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The new Video presentation system first announced ten days ago has been fully released, now with commenting enabled and 10,000 additional Videos, along with a couple of new Channels, and various other features.

(1) Popular YouTuber RamZPaul has decided to make The Review the “home base” for his Video distribution, this becoming our first “in house” VLogger; and as a consequence his Channel has been automatically placed near the top of our main Channel page. All the other Channels are normally listed in the order of their most recent videos.

(2) Given the growing number of Channels, viewers may easily customize the Channel page according to their diverse ideologies and interests. Just position the mouse above a Channel header, and a small “Pin” button will become visible. Click that button, and the selected Channel is permanently “pinned” to the top of the Channel page. The mouse may similarly be used to “unpin” a previously pinned Channel.

(3) A “Channel Finder” has been added to the top of the main Channel page. Type in a letter or two of a Channel’s name, and the display will immediately adjust to focus on the desired Channel.

Other significant enhancements to the Video system include:

(4) Users may now comment on Videos just like they do on regular posts and articles, with the comments displayed at the bottom in the same way. However, given the vast number of Videos, all the most recent comments on the Videos of an entire channel are also displayed in the sidebar associated with that Channel. That comment section of the sidebar may be closed by the user, along with the part of the sidebar displaying the most recent videos of a Channel.

(5) The two most popular Videos of a given Channel are displayed just above the commenting section of a Video page. That portion of the Video page may also be toggled open or closed.

(6) All Channels now have RSS Feeds allowing users to see a listing of the most recent videos released by that Channel, just like they do with regular articles or blog posts.

http://www.unz.com/xfeed/rss/channel/ramzpaul/

Full release of the Video system necessitated a few additional changes, which users will have noticed.

(5) Given the growing number of major webzine sections, the top menu has now been split into two separate lines. Although this solution is hardly aesthetically ideal, it seems the least-bad means of putting the available options at the fingertips of users, while also probably making people better aware of options that had previously been hidden away. The Video and Settings menu options are highlighted in order to draw more attention to them.

(6) Although the User Settings Popup has been available for over a year, probably relatively few visitors have taken advantage of the customization options it provides, which are saved in a permanent cookie. These notably include:

(7) Comment threads are sometimes cluttered up by especially long remarks by particular commenters. These commenters may be put on the “Ignore” list, but an additional Settings option now allows truncating *all* comments to “Short” or “Long” length, with the balance of the comment being available by a click.

(8) Social Media buttons are generally quite “heavy” and they may slow down the loading of pages that contain them, especially Blogger pages which provide Social Media buttons for each individual post. Users may therefore disable Social Media buttons, everywhere or just on Blogger pages, and gain the benefit of much faster load times.

 

Given the complexity of the system and these additions, please feel free to use this thread to report any problems you encounter, or any additional features you might suggest.

 
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  1. FKA Max says: • Website

    Thank you very much, Mr Unz!

    I detected some formatting errors, I believe.

    Most Unz Review readers have probably noticed this first one as well. The bronze-colored button/box on top of the front-/homepage announcing the new video section “NEW! Video Channel Section – Over 150,000 Videos” covers up part of the Unz Review header.

    On the “Digest” page, part of the new split up top menu bleeds into the weekly digest’s header, e.g. sections “Comments” and “Settings”: http://www.unz.com/digest/

    (5) Given the growing number of major webzine sections, the top menu has now been split into two separate lines. Although this solution is hardly aesthetically ideal, it seems the least-bad means of putting the available options at the fingertips of users, while also probably making people better aware of options that had previously been hidden away.

    I really like what you did with the top menu.

    I noticed though that the “Digest” http://www.unz.com/digest/ , “Tools” http://www.unz.com/enrollments/ and “Forum” http://www.unz.com/forum/ options/pages/sections are not available in that new top menu anymore, but only in the (blue) bottom menu. I frequent these pages/sections quite regularly, and this is how I noticed that they were not available through the top menu anymore.

    Would adding them to the top menu create too many options and a third separate line, and could perhaps the “Digest” page/option maybe replace the “Popular” http://www.unz.com/popular/ page/option, since it already shows up on the front-/homepage?

