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  1. Yngvar says:

    I assume Ignore Commenter is a cookie. Is there limit to entries? I keep on adding the same people…

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  2. Ron Unz says:
    @Yngvar

    I assume Ignore Commenter is a cookie. Is there limit to entries?

    Sure, it’s stored in a cookie. I’d say you’d be safe if the total length of all the Handles is less than 1 KB, so probably 70-80 should be fine. At worst, your local website cookies will just get clogged up, and you’ll need to clear them out.

  3. Posted here again for reference. Can’t anwer your query in original thread because I posted three times.

    Here’s the result: “Too Much Commenting on This Thread (Limit of 3/Hour). Take a Break.
    RETURN TO COMMENTING SECTION
    Comment Text
    Opinion

    One more try, which should be rejected given my earlier post today.

    BTW, I block Alexametrics because it sounds pernicious, and I don’t use Alexa.

    What about polyfill.io ?

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  4. Still can’t get edit window (Win10, FireFox70)
    I’m wondering if it’s one of the scripts.

  5. Ron Unz says:
    @Mr McKenna

    Here’s the result: “Too Much Commenting on This Thread (Limit of 3/Hour). Take a Break.
    RETURN TO COMMENTING SECTION

    Fixed.

    • Agree: Mr McKenna
  6. CBTerry says:

    When I go to “My Comments” it says “42 Comments” “4,200 Words” but then incongruously only displays: “No Comments Found.”

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  7. Ron Unz says:
    @CBTerry

    When I go to “My Comments” it says “42 Comments” “4,200 Words” but then incongruously only displays: “No Comments Found.”

    That’s odd, I just checked it on a couple of different browsers and it worked fine. Just try clicking on your Handle:

    http://www.unz.com/comments/all/?commenterfilter=CBTerry

    • Replies: @CBTerry
  8. CBTerry says:
    @Ron Unz

    Operator error: I did not check the date parameters. My apologies.

  9. Anonymous[133] • Disclaimer says:

    What would improve the site a bit, and cut down on excessive posting is to make it possible for commenters to reply to more than one post, and of course to blockquote more than one poster. Also I think it would be fun to add a hyper mainstream democrat columnist, not someone who is independently leftist such as Vltchek, Ted Rall etc, but someone who seriously thinks that Kamala Harris is the best of the democratic candidates.

    • Replies: @Dissident
    , @Anon
  10. Dissident says:
    @Anonymous

    What would improve the site a bit, and cut down on excessive posting is to make it possible for commenters to reply to more than one post, and of course to blockquote more than one poster.

    1.) The blockquote feature (an HTML tag) can already be used for any text one wishes to quote– whether copied from one or more comments in a thread, copied from anywhere else, or typed.

    2.) The main drawback with replying to more than one commenter in a single post, however, is that the only one who will be notified of one’s reply via email is the individual who posted the comment that one specifically clicked “Reply” for*. See: https://www.unz.com/announcement/strong-traffic-and-commenting-restrictions/#comment-3421638

    (*If he opted accordingly when posting, and if the feature is working; in the past at least, I’ve gotten many replies for which I never received an email notification.)
    ~ ~ ~
    Is no one else at a loss to make sense of the fact that Patreon has allowed this site for as long as it has (and continues-to)? Or that Google AdSense would even allow UR, much less solicit Mr. Unz as he reported that they had? Haven’t numerous YouTube channels been de-monetized and even ousted entirely for content/conduct that was considerably less transgressive of current-year sensibilities than much of that which abounds here at Unz Review?

    Also I think it would be fun to add a hyper mainstream democrat columnist,

    The Unz Review: An Alternative Media Selection
    A Collection of Interesting, Important, and Controversial Perspectives Largely Excluded from the American Mainstream Media
    (Emphasis mine- Dissident)
    ~ ~ ~
    TIP: When composing a comment of any length, write it in a text-editor/word processor (or even using one’s email client, as if one were composing a new email), SAVE it, then copy and paste into the comment box here. The benefits should be obvious.

  11. Just for Gilad’s header on the front page.. ‘the wondering who’, or ‘the wandering who’. Cause his book was titled ‘the wandering who’, so the header may be a typo 🙂

    • Replies: @Hail
  12. Hail says: • Website
    @Ilya G Poimandres

    There are sometimes problems displaying embedded images in articles on the UR mobile version. It doesn’t give an error message, it just shows blank space.

