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07:00: The commenting software was updated last night. Of course, they willy-nilly changed things in a way I don’t like. I know about the color schemes, which are stupid, but I have to dig around to find where to fix them. if anyone has other issues, post them here.

10:30: Setup reCaptcha. That should be working now. The appearance will take some time, as I think I need to edit the CSS itself. I think it should be high contrast, so a white background with heavy black text.

11:00: Okay, I removed the reCaptcha for now. The stock version is terrible. The spam filter should be enough for now.

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Otis strang
Otis strang
1 month ago

No comment

Nikolai Vladivostok
1 month ago

Testing testing one two three
Mary had a little lamb
Epstein didn’t kill himself

Nikolai Vladivostok
Reply to  Nikolai Vladivostok
1 month ago

Looks orright. Now I’m trying to attach a picture.

Lawdog
Lawdog
Reply to  Nikolai Vladivostok
1 month ago

It’s said to eat, a man must work.

His labor falls upon a fork

And then, into the toilet bowl:

From hand to mouth, from mouth to hole.

So then, I work to shit. Don’t you?

I bust my butt, the pay is poo.

A hot soft dump is cold hard cash.

There’s money coming out my ass!

sam the man
Reply to  Nikolai Vladivostok
1 month ago

Yes, he did. Lolita broke up with him and he couldn’t live without her love . So he killed himself. It was all very tragic.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
1 month ago

Other than the bad aesthetics, primarily the color as you pointed out, the new format is much better.

Whitney
Member
Reply to  Jack Dobson
1 month ago

Yeah there are some pluses like you can tell who’s replying to who but it is kind of messy.

Scholar
Scholar
1 month ago

I’m in mobile mode on an iPhone and the line breaking is broken. I’m at standard zoom, default settings, and almost every word is broken at its first letter with the rest of the word at the start of the following line like t/hat

Also, I’m using chrome so maybe I deserve it.

Nikolai Vladivostok
Reply to  Scholar
1 month ago

Same issue on Asus, Firefox, mobile view.

vxxc💂🏻‍♂️😉 Toxic masculinity vector
1 month ago

I like it, more than the old interface.

SamlAdams
SamlAdams
1 month ago

Thought maybe you’d turned Torba’s crew loose on your settings. Seems to work. However, with the verification code turned off, you are going to invite the trolls.

Sandmich
Sandmich
Reply to  SamlAdams
1 month ago

That Gab front end fools me in to thinking it’s a serious operation but then the site goes down and it’s “lol, my ten year old RAID controller died, had to get a spare from EBay”.

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
Reply to  SamlAdams
1 month ago

Yeah, the verfication code’s absence is going to be an issue

Vmax71
1 month ago

Yeah. The color scheme messes with your eyes. Your screen name is this big font bold red while the script is in black with a gray background and then your name gets converted to a Small font blue in the replies. Once you get a hold of the controls ,like you said, you’re probably pick some more soothing colors

Stranger in a strange land
Stranger in a strange land
1 month ago

at least now I know my eyes were not deceiving me

TuNeCedeMalisPJS
Member
1 month ago

Commenting on comment problems, computer is an iPad…

Line returns in middle of a word often.

when I hit discuss button to comment (not logged in) it returned me to top of blog, not at comment.

Monty James
1 month ago

Image posting is nice.

whatever2020
whatever2020
Member
1 month ago

Testing.

Whitney
Member
1 month ago

Wow! Super glitchy huh.

SidVic
SidVic
Member
1 month ago

Who is epstein?

Official Bologna Tester
Official Bologna Tester
Reply to  SidVic
1 month ago

SidVic said: ” Who is epstein?”

Really?

MBlanc46
MBlanc46
1 month ago

Gray on gray. Not real good for us wrinklies with deteriorating vision.

BTP
Member
1 month ago

Yeah, but in India these colors represent wisdom and serenity.

Basic Bill
Basic Bill
1 month ago

The desktop version has a little click-here-to-comment circle that floats above the content of the entire article all the time! Nuke that little bastard!

Also, line break not working–breaking in the middle of words.

Overall looks nice on phone, a bit gray-on-gray on desktop.

David_Wright
Member
1 month ago

How come no one is commenting here?

