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Important Update:

Just as I’d promised, I’ve now added a new system intended to automatically notify commenters of any recent replies to their own comments. Currently, the system only looks a day or so back, and also may produce considerable false positives, but those restrictions/problems should disappear once it has been operational for a few days.

If any of your comments have received replies since the last time you visited that page, you should notice a smallish notification message in the upper right hand portion of all your top page menus, indicating how many new replies you have. If you click on that click, a window will open listing all your comments that have recent replies, along with how many of those are “new” (i.e. appeared since you last visited that particular page).

If you click on any of those items, you’ll go to the particular comment in question, with those containing “new” replies being tinted blue. “New reply” sections also contain links to the next “new reply” section, so you can easily jump between all your comments that have new replies.

The top listing window also contains a link to your overall Comments Archive page, so you can easily examine your new replies there, with the new reply block once again being tinted blue and containing links to the next new reply block.

* * *

I just loaded a new version of the software on the Live server, mostly fixing a number of reported problems and adding a couple of small features:

(1) I think I’ve finally fixed all the HTTP/HTTPS protocol problems that people were having, which were generating warnings on a couple of browsers. For now, you should use the regular http://www.unz.com/ protocol, although I think the secure https:// protocol should also in almost all cases.

The problem with using the latter is that a certain number of other websites still haven’t implemented https, so images linked from those websites are considered “insecure”, leading browsers to issue warnings about the entire webpage. Since we’re not taking accepting credit card numbers, I can’t see why just using the regular protocol would be a problem at present.

(2) The Protocol change had caused various link problems in emailed articles or comments, but I think those have now all be solved.

(3) I fixed a number of other small bugs here and there, aside from the ones I’d previously mentioned.

http://www.unz.com/announcement/new-software-features-plus-open-thread-for-suggestionscomplaints/#comment-1936274

(4) Someone had said it would be very nice for images to be automatically displayed in comments, so I added that feature. Essentially all you have to do is include the full URL of an external image, and it will be automatically displayed in your comment, just like a Tweet or a YouTube video, but make sure you include the “http:” portion.

In addition, someone else had complained that some Tweets in comments were not being expanded, and I fixed that. Since videos are very “heavy”, only the first few in each comment thread are expanded, but since Tweets and images are much “lighter”, they all get expanded.

(5) I’ve a recent tendency for a few new commenters to adopt a variety of different handles. This is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Commenters must adopt a single handle and stick with it, although they may freely leave other comments under Anonymous or Anon. Selecting the “Remember My Information” checkbox when you leave a comment will save your handle, email, and other info as a permanent cookie, preventing you from forgetting what you had previously used.

I may need to implement additional means of deterring the use of multiple handles by commenters.

(6) Someone else had suggested it would be very nice for the system to notify visitors of all the recent replies to their previous comments without their need to visit numerous individual threads, and I’ll see about trying to put that in within the next couple of days.

MEANWHILE, please leave comments mentioning any bugs or other problems you’ve encountered, or any additional suggestions.

 
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  1. Harold says:

    Number 6 will be a great addition (there is the possibility of creating long off-topic threads). I hope you do add it.
    Thanks for all your work.

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  2. yyrvjh says:

    Unz.com loads quickly, especially the mobile version (which also works on a desktop computer), and is easy to navigate. May not appeal much to a younger crowd due to absence of bells and whistles, but I like its spartan interface.

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  3. Someone had said it would be very nice for images to be automatically displayed in comments, so I added that feature.

    Excellent.

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    • Replies: @Captain Tripps
    Agree. Thanks for that, Ron!
    , @Cloak And Dagger
    Hmm. That didn't seem to work for me in this comment:

    http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/americas-militarized-police/#comment-1946167

    Probably because the image uses https://

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  4. I like the commenting system. Is this software open source and available for free-use? I like the badges that HuffPo used to use, but that was Social Media. The Unz reviews seems more like Anti-social Media, or maybe curated media might be a better term.

    Maybe you could give a listing of the Software Stack you are using? Languages, database, cloud services?

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    • Replies: @Ron Unz
    Thanks. I produced the website based on standard LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP), along with Javascript/jQuery. Originally, the foundation was WordPress, but with the very important exceptions of several third-party plugins and the Admin/Editor interface, I've almost entirely eliminated the WordPress code since it was so complex and inflexible.

    Basically, I wrote the entire interface myself, so it's not otherwise available elsewhere, and would be extremely difficult to release as an encapsulated software package.
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  5. Ron Unz says:
    @Si1ver1ock
    I like the commenting system. Is this software open source and available for free-use? I like the badges that HuffPo used to use, but that was Social Media. The Unz reviews seems more like Anti-social Media, or maybe curated media might be a better term.

    Maybe you could give a listing of the Software Stack you are using? Languages, database, cloud services?

    Thanks. I produced the website based on standard LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP), along with Javascript/jQuery. Originally, the foundation was WordPress, but with the very important exceptions of several third-party plugins and the Admin/Editor interface, I’ve almost entirely eliminated the WordPress code since it was so complex and inflexible.

    Basically, I wrote the entire interface myself, so it’s not otherwise available elsewhere, and would be extremely difficult to release as an encapsulated software package.

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  6. @Anatoly Karlin

    Someone had said it would be very nice for images to be automatically displayed in comments, so I added that feature.
     
    Excellent.

    Agree. Thanks for that, Ron!

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  7. Druid says:

    It would be nice to agree to all posts without having to comment a few times first!

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  8. Very good. I wrote something similar using Zend Framework/Dojo Toolkit/sqlite several years ago.

    Sorry to hear WordPress is clunky-junk.

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  9. @Anatoly Karlin

    Someone had said it would be very nice for images to be automatically displayed in comments, so I added that feature.
     
    Excellent.

    Hmm. That didn’t seem to work for me in this comment:

    http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/americas-militarized-police/#comment-1946167

    Probably because the image uses https://

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    • Replies: @Ron Unz

    Hmm. That didn’t seem to work for me in this comment:

    http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/americas-militarized-police/#comment-1946167

    Probably because the image uses https://
     
    No. My carelessness with delimiters. It's been fixed.
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  10. Ron Unz says:
    @Cloak And Dagger
    Hmm. That didn't seem to work for me in this comment:

    http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/americas-militarized-police/#comment-1946167

    Probably because the image uses https://

    Hmm. That didn’t seem to work for me in this comment:

    http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/americas-militarized-police/#comment-1946167

    Probably because the image uses https://

    No. My carelessness with delimiters. It’s been fixed.

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    • Replies: @Cloak And Dagger
    Lovely! Thanks for this!
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  11. @Ron Unz

    Hmm. That didn’t seem to work for me in this comment:

    http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/americas-militarized-police/#comment-1946167

    Probably because the image uses https://
     
    No. My carelessness with delimiters. It's been fixed.

    Lovely! Thanks for this!

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  12. benjaminl says:

    Mr. Unz, thank you again for your work. This comment may not align with your vision for the site, but just to throw it out there (and apologies if you have already addressed this question elsewhere)

    Have you considered adding any messaging- or forum/bulletin-board-type functionality to the site?

    I think one of the great strengths of this site is the large number of intelligent and educated commenters, in sharp contrast to virtually every other comments section (along with the kooks and crazies, and yes, I know that no one can agree which is which).

    I frequently want to ask a follow-up question to a particularly knowledgeable commenter without cluttering up the thread, and direct-messaging would be a nice way to do this.

    Or have general questions that the commenters might be interested in discussing*, and a bulletin board would be a nice way to do this.
    * like here: http://www.unz.com/jthompson/the-genetics-of-genius/#comment-1934115

    I suggest this could be valuable, because not only is the site’s commenting system so much better than anything else (i.e. Disqus, Kinja, VBulletin) but the site’s commenters are I think much better than any others (i.e. 4Chan, Reddit etc.)

    EDIT: Here’s an alternative that wouldn’t require any work at all on your part. Scott Alexander at SlateStarCodex simply has a forum on Reddit where his enthusiastic commenters can do these things (messaging and thread-posting) without cluttering up his site:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/slatestarcodex/

    Have you considered having an Unz.com subreddit?

    Thanks.

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    • Replies: @Ron Unz

    Have you considered adding any messaging- or forum/bulletin-board-type functionality to the site?...I suggest this could be valuable, because not only is the site’s commenting system so much better than anything else (i.e. Disqus, Kinja, VBulletin) but the site’s commenters are I think much better than any others (i.e. 4Chan, Reddit etc.)
     
    Sure. I'm pretty busy right now on some other software things, but once I have some time, let me look into it.
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  13. Ron Unz says:
    @benjaminl
    Mr. Unz, thank you again for your work. This comment may not align with your vision for the site, but just to throw it out there (and apologies if you have already addressed this question elsewhere)

    Have you considered adding any messaging- or forum/bulletin-board-type functionality to the site?

    I think one of the great strengths of this site is the large number of intelligent and educated commenters, in sharp contrast to virtually every other comments section (along with the kooks and crazies, and yes, I know that no one can agree which is which).

    I frequently want to ask a follow-up question to a particularly knowledgeable commenter without cluttering up the thread, and direct-messaging would be a nice way to do this.

    Or have general questions that the commenters might be interested in discussing*, and a bulletin board would be a nice way to do this.
    * like here: http://www.unz.com/jthompson/the-genetics-of-genius/#comment-1934115

    I suggest this could be valuable, because not only is the site's commenting system so much better than anything else (i.e. Disqus, Kinja, VBulletin) but the site's commenters are I think much better than any others (i.e. 4Chan, Reddit etc.)

    EDIT: Here's an alternative that wouldn't require any work at all on your part. Scott Alexander at SlateStarCodex simply has a forum on Reddit where his enthusiastic commenters can do these things (messaging and thread-posting) without cluttering up his site:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/slatestarcodex/

    Have you considered having an Unz.com subreddit?

    Thanks.

    Have you considered adding any messaging- or forum/bulletin-board-type functionality to the site?…I suggest this could be valuable, because not only is the site’s commenting system so much better than anything else (i.e. Disqus, Kinja, VBulletin) but the site’s commenters are I think much better than any others (i.e. 4Chan, Reddit etc.)

    Sure. I’m pretty busy right now on some other software things, but once I have some time, let me look into it.

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  14. res says:

    One usage tip for finding new comments for a particular blogger’s articles is to go to their blogview or teasers and search for “NEW •”
    This is useful for prolific authors whose articles disappear off the most recent list quickly.

    I don’t know if it would be worthwhile to make this a more direct feature.

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    One usage tip for finding new comments for a particular blogger’s articles is to go to their blogview or teasers and search for “NEW •”
    This is useful for prolific authors whose articles disappear off the most recent list quickly.
     
    Sure, that works. But it may be easier just to go to their sections of the Comments page, which lists all their latest comments in descending time-order, e.g.:

    http://www.unz.com/comments/akarlin/

    http://www.unz.com/comments/author/fred-reed/

    I also just enhanced that page so you can directly leave replies or opinions there on any of the comments you notice.
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  15. Ron Unz says:
    @res
    One usage tip for finding new comments for a particular blogger's articles is to go to their blogview or teasers and search for "NEW •"
    This is useful for prolific authors whose articles disappear off the most recent list quickly.

    I don't know if it would be worthwhile to make this a more direct feature.

    One usage tip for finding new comments for a particular blogger’s articles is to go to their blogview or teasers and search for “NEW •”
    This is useful for prolific authors whose articles disappear off the most recent list quickly.

    Sure, that works. But it may be easier just to go to their sections of the Comments page, which lists all their latest comments in descending time-order, e.g.:

    http://www.unz.com/comments/akarlin/

    http://www.unz.com/comments/author/fred-reed/

    I also just enhanced that page so you can directly leave replies or opinions there on any of the comments you notice.

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    Thanks! As so often happens (a good thing!) you already thought of the idea and implemented a feature I did not know about (yet). One good aspect of my approach is I think it is easier to scan for old posts which have become active (i.e. those comments are not lost in the comments for newer posts). I primarily use this approach in Steve Sailer's blog so that is important to me. I might do a scan like this every few days and the total new comment traffic over that interval is overwhelming.
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  16. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    The “Next New Comment” link seems to be broken.

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    • Replies: @Ron Unz

    The “Next New Comment” link seems to be broken.
     
    That's odd---it seems to work for me, as does the "Next New Reply" link I just added.

    Let's see if other people leave comments saying their also having your problem.
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  17. Ron Unz says:
    @Anon
    The "Next New Comment" link seems to be broken.

    The “Next New Comment” link seems to be broken.

    That’s odd—it seems to work for me, as does the “Next New Reply” link I just added.

    Let’s see if other people leave comments saying their also having your problem.

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    • Replies: @flyover hick

    That’s odd—it seems to work for me, as does the “Next New Reply” link I just added.

    Let’s see if other people leave comments saying their also having your problem.
     