    The chance of an image failing to display on the mobile version is highest when the image is the first thing in an article. Strangely, this problem does not seem to exist for comments; only main articles and blog posts.

    This is not much of a problem in cases where the image is just ornamental within a long essay, but sometimes it is crucial. In extreme cases, as in this post the post is meaningless without the image. Are others also not seeing the images on the mobile version on that post?

    • Replies: @Ilya G Poimandres
  13. dux.ie says:

    Fixed size font tag for displaying table of numbers or words without spacing distortion.

    Allow attachment upload of small graphics with max size of say 640×480 pixels and size less than 50 kb, rather than referencing from elsewhere. Externally referenced graphics might be gone if the sources disappear.

  14. @Hail

    Apologies, I may have explained myself badly! Not about images, these have worked fine for me. On the front page, in the Columnist sub-section, which starts Ron Unz/Editor-in-Chief, Gilad’s nickname is spelled ‘Wondering Who’, not ‘Wandering Who’. Not so much a technical issue as a bit of pedanticism 🙂

  15. Dissident says:

    I have modified the limit to a total of three Reactions per any eight-hour period.

    How is the eight hours counted? Is each 24-hour day divided into three such periods, starting at midnight UTC? Or some other calculation?

    Thanks in advance for answering.

  16. (please do not publish before looking into this)

    For commenters with a comma in their handles, the pop-up tooltip says:

    See Commenting History – Over Array Comments Since 2015

    Not sure how serious this particular issue is but generally string validation/sanitization are serious matters.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  17. Ron Unz says:
    @Haruto Rat, with a comma

    Thanks for noticing that. A fairly harmless bug, now fixed.

    • Replies: @Hail
  18. Just wondering if you can help. After my last system update (Windows 10) I lost Spellcheck on this site only. It works on email, facebook, and on every other site I visit. Any idea what could be causing the problem? Thank you.

  19. Hail says: • Website
    @Ron Unz

    A similar comma-in-handle bug:

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/was-paul-johnsons-modern-times-right-about-einsteins-general-theory-undermining-european-civilization/#comment-3551792

    […..]

    Economics matters.

    Disagree: John Burns, Gettysburg Partisan

    A dual problem: (1) The comma makes it look like two users have disagreed, but it is just one person; (2) You cannot click onto the Disagreer’s comment history, instead linking to two non-accounts.

    I think this particular bug only exists with Reaction buttons.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  20. Anonymous[128] • Disclaimer says:

    unz.com does something weird to the sound. Using Ubuntu and latest Firefox browser.

    If I go to, say, YouTube after unz, and play a video, the sound has static. Restarting Firefox fixes the sound.

  21. Anon[325] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Why do you want a hyper mainstream democrat here? The number of conservative outlets is dwindling and they are constantly under attack by crazed, eyeball-popping liberal programmers convinced they are DOING GOOD by trying to force them off the internet. Every single site I read, and I truly mean every single one, has been attacked by leftists trying to shut it down and silence it for good. So why do you want to let a bleating liberal columnist in here?

    There are tons of sites where liberal viewpoints rule. Turn on the TV if you want to know what liberals think. EVERYONE already knows what liberals think. We don’t need to be told even more of it. We were all raised as liberals until we wised up. All we got in school was a solid wall of liberal propaganda, therefore we don’t need any more here. Do you still need to be minded by a nanny, or have you grown up yet?

    When you open the door to someone who really, really wants to burn your house down, you are a naive dumbass.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  22. Ron Unz says:
    @Hail

    A dual problem: (1) The comma makes it look like two users have disagreed, but it is just one person; (2) You cannot click onto the Disagreer’s comment history, instead linking to two non-accounts.

    Thanks, fixed.

  23. Thanks and congratulations, Mr. Unz, for adding E. Michael Jones to the roster of columnists. He is
    an always-interesting writer.

  24. Small bug:

    When I post a comment to a video, it disappears. There is no trace that I posted it, except that, if I go back and repost, it detects a duplicate comment. But I don’t have the 5-minute window for editing the comment, and I don’t see the comment as waiting to be moderated.