Flair1239
Flair1239
Reply to  David_Wright
1 month ago

It is easier to follow threads now.

tashtego
Member
1 month ago

The grey on grey of completed comments has too little contrast I think. Whatever color the last edited font is assigned would be better.

Alzaebo
1 month ago

No editing?

I see it has paragraph breaks back, but unfortunate word breaks too.

Κύριε Οὖτις
Member
1 month ago

I do like the use of color to differentiate those who have logged in vs. not. Perhaps just tweak the colors so we aren’t given the bright bold red and then the dim grey.

sirlancelot
sirlancelot
1 month ago

Have to concur . The black lettering on gray background is a little tough on the eyes. Other than that seems pretty basic.

Maybe a little bit quicker loading the page and posting ?

Capticha is new. Keeps out bots or something ?

sirlancelot
sirlancelot
1 month ago

Have to concur the black lettering on gray background little tough on the eyes.

capitcha is different mildly annoying but keeps out bots or something ?

Seems to be working a little bit faster loading comments.

sirlancelot
sirlancelot
1 month ago

oops 😛

jwm
jwm
1 month ago

All I want to know right now. Did the opossum make the cut?

Anon
Anon
1 month ago

Comment box fails to load on any of my (aging) desktop browsers.

Sent from my look-at-me portable spying device.

11:30 EST

Range Front Fault
Range Front Fault
1 month ago

Z—Just walk around your digs for a day with a 10 year old boy attached to your hip. He’ll have website upgrades solved pronto. Suggest you don’t procure a local Lagos vibrant boy…shit can’t say that word… for website fixes.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
1 month ago

Just out of curiosity, was there any good reason you updated the software?

Apex_Predator
Member
1 month ago

Well, the good news is I can use my ‘real’ commenting tag now via Disqus. The bad news is the gray on slightly less gray does indeed lick balls. :-). Not sure we needed 10 separate new threads to say it vs. just replying under this one but at least the message will be heard loud & clear. LOL.

EDIT: Also something seems jacked up w/ the thread nesting. I replied to VMax71 but I’m also shown as a top level ‘new post’. FYI…

Forever Templar
Forever Templar
1 month ago

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Forever Templar
Forever Templar
Reply to  Forever Templar
1 month ago

Spam filter needs work, pops.

Forever Templar
Forever Templar
Reply to  thezman
1 month ago

On my tablet, I replied display better in portrait mode at least.

clayton bigsby
clayton bigsby
1 month ago

I have a weird email address with a ______.com@gmail.com
and it tells me i must use a VALID Email address…..🙄

clayton bigsby
clayton bigsby
1 month ago

Holy $#it….1st. comment to ACTUALLY get past the “invalid email address” in like 2 years…..and appear here.

Oldrider
Oldrider
1 month ago

I do like the grey background, but not the grey font.

It needs to be a solid black, Please….

Pickle Rick
Member
1 month ago

I’m just drinking beer. One good thing about the Chinese virus panic is it’s dampened down the usual CivNat obligatory flag waving and dick riding on Memorial Day.
Guess we ain’t as free as they thought.

Marko
Marko
Reply to  Pickle Rick
1 month ago

Whenever I see a flag in the neighborhood I look down and shake my head like a cowboy who’s seen something wrong. Of course, I live in a neighborhood where the average age is 65 and the average ethnicity is Euromixed. I’ll let them have their fantasies today.

Lorenzo
Lorenzo
Reply to  Pickle Rick
1 month ago

It is beyond me why the wannabee founding fathers if Honkeytopia trash one of the few remaining artifacts of the culture they want to preserve.

Exile
Exile
Member
1 month ago

Colors are worse than South Central. Image insert…

The edit screen does not contain an insert widget…

Exile
Exile
Member
Reply to  Exile
1 month ago

Tryin’ it old-school

comment image

Exile
Exile
Member
Reply to  Exile
1 month ago

“Responsive” quality of the theme gets broken by overlarge images link-loaded. Trying the widget again.

Exile
Exile
Member
Reply to  Exile
1 month ago

Still no-go on the widget.

Marko
Marko
1 month ago

Whenever I start writing anything beyond a capital Z it auto-corrects to “Known White Supremacist”.

But for real, I actually like the bold dark grey non-serifed font on the light grey background. Kinda clean & classy if you asked me.

