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Although virtually everything you see and use on this website is based upon our own PHP code, the underlying foundation upon which it has been constructed is WordPress, a very widely used platform that provides numerous helpful third-party Plugins.

After more than four years of using the same version of WordPress, earlier today we finally upgraded to a much more recent version, which solved some of the increasing problems we had noticed with the rendering of particularly complex Tweets.

The transition has been surprisingly easy so far and during our testing, we encountered very few problems, though I’m sure additional ones will eventually be discovered. I suspect that almost none of you probably even realized anything on the website had changed at all.

One problem that we have discovered—and that several of you surely noticed—is that comments under moderation are no longer visible until they have been approved. This is unfortunate, and we are working to determine the cause and fix that problem. Meanwhile, please assume that your submitted comments are there and avoid submitting duplicate comments.

Also, please use this comment-thread to alert us to any other problems you have noticed in the last six hours or so.

UPDATE: Opinion-Comments are apparently broken, and have therefore been temporarily disabled.

SECOND UPDATE: Opinion-Commenting has now been fixed, and the feature reactivated.

THIRD UPDATE: Comment moderation problem now fixed. Comments under moderation should now be visible and also initially available for editing.

 
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  1. Hail says: • Website

    Making a comment edit twice(?) –> get message “You can no longer edit this comment” and it vanishes, seemingly obliterated; no longer “on moderation,” just gone.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  2. We could use a method of reporting (particularly) obscene posts.

    They sully the site and (often) provide ammo for our enemies.

    • Replies: @Wally
  3. The page I rely on for new articles…

    http://www.unz.com/2019/

    …has said ‘Nothing found’ for the past day or so.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  4. Anon[342] • Disclaimer says:

    Last night I noticed that Firefox occasionally wouldn’t render the images associated with the headlining stories. Something about mixed https, according to the web console–maybe because the page itself was the https version and the images were being delivered over http. This was only happening sometimes though.

  5. Ron Unz says:
    @Hail

    Making a comment edit twice(?) –> get message “You can no longer edit this comment” and it vanishes, seemingly obliterated; no longer “on moderation,” just gone.

    I think I’ve now fixed the comment moderation problems. Comments should now be immediately visible, and the comment-editing feature working again. Let me know if any of you continue to encounter these problems.

    • Replies: @JLK
    , @Hail
  6. I’ll test here to see if it’s working – if it is, I’ll add another sentence to that effect.

    Yes, I posted and I could see and amend my post.

  7. JLK says:
    @Ron Unz

    I just received the same notice after trying to edit a comment for a second time. This is important for me, because I’m not a very accurate typist, wear bifocals and often miss things on the first cut.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  8. I thought WP was “Word Perfect,” and I got all excited since my DOS computer has been bucking a bit lately.

  9. @Willi Gates

    I had a few problems, and complained in the wrong place, but that was a damn good rollover of your system compared to how these things can go. I can even LOL now, which is new to me.

  10. Hail says: • Website

    Is the “a href” link tag broken? I put in links and they appear only as text, no link.

    .Test link to Google.

  11. Hail says: • Website
    @Ron Unz

    I am still having the comment disappearance issue which I believe is associated with using the edit feature.

  12. @Willi Gates

    I thought WP was “Word Perfect”.
    – – – – – – – – – –

    I thought WP was “White Power”.
    https://www.adl.org/education/references/hate-symbols/white-power-hand-sign

  13. I noticed the problem RU mentioned and I also had trouble with the Agree “buttons.” One time I attempted it and I got a message telling me that I already said that when, in fact, I hadn’t even written a comment and only tied agreeing once.

    • Replies: @Sparkon
  14. anon[115] • Disclaimer says:

    one possible upgrade would be when the reader goes to edit his recently posted comment there are currently no buttons for bold, italics, blockquote, etc….

    its just a minor annoyance but fixing this would be a useful upgrade for me anyway

  15. jim jones says:

    Update comments are now working

  16. Ron Unz says:
    @JLK

    I just received the same notice after trying to edit a comment for a second time. This is important for me, because I’m not a very accurate typist, wear bifocals and often miss things on the first cut.