    Personally I would not mind if the top menu were split up in three separate lines, but 23 options/sections can’t be divided into three equally large groups of options/sections. Or the two separate lines are kept, but instead of the current 10 options per line, the options could be fit together more snugly so there would be room for 11 items/options per line, a total of 22 instead of the current 20, 10 per line, sections/options. This could be achieved if the “Digest” page replaced the “Popular” page, as I suggested above, and the “Tools” and “Forum” items/page were added to the top menu. That way it would make 11 items for each separate top menu line, a total of 22 items/options. But perhaps that is just too busy and crowded? I just really like the “Digest”, “Tools” and “Forum” pages, and I believe new readers of the Unz Review will notice them more readily, and benefit from them, if they are “advertised/displayed” in the top menu, instead of being “hidden away” in the (blue) bottom menu.

    Also, in the (blue) bottom menu, I noticed that the “Videos” and “Print Archives” options have not been linked into their respective web pages http://www.unz.com/video/ and http://www.unz.com/print/ , yet. One still gets the same message as for the last couple of weeks, namely “This Section is not yet generally available”.

    Thank you again so very much for everything you do for us, Mr. Unz!

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    P.s. I just noticed that the "Print Archives" http://www.unz.com/print/ page still has/runs the old, single-line top menu. Maybe this is due to a propagation delay?
    , @Anatoly Karlin

    Given the growing number of major webzine sections, the top menu has now been split into two separate lines.
     
    Perhaps combine the categories links (History, Economics, Foreign Policy, etc.) into a single "Navigation" link with a drop-down menu?

    That would save a lot of space and probably make it possible to fit it all on one line again.
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  2. FKA Max says: • Website
    @FKA Max
    Thank you very much, Mr Unz!

    I detected some formatting errors, I believe.

    Most Unz Review readers have probably noticed this first one as well. The bronze-colored button/box on top of the front-/homepage announcing the new video section "NEW! Video Channel Section - Over 150,000 Videos" covers up part of the Unz Review header.

    On the "Digest" page, part of the new split up top menu bleeds into the weekly digest's header, e.g. sections "Comments" and "Settings": http://www.unz.com/digest/


    (5) Given the growing number of major webzine sections, the top menu has now been split into two separate lines. Although this solution is hardly aesthetically ideal, it seems the least-bad means of putting the available options at the fingertips of users, while also probably making people better aware of options that had previously been hidden away.
     
    I really like what you did with the top menu.

    I noticed though that the "Digest" http://www.unz.com/digest/ , "Tools" http://www.unz.com/enrollments/ and "Forum" http://www.unz.com/forum/ options/pages/sections are not available in that new top menu anymore, but only in the (blue) bottom menu. I frequent these pages/sections quite regularly, and this is how I noticed that they were not available through the top menu anymore.

    Would adding them to the top menu create too many options and a third separate line, and could perhaps the "Digest" page/option maybe replace the "Popular" http://www.unz.com/popular/ page/option, since it already shows up on the front-/homepage?

    Personally I would not mind if the top menu were split up in three separate lines, but 23 options/sections can't be divided into three equally large groups of options/sections. Or the two separate lines are kept, but instead of the current 10 options per line, the options could be fit together more snugly so there would be room for 11 items/options per line, a total of 22 instead of the current 20, 10 per line, sections/options. This could be achieved if the "Digest" page replaced the "Popular" page, as I suggested above, and the "Tools" and "Forum" items/page were added to the top menu. That way it would make 11 items for each separate top menu line, a total of 22 items/options. But perhaps that is just too busy and crowded? I just really like the "Digest", "Tools" and "Forum" pages, and I believe new readers of the Unz Review will notice them more readily, and benefit from them, if they are "advertised/displayed" in the top menu, instead of being "hidden away" in the (blue) bottom menu.

    Also, in the (blue) bottom menu, I noticed that the "Videos" and "Print Archives" options have not been linked into their respective web pages http://www.unz.com/video/ and http://www.unz.com/print/ , yet. One still gets the same message as for the last couple of weeks, namely "This Section is not yet generally available".