    The "Next New Comment" link is broken, at least in the Pale Moon browser.
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  18. res says:
    @Ron Unz

    One usage tip for finding new comments for a particular blogger’s articles is to go to their blogview or teasers and search for “NEW •”
    This is useful for prolific authors whose articles disappear off the most recent list quickly.
     
    Sure, that works. But it may be easier just to go to their sections of the Comments page, which lists all their latest comments in descending time-order, e.g.:

    http://www.unz.com/comments/akarlin/

    http://www.unz.com/comments/author/fred-reed/

    I also just enhanced that page so you can directly leave replies or opinions there on any of the comments you notice.

    Thanks! As so often happens (a good thing!) you already thought of the idea and implemented a feature I did not know about (yet). One good aspect of my approach is I think it is easier to scan for old posts which have become active (i.e. those comments are not lost in the comments for newer posts). I primarily use this approach in Steve Sailer’s blog so that is important to me. I might do a scan like this every few days and the total new comment traffic over that interval is overwhelming.

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  19. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    The edit button and the timer have disappeared for me in the past few days. I’m using Opera browser so it’s probably not a widespread glitch.

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    • Replies: @Ron Unz
    That's unfortunate, and very likely due to the HTTP/HTTPS issues. I think someone else reported something similar, and maybe other people will leave comments saying whether they're having similar problems and describing their device/browser combinations.

    One thing you might want to try to do is clear all your local cookies for this website, and see if that fixes the problem.
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  20. Ron Unz says:
    @Anonymous
    The edit button and the timer have disappeared for me in the past few days. I'm using Opera browser so it's probably not a widespread glitch.

    That’s unfortunate, and very likely due to the HTTP/HTTPS issues. I think someone else reported something similar, and maybe other people will leave comments saying whether they’re having similar problems and describing their device/browser combinations.

    One thing you might want to try to do is clear all your local cookies for this website, and see if that fixes the problem.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Clearing the cache and cookies didn't help.

    PC
    Windows 7
    Opera v46.0.2597.57 (up to date)
    , @Anonymous
    Wizard of Oz had the same problem (comment #420): http://www.unz.com/article/the-muslim-rape-army-is-coming-to-getcha/

    Sorry about typos in last post. The editing function was missing.
     
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  21. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Ron Unz
    That's unfortunate, and very likely due to the HTTP/HTTPS issues. I think someone else reported something similar, and maybe other people will leave comments saying whether they're having similar problems and describing their device/browser combinations.

    One thing you might want to try to do is clear all your local cookies for this website, and see if that fixes the problem.

    Clearing the cache and cookies didn’t help.

    PC
    Windows 7
    Opera v46.0.2597.57 (up to date)

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  22. @Ron Unz

    The “Next New Comment” link seems to be broken.
     
    That's odd---it seems to work for me, as does the "Next New Reply" link I just added.

    Let's see if other people leave comments saying their also having your problem.

    That’s odd—it seems to work for me, as does the “Next New Reply” link I just added.

    Let’s see if other people leave comments saying their also having your problem.

    The “Next New Comment” link is broken, at least in the Pale Moon browser.

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  23. whoever says: • Website

    When viewing a person’s commenting history, only a limited number of the most recent are displayed. It’s not possible to read his entire commenting history. As an example: This is the last comment of yours that I can access.
    Would it be possible to allow a person’s entire commenting history to be viewable? Many commenters are very interesting to read and it’s a shame to have their older comments lost.

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    When viewing a person’s commenting history, only a limited number of the most recent are displayed. It’s not possible to read his entire commenting history....Would it be possible to allow a person’s entire commenting history to be viewable?
     
    Sure, the system already makes that pretty easy. Just use the control bar at the top of the Commenter's archive to select the year or month whose comments you want displayed, and you can then use the Forward/Back just above to move forward/back to the next year or month. For example, here's the link to my comments from 2014:

    http://www.unz.com/comments/all/2014/?commenterfilter=Ron+Unz
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  24. Ron Unz says:
    @whoever
    When viewing a person's commenting history, only a limited number of the most recent are displayed. It's not possible to read his entire commenting history. As an example: This is the last comment of yours that I can access.
    Would it be possible to allow a person's entire commenting history to be viewable? Many commenters are very interesting to read and it's a shame to have their older comments lost.

    When viewing a person’s commenting history, only a limited number of the most recent are displayed. It’s not possible to read his entire commenting history….Would it be possible to allow a person’s entire commenting history to be viewable?

    Sure, the system already makes that pretty easy. Just use the control bar at the top of the Commenter’s archive to select the year or month whose comments you want displayed, and you can then use the Forward/Back just above to move forward/back to the next year or month. For example, here’s the link to my comments from 2014:

    http://www.unz.com/comments/all/2014/?commenterfilter=Ron+Unz

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    Ah, cool. Thanks!
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  25. whoever says: • Website
    @Ron Unz

    When viewing a person’s commenting history, only a limited number of the most recent are displayed. It’s not possible to read his entire commenting history....Would it be possible to allow a person’s entire commenting history to be viewable?
     
    Sure, the system already makes that pretty easy. Just use the control bar at the top of the Commenter's archive to select the year or month whose comments you want displayed, and you can then use the Forward/Back just above to move forward/back to the next year or month. For example, here's the link to my comments from 2014:

    http://www.unz.com/comments/all/2014/?commenterfilter=Ron+Unz

    Ah, cool. Thanks!

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  26. I love how easy it is to bookmark now :) thank you for the hard work sir.

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  27. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    I thank you for your work.
    While I respect and find fully reasonable the push to have people comment under a single handle, I have decided for the present to comment as Anonymous (despite having used a handle in the past). I am still often interested in seeing who, if anyone, has responded to what I have said. I wonder if there is any way to use the “Real or Fictitious Email” as a way for a commentator to search for replies to comments. I presume that this is not currently available, but I think that this could be a good feature. I find that I am often looking through recent post where I think I have commented, looking to see if I have any replies. Of course, sticking with a handle could solve this problem, but I have realized that I am deeply uncomfortable with that right now, since I suspect that an astute researcher could even now pin down my actual identity. While I might eventually conclude that I must opt for a real name posting policy, I have not done so at the moment, even as I think that many discussions here are worth responding to. (For instance, Nassim Taleb and Bruce Charlton, both of whom I respect, both seem to advocate for a real name posting policy. I am already screwing myself, since only a handful of commentators will mention both of these guys….)

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    Same Anonymous here-
    Let me add to my suggestion. I think it would solve the problem I am raising if the search option allowed you to search via email. Anonymous commentators will know what "email" they have entered, and will be able to search for their own comments. Others will not likely be able to guess random fake emails. Perhaps you could build in that the search will yield no results unless your browser cookie reveals that you have posted using the given email in the past month. I fully accept that by posting as Anonymous, I am not building a commentator history. That is a feature, not a bug. But I am still curious as to how people respond to what I say, if they do.
    Anyway, take my ideas as you wish. You are doing great work.
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  28. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    I would like all comments calling whomever a “cockroach” ,”delusional”, “insane”, “coward” and so on not be published on the site..

    Internet provides too many a place to go play foul-name-throwing, why allow it here.

    Also, you censor comments drily criticizing columnists. If 6/10 degree verbal aggression towards columnists gets censored, let’s censor verbal aggression towards other commenters too.

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  29. FKA Max says:

    This is a very old, specific and weird bug/glitch. I don’t know if it can be fixed?

    I believe I discovered the cause for my original comment being “ weirdly mangled” and “disfigured” by the commenting software: Namely my use of square brackets [] in combination with (possibly an URL and) the blockquote coding command.
    Here, without the square brackets, how the transition between the two quotes should have properly/actually looked like.

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/reforming-stuyvesant-hs-admissions-should-blacks-whites-team-up-against-asian-grinds/#comment-1821930

    Here an example of it. The following comment is cut off halfway through in the article comments:

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/white-davos-men-urge-africans-to-maintain-sky-high-fertility/#comment-1607054

    But it is completely displayed in the archives:

    https://www.unz.com/comments/all/2016/10/14/?CommentOrder=ASC&commenterfilter=FKA+Max

    This has happened to me a bunch of other times, here some more examples.

    Parts of the comment are missing in the article comments when I used square brackets in combination with a blockquote command and a link:

    https://www.unz.com/freed/iq-a-skeptics-view/#comment-1725649

    In the archives the comment is completely displayed:

    https://www.unz.com/comments/all/2017/01/12/?commenterfilter=FKA+Max

    Part missing:

    http://www.unz.com/article/americas-white-gun-culture-isnt-killing-blacks-other-blacks-are/#comment-1613821

    Complete in the archives:

    http://www.unz.com/comments/all/2016/10/19/?CommentOrder=ASC&commenterfilter=FKA+Max

    Same here:

    http://www.unz.com/gnxp/why-its-not-surprising-west-africans-dominate-sprinting/#comment-1530687

    and

    http://www.unz.com/comments/gnxp/2016/08/15/?CommentOrder=ASC&commenterfilter=FKA+Max

    The strange thing is, that when I first left some of these comments, there did not seem to be a problem, but since I have been aware of this bug/glitch and what is causing it, I have not been using a link in square brackets within a blockquote anymore.

    As I said, if this problem cannot be fixed, no problem. I just wanted to bring it to your attention, Mr. Unz.

    Thank you very much.

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    This is a very old, specific and weird bug/glitch.
     
    Thanks. Unfortunately, I'm tied up with some other software work right now, but I'll take a look when I have a chance, possibly within the next few days.
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  30. Ron Unz says:
    @FKA Max
    This is a very old, specific and weird bug/glitch. I don't know if it can be fixed?

    I believe I discovered the cause for my original comment being “ weirdly mangled” and “disfigured” by the commenting software: Namely my use of square brackets [] in combination with (possibly an URL and) the blockquote coding command.
    Here, without the square brackets, how the transition between the two quotes should have properly/actually looked like.
     
    - http://www.unz.com/isteve/reforming-stuyvesant-hs-admissions-should-blacks-whites-team-up-against-asian-grinds/#comment-1821930

    Here an example of it. The following comment is cut off halfway through in the article comments:

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/white-davos-men-urge-africans-to-maintain-sky-high-fertility/#comment-1607054

    But it is completely displayed in the archives:

    https://www.unz.com/comments/all/2016/10/14/?CommentOrder=ASC&commenterfilter=FKA+Max

    This has happened to me a bunch of other times, here some more examples.

    Parts of the comment are missing in the article comments when I used square brackets in combination with a blockquote command and a link:

    https://www.unz.com/freed/iq-a-skeptics-view/#comment-1725649

    In the archives the comment is completely displayed:

    https://www.unz.com/comments/all/2017/01/12/?commenterfilter=FKA+Max

    Part missing:

    http://www.unz.com/article/americas-white-gun-culture-isnt-killing-blacks-other-blacks-are/#comment-1613821

    Complete in the archives:

    http://www.unz.com/comments/all/2016/10/19/?CommentOrder=ASC&commenterfilter=FKA+Max

    Same here:

    http://www.unz.com/gnxp/why-its-not-surprising-west-africans-dominate-sprinting/#comment-1530687

    and

    http://www.unz.com/comments/gnxp/2016/08/15/?CommentOrder=ASC&commenterfilter=FKA+Max

    The strange thing is, that when I first left some of these comments, there did not seem to be a problem, but since I have been aware of this bug/glitch and what is causing it, I have not been using a link in square brackets within a blockquote anymore.

    As I said, if this problem cannot be fixed, no problem. I just wanted to bring it to your attention, Mr. Unz.

    Thank you very much.

    This is a very old, specific and weird bug/glitch.

    Thanks. Unfortunately, I’m tied up with some other software work right now, but I’ll take a look when I have a chance, possibly within the next few days.

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    Thank you so very much, Mr. Unz.

    The new Disclaimer looks and feels great!

    This is a comment of mine from last year:


    I have not been a commenter on the Unz Review for very long, but I noticed, that since you declared war on the sockpuppeteers, that the website and the web community seems to feel more ordered and streamlined. The Tough Love approach you chose to deal with them, in my experience, is the best antidote against this type of behavior and personality.

    Many, many thanks from me too, for this great website and the outstanding commenting experience.
     

    - https://www.unz.com/announcement/major-commenting-enhancements/#comment-1627436

    Your website feels even more ordered and streamlined now than it did back then.

    Absolutely fantastic!

    I hope you take good care of yourself and get enough rest and relaxation. You are pretty much indispensable, in my opinion.

    This is how I see Mr. Unz; he is one of the few elites/institutional guardians who thinks for himself:

    The key to throwing off these chains of mental immaturity is reason. There is hope that the entire public could become a force of free thinking individuals if they are free to do so. Why? There will always be a few people, even among the institutional “guardians,” who think for themselves. They will help the rest of us to “cultivate our minds.”
     

    - http://www.unz.com/article/trumps-warsaw-speech-and-the-real-clash-of-civilizations/#comment-1947233

    Does The Unz Review stand behind all the controversial claims made in the articles it publishes?

