Friends – I have been trying to make some changes to the site and since I suppose we are still in a sort of Beta Testing phase I’d like your honest feedback on a few issues:
1. I have removed the ‘nesting replies‘…
…in the comments section to make it more like The Pitt Blather was. That would be that every comment stands alone like this:
Vice this with nested replies:
Let me know which you want – the traditional Blather =type or, what my daughter recommends, keeping ‘content’ together with replies to others’ comments.
2. I have enabled ‘Markdowns’…
… so that we cab bold, italicize and link text in our original comments rather than having to post it then ‘edit’ it to get formatting available. Here is the directions on how to do it – kind of like HTML (look at me with the big computer-words!).
Here is a link with more details on Markdowns.
As of now you have to post your comment then edit it to get formatting options like this example of what shows up on the comment editing screen:
Also – any comment with more than five (5) links in it will be held for moderation by WordPress so that I can verify that it isn’t spam. That is done rarely (mostly by our cheery Dark Knight).
But it will mean your comment might not get posted for some time. WordPress sends me an email asking for moderation of the comment and since I don’t always carry my phone or check email there will be a delay. After I approve the comment it will go into the thread as to it’s date stamp posting.
So – there you have it. Let me know what you think – basically it is:
A. Should we have ‘replies’ to comments or just individual comment boxes?
B. I have enabled ‘markdowns’ so that you can format in your original comment if you wish.
Note: Apparently this site gets ad money when someone actually clicks on the ads… I think. That is called “Ad Impressions” and it won’t break you fingers to do so. If we do it gets more $$ going out to those two charities I have pledged to contribute the proceeds to… Thanks everyone.