    Recent example:
    http://www.unz.com/video/theyoungturks_stephen-miller-s-horrific-emails-exposed/#comment-3558942

    This happened to me before, but the comment did end up being published:
    http://www.unz.com/video/theyoungturks_ilhan-omar-vindicated-on-stephen-miller/

    So the comment just appears to vanish when commenting videos.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  25. Ron Unz says:
    @European-American

    When I post a comment to a video, it disappears. There is no trace that I posted it, except that, if I go back and repost, it detects a duplicate comment. But I don’t have the 5-minute window for editing the comment, and I don’t see the comment as waiting to be moderated.

    Unfortunately, until the first comment has been approved, no comments are visible, including those under moderation. This seems to be a problem with the complex underlying WordPress core we use, and I doubt it can be easily fixed.

    Since individual videos tend to get very few comments, you notice the problem there.

  26. This week, someone else’s screen name showed up in that field, but far worse, his e-mail address, which looked like a real one, was in that field, too. It happened a second or third time as well.

    This was on the Silk browser on a Kindle Fire. It hasn’t happened in IE, Chrome, Mozilla, or Brave, and never on any other device. I haven’t used the iPhone recently, but assume it unlikely to happen there.

    This means the addresses aren’t necessarily hidden, as promised. If I have his, he could have mine, or anyone else’s.

    The other commenter was “RouterAI”, “RouterA1” or “RouterAl”. He hasn’t posted in some time; did someone hijack a dormant account?

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  27. Ron Unz says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    That sounds like a very strange problem, and I’m not sure about the cause.

    I vaguely remember that the Kindle Fire device may have used some sort of special Amazon page caching system to improve its performance, so perhaps it somehow downloads an exact copy of the same previous page someone else on the Kindle network had used, including the field values.

    I’ll be interested in hearing whether anyone else has experienced anything similar, especially on a different device.

  28. Dissident says:
    @Ron Unz

    I’ll be interested in hearing whether anyone else has experienced anything similar, especially on a different device.

    I distinctly recall reading at least one other commenter somewhere here at UR a while back report experiencing the very quirk that Reg described. (Namely, finding someone else’s name and email address in those fields.) I have not experienced the quirk myself. (I do not use any Amazon devices.)

    I vaguely remember that the Kindle Fire device may have used some sort of special Amazon page caching system to improve its performance, so perhaps it somehow downloads an exact copy of the same previous page someone else on the Kindle network had used, including the field values.

    That sounds entirely plausible to me (though I’m far from an expert in such matters). Another possibility is manipulation by a rogue actor (such as the classic MITM attack; packet injection). As has been pointed-out in a number of past comments, properly-configured HTTPS is said to offer at least a considerable degree of protection against such attacks.

  29. Anonymous[253] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    Why do you want a hyper mainstream democrat here?

    so they can face unz style commentary and see how they react. I am not wanting to give them more of a voice, but wanting them to hear our voice. On their websites they control the comments, but I want to see how they react when they don’t. Granted I think most of the comments here are trash, some are pretty good. The new columnist can also see how the left and right fringe both agree with each other but disagree with his or her mainstream policies.

    • Replies: @JackOH
  30. [This is not an “Open Thread” but intended for bugs and suggestions. Off-topic comments will be trashed.]

  31. JackOH says:
    @Anonymous

    ” . . . so they can face unz style commentary and see how they react.”

    A253, your idea has merit! I had to look at your brief comment a few times before it sunk in that a mainstream liberal Democrat with gumption might be interested in reaching out to the UR audience. My area is a typical busted-up Midwestern Democrat stronghold that attracted surprising Trump support. And many readers here are Trumpophiles to some extent. If Ron were interested, he could pitch the idea of a regular liberal Democrat columnist to Democrats of his acquaintance by saying Unz Review is a forum to win back alienated Dem voters.

    Maybe offer a guest columnist slot on a three- or six-month trial basis.

    BTW-I’m a longtime Libertarian voter, and preferred Trump to Hillary. I’m a registered Democrat only because mine is a one-party area where the primary is often the general election.