    Absolutely not! In any event, that would be a logical impossibility, since so many of the writers and their arguments directly contradict one another. Each reader must carefully weigh the logic and evidence backing the viewpoint of each author and decide for himself how much—or how little—of the material to accept. Thinking for yourself is difficult but necessary.
     

    - http://www.unz.com/masthead/#frequently-asked-questions-faq
    , @FKA Max
    Mr. Unz,

    the Facebook likes on the Johannes Wahlstrom article have disappeared again:

    I noticed that all Unz Review articles’ Facebook like counts were reset to “zero” a couple of days ago.

    Example:

    The following article used to have over 7000 Facebook likes, if I remember correctly, and now it has zero likes: http://www.unz.com/article/an-obituary-of-the-new-york-times/
     
    - http://www.unz.com/announcement/over-150-million-words-of-books-now-available-here/#comment-1921990
    , @FKA Max
    Mr. Unz,

    I just left a comment on your ``The Myth of American Meritocracy'' article, which contained a link to a tweet by Julian Assange. When I published the comment everything looked fine in the moderation stage, but when the comment went public/online a blockquote was put around parts of the comment beginning from where I inserted the Twitter link:

    http://www.unz.com/runz/the-myth-of-american-meritocracy/#comment-1959613

    In my archives you can see the comment without that problem:

    http://www.unz.com/comments/all/2017/08/07/?commenterfilter=FKA+Max

    Thank you very much.

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  31. FKA Max says:
    @Ron Unz

    This is a very old, specific and weird bug/glitch.
     
    Thanks. Unfortunately, I'm tied up with some other software work right now, but I'll take a look when I have a chance, possibly within the next few days.

    Thank you so very much, Mr. Unz.

    The new Disclaimer looks and feels great!

    This is a comment of mine from last year:

    I have not been a commenter on the Unz Review for very long, but I noticed, that since you declared war on the sockpuppeteers, that the website and the web community seems to feel more ordered and streamlined. The Tough Love approach you chose to deal with them, in my experience, is the best antidote against this type of behavior and personality.

    Many, many thanks from me too, for this great website and the outstanding commenting experience.

    https://www.unz.com/announcement/major-commenting-enhancements/#comment-1627436

    Your website feels even more ordered and streamlined now than it did back then.

    Absolutely fantastic!

    I hope you take good care of yourself and get enough rest and relaxation. You are pretty much indispensable, in my opinion.

    This is how I see Mr. Unz; he is one of the few elites/institutional guardians who thinks for himself:

    The key to throwing off these chains of mental immaturity is reason. There is hope that the entire public could become a force of free thinking individuals if they are free to do so. Why? There will always be a few people, even among the institutional “guardians,” who think for themselves. They will help the rest of us to “cultivate our minds.”

    http://www.unz.com/article/trumps-warsaw-speech-and-the-real-clash-of-civilizations/#comment-1947233

    Does The Unz Review stand behind all the controversial claims made in the articles it publishes?

    Absolutely not! In any event, that would be a logical impossibility, since so many of the writers and their arguments directly contradict one another. Each reader must carefully weigh the logic and evidence backing the viewpoint of each author and decide for himself how much—or how little—of the material to accept. Thinking for yourself is difficult but necessary.

    http://www.unz.com/masthead/#frequently-asked-questions-faq

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  32. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Anonymous
    I thank you for your work.
    While I respect and find fully reasonable the push to have people comment under a single handle, I have decided for the present to comment as Anonymous (despite having used a handle in the past). I am still often interested in seeing who, if anyone, has responded to what I have said. I wonder if there is any way to use the "Real or Fictitious Email" as a way for a commentator to search for replies to comments. I presume that this is not currently available, but I think that this could be a good feature. I find that I am often looking through recent post where I think I have commented, looking to see if I have any replies. Of course, sticking with a handle could solve this problem, but I have realized that I am deeply uncomfortable with that right now, since I suspect that an astute researcher could even now pin down my actual identity. While I might eventually conclude that I must opt for a real name posting policy, I have not done so at the moment, even as I think that many discussions here are worth responding to. (For instance, Nassim Taleb and Bruce Charlton, both of whom I respect, both seem to advocate for a real name posting policy. I am already screwing myself, since only a handful of commentators will mention both of these guys....)

    Same Anonymous here-
    Let me add to my suggestion. I think it would solve the problem I am raising if the search option allowed you to search via email. Anonymous commentators will know what “email” they have entered, and will be able to search for their own comments. Others will not likely be able to guess random fake emails. Perhaps you could build in that the search will yield no results unless your browser cookie reveals that you have posted using the given email in the past month. I fully accept that by posting as Anonymous, I am not building a commentator history. That is a feature, not a bug. But I am still curious as to how people respond to what I say, if they do.
    Anyway, take my ideas as you wish. You are doing great work.

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  33. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Ron Unz
    That's unfortunate, and very likely due to the HTTP/HTTPS issues. I think someone else reported something similar, and maybe other people will leave comments saying whether they're having similar problems and describing their device/browser combinations.

    One thing you might want to try to do is clear all your local cookies for this website, and see if that fixes the problem.

    Wizard of Oz had the same problem (comment #420): http://www.unz.com/article/the-muslim-rape-army-is-coming-to-getcha/

    Sorry about typos in last post. The editing function was missing.

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    One handy feature is that the comment date time stamp gives an anchor link to that particular comment. So a direct link to comment 420 there is http://www.unz.com/article/the-muslim-rape-army-is-coming-to-getcha/#comment-1949422
    , @Ron Unz

    Sorry about typos in last post. The editing function was missing.
     
    Thanks for letting me know, and sorry for the inconvenience.

    Unfortunately, the comment-editing feature is part of a third-party plugin integrated into the very complex WordPress system. Apparently, my last round of changes somehow broke it for some commenters.

    Strangely enough, the feature still works fine for me, making the bug more difficult to track down, but I'll do my best once I'm finished with the complex software work currently occupying me.
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  34. res says:
    @Anonymous
    Wizard of Oz had the same problem (comment #420): http://www.unz.com/article/the-muslim-rape-army-is-coming-to-getcha/

    Sorry about typos in last post. The editing function was missing.
     

    One handy feature is that the comment date time stamp gives an anchor link to that particular comment. So a direct link to comment 420 there is http://www.unz.com/article/the-muslim-rape-army-is-coming-to-getcha/#comment-1949422

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  35. bb. says:

    a thought on handling the handles:
    -have you considered a rule that may allow you to publish a list of all known aliases of a given multiple offender? That might be a pretty good deterrent. Isn’t it mostly trolls anyways?

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  36. Ron Unz says:
    @Anonymous
    Wizard of Oz had the same problem (comment #420): http://www.unz.com/article/the-muslim-rape-army-is-coming-to-getcha/

    Sorry about typos in last post. The editing function was missing.
     

    Sorry about typos in last post. The editing function was missing.

    Thanks for letting me know, and sorry for the inconvenience.

    Unfortunately, the comment-editing feature is part of a third-party plugin integrated into the very complex WordPress system. Apparently, my last round of changes somehow broke it for some commenters.

    Strangely enough, the feature still works fine for me, making the bug more difficult to track down, but I’ll do my best once I’m finished with the complex software work currently occupying me.

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  37. Sparkon says:

    Test image from the Library of Congress:

    Jacob Schiff & wife (LOC)

    The photo shows financier Jacob Schiff (1847-1920), and his wife Therese (née Loeb).

    Hmmm…

    Neither of these images is showing up in preview, but I will submit for publication nevertheless, since I would like to verify that this works, or not.

    Yes, I know I could should test with an image of say, Pamela Tiffen…

    Great dame, ugly URL, but the animated GIF is not showing up in preview, either…

    (However, 2/3 showing up once published; wiki one not…but when I go into edit, to check 2nd URL, and save, now none of photos are showing, just hot links…)

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    I think I see the problem with that 2nd picture of Jacob Schiff. which is showing as a broken link in my #37.

    With Wikipedia images, I think you must burrow down one more level to the hot link to the original file to grab the correct URL so that the image will display properly here.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/35/Portrait_of_Jacob_Schiff.jpg

    Mr. Schiff was about 5'3". Pamela Tiffen is 5'7", not counting the big hair.

    Thanks very much, Mr. Unz, for your generous efforts to provide this valuable resource.
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  38. Sparkon says:
    @Sparkon
    Test image from the Library of Congress:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/36251732306/sizes/z/

    The photo shows financier Jacob Schiff (1847-1920), and his wife Therese (née Loeb).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Portrait_of_Jacob_Schiff.jpg

    Hmmm...

    Neither of these images is showing up in preview, but I will submit for publication nevertheless, since I would like to verify that this works, or not.

    Yes, I know I could should test with an image of say, Pamela Tiffen...

    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LepH_bKk-fE/V_7mXl_b3NI/AAAAAAABVqw/ZTwo3JjgL74ovKCImTdFm06zzydGJicxQCLcB/s640/tiff%2B3.gif

    Great dame, ugly URL, but the animated GIF is not showing up in preview, either...

    (However, 2/3 showing up once published; wiki one not...but when I go into edit, to check 2nd URL, and save, now none of photos are showing, just hot links...)

    I think I see the problem with that 2nd picture of Jacob Schiff. which is showing as a broken link in my #37.

    With Wikipedia images, I think you must burrow down one more level to the hot link to the original file to grab the correct URL so that the image will display properly here.

    Mr. Schiff was about 5’3″. Pamela Tiffen is 5’7″, not counting the big hair.

    Thanks very much, Mr. Unz, for your generous efforts to provide this valuable resource.

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  39. utu says:

    Can I find somewhere here instruction on syntax how to embed images and other features. Can we use subscripts in comments? What bout Latex equations https://www.codecogs.com/latex/eqneditor.php ?

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  40. Duplicate comment….blah, blah, blah.

    Extremely irritating when UR responds so slowly that you hit the “Publish” button again thinking it never went through.

    Doubly irritating when the comment doesn’t show up and you try to publish it again.

    Just drop the really stupid message, please.

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  41. U. Ranus says:

    Seems with the increasing density of advanced JavaScriptology on this site, I finally lost the ability to use REPLY buttons. Admittedly I’m an evil NoScript user. It used to be sufficient to unblock unz.com and unzcoloud.com to REPLY, not anymore.

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    Found why REPLY didn't work. The site is loading javascript from ajax.googleapis.com, which I had blocked. When unblocked, REPLY works.

    In the long term I'd hope you could host those scripts yourself, since doing it the way you do now leaks information to Google, who can't be considered a politically neutral entity at this point.
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  42. peterike says:

    I’ve noticed that when using the Italics function, it doesn’t span paragraphs. That is to say, if I have multiple paragraphs, highlight them all, and click Italics, only the first paragraph shows up in italics. Though sometimes it previews correctly. And this behavior is not entirely consistent.

    Workaround is to highlight each paragraph individually, but that’s a bit of a pain.

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  43. FKA Max says:
    @Ron Unz

    This is a very old, specific and weird bug/glitch.
     
    Thanks. Unfortunately, I'm tied up with some other software work right now, but I'll take a look when I have a chance, possibly within the next few days.

    Mr. Unz,

    the Facebook likes on the Johannes Wahlstrom article have disappeared again:

    I noticed that all Unz Review articles’ Facebook like counts were reset to “zero” a couple of days ago.

    Example:

    The following article used to have over 7000 Facebook likes, if I remember correctly, and now it has zero likes: http://www.unz.com/article/an-obituary-of-the-new-york-times/

    http://www.unz.com/announcement/over-150-million-words-of-books-now-available-here/#comment-1921990

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    the Facebook likes on the Johannes Wahlstrom article have disappeared again:
     
    It's very odd. It must somehow be related to those HTTP/HTTPS conversion issues, but all the Facebook settings seem correct now. What's strange is that although all the Likes have indeed disappeared for some of the articles like:

    http://www.unz.com/article/an-obituary-of-the-new-york-times/

    For many other, they're still there. For example, this one has 7K Likes:

    http://www.unz.com/article/what-race-were-the-greeks-and-romans/

    Maybe something got temporarily corrupted in some Facebook cache, and hopefully can be fixed. I'm tied up on other things right now, but I'll try to revisit the issue when I have some time.
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  44. Ron Unz says:
    @FKA Max
    Mr. Unz,

    the Facebook likes on the Johannes Wahlstrom article have disappeared again:

    I noticed that all Unz Review articles’ Facebook like counts were reset to “zero” a couple of days ago.