FashGordon
FashGordon
Reply to  Marko
1 month ago

About that term… I’m in my 20s. All my friends and family know full well I’m a white supremacist. Parents even used to vote democrat, mom’s on board and gets it, dad not so much. My friends agree with most points but think I’m a little bit extreme. I don’t think it packs quite the punch the establishment thinks it does anymore… That or the people I am close to are just much cooler than most. I’m really just a separatist though. The sad truth is, the top spot has been swindled away from us for the time being. But… Read more »

Marko
Marko
Reply to  FashGordon
1 month ago

My leftist associates think I’m a white supremacist, but to them anyone who likes Tucker Carlson is a white supremacist. I myself don’t see anything supreme about whites, especially the ones who have come along in the last 60 years and helped to decline my country. Before 1965, though, whites were pretty awesome.

Mis(ter)Anthrope
1 month ago

I’m not very tech savvy. Can someone please explain to me how to login as a member?

Mis(ter)Anthrope
Reply to  Mis(ter)Anthrope
1 month ago

Test

Member
1 month ago

The comment threading is nicer. As others mentioned, the gray on gray is too low contrast but I like that we can post pictures too. Hopefully the new theme doesn’t glitch out and make a mess of things like so many WP plugins and mods seem to.

Official Bologna Tester
Official Bologna Tester
1 month ago

Works for me. 😀

Mark Stoval
Mark Stoval
1 month ago

Oh dear God. Why can’t they leave anything alone? Change is not the same thing as progress. And progress is not always desirable anyway.

This post is just a test, but while I am testing I would like to point out that no one has blamed Boomers for all of this yet. Why not? Everyone over at the “we are all high IQ” site would have by now.

FashGordon
FashGordon
Reply to  Mark Stoval
1 month ago

Real high IQ’s don’t tell you they have high IQ’s, they show you. And the boomer resentment comes from jealousy. You guys got to grow up in a 90% white country, we had to grow up in a dystopian nightmare.

Mis(ter)Anthrope
Reply to  FashGordon
1 month ago

Not all boomers had it as easy you young people think. I was bussed from a military base into a majority negro high school in the ghetto during the late 70’s. It was basically prison except that we were able to go home at the end of the day. My father was career military and was sent to Vietnam in 1968 when I was 7 years old. I didn’t see or talk to him for a year. No internet or cell phones back then. We got letters from him and that was it. But at least my father made it… Read more »

3g4m
3g4m
1 month ago

It’s your blog so do as you wish, but I don’t care for the gray on gray text. Liked the basic format before the change.

martywd
martywd
1 month ago

Long time reader, never time commenter (until today).

Gray on grey is a bit of suck for those one or two of us that have ‘redshift’ installed.

Other than that… I got nuffin’.

Edit to add: comment pertains to viewing on a desktop/laptop machine.

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rich
Member
1 month ago

Insightful article! Earth shaking ramifications!

Would agree about needing slightly more contrast between gray background and text, but I’m a low-maintenance person.

Moran ya Simba
Moran ya Simba
1 month ago

This ‘upgrade’ is to strain eyes more reading the comments. This is sabotage. Means your blog matters. But sucks for the comments section.

Tax Slave
Tax Slave
1 month ago

comment image

comment image

Flair1239
Flair1239
1 month ago

I kind of like it better

Bruno the Arrogant
Bruno the Arrogant
1 month ago

Looks like it’s working.

Edit: and editing works too.

Ok, I’m happy.

Joe Joey
Joe Joey
1 month ago

cgfg

Gravity Denier
Gravity Denier
1 month ago

“I think it should be high contrast, so a white background with heavy black text.” Although the new format doesn’t have enough contrast between type and background, too much contrast as in the old version is stark and glaring. What’s wrong with the new format is the gray background. Dial it down to a light tint — not necessarily gray — and with perhaps a little trial and error you can obtain something readable that doesn’t try to punch the reader out. I’m at sixes and sevens about the “Reply to … ” tag. It is easier to follow what… Read more »

Member
Reply to  Gravity Denier
1 month ago

I like a slightly off-white background for text rather than #ffffff (hex code for the whitest white you could ever white). So I would probably go with a very light gray and black or nearly black text. Eye strain is a problem if you read a lot here but the current grays are too close together.

whatever2020
whatever2020
Member
1 month ago

image test.

JMDGT
Member
1 month ago

Dissident realist. Edit schmedit.