    • Replies: @JackOH
  32. Anonymous[921] • Disclaimer says:

    Something seems to be wrong with the search function. Whatever I search the iSteve blog for (for example, “race” or “immigration”) I get “No results found.” This happens whether I fill in other fields or not.

    • Replies: @schnellandine
    , @Ron Unz
  33. In mobile view on iPhone/Safari, tapping ‘SETTINGS’ merely highlights the option. However, other menu items still work. Been that way for at least a few weeks. Definitely worked on this phone within last year.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  34. @Anonymous

    Try:

    http://www.unz.com/?s=race+immigration&Action=Search&ptype=isteve

    This morning, search from main page (JavaScript off) pre-populated to ‘Comments? Only’ and some commenter name I’d not heard of (‘haruto rat’), assuming it even exists. If haven’t, check all options for something like that clogging the works. Site doing all sorts of crazy things this morning.

    Far as I know, all searches can be controlled by simply changing the URL text, so that should be a good backup once you know the option codes, if link above works for you.

  35. Ron Unz says:
    @Anonymous

    Something seems to be wrong with the search function. Whatever I search the iSteve blog for (for example, “race” or “immigration”) I get “No results found.” This happens whether I fill in other fields or not.

    Fixed earlier this morning.

  36. Ron Unz says:
    @schnellandine

    In mobile view on iPhone/Safari, tapping ‘SETTINGS’ merely highlights the option. However, other menu items still work. Been that way for at least a few weeks. Definitely worked on this phone within last year.

    The problem was that the Settings popup window was displaying off the screen. It’s now fixed, though it may take a bit of time for the change to propagate across the Internet.

    • Replies: @schnellandine
  37. iffen says:
    @Ron Unz

    This just happened to me for the 2nd time. The first time was a couple of weeks ago and weirdly enough I noticed it and typed over with my handle and fake email. Today I just went ahead and clicked submit and it accepted it. I cut it and reposted after I had typed over with my handle and email.

    I use a plain vanilla Windows PC and use the Edge browser.

  38. Why are comments closed for the Paul Craig Roberts articles? I’m guessing it’s at Roberts request, but if that’s the case, it’s kinda strange that someone who makes a tidy living off writing screeds for others to read refuses to let readers comment.

  39. Sparkon says:

    I am waiting to see if my recent comment will appear under Stephen Cohen’s article “Why are we in Ukraine?” which I submitted at around 0450 GMT, but no edit window appeared. After a few minutes, I tried submitting my comment again. This time, a message box popped up “Duplicate comment detected; it looks like you’ve already said that,” or something to that effect.

    My comment includes a link to an article at Russia Insider, and was posted not too long after comment 340 by PeterMX at November 21, 2019 at 4:13 am GMT.

    Now UR has gone down temporarily and back up by 0512, but still no sight of my comment under Mr. Cohen’s article, still with 340 comments.

    • Replies: @Sparkon
  40. So, Ron…

    Any idea of what caused this crash?

    Incidentally, while we’ve certainly disagreed in the past, and may well do so again in the future, I’d like to express my appreciation for the work you apparently put in on this site and for the way in which you run it.

    • Agree: Mr McKenna
    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
  41. There is a bug in which, when replying to another comment, the “@username” locator at the top of the reply is not displayed. It’s as if somewhere along the way the script forgets the comment was supposed to be a reply to another comment. Was this fixed already? I appear to be not the only one who had this problem. Some comments are phrased so to be evidently replies to other comments, but with no “@username” identifiers.

    There are other minor bugs. If I post a comment and load another page, then hit “back” in the browser, the countdown for editing it appears to reset (it doesn’t actually reset) even if it has been a good while since the comment was posted. Also, sometimes a thread will be said to have, for example, 20 comments, but when going to its own page to display the comments, there will be only 19 (or fewer). More rarely, the thread webpage will state it has only 19 comments at the top, but it will actually have 20 (or more) comments.

  42. @Colin Wright

    It was one of the worst I can remember here. My initial guess was that we were under sustained attack, and I attributed this to the fact that UNZ.COM has been getting so much more traffic in recent months. This raises its profile and causes it to attract even more attention–some good, some bad.

    TPTB will descend upon this place at some point, if they haven’t already, and they’re generally good at covering their tracks. More to the point, they’ll engage in public attacks and private ones. They’ll carefully maintain plausible deniability with regard to the latter, of course.