    Thank you again so very much for everything you do for us, Mr. Unz!

    P.s. I just noticed that the “Print Archives” http://www.unz.com/print/ page still has/runs the old, single-line top menu. Maybe this is due to a propagation delay?

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  3. @FKA Max
    Thank you very much, Mr Unz!

    I detected some formatting errors, I believe.

    Most Unz Review readers have probably noticed this first one as well. The bronze-colored button/box on top of the front-/homepage announcing the new video section "NEW! Video Channel Section - Over 150,000 Videos" covers up part of the Unz Review header.

    On the "Digest" page, part of the new split up top menu bleeds into the weekly digest's header, e.g. sections "Comments" and "Settings": http://www.unz.com/digest/


    (5) Given the growing number of major webzine sections, the top menu has now been split into two separate lines. Although this solution is hardly aesthetically ideal, it seems the least-bad means of putting the available options at the fingertips of users, while also probably making people better aware of options that had previously been hidden away.
     
    I really like what you did with the top menu.

    I noticed though that the "Digest" http://www.unz.com/digest/ , "Tools" http://www.unz.com/enrollments/ and "Forum" http://www.unz.com/forum/ options/pages/sections are not available in that new top menu anymore, but only in the (blue) bottom menu. I frequent these pages/sections quite regularly, and this is how I noticed that they were not available through the top menu anymore.

    Would adding them to the top menu create too many options and a third separate line, and could perhaps the "Digest" page/option maybe replace the "Popular" http://www.unz.com/popular/ page/option, since it already shows up on the front-/homepage?

    Personally I would not mind if the top menu were split up in three separate lines, but 23 options/sections can't be divided into three equally large groups of options/sections. Or the two separate lines are kept, but instead of the current 10 options per line, the options could be fit together more snugly so there would be room for 11 items/options per line, a total of 22 instead of the current 20, 10 per line, sections/options. This could be achieved if the "Digest" page replaced the "Popular" page, as I suggested above, and the "Tools" and "Forum" items/page were added to the top menu. That way it would make 11 items for each separate top menu line, a total of 22 items/options. But perhaps that is just too busy and crowded? I just really like the "Digest", "Tools" and "Forum" pages, and I believe new readers of the Unz Review will notice them more readily, and benefit from them, if they are "advertised/displayed" in the top menu, instead of being "hidden away" in the (blue) bottom menu.

    Also, in the (blue) bottom menu, I noticed that the "Videos" and "Print Archives" options have not been linked into their respective web pages http://www.unz.com/video/ and http://www.unz.com/print/ , yet. One still gets the same message as for the last couple of weeks, namely "This Section is not yet generally available".

    Thank you again so very much for everything you do for us, Mr. Unz!

    Given the growing number of major webzine sections, the top menu has now been split into two separate lines.

    Perhaps combine the categories links (History, Economics, Foreign Policy, etc.) into a single “Navigation” link with a drop-down menu?

    That would save a lot of space and probably make it possible to fit it all on one line again.

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    Perhaps combine the categories links (History, Economics, Foreign Policy, etc.) into a single “Navigation” link with a drop-down menu?

    That would save a lot of space and probably make it possible to fit it all on one line again.
     

    I'd certainly considered something like that. But there are just too many important menu options to fit on one line regardless, and I'd guess that hiding them in drop-down menus would reduce their visibility and use by over 90%.

    The most intractable constraint in any software system is "screen real estate" and although a two-line menu is much less aesthetic, I think it's the least-bad option. I must have spent a full day fiddling around with different designs, and I think the horizontal-offset approach I adopted isn't too bad. Basically, at a small aesthetic cost and losing a bit of space at the top, I can provide high-visibility to twice as many selections.

    I'm tied up with some other things right now, but will later try to fix those minor bugs and also consider different menu layout selections.

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  4. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    Any chance of getting Colin Flaherty? He is always getting shut down on Youtube. I love this service you are providing, thank you!