    I think I’ve now fixed the problem that caused comments to be “locked” after the first two edits. Let me know if it still occurs.

  17. Sparkon says:
    @jacques sheete

    Test¹

    H₂O CO₂

    比中国算术更难

    The godness² on a mountain top
    Was burning like a silver flame
    The summit of beauty and love
    And Venus was her name

    She’s got it³
    Yeah baby, she’s got it
    Well, I’m your Venus
    I’m your fire
    At your desire

    ¹ This is not an IQ test, but a taste test, so no Bananarama

    ² Vocalist Mariska Veres (October 1, 1947 – December 2, 2006) didn’t speak English when recording Venus. Guitarist and band founder Robbie Van Leeuwen accidentally had written the opening line as: “The godness on the mountaintop,” and that’s the way Ms. Veres sang it.

    ³ Venus ([ˈviːnəs], с англ. — «Венера») — песня группы Shocking Blue из альбома At Home (1969). В России и странах бывшего СССР песня известна также как «Шизгара»[1][2] (по звучанию первых слов из припева — англ. She’s got it).

    • Replies: @SonOfFrankenstein
  18. Sparkon says:

    Oddly, my reply to Jacques Sheete’s comment #15 here is now in moderation as comment #9. I did some simple editing 2x without issue.

    1 edit
    2 edits
    3 edits and done
    more edits

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  19. Anon[168] • Disclaimer says:

    I can’t believe you used a year’s old installation of WP for so long. My site gets hacked if I miss two or three upgrades, and it’s not a controversial target like yours.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  20. Ron Unz says:
    @Anon

    I can’t believe you used a year’s old installation of WP for so long. My site gets hacked if I miss two or three upgrades, and it’s not a controversial target like yours.

    No, you’re mistaken. Until a couple of days ago, we were using the WordPress version that was released in May 2014, so it was actually going on five years old.

    But remember, we only use it for the back end, and virtually everything you see or use on the actual website is our own code.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  21. Hail says: • Website

    Commenters reporting edit-button-related problems in past few hours:

    Number one (Svigor, #228, edit button time limit is malfunctioning);
    Number two (King Baeksu, #135, comment vanished, not available to edit typo);
    Number three (Reg Caesar, #126, series of four duplicate posts, due to edits made)
    Number four (AndrewR, #127, edit button not working)

  22. I can see a comment when I post it, and I can amend it, but when I return to the thread it’s not there, whereas I’d expect to see it with “your comment is awaiting moderation”.

    UPDATE – seems to be there during the edit period, then vanishes?

  23. 1/9/2019: My comments are still uneditable nor can I see them after posting them.

  24. @Ron Unz

    I completely agree. For your own stuff, don’t upgrade a thing unless you’ve got a damn good reason. This is a perfect example of the problems, albeit under control here.

    Ron, just 5 minutes, back, on S.Sailer thread about 1969 to 2019, the comments seem to be ordered wrong (not completely backwards, but something like that).

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  25. @Sparkon

    You are either lucky or much more brilliant (probably much more accurately stated as much less ignorant) than I.

    I will now click the Publish Comment button and I bet I won’t see my comment so’s to edit it and I won’t see it until it’s been published and no longer editable.

    This is not a complaint or criticism since I appreciate this site very much and am very grateful for it. It’s simply a statement of what I’m experiencing so the owners can deal with it ,if at all, as they see fit.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
    , @Sparkon
  26. @jacques sheete

    Ha! I’m wrong. It now works as it always has!

    Bless you, RU!

  27. Ron Unz says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Ron, just 5 minutes, back, on S.Sailer thread about 1969 to 2019, the comments seem to be ordered wrong (not completely backwards, but something like that).

    I think I’ve now fixed the comment-misordering problem, caused by comments that had been edited. Let me know if it recurs.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  28. @Ron Unz

    It looks fixed to me. Thanks for the reply. We may not agree on politics ~ 1/2 the time, but you are the best webmaster/owner I’ve ever run into!