    • Replies: @iffen
  43. Hail says: • Website

    I see a new(?) section called “Newsworthy / Promoted Again by Current Events” (http://www.unz.com/hotnews/) has been activated.

    If “hotnews” is to replace the old and long-neglected http://www.unz.com/forum/, I’d suggest a reader-input mechanism similar to the one apparently set up at unz.com/forum. But a bug to report — at unz.com/forum, “Forum Suggestions” is a dead link. It yields this for me:

    about:blank#blocked

  44. iffen says:
    @Mr McKenna

    Have all your hours at TUR been a complete waste such that you can’t recognize an obvious false flag operation?

    • LOL: Reality Cheque
  45. Sleep says:

    On mobile, copy/paste does not work in the main section of an article. Is this intentional? It only works for me when my phone is slow, leading me to believe there’s a script running that sometimes triggers, sometimes not. Instead, I get the “LINK | BOOKMARK” prompt, which causes the browser’s internal “copy” popup to disappear.

    Also, search does not seem to work on mobile.

    I nearly always use a big screen PC now but for a long time I was primarily a mobile user so I noticed these things a while ago.

    Thank you for your time,
    Sleep

  46. Counterinsurgency [AKA "abcd"] says:

    Hi, Counterinsurgency here. I switched to a VPN service and Unz.com doesn’t recognize my e-mail anymore (e-mail was a string of randomly chosen characters, not real e-mail). Any way to I can recover the tag?

    Counterinsurgency

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  47. Ron Unz says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    Hi, Counterinsurgency here. I switched to a VPN service and Unz.com doesn’t recognize my e-mail anymore (e-mail was a string of randomly chosen characters, not real e-mail). Any way to I can recover the tag?

    Counterinsurgency

    The problem is that if you change your IP and have forgotten your Email or don’t use one, there’s no way to verify your identity. So you’re stuck.

    However, if you’ll tell me the country or American state your old IP used, I’ll that as proof you’re who you claim to be, and fix things up. I realize that you’re probably paranoid, but given the population sizes, you wouldn’t exactly be revealing your true identity. However, you should henceforth start using a single Email and sticking with it.

    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency
  48. Counterinsurgency [AKA "abcd"] says:
    @Ron Unz

    Ron

    Thanks. Hate to put you to this trouble.

    My apologies for employing cybersecurity measures. I got hacked once (by an Aerospace company, so its employees said, back in the 1980s, and the employes might have been lying to protect an informant) and now I try to practice good tradecraft. So far, no successful hacks that I know of for over three decades, perhaps because of no attacks, I can’t tell.

    My previous IP was United States. The new VPN at first routed me through the UK, but we’ve changed options and it now routes me through the US (using several different ISP identities). It isn’t impervious to traceback, of course, but VPN makes the tracer work a bit harder.

    Now, something that might interest you: I still have my old e-mail, but since the new VPN it isn’t recognized by unz.com.
    I sort of fudged the e-mail requirement by treating it as a “unique ID” requirement, using a string of random letters that were not really an e-mail. For your use in confirmation, first letter in the string is “L”, capital L. 6th letter is “r”, lower case r. This is the “e-mail” string submitted with my rejected comments.
    I offer no interpretations here, just a report, and you might consider getting a confirming report from another user before reacting to my report.

    It could be that you are enforcing the requirement for an actual e-mail address by (say) batch checking e-mail validity. If so, please tell me (this is a request, no more).

    Counterinsurgency

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  49. Ron Unz says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    Thanks. Hate to put you to this trouble.

    My apologies for employing cybersecurity measures.

    Well, I think you’re probably “Counterinsurgency” as you claim to be, so I’ve now merged your comments, and you can go back to using that Handle.

    Since you’re probably just one of the many paranoid crackpots who hang around my website, I suppose there’s no huge harm if I’m mistaken.

    However, you are NOT currently using a (real or fictitious) Email. You need to do so to confirm your identity for the future and DO NOT CHANGE IT. The Email is your identifier and you need to use one. Otherwise, I think I’ll just arrange to have all your future comments trashed.