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  5. Wade says:

    Ron, I’m really excited about the new video system. It looks really nice. Would you consider adding Ryan Dawson’s channel?

    https://www.youtube.com/user/Rys2sense

    Ryan covers has a lot of discussions about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and the Middle East in general. He is the individual who interviewed Phil Giraldi a few weeks ago after his firing and which you featured on your front page briefly.

    Kind regards,

    Wade

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    Ron, I’m really excited about the new video system. It looks really nice. Would you consider adding Ryan Dawson’s channel?
     
    I just added it---2,100 videos since 2010 running over 500 hours:

    http://www.unz.com/video/channel/ryandawson/

    I've also added the Colin Flaherty channel, though it's possible that if he was previously taken off YouTube, he never reloaded his older videos:

    http://www.unz.com/video/channel/colinflaherty/

    Incidentally, given the growing number of channels, you might need to use the "Find Channel" field to locate the ones you like to regularly follow, then "pin" them at the top of the main channel page:

    http://www.unz.com/video/
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  6. Ron Unz says:
    @Wade
    Ron, I'm really excited about the new video system. It looks really nice. Would you consider adding Ryan Dawson's channel?

    https://www.youtube.com/user/Rys2sense

    Ryan covers has a lot of discussions about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and the Middle East in general. He is the individual who interviewed Phil Giraldi a few weeks ago after his firing and which you featured on your front page briefly.


    Kind regards,


    Wade

    Ron, I’m really excited about the new video system. It looks really nice. Would you consider adding Ryan Dawson’s channel?

    I just added it—2,100 videos since 2010 running over 500 hours:

    http://www.unz.com/video/channel/ryandawson/

    I’ve also added the Colin Flaherty channel, though it’s possible that if he was previously taken off YouTube, he never reloaded his older videos:

    http://www.unz.com/video/channel/colinflaherty/

    Incidentally, given the growing number of channels, you might need to use the “Find Channel” field to locate the ones you like to regularly follow, then “pin” them at the top of the main channel page:

    http://www.unz.com/video/

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  7. Ron Unz says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    Given the growing number of major webzine sections, the top menu has now been split into two separate lines.
     
    Perhaps combine the categories links (History, Economics, Foreign Policy, etc.) into a single "Navigation" link with a drop-down menu?

    That would save a lot of space and probably make it possible to fit it all on one line again.

    Perhaps combine the categories links (History, Economics, Foreign Policy, etc.) into a single “Navigation” link with a drop-down menu?

    That would save a lot of space and probably make it possible to fit it all on one line again.

    I’d certainly considered something like that. But there are just too many important menu options to fit on one line regardless, and I’d guess that hiding them in drop-down menus would reduce their visibility and use by over 90%.

    The most intractable constraint in any software system is “screen real estate” and although a two-line menu is much less aesthetic, I think it’s the least-bad option. I must have spent a full day fiddling around with different designs, and I think the horizontal-offset approach I adopted isn’t too bad. Basically, at a small aesthetic cost and losing a bit of space at the top, I can provide high-visibility to twice as many selections.

    I’m tied up with some other things right now, but will later try to fix those minor bugs and also consider different menu layout selections.

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    I don't see anything wrong with the 2 line menu bar.
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  8. Thirdeye says:

    Three recommended channels:

    The Rubin Report – ex Young Turk Dave Rubin has his own talk show with an independent classical liberal perspective, interviews a wide variety of people addressing threats to free speech and attacks on classical liberal principles.

    Karen Straughan – Canadian woman confronting the excesses done in the name of feminism and gender politics, with occasional Skype interviews.

    The Jimmy Dore Show – left-liberal comedian and Bernie supporter is an equal opportunity blaster of Trump and the political establishments of both major parties.

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    The Rubin Report –

    Karen Straughan –

    The Jimmy Dore Show –
     
    I just added all three:

    http://www.unz.com/video/channel/therubinreport/

    http://www.unz.com/video/channel/karenstraughan/

    http://www.unz.com/video/channel/thejimmydoreshow/

    As the number of Channels starts to grow large, people will need to begin using the "Finder" field to locate them, and then "Pin" them to the top to make sure they're conveniently at hand
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  9. @Ron Unz

    Perhaps combine the categories links (History, Economics, Foreign Policy, etc.) into a single “Navigation” link with a drop-down menu?