  29. The “Edit” function seems to work here, but not on other articles.

    I just made a “yoooooge” mistake over on Fwed Reed’s article and was unable to retract it due to the fact that it was posted indelibly before I even was offered the usual chance to change or in this case, retract it.

    So, the problem ain’t fixed yet.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  30. Sparkon says:
    @jacques sheete

    To test further, Over at Guillaume Durocher’s article about Albright, I responded to Tom Welsh at #66 with a heavily edited comment that is now in moderation as #41, where the last comment is currently #80.

    http://www.unz.com/gdurocher/everything-madeleine-albright-doesnt-like-is-fascism/#comment-2748928

    After a few minutes, my comment, temporarily at #41, has now jumped to the #80 spot, still awaiting moderation.

    http://www.unz.com/gdurocher/everything-madeleine-albright-doesnt-like-is-fascism/#comment-2748928

    Mint & Firefox here.

    The comment has been published as #80 including all of my 5-minute window edits that are seen at the bottom.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  31. SafeNow says:

    Thank you Mr. Unz for your software hard work. I so very much appreciate and benefit from this website. It is a unique source of information, analysis, wit, and humor. And thank you to all of the columnists and commentators. It is reassuring to see that this website, unlike so much else, is not being allowed to unravel. Thank you!

    • Agree: Patricus, Dan Hayes
  32. Wally says:
    @Mr McKenna

    Please define “obscene”.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  33. Yee says:

    The “reply” “agree/disagree” “more” buttons have disappeared for Android phone, the “B” “I” “Blockquote” still show but not working.

    All of them worked yesterday…

  34. Ron Unz says:
    @jacques sheete

    I just made a “yoooooge” mistake over on Fwed Reed’s article and was unable to retract it due to the fact that it was posted indelibly before I even was offered the usual chance to change or in this case, retract it.

    I think this may be an Internet latency problem. The software should be fixed, but it may take a bit of time for the changes to fully propagate around the Internet and all its intermediate caches. Let me know if it is still happening by the end of today.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  35. Ron Unz says:
    @Sparkon

    To test further, Over at Guillaume Durocher’s article about Albright, I responded to Tom Welsh at #66 with a heavily edited comment that is now in moderation as #41, where the last comment is currently #80….After a few minutes, my comment, temporarily at #41, has now jumped to the #80 spot, still awaiting moderation….The comment has been published as #80 including all of my 5-minute window edits that are seen at the bottom.

    The problem was that the comment-editing system, which is a third-party plugin, for unclear reasons was corrupting the date used for ordering purposes.

    Since the WP core code being accessed by the plugin is extremely complex, I was very reluctant to try to “fix” it. Therefore, the easiest solution was to correct those dates during every regular “housekeeping” run. So any such ordering problems should only persist for 10m or less.

  36. nickels says:

    With two comments in moderation on one thread, second does not show up in preview.
    Not sure a bug but I think this used to work.

    *returned to this thread after navigating away second comment now gone.

  37. nickels says:

    Test second comment in moderation.

    Well, it works ok in this thread-not albright thread.

  38. nickels says:

    Now second comment appears but not first. Basically strange behavior with more than one comment in moderation, especially when navigating around.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  39. I guess it gives my age away when I admit I wondered, at first glance of the headline, why Mr. Unz might be using WordPerfect to run his site 😉

  40. @nickels

    Related to this, but new to me, as I didn’t used to have “AGREE”ing ability, when I mash AGREE for someone’s comment just after I made a comment (this was a reply-comment, but not sure it that’s a factor), the comment still within the 5-min. edit window disappeared completely. I was able to go back to find it, and I “Publish”ed it again. So far, I don’t see two copies.

  41. Hail says: • Website

    Comment submitted –> edited –> comment-number jumps around

    This problem still exists.

    Edit test, number one. Result: Comment not obliterated.
    Edit test number, two. Looking okay.
    Multiple edit tests: sgsdsdsdffdfgdfweewww

    ___________

    (tenth or so edit) Problem found: This comment, originally numbered 42, has jumped at random to 35 (seems to be timestamping problem upon edit submission), recreating problems I have seen on other threads.

