. Who are you on?
101   Booger   ignore (2)   2017 Sep 11, 2:27pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Cricket. It's working right now. Difference is that it was trying to go to Patrick.net, so I tried typing in www.Patrick.net and it started working again. I have no fucking idea why this seemingly fixed it.
102   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2017 Sep 20, 8:07pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Very, very minor thing, but I don't think the comment count on the user profile is accurate. See these screen shots. My comment count has stalled since the switch to node I believe.
103   Patrick   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 20, 9:17pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

WookieMan says
don't think the comment count on the user profile is accurate


You're right. Will fix. Thanks for pointing it out.
104   Patrick   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 25, 8:10pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
WookieMan says
don't think the comment count on the user profile is accurate


You're right. Will fix. Thanks for pointing it out.


OK, comment counts are now updated correctly on user pages.
105   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2017 Sep 25, 8:36pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

For some reason still not working for me. Cleared cache and restarted browser and comment count on user homepage is still the same. Click on the comments link and the pagination or whatever it's called for the comments shows 202 on that page vs. 129 on my user homepage.
106   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2017 Sep 26, 7:40pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

It's only on the users page when they are logged in that it doesn't add up. Again not a big issue at all. I can go to another user and their comment counts are correct. So it's only when you're looking at yourself logged in.
107   Patrick   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 26, 8:11pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

@WookieMan thanks for telling me. Maybe I failed to push the new code to the server!

What if you make one more comment? Does that update the count correctly?
108   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2017 Sep 26, 8:19pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Let me check.
109   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2017 Sep 26, 8:22pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Yes, the comment count from users own perspective is correct now. I appreciate your work here. But you've just solved one of the most useless things I've ever requested to be fixed. Kidding aside, thanks.
110   Patrick   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 26, 10:11pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Happy to help. Tell me more important things to fix too.
111   Patrick   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 3, 7:41pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Damn, registrations were broken for a week. Fixed now.
112   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 5, 3:18pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Again, not a huge deal and not sure how I didn't catch it when comments weren't counting correctly, but posts don't seem to be adding up either. See screenshot. 5 on the screen and more below. Only 4 counted in my total.
113   missing   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 13, 8:07am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

For me, computational physics - python + fortran or C++
114   Patrick   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 13, 9:02pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Personally I think it's all over and Javascript is coming to everywhere, soon.

It has some flaws, but it's otherwise elegant, very high performance, and has a monopoly on the biggest platform in the world, which is all the browsers in the world.
115   mell   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 13, 10:27pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
Personally I think it's all over and Javascript is coming to everywhere, soon.

It has some flaws, but it's otherwise elegant, very high performance, and has a monopoly on the biggest platform in the world, which is all the browsers in the world.


For web stuff for sure. However core backend technologies will stay with strongly typed and better structured languages such as C(#++)/Java/Scala/Erlang/Python/Go. You can't write a massive scalable, safe, and mostly bug-free project in JS. Also multi-threading is cheap today and making a come-back. Also the survey is questionable as SQL and HTML are choices next to major programming languages. I would expect JS to be first since it is used heavily in front and back-end and even in some middle-ware. If you were only talking backend-technologies it would not be at the top.
116   Patrick   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 14, 8:05am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

mell says
strongly typed and better structured languages


@mell You can always use https://flow.org/ to have strong types in Javascript, or assert() the typeof parameters at the beginning of each function.

For structure, yes, callbacks make code very hard to follow, but now that Javascript has async/await, you can write code that looks procedural. It's great and I use it all the time.
117   mell   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 14, 8:23am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
mell says
strongly typed and better structured languages


@mell You can always use https://flow.org/ to have strong types in Javascript, or assert() the typeof parameters at the beginning of each function.

For structure, yes, callbacks make code very hard to follow, but now that Javascript has async/await, you can write code that looks procedural. It's great and I use it all the time.


Love async/await would not touch JS without it. Still stuff like flow or coffee feel like crutches. I would avoid it for very larger and non-web projects, for small to medium web-projects it's great.
118   HEYYOU   ignore (25)   2018 Mar 14, 11:03am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Nothing really new here.
The same assholes are still appearing here daily. ;-)
Glad to see everyone!

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