    Example:

    The following article used to have over 7000 Facebook likes, if I remember correctly, and now it has zero likes: http://www.unz.com/article/an-obituary-of-the-new-york-times/
     
    - http://www.unz.com/announcement/over-150-million-words-of-books-now-available-here/#comment-1921990

    the Facebook likes on the Johannes Wahlstrom article have disappeared again:

    It’s very odd. It must somehow be related to those HTTP/HTTPS conversion issues, but all the Facebook settings seem correct now. What’s strange is that although all the Likes have indeed disappeared for some of the articles like:

    http://www.unz.com/article/an-obituary-of-the-new-york-times/

    For many other, they’re still there. For example, this one has 7K Likes:

    http://www.unz.com/article/what-race-were-the-greeks-and-romans/

    Maybe something got temporarily corrupted in some Facebook cache, and hopefully can be fixed. I’m tied up on other things right now, but I’ll try to revisit the issue when I have some time.

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    For many other, they’re still there.
     
    That is indeed odd, and I noticed it too, that the `` Facebook Like disappearances'' seem random and are not an universal occurrence across the website, like it was the case the last time this happened.

    Just another minor FYI/heads-up for you, Mr. Unz. I noticed, and only on that specific article so far, that the newest JayMan article is missing the ``Recently from Author'' and the ``Related Pieces by Author'' boxes underneath the article: http://www.unz.com/jman/the-five-laws-of-behavioral-genetics/

    I noticed that the ``Related Pieces by Author'' box only shows up underneath articles that are classified by category or tagged with certain keywords. Mr. Sailer usually does not do that so under most of his blog posts only the ``Recently from Author'' box shows up: http://www.unz.com/isteve/asians-sue-harvard-over-affirmative-action-in-admissions/

    But JayMan's article is categorized and tagged several keywords, but still both boxes are missing.

    Like I said, his latest is the only article I have so far noticed this on/with. Maybe it has to do with his blog just coming out of ``retirement'' recently, since I had noticed that his blog had been in the ``Archived Blogs and Columns'' section of the website until today?

    Thank you very much.
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  45. Sparkon says:

    This is a test of the PNG image format:

    Neither showing in Preview…

    Both showing in edit mode after publishing, but not after editing, as noted previously.

    Note that the eagle background should be showing sold white, so I believe the artist made some error in preparing the image before saving it.

    Wanted to test another PNG but ran out of time 8 7 6

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  46. FKA Max says:
    @Ron Unz

    the Facebook likes on the Johannes Wahlstrom article have disappeared again:
     
    It's very odd. It must somehow be related to those HTTP/HTTPS conversion issues, but all the Facebook settings seem correct now. What's strange is that although all the Likes have indeed disappeared for some of the articles like:

    http://www.unz.com/article/an-obituary-of-the-new-york-times/

    For many other, they're still there. For example, this one has 7K Likes:

    http://www.unz.com/article/what-race-were-the-greeks-and-romans/

    Maybe something got temporarily corrupted in some Facebook cache, and hopefully can be fixed. I'm tied up on other things right now, but I'll try to revisit the issue when I have some time.

    For many other, they’re still there.

    That is indeed odd, and I noticed it too, that the “ Facebook Like disappearances” seem random and are not an universal occurrence across the website, like it was the case the last time this happened.

    Just another minor FYI/heads-up for you, Mr. Unz. I noticed, and only on that specific article so far, that the newest JayMan article is missing the “Recently from Author” and the “Related Pieces by Author” boxes underneath the article: http://www.unz.com/jman/the-five-laws-of-behavioral-genetics/

    I noticed that the “Related Pieces by Author” box only shows up underneath articles that are classified by category or tagged with certain keywords. Mr. Sailer usually does not do that so under most of his blog posts only the “Recently from Author” box shows up: http://www.unz.com/isteve/asians-sue-harvard-over-affirmative-action-in-admissions/

    But JayMan’s article is categorized and tagged several keywords, but still both boxes are missing.

    Like I said, his latest is the only article I have so far noticed this on/with. Maybe it has to do with his blog just coming out of “retirement” recently, since I had noticed that his blog had been in the “Archived Blogs and Columns” section of the website until today?

    Thank you very much.

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    Just another minor FYI/heads-up for you, Mr. Unz. I noticed, and only on that specific article so far, that the newest JayMan article is missing the “Recently from Author” and the “Related Pieces by Author” boxes underneath the article:
     
    I'll take a look.

    Meanwhile, that Facebook Like issue turned out to be very simple---just a Facebook cache that had gotten corrupted on some posts during the HTTPS/HTTP problems. It's now been solved.
    , @Ron Unz

    Just another minor FYI/heads-up for you, Mr. Unz. I noticed, and only on that specific article so far, that the newest JayMan article is missing the “Recently from Author” and the “Related Pieces by Author” boxes underneath the article:
     
    I just fixed it. WordPress is a very poorly designed software system (though overall better than the other options) and although I've gotten rid of nearly all the WordPress code except for the back-end, that part still causes me lots of problems.
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  47. Ron Unz says:
    @FKA Max

    For many other, they’re still there.
     
    That is indeed odd, and I noticed it too, that the `` Facebook Like disappearances'' seem random and are not an universal occurrence across the website, like it was the case the last time this happened.

    Just another minor FYI/heads-up for you, Mr. Unz. I noticed, and only on that specific article so far, that the newest JayMan article is missing the ``Recently from Author'' and the ``Related Pieces by Author'' boxes underneath the article: http://www.unz.com/jman/the-five-laws-of-behavioral-genetics/

    I noticed that the ``Related Pieces by Author'' box only shows up underneath articles that are classified by category or tagged with certain keywords. Mr. Sailer usually does not do that so under most of his blog posts only the ``Recently from Author'' box shows up: http://www.unz.com/isteve/asians-sue-harvard-over-affirmative-action-in-admissions/

    But JayMan's article is categorized and tagged several keywords, but still both boxes are missing.

    Like I said, his latest is the only article I have so far noticed this on/with. Maybe it has to do with his blog just coming out of ``retirement'' recently, since I had noticed that his blog had been in the ``Archived Blogs and Columns'' section of the website until today?

    Thank you very much.

    Just another minor FYI/heads-up for you, Mr. Unz. I noticed, and only on that specific article so far, that the newest JayMan article is missing the “Recently from Author” and the “Related Pieces by Author” boxes underneath the article:

    I’ll take a look.

    Meanwhile, that Facebook Like issue turned out to be very simple—just a Facebook cache that had gotten corrupted on some posts during the HTTPS/HTTP problems. It’s now been solved.

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  48. Ron Unz says:
    @FKA Max

    For many other, they’re still there.
     
    That is indeed odd, and I noticed it too, that the `` Facebook Like disappearances'' seem random and are not an universal occurrence across the website, like it was the case the last time this happened.

    Just another minor FYI/heads-up for you, Mr. Unz. I noticed, and only on that specific article so far, that the newest JayMan article is missing the ``Recently from Author'' and the ``Related Pieces by Author'' boxes underneath the article: http://www.unz.com/jman/the-five-laws-of-behavioral-genetics/

    I noticed that the ``Related Pieces by Author'' box only shows up underneath articles that are classified by category or tagged with certain keywords. Mr. Sailer usually does not do that so under most of his blog posts only the ``Recently from Author'' box shows up: http://www.unz.com/isteve/asians-sue-harvard-over-affirmative-action-in-admissions/

    But JayMan's article is categorized and tagged several keywords, but still both boxes are missing.

    Like I said, his latest is the only article I have so far noticed this on/with. Maybe it has to do with his blog just coming out of ``retirement'' recently, since I had noticed that his blog had been in the ``Archived Blogs and Columns'' section of the website until today?

    Thank you very much.

    Just another minor FYI/heads-up for you, Mr. Unz. I noticed, and only on that specific article so far, that the newest JayMan article is missing the “Recently from Author” and the “Related Pieces by Author” boxes underneath the article:

    I just fixed it. WordPress is a very poorly designed software system (though overall better than the other options) and although I’ve gotten rid of nearly all the WordPress code except for the back-end, that part still causes me lots of problems.

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  49. utu says:

    Mr. Unz,

    I think my comment under the last note by JAYMAN was deleted. I pointed to two fundamental flaws of twin studies. I think it was very a propos under the note that present a generalization of twin studies results in reformulated as “universal laws” which in itself is a great overreach and clear sign of grandiosity and hubris.

    While I do not expect you to intervene I think that blogs of authors who have a privilege of censorship should be somehow marked so commenters know that they enter there at their own risk and in addition the statistics of censorial interventions should be publicly available so the censors can compete for the award of the Censor of the Year. W/o it we live in false reality thinking that everything is cool and great at unz.com.

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    While I do not expect you to intervene I think that blogs of authors who have a privilege of censorship should be somehow marked so commenters know that they enter there at their own risk
     
    Sure, that's very reasonable. I just added a note that all the comments on JayMan pieces are moderated by JayMan. It's just above the comment-entry field, and matches the disclosures on the iSteve posts and various others.
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  50. Brabantian says: • Website

    At the moment, on the right side of the main Unz Review page, the site is promoting as a stand-alone – without comment provision – what is in fact a devious video involving a highly dodgy / controversial personality, Seymour ‘Sy’ Hersh, known to many readers as a psy-op / dis-info agent of some decades. Would be much better to place it in the category of ‘Discussing External Articles’ so the truth could be brought out by commenters.

    To explain … this video, on the surface, seems a nice pro-Trump ‘revelation’ that ‘the USA Democratic Party is pumping the Russian hacking & influence story knowing it’s false’ – something most of us here know

    However, Hersh’s video & ‘leak’ & related stories, are a psy-op actually selling a different deception story ‘by the way’, Hersh using the what-we-already-know ‘Russian hack is nonsense’ as his Trojan horse cover.

    Amidst Hersh’s staged ‘leak’ – nicely pro-Trump to fool us – Hersh sells us a dodgy claim that Seth Rich was, he assures us, definitely NOT killed by mafias linked to Hillary Clinton … but by some random street thug, according to Hersh’s amazing ‘secret inside sources’ he always has when he is running a US gov psy-op … this unknown ‘street thug killed Seth Rich’, but ‘got scared’ so didn’t take Seth Rich’s wallet … uh-huh

    Hersh is also trying to distract us from the fact that we now have a string of people who are dead or in prison after contacting what is known as the oily US-Israeli intel frauds of Wikileaks & also The Intercept, which are in fact ‘rat traps’ to help identify, silence & kill real dissidents duped into contacting them.

    See just below on how Wikileaks may have helped kill both Seth Rich, & another anti-Hillary leaker, Peter W Smith, also dead after contacting Wikileaks, with Assange absurdly claiming he never got any Smith files. Tho Assange posted a ‘reward’ for info about Seth Rich – funny how the USA international financial dragnet doesn’t close Wikileaks fat bank accounts – Assange arguably may have set up the killing -

    Just to remind that, years ago, Zbigniew Brzezinski & Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu, both admitted that ‘not really living in the London Ecuador Embassy’ Julian Assange, & Wikileaks itself, are USA-Israeli intel agency frauds, the leaks all selected & controlled. Assange was the dry run for another fraud, that of Rothschild employee & ex-gay-p-rnographer Gleen Greenwald, who pumped the young friend of Dick Cheney & the Brzezinski family, ‘Edward Snowden’ … who first claimed to ‘leak’ to Dick Cheney’s biographer at the Washington Post … with many other proofs of the fraud, starting point here:

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/09/21/russia-govt-report-snowden-greenwald-are-cia-frauds/

    Assange & Greenwald & Snowden of course recommend the ‘TOR’ browser developed by United States Naval Research Laboratory employees working for US intel, as the ‘safe’ way to contact them, uh-huh, really secure

    In younger days, Seymour Hersh made his bones as a fake ‘brave investigative reporter’ who like other ‘limited hang-outs’ of the time, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, etc, claimed the official JFK assassination story, lone gunman Oswald etc, was all perfectly fine & dandy … the reward for all these people was their later fame.

    Hersh and all of these fakers are totally anti 9-11 truth, against even questioning the official narrative – Seymour Hersh, Hersh’s current media partner Eric Zuesse, Glenn Greenwald, Edward Snowden, Julian Assange … all of these dis-info people say the US official 9-11 story is just great, Israel had nothing to do with it, don’t talk about the arrested ‘dancing Israelis’ or the ‘Israeli art students’ photographed in the Twin Towers with boxes of bomb detonator components a few weeks before 9-11, the pix in the New York Times, no less

    http://www.newnationalist.net/2017/03/02/world-trade-centers-infamous-91st-floor-israeli-art-student-project/

    Seymour Hersh – card-carrying member of the intel agency psy-op confusion brigade – also sold a greasy, absurd alt version of the ‘Osama bin Laden assassination in 2011′ fake story, Hersh claiming that Pakistani leaders helped to murder bin Laden & toss his body pieces from a helicopter, in total insult to their own Muslim religion HA. Whereas the actual evidence points to Osama bin Laden having died a decade earlier, shortly after the 9-11 attacks of which, in fact, the real bin Laden denied being involved.