    This is a serious problem for how I use Unz.com commenting, anyway, because I often refer to comment numbers.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  42. Ron Unz says:
    @Hail

    (tenth or so edit) Problem found: This comment, originally numbered 42, has jumped at random to 35 (seems to be timestamping problem upon edit submission), recreating problems I have seen on other threads.

    This is a serious problem for how I use Unz.com commenting, anyway, because I often refer to comment numbers.

    Well, I think I may have solved that comment-editing/timestamping problem that was causing the comment-ordering to temporarily get confused. Let me know if it continues.

    And it’s always a little dangerous to use comment numbers. For example, Steve often approves some comments very long after most others, and obviously once a few of those very early comments get approved, all the other numbers may get shifted over by quite a bit.

  43. @Sparkon

    Total heaviosity (as Alvy Singer might have said), at least for 1970 AM radio. OK, you had to have been there.

  44. @Ron Unz

    1/10/2019 8:00AM

    The editing problems continue, at least for me.

    I am unable to see my post until it’s “engraved in stone.”

  45. @Wally

    Please define “obscene”.

    I agree. I do not recall ever reading an obscene comment here, and the site is well moderated.

  46. Yesterday I was able to edit my comments on this thread but this AM I cannot.

  47. Sparkon says:
    @Ron Unz

    Steve often approves some comments very long after most others

    Indeed! iSteve’s haphazard moderation of my comments has caused me to quit commenting on and even reading his blog, which is unfortunate because he does raise interesting topics where I have knowledge and can contribute, but it is not only insulting to me personally, but also a great waste of time, effort, and my good humor to check 20 times or more to see “has it been published, yet?”

    The last time I was there, my comment still hadn’t been published after 24 hours, which is what I call a word that starts with “chicken-”

    It makes iSteve appear arrogant and biased. Trivial, idiotic comments from his favorites are published immediately. It is also an old newspaper trick to bury a story the editors had to publish, but didn’t like for one reason or another.

    So, I’m glad you brought it up.

    Anyway, It appears that a comment gets a date stamp with permanent URL immediately after it is submitted for publication, where the comment # itself is assigned during a different process and takes longer for some reason due to a balky plug-in and/or to the mysteries of computing, but in my test case outlined above in my comment #31 here, my comment had floated to the top, and acquired its correct sequential comment number even while it was still in moderation, which you had acknowledged and explained in your kind response at #36

    There is no way to respond to a comment other than one’s own until it has been published, by which time the comment numbering glitch seems to have sorted itself out, no?

    Well, at least I think I kinda sorta understand it anyway for the time being, and it works for me, so as always Ron Unz, I appreciate your site and your efforts.

    Thank you.

    Edit #1 to note my comment has appeared as #45, the highest numbered comment visible currently and in the correct order, so it appears even this final small glitch has been squashed.

    • Agree: JLK
    • Replies: @anonymous
  48. A couple of auhors you provide a tribune to don’t feature shining integrity, Unz.
    It’s almost as if the old focus on quality has been replaced by an eagerness for quantity.
    There’s a novel, personally unwelcome “news aggregator” ambiance around here.

    I am not concerned with right, left, hardcore right, hardcore left views. Just thuggish mindset.

    Sanity isn’t always there either — and this remark isn’t about commenters but at least one author (and no, I am not one of the folks who resorts to slurs like “sick” or “crazy” when someone’s forthright frankness, truthfulness, individuality, bite their ego and go against their comfortable, dearly latched-onto delusions. Like everything can be argued in a civil manner or a thuggish one, so can everything in a sane or not sane one.)

    That one or a few or most of the unbalanced/boorish content may have a high reader-attracting reader-holding, page view boosting capacity is no reason to have it on here (is it?)
    I hope you go back to your past selectivity.

  49. res says:
    @Ron Unz

    And it’s always a little dangerous to use comment numbers.

    Speaking of this, would it be possible to have a feature (macro of some sort?) which would generate a link with text like “comment ” referencing a comment where is the same as whatever the current comment number is? I find explicit comment links very useful, but being able to quickly see the number as well is handy for navigation without following the link.

  50. Hail says: • Website
    @Ron Unz

    Thanks.

