Thanks to CK


Tod Kelly

Tod is a writer from the Pacific Northwest. He is also serves as Executive Producer and host of both the 7 Deadly Sins Show at Portland's historic Mission Theatre and 7DS: Pants On Fire! at the White Eagle Hotel & Saloon. He is  a regular inactive for Marie Claire International and the Daily Beast, and is currently writing a book on the sudden rise of exorcisms in the United States. Follow him on Twitter.

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34 Responses

  1. Avatar Stillwater says:

    I’ll give a special, hearty thanks to CK for all the amazing work he’s done: Thank you, CK!! The format of this site is absolutely amazing and the functionality is like no other site I’ve seen. And I’m super glad to hear he’s gonna remain a contributor – you had me worried there for a bit. Even tho he and I get into it sometimes, I wanna unequivocally express how much I value his contributions as a poster as well as commenter. Having him around is a big check-mark in the plus category, and I hope he stays for a long while.Report

  2. Avatar Roland Dodds says:

    CK has definitely done some awesome work behind the scenes. The site looks and feels great. His expertise in the tech area will surely be missed; hopefully his written work won’t be departing as well!Report

  3. Avatar Jaybird says:

    CK, thank you very much.

    You consistently made the site better and even things that I once thought silly (the scroll to the top button) quickly became indispensable parts of my experience here. And that’s not even touching on the awesome stuff like “State of the Discussion” (perfect for when you’re on the PS4 but still want to keep your thumb on the pulse of the site!), the Ordinary Store, and all of the little things when it comes to the ease of making posts in the first place.

    Thanks for everything.Report

  4. Avatar Damon says:

    I agree. CK. Nice work! The site’s improved quite a bit and it’s very noticeable. Congrats and good luck!Report

  5. Avatar Chris says:

    Definitely a big thanks is in order. Thank you, CK.Report

  6. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    Among other things CK has done for us:

    – “State of the Discussion” page and front page column.
    – Commenter archives.
    – Editable comments.
    – Format buttons in combox.
    – Superior comment nesting.
    – Photograph search and insertion.
    – Enhanced navbar.
    – Musical Recommendation feature.
    – Twitter feed.
    – Amazon store (have you bought from it lately?).
    – Auto-promotion of new posts in social media.
    – Rotating blogroll.

    I could go on, but you all get the idea.

    Best of luck in your future endeavors, CK!Report

    • Avatar Guy says:

      The comment editing, especially, was such a natural feature that, once it was added, I forgot it had ever been missing.Report

  7. Avatar Joe Sal says:

    Many thanks CK. Looking forward to more of your writings.Report

  8. The site has become almost unrecognizably better since CK starting improving it. Thank you, CK.Report

  9. Avatar Maribou says:

    CK, I really appreciate all you’ve done for the site, and the things you’ve taught me about how to do stuff. I also appreciate having gotten to know you a little better over the last few months.

    Wishing you all the best.Report

  10. Avatar North says:

    CK: your work on the site’s infrastructure has been absolutely sublime; almost as good as the distinct themes you add to the community from your particular point of view. Thank you sincerely for both.Report

  11. Avatar Marchmaine says:

    Many thanks, the site now positively sparkles with liberaltarian bons mots.Report

  12. Avatar A Rash Anion says:

    I’ve been reading this site for years, following through the RSS feed and occasionally reading discussions. I don’t normally comment, but I thought I’d chime in. This site has been, and continues to be, a great place to learn. Thank you for everything you’ve done to make this place what it is. It means something to me.

    Thanks for all the great work you’ve done, and best wishes for your future projects!Report

  13. Avatar Kolohe says:

    CK, you were much more than OK.Report

  14. Avatar Oscar Gordon says:

    Thanks CK! I have really enjoyed the features you’ve added, seriously.

    Good luck on what you are up to next.Report

  15. Avatar Michael Cain says:

    This will sound like peculiar praise, but speaks to the hidden quality of CK’s work… I am stubborn and arrogant and believe that text on the Web should be displayed in the fonts and sizes and spacings of my choosing. To that end, I run every page that loads from all but a couple of sites through my own Javascript program that reformats the text. Despite all of the active elements at OT, I have less than 30 lines of OT-specific code in my program, and half of that is taking out the two different kinds of redaction. It’s a lot of work to produce pages with a consistent structure and naming conventions that makes it that easy for me to handle. Well done, indeed!Report

  16. Avatar Zac says:

    As someone who’s been reading this site every day for the past eight years, CK, the level at which you’ve revolutionized this place is just staggering. It’s night and day from what it used to be, and I mean that as the highest praise possible. I certainly hope you don’t go anywhere as a commenter and contributer, you’re one of the folks that make this place what it is. Even though I disagree with you like ninety percent of the time, I wouldn’t have it any other way, you’re like a human sharpening rod, and again, I mean that as a compliment. I hope you make it to Leaguefest this year, brother, cuz I owe you a drink and you probably owe me a punch in the mouth. 😉Report

  17. Avatar aaron david says:

    Good show CK! And good luck on the new endeavor!Report

  18. Avatar j r says:

    I would like to post that meme of Obama hoisting a pint at you, CK. Unfortunately, my love-hate relationship with memes dictates that I mention it, but not actually post it.Report

  19. Avatar Autolukos says:

    Glad to hear he’ll still be writing.Report

  20. Avatar CK MacLeod says:

    Posted a “you’re welcome, right backatcha” post at my blog, but it’s taking forever for the hinky pingback to turn up, and I’m not sure it ever will (not one of the more efficient and dependable ol’ web tools, sorry to say). So, I want to be sure you all get the message: You’re welcome, and thank you all, too, for your kind words and encouragement above as all along, and for all your feedback.Report

    • Avatar Zac says:

      Are you coming to Leaguefest this year, by the way? I really would like to buy you that drink.Report

      • Avatar CK MacLeod says:


        You make the prospect more enticing, and I do like Portland quite a bit, or did when I last visited (I believe the settlement belonged to Russia at the time). It’s not in my current plans to venture so far outside my home zip code. I’ll have to see how the north 40 is coming in about when the final go/no-go decision has to be made.Report

  21. Avatar Christopher Carr says:

    CK, thank you very much for your great work here. We’ll miss your technical prowess, but I’m very glad you’ll still be around.Report

  22. Avatar scott the mediocre says:

    CK, I have nothing inventive to add to what has already been said, but nonetheless, the improvements to the site are superlative – dare I say, yuuuge.

    I am very glad that you will continue to write here, and I both thank and curse you for giving me yet another must-follow site (i.e. yours).Report

  23. Avatar James K says:

    Of the many improvements you’ve made to this site CL, I think the “New Comments” functionality is my favourite. Thank you for all the good you’ve done here.Report

  24. Thanks for all your hard work, CK!Report

  25. Avatar Will H. says:

    Best wishes for a pleasant road ahead.Report