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    At the moment, on the right side of the main Unz Review page, the site is promoting as a stand-alone – without comment provision – what is in fact a devious video involving a highly dodgy / controversial personality, Seymour ‘Sy’ Hersh, known to many readers as a psy-op / dis-info agent of some decades.
     
    With all due respect, for decades Seymour Hersh has been one of America's most renowned investigative journalists, while you're just some random nut on the Internet, who hangs around my website for some reason, perhaps because you've been banned from every other venue.

    It's not worth checking your commenting archive, but my strong impression is that most of your comments are generally ignorant, stupid, or crazy, presumably reflecting their author.

    Wouldn't you be much happier shifting over to the FoxNews or AlexJones websites?...
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  51. Ron Unz says:
    @utu
    Mr. Unz,

    I think my comment under the last note by JAYMAN was deleted. I pointed to two fundamental flaws of twin studies. I think it was very a propos under the note that present a generalization of twin studies results in reformulated as "universal laws" which in itself is a great overreach and clear sign of grandiosity and hubris.

    While I do not expect you to intervene I think that blogs of authors who have a privilege of censorship should be somehow marked so commenters know that they enter there at their own risk and in addition the statistics of censorial interventions should be publicly available so the censors can compete for the award of the Censor of the Year. W/o it we live in false reality thinking that everything is cool and great at unz.com.

    While I do not expect you to intervene I think that blogs of authors who have a privilege of censorship should be somehow marked so commenters know that they enter there at their own risk

    Sure, that’s very reasonable. I just added a note that all the comments on JayMan pieces are moderated by JayMan. It’s just above the comment-entry field, and matches the disclosures on the iSteve posts and various others.

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    Thanks.

    Still I feel that something is wrong here with JayMan's excessive liberty. You are giving somebody a medium to broadcast their views and opinions and he abuses the spirit of the place. The topic he writes about is controversial for a good reason. The science is not settled. The methodology is being questioned and so on. Suppressing legitimate questions and challenges turns his blog to a de facto propaganda tube for one sided opinions. Besides all what he publishes here appears elsewhere like on his private blog where he can exercise his editorial power anyway he wants but when he comes here why does he expect to have the same power. Why publish him here? Just give a link to his blog and send commenters there.

    I think you should rethink the whole issue and your approach to it. I am not against the editorial privilege in general. Just some authors should not have it. Would you give it to Revusky? JayMan might be even worse.

    There is also another option. Disable comments like in Paul Craig Roberts case.
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  52. utu says:
    @Ron Unz

    While I do not expect you to intervene I think that blogs of authors who have a privilege of censorship should be somehow marked so commenters know that they enter there at their own risk
     
    Sure, that's very reasonable. I just added a note that all the comments on JayMan pieces are moderated by JayMan. It's just above the comment-entry field, and matches the disclosures on the iSteve posts and various others.

    Thanks.

    Still I feel that something is wrong here with JayMan’s excessive liberty. You are giving somebody a medium to broadcast their views and opinions and he abuses the spirit of the place. The topic he writes about is controversial for a good reason. The science is not settled. The methodology is being questioned and so on. Suppressing legitimate questions and challenges turns his blog to a de facto propaganda tube for one sided opinions. Besides all what he publishes here appears elsewhere like on his private blog where he can exercise his editorial power anyway he wants but when he comes here why does he expect to have the same power. Why publish him here? Just give a link to his blog and send commenters there.

    I think you should rethink the whole issue and your approach to it. I am not against the editorial privilege in general. Just some authors should not have it. Would you give it to Revusky? JayMan might be even worse.

    There is also another option. Disable comments like in Paul Craig Roberts case.

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  53. Ron Unz says:
    @Brabantian
    At the moment, on the right side of the main Unz Review page, the site is promoting as a stand-alone - without comment provision - what is in fact a devious video involving a highly dodgy / controversial personality, Seymour 'Sy' Hersh, known to many readers as a psy-op / dis-info agent of some decades. Would be much better to place it in the category of 'Discussing External Articles' so the truth could be brought out by commenters.

    To explain ... this video, on the surface, seems a nice pro-Trump 'revelation' that 'the USA Democratic Party is pumping the Russian hacking & influence story knowing it's false' - something most of us here know

    However, Hersh's video & 'leak' & related stories, are a psy-op actually selling a different deception story 'by the way', Hersh using the what-we-already-know 'Russian hack is nonsense' as his Trojan horse cover.

    Amidst Hersh's staged 'leak' - nicely pro-Trump to fool us - Hersh sells us a dodgy claim that Seth Rich was, he assures us, definitely NOT killed by mafias linked to Hillary Clinton ... but by some random street thug, according to Hersh's amazing 'secret inside sources' he always has when he is running a US gov psy-op ... this unknown 'street thug killed Seth Rich', but 'got scared' so didn't take Seth Rich's wallet ... uh-huh

    Hersh is also trying to distract us from the fact that we now have a string of people who are dead or in prison after contacting what is known as the oily US-Israeli intel frauds of Wikileaks & also The Intercept, which are in fact 'rat traps' to help identify, silence & kill real dissidents duped into contacting them.

    See just below on how Wikileaks may have helped kill both Seth Rich, & another anti-Hillary leaker, Peter W Smith, also dead after contacting Wikileaks, with Assange absurdly claiming he never got any Smith files. Tho Assange posted a 'reward' for info about Seth Rich - funny how the USA international financial dragnet doesn't close Wikileaks fat bank accounts - Assange arguably may have set up the killing -

    Just to remind that, years ago, Zbigniew Brzezinski & Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu, both admitted that 'not really living in the London Ecuador Embassy' Julian Assange, & Wikileaks itself, are USA-Israeli intel agency frauds, the leaks all selected & controlled. Assange was the dry run for another fraud, that of Rothschild employee & ex-gay-p-rnographer Gleen Greenwald, who pumped the young friend of Dick Cheney & the Brzezinski family, 'Edward Snowden' ... who first claimed to 'leak' to Dick Cheney's biographer at the Washington Post ... with many other proofs of the fraud, starting point here:
    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/09/21/russia-govt-report-snowden-greenwald-are-cia-frauds/

    Assange & Greenwald & Snowden of course recommend the 'TOR' browser developed by United States Naval Research Laboratory employees working for US intel, as the 'safe' way to contact them, uh-huh, really secure

    In younger days, Seymour Hersh made his bones as a fake 'brave investigative reporter' who like other 'limited hang-outs' of the time, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, etc, claimed the official JFK assassination story, lone gunman Oswald etc, was all perfectly fine & dandy ... the reward for all these people was their later fame.

    Hersh and all of these fakers are totally anti 9-11 truth, against even questioning the official narrative - Seymour Hersh, Hersh's current media partner Eric Zuesse, Glenn Greenwald, Edward Snowden, Julian Assange ... all of these dis-info people say the US official 9-11 story is just great, Israel had nothing to do with it, don't talk about the arrested 'dancing Israelis' or the 'Israeli art students' photographed in the Twin Towers with boxes of bomb detonator components a few weeks before 9-11, the pix in the New York Times, no less
    http://www.newnationalist.net/2017/03/02/world-trade-centers-infamous-91st-floor-israeli-art-student-project/

    Seymour Hersh - card-carrying member of the intel agency psy-op confusion brigade - also sold a greasy, absurd alt version of the 'Osama bin Laden assassination in 2011' fake story, Hersh claiming that Pakistani leaders helped to murder bin Laden & toss his body pieces from a helicopter, in total insult to their own Muslim religion HA. Whereas the actual evidence points to Osama bin Laden having died a decade earlier, shortly after the 9-11 attacks of which, in fact, the real bin Laden denied being involved.

    At the moment, on the right side of the main Unz Review page, the site is promoting as a stand-alone – without comment provision – what is in fact a devious video involving a highly dodgy / controversial personality, Seymour ‘Sy’ Hersh, known to many readers as a psy-op / dis-info agent of some decades.

    With all due respect, for decades Seymour Hersh has been one of America’s most renowned investigative journalists, while you’re just some random nut on the Internet, who hangs around my website for some reason, perhaps because you’ve been banned from every other venue.

    It’s not worth checking your commenting archive, but my strong impression is that most of your comments are generally ignorant, stupid, or crazy, presumably reflecting their author.

    Wouldn’t you be much happier shifting over to the FoxNews or AlexJones websites?…

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    Ron, I hope you've been watching how the media handles Sy Hersh's surreptitiously recorded thoughts about Seth Rich/Russia-hacked-DNC narrative. How does it fit within the American Pravda framework?

    What I've observed is that it got major play from the alt-right/alt-light crowd and World Net Daily plus a sliver of the most die-hard Berniacs who *really* fear the Military Industrial Complex. And despite Hersh painting a very believable picture of why he believes Seth Rich was a robbery gone wrong, the MSM is pretending this audio absolutely does not exist. He exonerates the DNC and even that coveted imprimatur wasn't enough to get one single MSM journalist out of 100s to break ranks. A scant handful of the most unhinged neocons addressed it, but their fellow travelers and MSM associates didn't acknowledge their utterances. If you are a follower of the MSM and mainstream conservatives, you have zero idea of the existence of the Hersh tape.

    My feeling? I suspect that this landed on them like a neutron bomb. Lots of embarrassment and shame that the "conspiracy theorists" were correct; they had devoted so much mental energy and writing to making fun of us and why anybody who'd believe such beyond-the-pale nutjubs were irredeemable retards themselves. Are they afraid? Afraid for their jobs? I tend to think perhaps so, but I'm not sure. So, what can we expect from here on out? I think they'd like to slowly pivot away from "Russia" and pretend the whole thing never happened. But the MIC is powerful and powerfully obtuse. Plus it's ginned up a lot of energy, energy that will be needed to turn out the vote.
    **Hersh's words at the end about how dumb-cuz-owned journalists are was convincing. This may have been the unkindest cut of all, but the moment they heard it, they had to know it was true. They'd been duped.**

    Your thoughts?
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  54. U. Ranus says:
    @U. Ranus
    Seems with the increasing density of advanced JavaScriptology on this site, I finally lost the ability to use REPLY buttons. Admittedly I'm an evil NoScript user. It used to be sufficient to unblock unz.com and unzcoloud.com to REPLY, not anymore.

    Found why REPLY didn’t work. The site is loading javascript from ajax.googleapis.com, which I had blocked. When unblocked, REPLY works.

    In the long term I’d hope you could host those scripts yourself, since doing it the way you do now leaks information to Google, who can’t be considered a politically neutral entity at this point.

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  55. Dahlia says:
    @Ron Unz

    At the moment, on the right side of the main Unz Review page, the site is promoting as a stand-alone – without comment provision – what is in fact a devious video involving a highly dodgy / controversial personality, Seymour ‘Sy’ Hersh, known to many readers as a psy-op / dis-info agent of some decades.
     
    With all due respect, for decades Seymour Hersh has been one of America's most renowned investigative journalists, while you're just some random nut on the Internet, who hangs around my website for some reason, perhaps because you've been banned from every other venue.

    It's not worth checking your commenting archive, but my strong impression is that most of your comments are generally ignorant, stupid, or crazy, presumably reflecting their author.

    Wouldn't you be much happier shifting over to the FoxNews or AlexJones websites?...

    Ron, I hope you’ve been watching how the media handles Sy Hersh’s surreptitiously recorded thoughts about Seth Rich/Russia-hacked-DNC narrative. How does it fit within the American Pravda framework?

    What I’ve observed is that it got major play from the alt-right/alt-light crowd and World Net Daily plus a sliver of the most die-hard Berniacs who *really* fear the Military Industrial Complex. And despite Hersh painting a very believable picture of why he believes Seth Rich was a robbery gone wrong, the MSM is pretending this audio absolutely does not exist. He exonerates the DNC and even that coveted imprimatur wasn’t enough to get one single MSM journalist out of 100s to break ranks. A scant handful of the most unhinged neocons addressed it, but their fellow travelers and MSM associates didn’t acknowledge their utterances. If you are a follower of the MSM and mainstream conservatives, you have zero idea of the existence of the Hersh tape.

    My feeling? I suspect that this landed on them like a neutron bomb. Lots of embarrassment and shame that the “conspiracy theorists” were correct; they had devoted so much mental energy and writing to making fun of us and why anybody who’d believe such beyond-the-pale nutjubs were irredeemable retards themselves. Are they afraid? Afraid for their jobs? I tend to think perhaps so, but I’m not sure. So, what can we expect from here on out? I think they’d like to slowly pivot away from “Russia” and pretend the whole thing never happened. But the MIC is powerful and powerfully obtuse. Plus it’s ginned up a lot of energy, energy that will be needed to turn out the vote.
    **Hersh’s words at the end about how dumb-cuz-owned journalists are was convincing. This may have been the unkindest cut of all, but the moment they heard it, they had to know it was true. They’d been duped.**

    Your thoughts?

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    Ron, I hope you’ve been watching how the media handles Sy Hersh’s surreptitiously recorded thoughts about Seth Rich/Russia-hacked-DNC narrative. How does it fit within the American Pravda framework?
     