    One reason to use comment-numbers is to cover the eventuality that a direct link doesn’t ‘land’ the clicker directly on the post intended because late-loading videos and images push the landing spot to the wrong place in the thread. This seems to be a problem on some browsers/devices but not others. Having had this experience, I have taken to using direct links followed by a post number to be safest.

    An alternative is using timestamps (as in, “refer to the comment by Ron Unz, timestamped January 10, 2019 at 4:27 am GMT“). Cons: Some users may see timestamps differently in different time zones; or are all Unz.com comments timestamped to GMT? (I am not in GMT but have always seen them pinned to GMT). A second con is of course this timestamp-bug, which I hope has been fixed.

    (Re: Sailer threads specifically; they do remind me of that old saying about the candle that burns twice as bright burns half as long. In other words, there may be one or two hundred in comments in ~24 hours, dozens more in the 24h-48h period, and then down to very few. While linking people to a comment via a comment-number is not necessarily advisable in the first few days, for threads of a week or more ago, a far-upthread comment number seems a reliable way to get them to the right place.)

  51. Hail says: • Website

    Post made to edit test:

    Original Comment-Number: 51.
    Original Timestamp: January 10, 2019 at 4:26 pm GMT

    ___________________________
    Edit 1.

    Results (Edit 2): Edit 1 has caused the same timestamp-jumping problem. Screenshot following Edit 1:

    Edit 3: Notice that comment-number jumped from 51 to 45 (caveat, still in moderation), and timestamp jumped from 4:26 pm GMT in original (correct) to 9:27am GMT (false).

  52. Svigor says:

    Seemed to be working fine today, but just now the China-Uighurs page disappeared as I was commenting on it. Can’t get it to load at all.

  53. @Ron Unz

    It’s now 6:20 PM where I’m at and I’ve made several comments, none of which were viewable or editable, so the problem is as before.

    Hope that helps a bit.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  54. Ron Unz says:
    @jacques sheete

    Yesterday I was able to edit my comments on this thread but this AM I cannot….It’s now 6:20 PM where I’m at and I’ve made several comments, none of which were viewable or editable, so the problem is as before.

    Your problem seems odd, especially since it was working for you a day or two ago. Viewing/editing comments under moderation is controlled by a temporary cookie, so I wondering if you might have too many cookies on this domain.

    Try clearing your http://www.unz.com cookies and maybe that will fix the issue.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  55. One problem that we have discovered—and that several of you surely noticed—is that comments under moderation are no longer visible until they have been approved.

    I thought that was happening to me, too. But, no, edited comments were being placed further up the page instead. Sometimes in the place of the first comment. This wasn’t happening to comments not using the Edit function.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  56. jim jones says:

    Reddit manages to post comments immediately and has ultra strict moderation, I wonder what their secret is?

  57. Clicking a commenter or contributor name gets the CloudFlare thing, and it doesn’t allow progress to the requested page after 5 or any number of seconds.

  58. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @Sparkon

    I have previously voiced the same concern about my comments being “whimmed” via delay by Mr. Sailer. Several people said that this was due to my choice of anonymity, but your experience suggests otherwise.

  59. Ron Unz says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    I thought that was happening to me, too. But, no, edited comments were being placed further up the page instead. Sometimes in the place of the first comment. This wasn’t happening to comments not using the Edit function.

    Well, I think I may have finally fixed that comment-ordering problem produced after you edit a comment. Let me know if it still occurs.

  60. @Ron Unz

    Thanks.

    I’ve made a few very benign comments over on Godfree’s thread and none has shown up after about 10+ minutes.

    I’ll try the cookie thingy.

  61. By Jove, I think you were correct, as usual!

    I posted a “test” comment” on another thread and it worked as it has in the past.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  62. Ron Unz says:
    @jacques sheete

    I’ve made a few very benign comments over on Godfree’s thread and none has shown up after about 10+ minutes.

    I’ll try the cookie thingy….By Jove, I think you were correct, as usual!