  50. Sparkon says:
    @Sparkon

    I‘m continuing to experience no 5 minute editing window after hitting the “Publish Comment” button.

    Same drill earlier today with this comment

    http://www.unz.com/article/the-umbrella-man-the-sins-of-the-father-and-the-kennedy-curse/#comment-3572500

    which did appear with the first batch of new comments some time later, including an unfortunate minor typo I didn’t get the opportunity to correct.

    This is just FYI, and I trust my recent comment submitted for publication just recently (under Laurent Guyénot’s Umbrella Man article) will appear eventually. I trust also that I made no grievous typos, and this transitory no edit window bug will be eliminated in due course.

    Thank you

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  51. Ron Unz says:
    @Sparkon

    I‘m continuing to experience no 5 minute editing window after hitting the “Publish Comment” button.

    The comment-editing feature uses a cookie, so maybe your cookies have gotten clogged up. Maybe try clearing them (while remembering the important ones), and that might solve the problem.

    • Replies: @Sparkon
  52. Sparkon says:
    @Ron Unz

    I don’t know what the important ones are. I deleted a ton of them, but left yours (8+24) and a few others for now, but set Firefox to delete them all when it closes next time.

    I remember now that you’ve addressed this problem in the past and recommended clearing cookies to fix it, so having done that, I’ll try publishing this and see if I get the edit window.

  53. Sparkon says:

    The edit window did not pop up, and no indication my comment was awaiting moderation. I shut down Firefox, and opened Chrome, deleted all cookies and navigated here, where I can now see my comment 54 is awaiting moderation.

    Likely these problems are local here and related to my stuffed up live media in addition to a ton of cookies, as you note.

    I’ll try again now out of Chrome. Later, I’ll burn a new copy of Mint.

    —–Edit—–

    Success. Thanks again.

  54. I wish there were a way to contact other commenters privately.

  55. Unz.com is becoming an important web site, Ron. I am just one reader, but I want to tell you how much the site is appreciated by me.

    Something strange is happening here, though. The site seems inadvertently to be becoming America’s premier forum and clearinghouse for anti-Semitism. Now, I am a Gentile and don’t mind anti-Semitism, but—well, I don’t know how to say it, precisely. If you are not a Gentile, then there seems something odd in your being the publisher of all this, doesn’t there?

    I used to listen to Eric Striker’s podcasts once in a while. He’s an entertaining guy. I admire you tremendously for having the guts to publish his recent articles, but where is all this publishing leading, precisely? I mean, someone might want Auschwitz 2.0, but is that someone you?

    With all affection for the vocally inimitable Eric Striker, may I observe that Unz.com trades in the written medium? Striker is not an especially good writer. It can hardly be the sparkling quality of Striker’s prose that induces you to publish him. It must be something else.

    There is no Jew in the public sphere in the United States in whom I have greater confidence than in you, nor is there any other Jewish public personage to whom I would take the trouble to write. I believe that you will do the right thing, but won’t some Meyer Lansky character eventually appear and force you to stop? Less courageous than you, I write pseudonymously for a reason. Three decades ago, I served in the U.S. Army, less dangerous than your publishing, I think. You’re a brave man.

    You are free to publish the message you are reading in whole or in part if you think publication helpful but publication is unnecessary as far as I am concerned. I write the message for your eyes. Meanwhile, keep up the good work and try somehow not to get yourself in deeper trouble than you can handle.

  56. Yngvar says:

    It would be nice to have a scrollable (is that a word?) Tweets by frame. It is static now (at least on iSteve), so if a Unz blogger tweets or re-tweets a big image it push out everything else he or she tweeted. We end up with the Tweets by field only occupied by the last 3 tweets or less. I humbly suggest this is not the way it should be.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  57. JackOH says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Ron and all!

    The analyses here are about as good as it gets, and help confirm my own observations that criminal and civil misconduct, or credible threats thereof, play an important but untold part in policy-making.

  58. JackOH says:
    @JackOH

    Maybe a mainstream liberal Democrat could be balanced by a mainstream conservative Republican under the header, “The Party Line”.

    N. b., neither major party has had anything to say to me since the 1980s, when I was a very minor political operative for both. Still, I believe in giving people and parties a chance. If the Democrats and Republicans have anything worthwhile to say, let them say it here. What the hey?