    Unfortunately, I've been *totally* preoccupied with my difficult software work, and haven't been able to follow the issue at all, let alone consider writing anything about it.

    Just as you say, not a word has gotten into any of the morning newspaper readings, which doesn't surprise me in the least. I mentioned it to a couple of "mainstream" people I know, and they were totally unaware of the story.

    Frankly, I'd already been about 75% sure that the DNC documents were given to WikiLeaks by Seth Rich, based on the Assange statements, those of the former British ambassador working with him, plus that Intelligence Veterans group, and a couple of other things, including that FoxNews commentator. With Hersh's tape, I'd now up it at about 90%. But just because our entire New Cold War policy against Russia is based on a totally exploded hoax doesn't mean it won't continue indefinitely, with those 99% votes in Congress demonstrated that.

    And frankly, I think Hersh is (very understandably) being more than a little coy about Rich's murder. I don't have any data, but I'd assume that the number of non-criminal middle-class whites who die in unsolved DC street killings these days is almost nil, maybe one a year or something. So we have a Bernie-supporter at the DNC leaking a gigantic amount of data and thereby very likely swinging the presidential election toward Republican Donald Trump. And almost immediately afterwards, he becomes virtually unique among DC whites to be mysteriously shot dead on the street. Seems like an *astonishing* coincidence to me.

    There's obviously no evidence that Clinton or any high-ranking official ordered his death. But I'd assume that the belief he was the leaker had gotten around a little in DNC circles, and if a couple of dozen people knew, it seems very possible that one of them had a local friend who arranged it.

    A presidential race involved billions of dollars, the world's most powerful position, and determines who gets thousands of extremely desirable jobs and lucrative contracts. Can you think of any more plausible reason for rubbing out a "traitor"?

    Then again, maybe the coroner misdiagnosed the cause of death, and Rich was actually killed by a tiny iron meteorite, whose fiery trip through the atmosphere shrunk it to exactly the size and shape of a bullet. Poor, unlucky Rich...
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  56. Ron Unz says:
    @Dahlia
    Ron, I hope you've been watching how the media handles Sy Hersh's surreptitiously recorded thoughts about Seth Rich/Russia-hacked-DNC narrative. How does it fit within the American Pravda framework?

    What I've observed is that it got major play from the alt-right/alt-light crowd and World Net Daily plus a sliver of the most die-hard Berniacs who *really* fear the Military Industrial Complex. And despite Hersh painting a very believable picture of why he believes Seth Rich was a robbery gone wrong, the MSM is pretending this audio absolutely does not exist. He exonerates the DNC and even that coveted imprimatur wasn't enough to get one single MSM journalist out of 100s to break ranks. A scant handful of the most unhinged neocons addressed it, but their fellow travelers and MSM associates didn't acknowledge their utterances. If you are a follower of the MSM and mainstream conservatives, you have zero idea of the existence of the Hersh tape.

    My feeling? I suspect that this landed on them like a neutron bomb. Lots of embarrassment and shame that the "conspiracy theorists" were correct; they had devoted so much mental energy and writing to making fun of us and why anybody who'd believe such beyond-the-pale nutjubs were irredeemable retards themselves. Are they afraid? Afraid for their jobs? I tend to think perhaps so, but I'm not sure. So, what can we expect from here on out? I think they'd like to slowly pivot away from "Russia" and pretend the whole thing never happened. But the MIC is powerful and powerfully obtuse. Plus it's ginned up a lot of energy, energy that will be needed to turn out the vote.
    **Hersh's words at the end about how dumb-cuz-owned journalists are was convincing. This may have been the unkindest cut of all, but the moment they heard it, they had to know it was true. They'd been duped.**

    Your thoughts?

    Ron, I hope you’ve been watching how the media handles Sy Hersh’s surreptitiously recorded thoughts about Seth Rich/Russia-hacked-DNC narrative. How does it fit within the American Pravda framework?

    Unfortunately, I’ve been *totally* preoccupied with my difficult software work, and haven’t been able to follow the issue at all, let alone consider writing anything about it.

    Just as you say, not a word has gotten into any of the morning newspaper readings, which doesn’t surprise me in the least. I mentioned it to a couple of “mainstream” people I know, and they were totally unaware of the story.

    Frankly, I’d already been about 75% sure that the DNC documents were given to WikiLeaks by Seth Rich, based on the Assange statements, those of the former British ambassador working with him, plus that Intelligence Veterans group, and a couple of other things, including that FoxNews commentator. With Hersh’s tape, I’d now up it at about 90%. But just because our entire New Cold War policy against Russia is based on a totally exploded hoax doesn’t mean it won’t continue indefinitely, with those 99% votes in Congress demonstrated that.

    And frankly, I think Hersh is (very understandably) being more than a little coy about Rich’s murder. I don’t have any data, but I’d assume that the number of non-criminal middle-class whites who die in unsolved DC street killings these days is almost nil, maybe one a year or something. So we have a Bernie-supporter at the DNC leaking a gigantic amount of data and thereby very likely swinging the presidential election toward Republican Donald Trump. And almost immediately afterwards, he becomes virtually unique among DC whites to be mysteriously shot dead on the street. Seems like an *astonishing* coincidence to me.

    There’s obviously no evidence that Clinton or any high-ranking official ordered his death. But I’d assume that the belief he was the leaker had gotten around a little in DNC circles, and if a couple of dozen people knew, it seems very possible that one of them had a local friend who arranged it.

    A presidential race involved billions of dollars, the world’s most powerful position, and determines who gets thousands of extremely desirable jobs and lucrative contracts. Can you think of any more plausible reason for rubbing out a “traitor”?

    Then again, maybe the coroner misdiagnosed the cause of death, and Rich was actually killed by a tiny iron meteorite, whose fiery trip through the atmosphere shrunk it to exactly the size and shape of a bullet. Poor, unlucky Rich…

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    Thanks, Ron.

    I'd mentioned earlier at the forum a comment made by a DNC associate of Seth Rich's, someone I called "Crazy Andrew", who seemed very angry and bitter with Seth Rich to the point of quote-tweeting the now-murdered victim. Either he was involved or he had just learned his late friend had been involved with the leak. Everything you say about it getting around in that circle, which we'd expect, has even more validation from Cassandra Fairbanks's reporting about his brother as well.

    What you may not know, just to add to everything you suspect, is that the MSM had breathlessly reported Sy Hersh in the *mere hours* before the Fairbanks audio of him was released. He had been mentioned in the Rod Wheeler lawsuit so NPR sought him out for a quote and Hersh dumped on the "conspiracy" guy. This Sy Hersh quote gave much energy to the other outlets in the MSM and an excuse to dump on the "conspiracy theorists". More articles written and all laughingly spread throughout Twitter. A hashtag campaign was started.

    Then the audio of Sy Hersh himself came out that contradicted his statements to NPR and the laughter and attention died that instant. The hashtag campaign collapsed even though the Right were super excited and using it. No excuses, no continuity, the MSM world immediately became a place where the last 18 hours hadn't taken place and the Sy Hersh audio doesn't exist. Nobody but the outlet who broke the audio sought out Sy Hersh for his response to the audio. In fact, the original NPR reporter who talked with Sy Hersh and got the quotes the MSM loved, did *not* go back to Sy Hersh, but pushed back by simply repeating what Hersh told him pre-audio. (Sy Hersh, by the way, responded to the audio by saying he lived "in the real world" and neither denied or authenticated)

    I have never anything like it in my life. This is not a healthy democracy.
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  57. Dahlia says:
    @Ron Unz

    Ron, I hope you’ve been watching how the media handles Sy Hersh’s surreptitiously recorded thoughts about Seth Rich/Russia-hacked-DNC narrative. How does it fit within the American Pravda framework?
     
    Unfortunately, I've been *totally* preoccupied with my difficult software work, and haven't been able to follow the issue at all, let alone consider writing anything about it.

    Just as you say, not a word has gotten into any of the morning newspaper readings, which doesn't surprise me in the least. I mentioned it to a couple of "mainstream" people I know, and they were totally unaware of the story.

    Frankly, I'd already been about 75% sure that the DNC documents were given to WikiLeaks by Seth Rich, based on the Assange statements, those of the former British ambassador working with him, plus that Intelligence Veterans group, and a couple of other things, including that FoxNews commentator. With Hersh's tape, I'd now up it at about 90%. But just because our entire New Cold War policy against Russia is based on a totally exploded hoax doesn't mean it won't continue indefinitely, with those 99% votes in Congress demonstrated that.

    And frankly, I think Hersh is (very understandably) being more than a little coy about Rich's murder. I don't have any data, but I'd assume that the number of non-criminal middle-class whites who die in unsolved DC street killings these days is almost nil, maybe one a year or something. So we have a Bernie-supporter at the DNC leaking a gigantic amount of data and thereby very likely swinging the presidential election toward Republican Donald Trump. And almost immediately afterwards, he becomes virtually unique among DC whites to be mysteriously shot dead on the street. Seems like an *astonishing* coincidence to me.

    There's obviously no evidence that Clinton or any high-ranking official ordered his death. But I'd assume that the belief he was the leaker had gotten around a little in DNC circles, and if a couple of dozen people knew, it seems very possible that one of them had a local friend who arranged it.

    A presidential race involved billions of dollars, the world's most powerful position, and determines who gets thousands of extremely desirable jobs and lucrative contracts. Can you think of any more plausible reason for rubbing out a "traitor"?

    Then again, maybe the coroner misdiagnosed the cause of death, and Rich was actually killed by a tiny iron meteorite, whose fiery trip through the atmosphere shrunk it to exactly the size and shape of a bullet. Poor, unlucky Rich...

    Thanks, Ron.

    I’d mentioned earlier at the forum a comment made by a DNC associate of Seth Rich’s, someone I called “Crazy Andrew”, who seemed very angry and bitter with Seth Rich to the point of quote-tweeting the now-murdered victim. Either he was involved or he had just learned his late friend had been involved with the leak. Everything you say about it getting around in that circle, which we’d expect, has even more validation from Cassandra Fairbanks’s reporting about his brother as well.

    What you may not know, just to add to everything you suspect, is that the MSM had breathlessly reported Sy Hersh in the *mere hours* before the Fairbanks audio of him was released. He had been mentioned in the Rod Wheeler lawsuit so NPR sought him out for a quote and Hersh dumped on the “conspiracy” guy. This Sy Hersh quote gave much energy to the other outlets in the MSM and an excuse to dump on the “conspiracy theorists”. More articles written and all laughingly spread throughout Twitter. A hashtag campaign was started.

    Then the audio of Sy Hersh himself came out that contradicted his statements to NPR and the laughter and attention died that instant. The hashtag campaign collapsed even though the Right were super excited and using it. No excuses, no continuity, the MSM world immediately became a place where the last 18 hours hadn’t taken place and the Sy Hersh audio doesn’t exist. Nobody but the outlet who broke the audio sought out Sy Hersh for his response to the audio. In fact, the original NPR reporter who talked with Sy Hersh and got the quotes the MSM loved, did *not* go back to Sy Hersh, but pushed back by simply repeating what Hersh told him pre-audio. (Sy Hersh, by the way, responded to the audio by saying he lived “in the real world” and neither denied or authenticated)

    I have never anything like it in my life. This is not a healthy democracy.

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    "Scary Andrew" not "Crazy Andrew"
    , @Ron Unz

    What you may not know, just to add to everything you suspect, is that the MSM had breathlessly reported Sy Hersh in the *mere hours* before the Fairbanks audio of him was released....I have never anything like it in my life. This is not a healthy democracy.
     
    That's very interesting. Like I said, I've been too busy with my software work to follow the story at all, though what you mention doesn't really surprise me. The MSM gets more Pravdaesque every year, probably due to retirements and layoffs, plus fear of the latter among the survivors.

    This would be a perfect opportunity for me to restart my American Pravda series...if I weren't so totally busy with software issues.

    Incidentally, I'd guess that DC is a very easy place to arrange a killing, given that until the heavy gentrification of the last dozen years or so, it was one of America's street-murder capitals. It seems perfectly plausible that some junior DNC staffer was at dinner somewhere, endlessly cursing Seth Rich for having betrayed his party and endangered Hillary's election, when one of his friends said he knew somebody who'd be willing to "take care of the problem" for a thousand bucks...
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  58. Dahlia says:
    @Dahlia
    Thanks, Ron.

    I'd mentioned earlier at the forum a comment made by a DNC associate of Seth Rich's, someone I called "Crazy Andrew", who seemed very angry and bitter with Seth Rich to the point of quote-tweeting the now-murdered victim. Either he was involved or he had just learned his late friend had been involved with the leak. Everything you say about it getting around in that circle, which we'd expect, has even more validation from Cassandra Fairbanks's reporting about his brother as well.