    Actually, don’t be too impressed with my insight…

    Last night, I started having some very strange problems using WordPress, and spent a couple of hours closely examining the code, trying every sort of solution, and even hunting around on the Internet for possible ideas. Then I finally wondered whether my browser cookie had gotten clogged up, and sure enough, that fixed the problem right away. So my own bitter experience was responsible for the suggestion.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  63. Jett Rucker says: • Website

    Share by e-mail doesn’t work (at least not if you forget the CAPTCHA ( below the bottom of the screen) and then go back and fill that in before trying again).

  64. Zhavia Ward says: • Website

    The website has been working well for me so far

  65. @Ron Unz

    Thanks for sharing your experience. However, I’m still impressed!

    I’m envious as well since I’m way too old to get deeply into the mysteries of computers but sure as heck am curious about how software works and wish I had a clue. BTW, is there a way to use html tags other than the buttons? It would be fun to jazz up the comments a bit!

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  66. Ron Unz says:
    @jacques sheete

    BTW, is there a way to use html tags other than the buttons?

    Sure, you can use nearly all the standard HTML tags. But you just need to put them in by hand.

    • Replies: @Miggle
  67. Thanks!

    Here goes. I’ll try to make the word, “red” appear red

    red

  68. Unz,

    in light of these days’ happenings in Nobel Prize Watson’s life, it would be great if we could hear from this at the Unz Review. You could interview him, or somebody else, but he could just write an article. Why not try at it.

  69. Miggle says:
    @Willi Gates

    They say DOS has a graphical user interface. You might like to try it. I use X myself.

  70. Miggle says:

    A problem I’m having, Ron, since I like to print the article on paper and write notes in the margin. Doing a save as PDF with Firefox I used to get the article plus the comments, so I could put handwritten notes and arrows on everything when deciding what comment I wanted to make.

    Now the PDF only contains the article, without the comments.

    It’s very clean HTML, and I’m currently looking at the comment list items wondering what to do. But if you regard that as a current problem you intend for fix, great! I’ll wait.

    Anyway, your site is terrific! Thanks!

    • Replies: @Miggle
  71. JLK says:

    The past few comments that I’ve submitted have disappeared after clicking the post button, leaving them un-proofreadable and invisible until approved. Is this a new glitch?

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
    , @Ron Unz
  72. Ron Unz says:
    @JLK

    The past few comments that I’ve submitted have disappeared after clicking the post button, leaving them un-proofreadable and invisible until approved. Is this a new glitch?

    Try clearing your website cookies since that apparently solved the problem for someone else. I’ll see whether there’s a bug causing the cookies to gradually get clogged up.

  73. Ron Unz says:
    @JLK

    The past few comments that I’ve submitted have disappeared after clicking the post button, leaving them un-proofreadable and invisible until approved. Is this a new glitch?

    Actually, another commenter has said that if you just refresh your page, the comment and the Edit link may properly appear, so try that.

  74. Miggle says:
    @Ron Unz

    A few hours ago (comment 2 to Ron Paul’s article on campaign finance reform) I tried using an anchor tag with a span tag for text style within the anchor text, “color:blue; text-decoration:underline;”.

    At the Preview Comment stage those text features did not appear. The text was not underlined. I assumed the link wouldn’t work either, but didn’t try following it from that Preview Comment.

    In the past the a-tag has worked. Does it still?

    • Replies: @Sparkon
    , @Hail
  75. Sparkon says:
    @Miggle

    I have done some testing with various HTML tags trying to get colored text.

    I can get text in virtually any color of the rainbow to display in the preview window only at Unz Review, but something in (probably) the Word Press code strips away or otherwise disables the color attribute tags before the comment is published. So it seems no color text is allowed here, which is probably a very good idea as few commenters have either the taste or good sense to use colored text appropriately, and with style. Yours truly excluded of course.

    Underlining has been deprecated since HTML 4 to avoid confusion with hypertext or hot-linking, which works fine still if you avoid typos.

    Underlining is currently used since HTML 5 to put a wavy red line under misspelled words in the “Body of Comment” text entry window before hitting Preview Comment or Publish Comment. In a few instances, the wavy red line appears under a word that is spelled correctly. May I suggest, when all else fails, to resort to the devilishly clever trick of referring to a dictionary?