    That would save a lot of space and probably make it possible to fit it all on one line again.
     

    I'd certainly considered something like that. But there are just too many important menu options to fit on one line regardless, and I'd guess that hiding them in drop-down menus would reduce their visibility and use by over 90%.

    The most intractable constraint in any software system is "screen real estate" and although a two-line menu is much less aesthetic, I think it's the least-bad option. I must have spent a full day fiddling around with different designs, and I think the horizontal-offset approach I adopted isn't too bad. Basically, at a small aesthetic cost and losing a bit of space at the top, I can provide high-visibility to twice as many selections.

    I'm tied up with some other things right now, but will later try to fix those minor bugs and also consider different menu layout selections.

    I don’t see anything wrong with the 2 line menu bar.

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  10. Would also recommend David Curry’s “Russian Faith” since it has been outright deleted from YouTube.

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    Would also recommend David Curry’s “Russian Faith” since it has been outright deleted from YouTube.
     
    http://russia-insider.com/sites/insider/files/styles/1200xauto/public/180_youtube_0.png?itok=8LBLKzEB

    My message to the elites who own Youtube: From the Russian Faith web

    Dear Sergey Brin and Larry Page (founders and owners of Google, and controlling shareholders of YouTube), you are immigrants from the USSR. You should have more respect for the freedoms and morals of the country that took you in.

    Eric Schmidt and YouTube shareholders - I hope you are reading this.

    This is the digital equivalent of tyranny. It is the same as breaking and entering, and smashing equipment and property that represents hundreds of hours of hard work by honest, hard-working Americans - all to push your left-wing so-called ‘values’ on people who reject them.

    You have failed in your obligation to America to provide free and fair access to the views of all Americans.

    You have failed in your obligation to keep smut and lechery away from our children.

    It is you who have meddled in our democracy. Your behavior is un-American and harmful to our values and beliefs.

    Break-up the big tech companies:

    For these reasons, I call upon Washington to bring you to heel, to:

    • nationalize you and break up your companies with antitrust legislation,

    • prosecute you for violating the constitution, and

    • sue you for damages - which for me and the hundreds of people who sacrificed and donated to make Russian Faith happen are now all too real.

    Trust me, this will happen. You curtail our freedom of speech at your own peril!
     

    There's no point "calling on Washington" and the MSM. They're the root of the problem. The spam, deceptive practices and misleading content originate from there.

    But it's true that Google (at their own peril) are now attacking the very thing that gave them market dominance in the first place - access to previously hidden information.

    Their survivabilty depends on their being NEUTRAL towards this information.

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  11. What a great idea and a great service to us all. This is what youtube was originally supposed to be. Thank you Ron!

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  12. Ron Unz says:
    @Thirdeye
    Three recommended channels:

    The Rubin Report - ex Young Turk Dave Rubin has his own talk show with an independent classical liberal perspective, interviews a wide variety of people addressing threats to free speech and attacks on classical liberal principles.

    Karen Straughan - Canadian woman confronting the excesses done in the name of feminism and gender politics, with occasional Skype interviews.

    The Jimmy Dore Show - left-liberal comedian and Bernie supporter is an equal opportunity blaster of Trump and the political establishments of both major parties.

    The Rubin Report –

    Karen Straughan –

    The Jimmy Dore Show –

    I just added all three:

    http://www.unz.com/video/channel/therubinreport/

    http://www.unz.com/video/channel/karenstraughan/

    http://www.unz.com/video/channel/thejimmydoreshow/

    As the number of Channels starts to grow large, people will need to begin using the “Finder” field to locate them, and then “Pin” them to the top to make sure they’re conveniently at hand

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  13. David says:

    It would be interesting to know why the article, “What Race Were the Greeks and the Romans?” is perpetually in the list of articles running down the left side of unz.com. It’s not a top comment getter and it’s a crock as far as scholarship goes.

