Patterico's Pontifications

4/4/2022

Comments Hopefully Fixed (UPDATE: Now they are) (UPDATE: Working on Remaining Problems!)

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 4:45 pm



Let me know if you are still having problems.

UPDATE: OK, not yet. But we’re working on it.

UPDATE 2: Admin Guy says “getting closer.”

UPDATE 3: Admin Guy says “Fixed one issue. Now for the next one!”

UPDATE 5 BY PATTERICO: OK. First let me apologize for this. In dealing with a spam problem I took actions that broke the blog. Admin Guy has been working hard to fix my mistakes. We are aware of the problems with comments identified by nk: specifically, that recent comments are not working, that people keep having to sign in anew to comment, and that the layout is screwed up. These are only some of the remaining problems but I have asked the Admin Guy to focus on them in that order. We (meaning he) will keep working on it. In the meantime I appreciate your patience.

55 Responses to “Comments Hopefully Fixed (UPDATE: Now they are) (UPDATE: Working on Remaining Problems!)”

  1. Test

    Admin Guy (2d8c0b)

  2. Can you fix Pierre Delecto?

    mg (8cbc69)

  3. Scalia was confirmed by a 98-0 vote in 1986. Now every confirmation is a partisan purity test and witch hunt, rather than simple questions of qualification, intelligence, and judicial philosophy coherence. I’ll likely disagree often with Judge Jackson when court cases intersect with politics…as I do with Kagan and Sotomayor……but it’s an Article III flaw that gives justices wide discretion as to how they shape the law. I applaud Romney, Collins, and Murkowski for seeking some of the comity that existed in 1986. The current level of acrimony is unsustainable and will break the system. What kind of legacy is that?

    AJ_Liberty (3cb02f)

  4. Well, actually, Article III puts the Supreme Court’s appellate jurisdiction, all of it, in Congress’s hands.

    nk (1d9030)

  5. And there’s still work left to be done on Comments.
    1. The comment box overruns the page;
    2. New comments do not appear on the sidebar; and
    3. You have to sign in anew for each new comment.

    nk (1d9030)

  6. So, the cookies aren’t working?

    Kevin M (38e250)

  7. Glad our playground is back!

    whembly (7e0293)

  8. @nk – Things are definitely not done done, but it’s one fix at a time.

    Admin Guy (2d8c0b)

  9. “Well, actually, Article III puts the Supreme Court’s appellate jurisdiction, all of it, in Congress’s hands.”

    My point was that Article III does not explicitly require originalism when doing either Constitutional interpretation or construction. Nor does it prohibit “consequence” based analysis like Breyer preferred. Now some might argue that the structure of the Constitution and the law itself does suggest that originalism (or at least some form of textualism or structuralism) should be the dominant mode, but others will argue that pragmatism and flexibility in protecting liberty are then potentially sacrificed to a rigid formalism. Anyways, pragmatism is with us for the long haul because it was not limited by Article III. Now maybe the framers didn’t have an evolved view on the matter or thought it was a question better left to the people and future amendments. Or maybe they would want Senators to reject nominees who espouse non-originalist approaches or restrict the Court’s jurisdiction. We kind of have the mosh pit now that the Article V process is broken and Congress can’t get to 60 votes on anything controversial.

    AJ_Liberty (ec7f74)

  10. Re: comment box over running the page

    I have found that using the zoom feature to enlarge the text, also causes the comment box to over run the page. Maybe nk is experiencing the same problem?

    felipe (484255)

  11. Ah, I see, the text re formats when changing the width of the screen window, but not the comment box. Interesting. Just widen the browser window for now, nk.

    felipe (484255)

  12. Maybe the re sign in is persistent because this site does not participate in the new world order of forced cookies, and “the man” is sticking it to all the non-compliant whether the infraction is at the user level or the site level. Just an ignorant guess. But yeah, smells like a cookie problem.

    felipe (484255)

  13. Testing

    Patterico (7e54d1)

  14. UPDATE 5 BY PATTERICO: OK. First let me apologize for this. In dealing with a spam problem I took actions that broke the blog. Admin Guy has been working hard to fix my mistakes. We are aware of the problems with comments identified by nk: specifically, that recent comments are not working, that people keep having to sign in anew to comment, and that the layout is screwed up. These are only some of the remaining problems but I have asked the Admin Guy to focus on them in that order. We (meaning he) will keep working on it. In the meantime I appreciate your patience.