    What you may not know, just to add to everything you suspect, is that the MSM had breathlessly reported Sy Hersh in the *mere hours* before the Fairbanks audio of him was released. He had been mentioned in the Rod Wheeler lawsuit so NPR sought him out for a quote and Hersh dumped on the "conspiracy" guy. This Sy Hersh quote gave much energy to the other outlets in the MSM and an excuse to dump on the "conspiracy theorists". More articles written and all laughingly spread throughout Twitter. A hashtag campaign was started.

    Then the audio of Sy Hersh himself came out that contradicted his statements to NPR and the laughter and attention died that instant. The hashtag campaign collapsed even though the Right were super excited and using it. No excuses, no continuity, the MSM world immediately became a place where the last 18 hours hadn't taken place and the Sy Hersh audio doesn't exist. Nobody but the outlet who broke the audio sought out Sy Hersh for his response to the audio. In fact, the original NPR reporter who talked with Sy Hersh and got the quotes the MSM loved, did *not* go back to Sy Hersh, but pushed back by simply repeating what Hersh told him pre-audio. (Sy Hersh, by the way, responded to the audio by saying he lived "in the real world" and neither denied or authenticated)

    I have never anything like it in my life. This is not a healthy democracy.

    “Scary Andrew” not “Crazy Andrew”

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  59. Ron Unz says:
    @Dahlia
    Thanks, Ron.

    I'd mentioned earlier at the forum a comment made by a DNC associate of Seth Rich's, someone I called "Crazy Andrew", who seemed very angry and bitter with Seth Rich to the point of quote-tweeting the now-murdered victim. Either he was involved or he had just learned his late friend had been involved with the leak. Everything you say about it getting around in that circle, which we'd expect, has even more validation from Cassandra Fairbanks's reporting about his brother as well.

    What you may not know, just to add to everything you suspect, is that the MSM had breathlessly reported Sy Hersh in the *mere hours* before the Fairbanks audio of him was released. He had been mentioned in the Rod Wheeler lawsuit so NPR sought him out for a quote and Hersh dumped on the "conspiracy" guy. This Sy Hersh quote gave much energy to the other outlets in the MSM and an excuse to dump on the "conspiracy theorists". More articles written and all laughingly spread throughout Twitter. A hashtag campaign was started.

    Then the audio of Sy Hersh himself came out that contradicted his statements to NPR and the laughter and attention died that instant. The hashtag campaign collapsed even though the Right were super excited and using it. No excuses, no continuity, the MSM world immediately became a place where the last 18 hours hadn't taken place and the Sy Hersh audio doesn't exist. Nobody but the outlet who broke the audio sought out Sy Hersh for his response to the audio. In fact, the original NPR reporter who talked with Sy Hersh and got the quotes the MSM loved, did *not* go back to Sy Hersh, but pushed back by simply repeating what Hersh told him pre-audio. (Sy Hersh, by the way, responded to the audio by saying he lived "in the real world" and neither denied or authenticated)

    I have never anything like it in my life. This is not a healthy democracy.

    What you may not know, just to add to everything you suspect, is that the MSM had breathlessly reported Sy Hersh in the *mere hours* before the Fairbanks audio of him was released….I have never anything like it in my life. This is not a healthy democracy.

    That’s very interesting. Like I said, I’ve been too busy with my software work to follow the story at all, though what you mention doesn’t really surprise me. The MSM gets more Pravdaesque every year, probably due to retirements and layoffs, plus fear of the latter among the survivors.

    This would be a perfect opportunity for me to restart my American Pravda series…if I weren’t so totally busy with software issues.

    Incidentally, I’d guess that DC is a very easy place to arrange a killing, given that until the heavy gentrification of the last dozen years or so, it was one of America’s street-murder capitals. It seems perfectly plausible that some junior DNC staffer was at dinner somewhere, endlessly cursing Seth Rich for having betrayed his party and endangered Hillary’s election, when one of his friends said he knew somebody who’d be willing to “take care of the problem” for a thousand bucks…

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  60. FKA Max says:
    @Ron Unz

    This is a very old, specific and weird bug/glitch.
     
    Thanks. Unfortunately, I'm tied up with some other software work right now, but I'll take a look when I have a chance, possibly within the next few days.

    Mr. Unz,

    I just left a comment on your “The Myth of American Meritocracy” article, which contained a link to a tweet by Julian Assange. When I published the comment everything looked fine in the moderation stage, but when the comment went public/online a blockquote was put around parts of the comment beginning from where I inserted the Twitter link:

    http://www.unz.com/runz/the-myth-of-american-meritocracy/#comment-1959613

    In my archives you can see the comment without that problem:

    http://www.unz.com/comments/all/2017/08/07/?commenterfilter=FKA+Max

    Thank you very much.

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  61. The “select next comment” button is not working on iPhone/Safari for me since maybe last week or the week before that. It’s working on desktop Windows/Chrome, though, and I think also on iMac/Chrome.

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    I meant "Next New Comment" button.
    , @Ron Unz
    Unfortunately, I've been very busy with some other software work the last few days, and haven't had a chance to look at any of these recently reported problems. But I'll try to get to them by the end of the week.
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  62. @reiner Tor
    The "select next comment" button is not working on iPhone/Safari for me since maybe last week or the week before that. It's working on desktop Windows/Chrome, though, and I think also on iMac/Chrome.

    I meant “Next New Comment” button.

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  63. Ron Unz says:
    @reiner Tor
    The "select next comment" button is not working on iPhone/Safari for me since maybe last week or the week before that. It's working on desktop Windows/Chrome, though, and I think also on iMac/Chrome.

    Unfortunately, I’ve been very busy with some other software work the last few days, and haven’t had a chance to look at any of these recently reported problems. But I’ll try to get to them by the end of the week.

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    Take your time. You're the one doing us a favor by operating this wonderful website anyway, it's not like we're paying clients or anything. (Apropos. Is there a way to financially support The Unz Review?)
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  64. @Ron Unz
    Unfortunately, I've been very busy with some other software work the last few days, and haven't had a chance to look at any of these recently reported problems. But I'll try to get to them by the end of the week.

    Take your time. You’re the one doing us a favor by operating this wonderful website anyway, it’s not like we’re paying clients or anything. (Apropos. Is there a way to financially support The Unz Review?)

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  65. This series of tweets puts into words my discomfort at those Facebook Like and Tweet buttons:

    “Facebook Like buttons turn over your user browsing history to Facebook to mine and sell for advertising”

    https://twitter.com/jason_kint/status/896015624035590145

    I know you can disable them, and I do for every device I use, but it’s a nuisance. And a disservice to your readers to facilitate tracking them. I say this respectfully, gratefully for your excellent site, and I’ll add that I personally don’t mind that much (but maybe I should).

    If by any chance you self-host those buttons (haven’t had time to check on a PC if you do), then there’s no tracking, great, but readers cannot know this. You could use buttons that are visually sufficiently different that there’s no fear of tracking.

    So unless you self-host visually dissimilar social network buttons, I believe that option’s default should be: no buttons.

    And… taking this further, it might mean, sadly, that unz pages should embed no content at all hosted by those mega tracking companies, so no embedded tweets, videos, images that are not hosted by unz or other sites that you trust.

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  66. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Dear Ron,

    Two things no longer work:

    1. Clicking on “Next New Comment” does nothing. All such links show up as “javascript:void(0)”
    2. Edit option/function after submitting a message is no longer present.

    This is Firefox/XP but until recently it was all working fine.

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    Thanks for letting me know. Unfortunately, I'm still tied up on some other software work, but will do my best to take a look at the problem in the next day or so.
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  67. Ron Unz says:
    @Anonymous
    Dear Ron,

    Two things no longer work:

    1. Clicking on "Next New Comment" does nothing. All such links show up as "javascript:void(0)"
    2. Edit option/function after submitting a message is no longer present.

    This is Firefox/XP but until recently it was all working fine.

    Thanks for letting me know. Unfortunately, I’m still tied up on some other software work, but will do my best to take a look at the problem in the next day or so.

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  68. Sowhat says:

    Mr. Unz. Thank you again for your great web site. I enjoy and learn from many of your authors (including you) and your readers’ comments.

    As an update, I continue to receive notifications when I access you site that it is still unsecured. Will we see encryption, soon?

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    As an update, I continue to receive notifications when I access you site that it is still unsecured. Will we see encryption, soon?
     
    Actually, I did produce a "secured" version of the website a few weeks back, and it's still available. Just go to "https://www.unz.com" if you'd like.

    The problem is that it turned out to be a huge nuisance that caused more problems than benefits, so it's no longer the default.

    Among other things, a certain fraction of all the images used were from "unsecured" websites, that have never produced a secured version. When you use an unsecured item on an purportedly-secured website, all sorts of alerts and warnings pop up. Also, the "secured" version of all the e.g. Facebook Likes is reset to zero. And lots of other problematical bugs appeared, including the Comment Editing feature breaking for some users.

    Since we don't take credit-card purchases, I have absolutely no idea what real value a "secured" connection would provide, and for now I'm too busy with other software work to try to fix those problems.
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  69. Ron Unz says:
    @Sowhat
    Mr. Unz. Thank you again for your great web site. I enjoy and learn from many of your authors (including you) and your readers' comments.

    As an update, I continue to receive notifications when I access you site that it is still unsecured. Will we see encryption, soon?

    As an update, I continue to receive notifications when I access you site that it is still unsecured. Will we see encryption, soon?

    Actually, I did produce a “secured” version of the website a few weeks back, and it’s still available. Just go to “https://www.unz.com” if you’d like.

    The problem is that it turned out to be a huge nuisance that caused more problems than benefits, so it’s no longer the default.

    Among other things, a certain fraction of all the images used were from “unsecured” websites, that have never produced a secured version. When you use an unsecured item on an purportedly-secured website, all sorts of alerts and warnings pop up. Also, the “secured” version of all the e.g. Facebook Likes is reset to zero. And lots of other problematical bugs appeared, including the Comment Editing feature breaking for some users.

    Since we don’t take credit-card purchases, I have absolutely no idea what real value a “secured” connection would provide, and for now I’m too busy with other software work to try to fix those problems.

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  70. res says:

    Ron, do you really want those cryptic bits at the end of article titles displaying? On this post it is [=0/0] after Reply. They provide a link to post editing via a username/password prompt so it looks like something for the bloggers to use. This just showed up in the last day or so.

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    Thanks greatly for noticing that careless bug, which I just fixed. I think it should have only been in the system since earlier this morning.
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  71. Ron Unz says:
    @res
    Ron, do you really want those cryptic bits at the end of article titles displaying? On this post it is [=0/0] after Reply. They provide a link to post editing via a username/password prompt so it looks like something for the bloggers to use. This just showed up in the last day or so.

    Thanks greatly for noticing that careless bug, which I just fixed. I think it should have only been in the system since earlier this morning.

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    Thanks for the quick response!
    , @res
    Ron, that bug seems to be coming and going over the last few days, but only under Columnists in the center column. I think there may have been two bugs, one that caused that text to appear everywhere and another more limited version. It's possible there is a caching issue of some sort on my end I guess.
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  72. res says:
    @Ron Unz
    Thanks greatly for noticing that careless bug, which I just fixed. I think it should have only been in the system since earlier this morning.

    Thanks for the quick response!

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  73. res says:
    @Ron Unz
    Thanks greatly for noticing that careless bug, which I just fixed. I think it should have only been in the system since earlier this morning.

    Ron, that bug seems to be coming and going over the last few days, but only under Columnists in the center column. I think there may have been two bugs, one that caused that text to appear everywhere and another more limited version. It’s possible there is a caching issue of some sort on my end I guess.

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    Ron, that bug seems to be coming and going over the last few days, but only under Columnists in the center column. I think there may have been two bugs, one that caused that text to appear everywhere and another more limited version.
     
    Thanks for spotting that. You're right, there was a second, more limited bug that I hadn't noticed the first time. Please let me know if the problem still recurs.
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  74. Ron Unz says:
    @res
    Ron, that bug seems to be coming and going over the last few days, but only under Columnists in the center column. I think there may have been two bugs, one that caused that text to appear everywhere and another more limited version. It's possible there is a caching issue of some sort on my end I guess.

    Ron, that bug seems to be coming and going over the last few days, but only under Columnists in the center column. I think there may have been two bugs, one that caused that text to appear everywhere and another more limited version.

    Thanks for spotting that. You’re right, there was a second, more limited bug that I hadn’t noticed the first time. Please let me know if the problem still recurs.

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    Mr. Unz,

    since yesterday the ``Jump to Next New Comment'' feature has not been working for me, Firefox/XP on a very old IBM ThinkPad laptop.

    Thank you very much.
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  75. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    When I reply to a commenter from his or a columnist’s Comments page the comment is sometimes mistakenly attached as a reply to the next-least-recent comment on that page. I’m using Firefox on Windows 8 but I get the same problem with Chrome in Windows 8 and 7.