  76. Hail says: • Website
    @Miggle

    In the past the a-tag has worked. Does it still?

    I have noticed links using “a href” no longer work if the final character of the URL is a slash. If the final character is a slash, it produces non-linked text. Remove the slash and it works as a link. I don’t recall this being a problem before.

    Test it yourself:

    (1) http://www.unz.com/announcement/problems-on-wp-software-upgrade/

    vs.

    (2) http://www.unz.com/announcement/problems-on-wp-software-upgrade

    Link construction:

    Link to this post using (1)

    Link to this post using (2)

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  77. Sparkon says:

    I just noticed too that hyperlinks in main articles at UR are now presenting in horsey blue text that is a point size or two larger than the other text. It’s not pretty.

    We get much better looking, less clunky hypertext links in our comments here. They present correctly in appropriate size text in a purplish color that turns red with an underline when the cursor hovers over it. Main article hypertext in too big blue just gets an underline on hover.

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  78. Miggle says:
    @Miggle

    Sorry, Ron. I think this is irrelevant to your WordPress version change. By chance a few hours ago I needed to look through papers and came across a printout of page 150 of 163 to page 155 of 163 containing unordered comments (bullet marked) to Philip Giraldi’s How I Got Fired. And I wanted to print out for off-line reading both Israel Shamir’s article Yuletide Message and the comments to it but found a save for printing didn’t save the comments.

    So I went back the Giraldi file but couldn’t save the comments as PDF. Same file, I’m sure, nothing changed. All the fault of WordPress? I have no memory of how I created those comment pages I came across.

    So I downloaded the Giraldi file and snipped out everthing between

    <body class=”item-template-default single single-item postid-234918 single-format-standard” id=”body_id”>

    and

    <ol id=”comment-listing” class=”commenter-named”>

    and everything between the </ol> following and the </body></html> at the end. Then loaded the resulting file with Firefox and saved as PDF. Now looking at it with xpdf.

    I’m looking at page 1 of 640 pages of comments, page 1 containing comments 1 to 4 and a couple of lines of comment 5. I guess no sane person (I make no claim to being one) would want to print all that out.

    So I guess it’s a good feature, being able to avoid saving the comments in the PDF file. I’m on my way back to Yuletide Message and its comments, but as I say, I make no claim to sanity.

    Again, thanks for a great site.

  79. Just discovered that one can agree, disagree, lol, and troll on his own comments. Lol.

  80. @Sparkon

    I just noticed too that hyperlinks in main articles at UR are now presenting in horsey blue text that is a point size or two larger than the other text. It’s not pretty.

    Fortunately I have not seen that but I can imagine that it wouldn’t be pretty. A problem I’m having is that I cannot get hypertext links to show up, as you did, in my comments here any longer, even though they work fine in Word.

    Maybe Hail’s suggestion is the answer.

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  81. @Hail

    I have noticed links using “a href” no longer work if the final character of the URL is a slash.

    How did you figure that out?

  82. Sparkon says:
    @jacques sheete

    I tried to respond, but clodfare ate my comment. Unz has been down for me most of the day, so maybe I’ll try it again later.

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  83. Sparkon says:
    @Sparkon

    This is a truncated version of the post ClodFare ate earlier where I attempt to show how I produce hypertext links:

    This should go to Goongle

    This hot link works and can be tested even from the preview window.

    Now I have replaced all the left carets with ( and right carets with ), and added extra spaces in the URL so the syntax is visible:

    (a href= h t t p s: / / w w w . g o o g l e . c o m /)This should go to Goongle(/a)

    Note too that Goongle’s URL ends with a / so I can’t speak to Hail’s experience.

    5-minute edit window is functional.

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  84. Sparkon says:
    @Sparkon

    That attempt to deconstruct the syntax failed as the necessary quotation marks around the URL were stripped away.

    2nd try
    replacing ” with ‘
    replacing left and right carets with ( and )
    adding extra spaces in URL

    (a href= ‘h t t p s: / / w w w . g o o g l e . c o m /’)This should go to Goongle(/a)

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