    Patterico (7e54d1)

  15. No apology necessary, Patterico. I’m thankful for the gift horse, whenever you get around to replacing that missing shoe nail and tightening the saddle cinch, and I’m sure that everybody else feels the same way.

    nk (1d9030)

  16. I’ll echo nk, no apology necessary.

    Just give us updates as you can.

    We’ll still be here when things are good to go. 😉

    whembly (7e0293)

  17. Chomping at the bit.

    Rip Murdock (d2a2a8)

  18. In case you have missed comments:

    1. Putin didn’t smile.

    2. Trump is still orange and makes a lot of us see red.

    3. There is an awful lot of evil in the world.

    4. Biden reminds us every day why none of us want to be Democrats.

    5. Hey, at least nobody slapped anyone at the Grammys.

    Appalled (1a17de)

  19. 5. Also: Recent Comments is not updating (which used to happen only when comments go into moderation) which means no ready access or alerts to new threads (although it’s better to keep related comments es in the same old threads

    Sammy Finkelman (bfe3de)

  20. The comments box always overruns the page on old browsers. But this doesn’t make a difference after a few comments because it’s only overrunning the categories, In fact so long as “Reent comments” does not work, it doesn’t matter at all.

    Sammy Finkelman (bfe3de)

  21. I see the “re-size” tab in the lower right corner of the comment box! Great, thank you!

    felipe (484255)

  22. Gahh! like the persistent re sign-in, the comment box size gets returned to a default size after each comment. still, looking forward to when these problems are solved.

    felipe (484255)

  23. Somehow Patterico appears to have disconnected the Russian-troll socket. One word for that….Glorious!

    AJ_Liberty (ec7f74)

  24. AJ_Liberty (ec7f74) — 4/6/2022 @ 10:45 am

    Heh! Maybe we’re the only “legit” commenters…

    felipe (484255)

  25. Well, maybe we’re just too legit to quit (cue the dancers)!

    AJ_Liberty (ec7f74)

  26. Blame Elon musk. 😉

    DCSCA (f4c5e5)

  27. P, just getting one of these blogs up and running is admirable.

    FWIW, was getting a red banner flashing briefly then disappearing so fast, couldn’t read it fully aside from something called “SK2.” Signing in anew w/comments is still occuring as of this post- but otherwise,seems to be working fine.

    DCSCA (f4c5e5)

  28. Also, everybody’s posts do not seem to be ‘logged in’ on the upper right menu list yet. Last 3 on my screen are messages from JVW on Weekend thread from the other day.

    DCSCA (f4c5e5)

  29. AJ_Liberty (ec7f74) — 4/6/2022 @ 10:45 am

    Somehow Patterico appears to have disconnected the Russian-troll socket. One word for that….Glorious!

    It’s more likely the Russian or pro-Russian trolls disabled Patterico (temporarily) Even if some of the trouble came about as aresult of an attempt to deal with that.

    Now Powerlineblog has Ukraine threads full of Russian troll arguments. Of course maybe John Hindraker invited them in:

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2022/04/ukraine-the-russian-perspective.php

    There we see a Russian claim that

    There was also a strong belief that war with Ukraine was inevitable – maybe three or four years from now – which could well have taken place on Russian territory itself. So probably the Kremlin decided that if you have to fight, let’s fight on somebody else’s territory, the territory of a neighbour and a brother country, once a part of the Russian Empire. But the real war is against the Western expansion.

    – Sergey Karaganov, honorary chair of the Moscow think tank the Council for Foreign and Defence Policy, quoted in an article in the New Statesman.

    And if you believe that, you might think the South had a good case for its side in the Civil War, or you might want to buy some shares in three bridges over the East River between Brooklyn and Manhattan.

    And in another thread

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2022/04/our-ukraine-dilemmas.php#disqus_thread

    …you can read:

    Numerous reports are now circulating claiming that United States Army Major General Roger L. Cloutier has been CAPTURED by Russian forces in or around Mariupol, Ukraine where, the reports claim, he was helping the AZOV Battalion which is Ukraine’s official NAZI unit.