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    Sure. The articles running down the left side are the most recently released main features, followed by those with the greatest readership during the last seven days.

    Generally, the latter group consists of recently released articles, together with a couple of others that have "gone into permanent orbit" and get lots of readers from Google searches and links on other websites. The Greece/Rome article is one of the latter ones, along with e.g. Steve Sailer's "Most Important Graph" piece.
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  14. Ron Unz says:
    @David
    It would be interesting to know why the article, "What Race Were the Greeks and the Romans?" is perpetually in the list of articles running down the left side of unz.com. It's not a top comment getter and it's a crock as far as scholarship goes.

    Sure. The articles running down the left side are the most recently released main features, followed by those with the greatest readership during the last seven days.

    Generally, the latter group consists of recently released articles, together with a couple of others that have “gone into permanent orbit” and get lots of readers from Google searches and links on other websites. The Greece/Rome article is one of the latter ones, along with e.g. Steve Sailer’s “Most Important Graph” piece.

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  15. Ivan K. says:

    I was just trying to link & bookmark a passage from here: http://www.unz.com/akarlin/top-50-russophobe-myths/ I find those options are absent on that page.
    Or it could be just my outdated OS (Win XP), in which case you can rest calm, as fewer and fewer people use it.

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  16. Liza says:

    How come we can’t comment on Paul C. Roberts’ column on “The Feminist Threat to Men and Women”? Whose idea was this?

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    How come we can’t comment on Paul C. Roberts’ column on “The Feminist Threat to Men and Women”? Whose idea was this?
     
    Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I believe this question has been answered before.
    The individual authors have the right to read/answer/reject comments. This is a fair amount of work. PCR does not allow comments as a matter of policy.

    Maybe you should ask the Guardian why they do not allow comments on inflammatory radical feminist articles and reject off message comments as "whataboutery".

    https://swarajyamag.com/ideas/whataboutery-from-ambedkar-to-armageddon-principles-and-pitfalls
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  17. Hu Mi Yu says:
    @Liza
    How come we can't comment on Paul C. Roberts' column on “The Feminist Threat to Men and Women”? Whose idea was this?

    How come we can’t comment on Paul C. Roberts’ column on “The Feminist Threat to Men and Women”? Whose idea was this?

    Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I believe this question has been answered before.
    The individual authors have the right to read/answer/reject comments. This is a fair amount of work. PCR does not allow comments as a matter of policy.

    Maybe you should ask the Guardian why they do not allow comments on inflammatory radical feminist articles and reject off message comments as “whataboutery”.

    https://swarajyamag.com/ideas/whataboutery-from-ambedkar-to-armageddon-principles-and-pitfalls

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    @HuMiYu. Tks for your reply. I didn't know that this question was answered before. As I understand it, the author of an article is not required to read or answer any questions when their articles are published on unz. So, why should any author object? Some commenters will agree, others will disagree, so what is so objectionable about that.

    While I'm here, I do disagree with a couple of things that P.C.R. said but was hardly intending to crucify him for his opinions, as I do like his writing in general. I think he maybe can't stand anyone publicy, or even privately, disagreeing with him.

    As to Guardian, I don't read that publication or very little else that could be described as "mainstream" or "popular" and am not interested in challenging their commenting policy. All I know that is the vast majority of articles on unz welcome comments - as far as I can tell, anyway.
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  18. Liza says:
    @Hu Mi Yu

    How come we can’t comment on Paul C. Roberts’ column on “The Feminist Threat to Men and Women”? Whose idea was this?
     
    Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I believe this question has been answered before.
    The individual authors have the right to read/answer/reject comments. This is a fair amount of work. PCR does not allow comments as a matter of policy.

    Maybe you should ask the Guardian why they do not allow comments on inflammatory radical feminist articles and reject off message comments as "whataboutery".

    https://swarajyamag.com/ideas/whataboutery-from-ambedkar-to-armageddon-principles-and-pitfalls

    @HuMiYu. Tks for your reply. I didn’t know that this question was answered before. As I understand it, the author of an article is not required to read or answer any questions when their articles are published on unz. So, why should any author object? Some commenters will agree, others will disagree, so what is so objectionable about that.