    Also, could this page or the current open software thread be permanently displayed on the front page if it isn’t already?

    Thanks,
    RSDB

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  76. FKA Max says:
    @Ron Unz

    Ron, that bug seems to be coming and going over the last few days, but only under Columnists in the center column. I think there may have been two bugs, one that caused that text to appear everywhere and another more limited version.
     
    Thanks for spotting that. You're right, there was a second, more limited bug that I hadn't noticed the first time. Please let me know if the problem still recurs.

    Mr. Unz,

    since yesterday the “Jump to Next New Comment” feature has not been working for me, Firefox/XP on a very old IBM ThinkPad laptop.

    Thank you very much.

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  77. Hi, RSS is broken with Firefox/Chrome, works all right with Opera

    ==================================================

    http://www.unz.com/xfeed/rss/isteve

    This page contains the following errors:

    error on line 2 at column 419: Input is not proper UTF-8, indicate encoding !
    Bytes: 0×12 0×12 0×20 0×46
    Below is a rendering of the page up to the first error.

    The Unz Review: Steve Sailer’s Postshttp://www.unz.comA Collection of Interesting, Important, and Controversial Perspectives Largely Excluded from the American Mainstream MediaSun, 20 Aug 2017 17:20:04 +0000en-UShourly1http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Not Working for the Clampdown, by Steve Sailerhttp://www.unz.com/isteve/not-working-for-the-clampdown/http://www.unz.com/isteve/not-working-for-the-clampdown/#commentsSun, 20 Aug 2017 18:06:31 +0000http://www.unz.com/?post_type=isteve&p=228869

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    To be precise, it's broken with Sage/Firefox and Chrome's built-in feed reader.
    , @Ron Unz

    Hi, RSS is broken with Firefox/Chrome, works all right with Opera
     
    That's odd, RSS seems to work fine with my Firefox browser.

    When reporting problems like this, it's *much* more helpful to mention when they first occurred. In the last day or two? Three weeks ago? When?
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  78. This site is an oasis which enables the calm and proper exchange of informations and arguments. A dream come true. I’m glad it exists – and is even improved. Thanks.
    Thanks a lot, Ron Unz.

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  79. @theo the kraut
    Hi, RSS is broken with Firefox/Chrome, works all right with Opera

    ==================================================
    http://www.unz.com/xfeed/rss/isteve

    This page contains the following errors:

    error on line 2 at column 419: Input is not proper UTF-8, indicate encoding !
    Bytes: 0x12 0x12 0x20 0x46
    Below is a rendering of the page up to the first error.

    The Unz Review: Steve Sailer's Postshttp://www.unz.comA Collection of Interesting, Important, and Controversial Perspectives Largely Excluded from the American Mainstream MediaSun, 20 Aug 2017 17:20:04 +0000en-UShourly1http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Not Working for the Clampdown, by Steve Sailerhttp://www.unz.com/isteve/not-working-for-the-clampdown/http://www.unz.com/isteve/not-working-for-the-clampdown/#commentsSun, 20 Aug 2017 18:06:31 +0000http://www.unz.com/?post_type=isteve&p=228869

    To be precise, it’s broken with Sage/Firefox and Chrome’s built-in feed reader.

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  80. Ron Unz says:
    @theo the kraut
    Hi, RSS is broken with Firefox/Chrome, works all right with Opera

    ==================================================
    http://www.unz.com/xfeed/rss/isteve

    This page contains the following errors:

    error on line 2 at column 419: Input is not proper UTF-8, indicate encoding !
    Bytes: 0x12 0x12 0x20 0x46
    Below is a rendering of the page up to the first error.

    The Unz Review: Steve Sailer's Postshttp://www.unz.comA Collection of Interesting, Important, and Controversial Perspectives Largely Excluded from the American Mainstream MediaSun, 20 Aug 2017 17:20:04 +0000en-UShourly1http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Not Working for the Clampdown, by Steve Sailerhttp://www.unz.com/isteve/not-working-for-the-clampdown/http://www.unz.com/isteve/not-working-for-the-clampdown/#commentsSun, 20 Aug 2017 18:06:31 +0000http://www.unz.com/?post_type=isteve&p=228869

    Hi, RSS is broken with Firefox/Chrome, works all right with Opera

    That’s odd, RSS seems to work fine with my Firefox browser.

    When reporting problems like this, it’s *much* more helpful to mention when they first occurred. In the last day or two? Three weeks ago? When?

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  81. At least Saturday and Sunday. Sage/Firefox works fine, now (Monday). Chrome has a new issue, XML style info is missing now, cf http://imgur.com/gallery/6Hwf7

    Never mind, of course, keep up the good work!!

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    At least Saturday and Sunday. Sage/Firefox works fine, now (Monday). Chrome has a new issue, XML style info is missing now, cf http://imgur.com/gallery/6Hwf7
     
    Since RSS on Firefox now works for your PC as well as mine, it sounds like it might be a latency issue. I made some major changes in the include files on Saturday, and since they're stored in CloudFlare, perhaps the changes took a little time to propagate to your location, even though they should have been very fast.

    Maybe that also relates to your Chrome XML problem, which seems mysterious.

    Unfortunately, I never really use RSS myself, and since it works for testing on Firefox, the basic code is probably alright.
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  82. Ron Unz says:
    @theo the kraut
    At least Saturday and Sunday. Sage/Firefox works fine, now (Monday). Chrome has a new issue, XML style info is missing now, cf http://imgur.com/gallery/6Hwf7

    Never mind, of course, keep up the good work!!

    At least Saturday and Sunday. Sage/Firefox works fine, now (Monday). Chrome has a new issue, XML style info is missing now, cf http://imgur.com/gallery/6Hwf7

    Since RSS on Firefox now works for your PC as well as mine, it sounds like it might be a latency issue. I made some major changes in the include files on Saturday, and since they’re stored in CloudFlare, perhaps the changes took a little time to propagate to your location, even though they should have been very fast.

    Maybe that also relates to your Chrome XML problem, which seems mysterious.

    Unfortunately, I never really use RSS myself, and since it works for testing on Firefox, the basic code is probably alright.

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  83. FKA Max says:

    Reporting minor bug on the Unz Review front page; the “Most Popular/Comments” articles box on the right-hand side of the front page collapses/disappears when one tries to search for the most popular/commented on articles of the day, month, or the last six months. It only reconstitutes itself when one reloads the front page.

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    Fixed. My software work has been giving me all sorts of problems, so it's sometimes nice to be able to fix a quick, easy bug...
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  84. Ron Unz says:
    @FKA Max
    Reporting minor bug on the Unz Review front page; the ``Most Popular/Comments'' articles box on the right-hand side of the front page collapses/disappears when one tries to search for the most popular/commented on articles of the day, month, or the last six months. It only reconstitutes itself when one reloads the front page.

    Fixed. My software work has been giving me all sorts of problems, so it’s sometimes nice to be able to fix a quick, easy bug…

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    Hopefully, a quick, easy bug to fix...

    When I go into my archives and search within the authors section, e.g., http://www.unz.com/comments/author/john-derbyshire/?commenterfilter=FKA+Max

    and then try to ``Switch Ascending/Descending Order'' no results show up: http://www.unz.com/comments/author/john-derbyshire/?CommentOrder=ASC&commenterfilter=FKA%2BMax

    Thank you very much.

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  85. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    The “Next new comment” non-linking appears to be fixed, as well as the problems with edit window disappearing. You probably know this but I thought I’d give an update since I initially complained about the non-linking in comment 16.

    I’m running Firefox and Chrome on Windows 7 and 8.

    Thanks.

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    That's very good to hear.

    I actually didn't do anything on those particular issues, but I did find and fix a small Javascript bug a couple of days ago that might possibly have been causing those problems on certain browsers.
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  86. Ron Unz says:
    @Anon
    The "Next new comment" non-linking appears to be fixed, as well as the problems with edit window disappearing. You probably know this but I thought I'd give an update since I initially complained about the non-linking in comment 16.

    I'm running Firefox and Chrome on Windows 7 and 8.

    Thanks.

    That’s very good to hear.

    I actually didn’t do anything on those particular issues, but I did find and fix a small Javascript bug a couple of days ago that might possibly have been causing those problems on certain browsers.

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    Mr. Unz,

    the featured/suggested articles for the ``Current Digest'' web page http://www.unz.com/digest/ are missing or not loading properly.

    Congratulations on the record-breaking web traffic to your website in August!

    , @FKA Max
    The problem seems to have been fixed. Maybe it was a false alarm on my part?

    The articles are now showing up for me on the ``Current Digest'' web page.

    Thank you very much.
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  87. FKA Max says:
    @Ron Unz
    That's very good to hear.

    I actually didn't do anything on those particular issues, but I did find and fix a small Javascript bug a couple of days ago that might possibly have been causing those problems on certain browsers.

    Mr. Unz,

    the featured/suggested articles for the “Current Digest” web page http://www.unz.com/digest/ are missing or not loading properly.

    Congratulations on the record-breaking web traffic to your website in August!

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  88. FKA Max says:
    @Ron Unz
    That's very good to hear.

    I actually didn't do anything on those particular issues, but I did find and fix a small Javascript bug a couple of days ago that might possibly have been causing those problems on certain browsers.

    The problem seems to have been fixed. Maybe it was a false alarm on my part?

    The articles are now showing up for me on the “Current Digest” web page.

    Thank you very much.

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  89. FKA Max says:
    @Ron Unz
    Fixed. My software work has been giving me all sorts of problems, so it's sometimes nice to be able to fix a quick, easy bug...

    Hopefully, a quick, easy bug to fix…

    When I go into my archives and search within the authors section, e.g., http://www.unz.com/comments/author/john-derbyshire/?commenterfilter=FKA+Max

    and then try to “Switch Ascending/Descending Order” no results show up: http://www.unz.com/comments/author/john-derbyshire/?CommentOrder=ASC&commenterfilter=FKA%2BMax

    Thank you very much.

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    Fixed.
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  90. Ron Unz says:
    @FKA Max
    Hopefully, a quick, easy bug to fix...

    When I go into my archives and search within the authors section, e.g., http://www.unz.com/comments/author/john-derbyshire/?commenterfilter=FKA+Max

    and then try to ``Switch Ascending/Descending Order'' no results show up: http://www.unz.com/comments/author/john-derbyshire/?CommentOrder=ASC&commenterfilter=FKA%2BMax

    Thank you very much.

    Fixed.

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  91. Brabantian says: • Website

    Ron Unz has been attacked quite personally by the known ‘alt-media’ agent & shill for the CIA & Mossad, Eric Zuesse, in an article ‘What America’s Aristocracy Want’ that is posted both on Washington’s Blog & the Strategic-Culture org site.

    The personal attack targeting Ron Unz by the oily intel asset Zuesse, is in fact an honour for our host here, but it shows the intense interest & fear of the cabal oligarchy regarding Unz Review, & may be a sign of further attacks on this site & its principals in the ongoing anti-conservative cyber-purge.

    Background on Eric Zuesse – he is a talented ‘limited hang out’, posing as a critic of the US Empire, using the classic CIA-Wikipedia type ‘Trojan Horse’ tactics of tossing out a bunch of things many of us already know, & then from time to time inserting whopping lies amidst them.

    If you read a number of Zuesse’s pieces, with their titles & ledes sounding very ‘dissident’, you can see that there is an empty manipulative schemer behind the facade. Zuesse promotes & touts himself as being an ‘evidence-based investigative historian’, whilst smearing others as if they have much less rigour, when Zuesse’s own writing is full of assumptive posits. Zuesse makes excessive links to his own past work, sometimes masked via an ‘archive Iceland’ url.

    Zuesse pleased his masters early on with an anti-holocaust-denial tome, & another seeking to demolish the Jesus of Christianity as a hoax & fraud whilst protecting Xianity’s Jewish roots. Zuesse even poses sometimes as a critic of Israel, but spins US-gov-supporting fairy tales about 11 Sep 2001, furiously denouncing if not ignoring those who show the Israeli links (arrested ‘dancing Israelis’, or the Israeli ‘art student project’ in the NYC World Trade Centre with the bomb detonator boxes).

    Zuesse is sufficiently turgid & unpleasant to actually read, as he tries to overwhelm the reader with a meandering volume of sentences & links, that it can be an option to also just ignore the oily & deceptive Eric Zuesse.

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  92. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    I’ve noticed over the past few days that when I post a comment from another commenter’s comments page it seems to attach as a reply to the comment two comments more recent than the intended one. I’m not sure how long this has been going on.

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  93. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Search seems to have a problem with Karlin’s blog.

    0 resulsts when I search “all website content” for “wrong person”:

    http://www.unz.com/?s=%22wrong+person%22&searchsubmit=Search&ptype=all&commentsearch=include

    5 results when I search “Russian reaction blog”:

    http://www.unz.com/?s=%22wrong+person%22&searchsubmit=Search&ptype=akarlin&commentsearch=include

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