    • Replies: @anonymous
  59. Yngvar says:

    What does the Endorsed Only button do? It radically shrinks the length of the comment field, but it leave bloviators (sorry!) with views not necessarily endorsed by me. Who or what decides who stay in the field?

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  60. Ron Unz says:
    @Yngvar

    What does the Endorsed Only button do?

    It hides all comments except those that have received any one of the following: (1) an Agree or an LOL; (2) comments marked as Notable or by a website Columnist; (3) commenters you have Followed.

  61. Ron Unz says:
    @Yngvar

    It would be nice to have a scrollable (is that a word?) Tweets by frame. It is static now

    It’s fixed. Since I don’t pay attention to Twitter, I never even noticed when it got broken, maybe a long time ago.

    I’ll probably need to eventually regenerate the older saved pages.

  62. anonymous[128] • Disclaimer says:
    @JackOH

    I doubt that many would accept the invitation. Besides, the Establishment gets its licks in via columnists like Mr. Buchanan and the departed “Judge” Napolitano. There’s also a biParty line on some issues, such as this gratuitous oddity from Mr. Kersey’s November 30 piece:

    “Conspiracy theorists can engage in wild ideas all they want, but Ockham’s Razor helps us understand the murderer of Seth Rich was probably just a black criminal[.]”

  63. keisuke says: • Website

    I want to see the Article about Klee’s “Pedagogical Sketchbook”
    by Reyner Banham ,Encounter, April 1954, pp. 53-58
    but I can’t browse this pdf.
    Could you tell me how to solve it?

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  64. Ron Unz says:
    @keisuke

    I want to see the Article about Klee’s “Pedagogical Sketchbook”
    by Reyner Banham ,Encounter, April 1954, pp. 53-58
    but I can’t browse this pdf.

    It seems to be working now, so maybe there was a temporary problem. Try it again and let me know if it still doesn’t work:

    http://www.unz.com/print/Encounter-1954apr-00053/

    • Replies: @keisuke
  65. keisuke says:
    @Ron Unz

    I can see the pdf that access to your URL.(I don’t know that why I can’t browse this ordinary methods. )
    Thank you for concerning and resolving the problem!

  66. David says:

    A function I’d find useful is the ability to block comments from those with very few comments, say less than 30. It seems like a big proportion of useless comments are in that category.

    Also, the ability to block replies to TD would be wonderful.

    • Replies: @Elsewhere
  67. Rebel0007 says:

    Ron,
    Just out of curiosity, why are comments to Paul Craig Roberts columns closed? Are comments open or closed for discussions the choice of the authors who also monitor their own comments?

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  68. Ron Unz says:
    @Rebel0007

    Just out of curiosity, why are comments to Paul Craig Roberts columns closed?

    He got annoyed about some of the nasty commenters and asked that I disable comments (unless each commenter was personally identified via Facebook). Every now and then he authorizes me to run a column with comments enabled.

  69. Rebel0007 says:

    @Ron Unz,
    Thank you for the explanation.

  70. Elsewhere says:
    @David

    Going off of this, perhaps we can have this could be tried site-wide. For example. perhaps all comments by commenters below a certain threshold of comments could have their comments clipped with a MORE tag after two lines.

    The MORE tag would be removed if the comment receives an AGREE, so the comment is now fully visible to be noticed by others who didn’t bother to click for more.

    Perhaps these commenters’ handles could be in a lighter color or some other distinction, so it’s apparent why there are suddenly MORE tags everywhere. The MORE should probably be replaced by a small box with an ellipsis inside, so as to not visually clutter the space.

  71. JackOH says:

    Reader service articles.

    I’m not quite sure what I mean by that, but “reader stroking” might fit the bill. Q and A with Ron or Steve, for example. Maybe something like, “Who Reads Unz Review?” with a profile of someone who reads these pages. IOW–feel-good stuff.

    Ron’s been generous enough to allow me 180,000+ words of comment, and some of the back-and-forth I’ve had here has informed some of my locally published writings.

    I’ve contributed financially and modestly to both Ron and Steve. I’m dialing back my readership and commenting, but I’d still like to be addressed as part of the community of contrarians and iconoclasts here.

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