    While I’m here, I do disagree with a couple of things that P.C.R. said but was hardly intending to crucify him for his opinions, as I do like his writing in general. I think he maybe can’t stand anyone publicy, or even privately, disagreeing with him.

    As to Guardian, I don’t read that publication or very little else that could be described as “mainstream” or “popular” and am not interested in challenging their commenting policy. All I know that is the vast majority of articles on unz welcome comments – as far as I can tell, anyway.

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    So, why should any author object? Some commenters will agree, others will disagree, so what is so objectionable about that.
     
    Because of the time involved. Most of the authors here are very patient, but too much public attention can be a curse. I don't think the authors here are paid much if anything. My guess is they come here to promote other ventures.

    I recall showing off the early internet to someone of a certain ethnicity about forty years ago. He instinctively knew what to do with it. He loved to look for someone he didn't like and "mail bomb 'em". Catholics were at the top of the list of people he didn't like.

    I haven't been here long enough to see if the problem is increasing or decreasing, but I do see flame wars, trolling, spamming, and suspected bots in some comments. This is what is killing usenet. Thankfully Ron provides us with a filter so that we don't need to see repetitive obnoxious posters. A good usenet reader can do the same, but most people are not savvy enough to find one and use it.
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  19. We need to have an option to not see Ramzpaul’s videos at all – either through clicking a button or removing him from this publication altogether. It isn’t so much that his content is bad but he throws around accusations of those to his right being federal agents or SPLC plants. He’s scum and envious of the success of others.

    I’d much rather see Mao apologetics or The Saker white knighting for Ramzan Kadyrov tbh.

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  20. Hu Mi Yu says:
    @Liza
    @HuMiYu. Tks for your reply. I didn't know that this question was answered before. As I understand it, the author of an article is not required to read or answer any questions when their articles are published on unz. So, why should any author object? Some commenters will agree, others will disagree, so what is so objectionable about that.

    While I'm here, I do disagree with a couple of things that P.C.R. said but was hardly intending to crucify him for his opinions, as I do like his writing in general. I think he maybe can't stand anyone publicy, or even privately, disagreeing with him.

    As to Guardian, I don't read that publication or very little else that could be described as "mainstream" or "popular" and am not interested in challenging their commenting policy. All I know that is the vast majority of articles on unz welcome comments - as far as I can tell, anyway.

    So, why should any author object? Some commenters will agree, others will disagree, so what is so objectionable about that.

    Because of the time involved. Most of the authors here are very patient, but too much public attention can be a curse. I don’t think the authors here are paid much if anything. My guess is they come here to promote other ventures.

    I recall showing off the early internet to someone of a certain ethnicity about forty years ago. He instinctively knew what to do with it. He loved to look for someone he didn’t like and “mail bomb ‘em”. Catholics were at the top of the list of people he didn’t like.

    I haven’t been here long enough to see if the problem is increasing or decreasing, but I do see flame wars, trolling, spamming, and suspected bots in some comments. This is what is killing usenet. Thankfully Ron provides us with a filter so that we don’t need to see repetitive obnoxious posters. A good usenet reader can do the same, but most people are not savvy enough to find one and use it.

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    Well, you are miles ahead of me, then. Cuz I do not even know what "usenet" is. I have heard of it but don't understand what they are talking about. All I know is that PC Roberts said something really dumb and I want to tell him he is wrong, in a polite way because I never address people in a stupid or violent way. Because if I do, they'll come back with both barrels.

    That's it. C'est ca.
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  21. FKA Max says: • Website

    I really like the new featured video channel rotation on the front-/homepage.

    Very good idea, Mr. Unz!

    The new top menu looks great as well. I like the “MORE…” option at the end, a good compromise.

    Would it be possible for you to add the “(Current) Digest” http://www.unz.com/digest/ page to the “MORE…” option?

    Thank you very much!