    Naturally, of course, he’d be siding with Nazis (sarc)

    Here is arebuttal:

    https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2022/apr/05/tweets/no-nato-allied-land-command-leader-wasnt-captured-/

    IF YOUR TIME IS SHORT

    Lt. Gen. Roger L. Cloutier Jr., commander of NATO’s Allied Land Command, has not been captured by Russian forces in Mariupol, the Allied Land Command confirmed.

    Cloutier posted photos from a recent event in Turkey to his LinkedIn profile, where he disputed the internet rumors alleging that he had been captured.

    But I suppose they could say that is fake.

    Mariupol, by the way, is a Russian speaking place.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  30. Patterico, I think it is a great credit to your blog that so many people were concerned about the short downtime. Thank you for your amazing perseverance since 2003.

    Kevin M (38e250)

  31. If joe biden were a superhero he would be invisible.

    mg (8cbc69)

  32. cracker jills all around

    mg (8cbc69)

  33. In many browsers the fields to sign in may be filled in by positioning the mouse next to the box and clicking.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  34. Another blog that was possibly attacked and damaged:

    http://www.seraphicpress.com

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  35. Its not just one way. Men also don’t like to compete with women. Hailie Deegan wasn’t able to race in the freedom 500 this weekend because of threats by men to rape and kill her if she tried to race. Wendell Scott got death threats if he raced nascar because he was black.

    asset (763706)

  36. Or maybe just stopped and was neglected

    His wife died in December.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  37. @31. He more or less is. That video of him wandering around lost in his own WH w/Obama in the room was utterly pathetic.

    DCSCA (f4c5e5)

  38. DCSCA- Even myself felt sorry for that man left behind. One would think Americans in that setting would be more sympathetic, but were talking obama and his flock of grifters. Sad.

    mg (8cbc69)

  39. Powerline is a couple of lawyers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Need I say more?

    nk (1d9030)

  40. I took actions that broke the blog

    D@mn. My money was on DoS attack by Fusion GPS to silence NJRob.

    lurker (cd7cd4)

  41. delecto/hag from maine/2024

    mg (8cbc69)

  42. delecto/hag from maine/2024

    Just keep saying things like this and you’ll attract all the best folks.

    Kevin M (38e250)

  43. 81 million voted for the porn savy judge
    delecto i can understand, but a conservative woman in name only? pathetic.

    mg (8cbc69)

  44. Patterico -Thanks for your efforts in setting up this site, and, now, for trying to get it restored to full working order.

    Jim Miller (406a93)

  45. did delecto vote against this judge in her prior selection – before voting for her to join the supreme court?

    mg (8cbc69)

  46. It sounds like SK2 has recently been updated on this blog. But not fully configured. You MUST visit Spam Karma’s admin page at least once before letting it filter your comments (chaos may ensue otherwise).

    That was the remark at the top of the page DCSCA mentioned.

    NJRob (eb56c3)

  47. All those little software dependencies you come to know messing with open source systems.

    Kevin M (38e250)

  48. Keep your friends close, and you’re enemies closer, and you won’t need ICBMs.

    Admin Guy, do these comments we’ve been leaving while you’re working help the cause, hurt the cause. or it doesn’t matter?

    nk (1d9030)

  49. After leafing a few comments, I think now that getting the name/email cookie working is pretty important.

    Kevin M (38e250)

  50. Keep your friends close, and you’re enemies closer, and you won’t need ICBMs.

    Something Putin forgot, judging by the length of that table.

    Kevin M (38e250)

  51. RIP Nehemiah Persoff (102).

    Rip Murdock (d2a2a8)

  52. I withdraw my initial speculation. The outage was obviously engineered by JVW to keep his name on top of the Recent Comments scroll.

    lurker (cd7cd4)

  53. Good one, lurker! Perhaps JVW stands for Jealous and Vain Wordsmith.

    norcal (68b459)

  54. I wouldn’t go that far, norcal. Let’s just say he’s somehow managed to spend several days basking in the unearned glory of the top spot. Draw your own conclusions. 🙂

    lurker (cd7cd4)

  55. He is still in the top spot and the weekend thread is not the latest one.

    Sammy Finkelman (bfe3de)


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