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    Thanks so much, Mr. Unz! I saw that you added it!
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  22. Liza says:
    @Hu Mi Yu

    So, why should any author object? Some commenters will agree, others will disagree, so what is so objectionable about that.
     
    Because of the time involved. Most of the authors here are very patient, but too much public attention can be a curse. I don't think the authors here are paid much if anything. My guess is they come here to promote other ventures.

    I recall showing off the early internet to someone of a certain ethnicity about forty years ago. He instinctively knew what to do with it. He loved to look for someone he didn't like and "mail bomb 'em". Catholics were at the top of the list of people he didn't like.

    I haven't been here long enough to see if the problem is increasing or decreasing, but I do see flame wars, trolling, spamming, and suspected bots in some comments. This is what is killing usenet. Thankfully Ron provides us with a filter so that we don't need to see repetitive obnoxious posters. A good usenet reader can do the same, but most people are not savvy enough to find one and use it.

    Well, you are miles ahead of me, then. Cuz I do not even know what “usenet” is. I have heard of it but don’t understand what they are talking about. All I know is that PC Roberts said something really dumb and I want to tell him he is wrong, in a polite way because I never address people in a stupid or violent way. Because if I do, they’ll come back with both barrels.

    That’s it. C’est ca.

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  23. Hu Mi Yu says:

    Well, you are miles ahead of me, then. Cuz I do not even know what “usenet” is.

    Usenet is an early internet protocol (NNTP or “news”) that prevents censorship except in especially designated “moderated” interest groups (“newsgroups”). You can post or reply to anything anonymously. It became flooded with inconvenient voices and pornography that offended people and governments around the world. The possibility of leaking secrets had the PTB in panic. It was impossible to shut it down, so various parties began flooding it with meaningless garbage. A few newsgroups are still useful, but most people find it hard to separate the posts they are interested in from the nonsense. It is not very popular any more. Ironically some moderation appears to be necessary to allow free exchange of ideas.

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    @FKA Max
    I really like the new featured video channel rotation on the front-/homepage.

    Very good idea, Mr. Unz!

    The new top menu looks great as well. I like the "MORE..." option at the end, a good compromise.

    Would it be possible for you to add the "(Current) Digest" http://www.unz.com/digest/ page to the "MORE..." option?

    Thank you very much!

    Thanks so much, Mr. Unz! I saw that you added it!

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  25. Miro23 says:
    @Anatoly Karlin
    Would also recommend David Curry's "Russian Faith" since it has been outright deleted from YouTube.

    Would also recommend David Curry’s “Russian Faith” since it has been outright deleted from YouTube.

    My message to the elites who own Youtube: From the Russian Faith web

    Dear Sergey Brin and Larry Page (founders and owners of Google, and controlling shareholders of YouTube), you are immigrants from the USSR. You should have more respect for the freedoms and morals of the country that took you in.

    Eric Schmidt and YouTube shareholders – I hope you are reading this.

    This is the digital equivalent of tyranny. It is the same as breaking and entering, and smashing equipment and property that represents hundreds of hours of hard work by honest, hard-working Americans – all to push your left-wing so-called ‘values’ on people who reject them.

    You have failed in your obligation to America to provide free and fair access to the views of all Americans.

    You have failed in your obligation to keep smut and lechery away from our children.

    It is you who have meddled in our democracy. Your behavior is un-American and harmful to our values and beliefs.

    Break-up the big tech companies:

    For these reasons, I call upon Washington to bring you to heel, to:

    • nationalize you and break up your companies with antitrust legislation,

    • prosecute you for violating the constitution, and

    • sue you for damages – which for me and the hundreds of people who sacrificed and donated to make Russian Faith happen are now all too real.

    Trust me, this will happen. You curtail our freedom of speech at your own peril!

    There’s no point “calling on Washington” and the MSM. They’re the root of the problem. The spam, deceptive practices and misleading content originate from there.

    But it’s true that Google (at their own peril) are now attacking the very thing that gave them market dominance in the first place – access to previously hidden information.

    Their survivabilty depends on their being NEUTRAL towards this information.

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