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Comments by Vikram Bath

On “Spoiling you some more

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Yep, it works great on the regular blog. Don't worry about it at all. Just was wondering what was going on.

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I'm trying to spoil this text.

I'll e-mail you a screenshot.

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And why isn't this spoiled?

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Does this affect the original post only or comments too?

On “Coming Soon (I Think!): Author Bios

I would cut "Also, he writes about food sometimes.” to just "Likes food."

Otherwise, update that sucker.

On “Open Thread (Testing New New Comments New Since Last Visit Reloaded, Reloaded, Augmented)

Agreed. As I mentioned before, I think this will be hugely popular once you make it available.

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I submit this as a maxim: If there is a reply button under *each* comment, then your reply better post to that comment. Everything else is secondary.

If #2 means that the comment once submitted will be a reply to the corresponding comment, then that would be my preference. If it means it just gets tacked on at the bottom as a new thread, then it is my least favorite among the three.

But yeah, I prefer #3 to #1.

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Seeing if that's true now.

Edit: Yes, it was. Given that, I'm in favor of keeping the reply button fwiw. I'm less of a fan of it opening in a new window, but I understand you have reasons for doing it this way.

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Ah, ok. I should note that in the new window, I think the reply window that was active wasn't a reply to your comment though. I think it was for a root-level reply.

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When I came here at 11:33 everything was un-marked. When I left the comment, only the comment I made was marked. When I came back just now, your two comments were new. This all seems as expected.

However, I do have a slight issue to report, I think. I opened this from my e-mail, scrolled down, and clicked the "Show New Comments Only" button, which showed your new comments as expected. When I clicked "Reply" though, it opened up the thread in a new window.

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Yep, everything new is now old. By which I mean, they are all new.

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I just want to give CK a pointer to something I think couldn't have happened without his contributions thus far. This thread has 65 comments, but only two "root-node" comments. The other 63 are replies or children of replies to those two comments. This would be totally illegible without the multiple levels of depth and now the snake. Now, it's actually quite easy to follow.

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I just wrote a post about RTod being right about something.

On “Comments Since Last Visit Reloaded, Reloaded, Testing Post

nevermoor: you jerks aren’t commenting RIGHT NOW dammit!

Commenting right now.

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No, you're right. I usually don't want to preserve the list. In fact, maybe the first thing I will do when loading a page will be to re-load it again to get the "authentically new" list to begin with.

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6:39 is now the latest new one. Which is actually totally fine since I actually had seen the 5:26 one before. Arguably I saw more "new" comments before, but now I see only the genuinely new ones.

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The 5:26 has retained it's newness. Trying another comment. I'll report back what I see.

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Interesting. After I left that comment, your 5:26 is now the oldest "new" comment.

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Leaving a comment to see what stays new. Currently, CK's 5:16 comment is the oldest "new" comment.

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Well, these comments, starting with my 5:04 one are still new. Am I supposed to get 15 minutes from when the *comment* was posted or from when I first re-visit the thread? Because your 4:53 comment was older than 15 minutes when I asked that question at 5:05. I had only just then re-opened the page though so when I posted my 5:05 comment, I was surprised to see your 4:53 one lose it's newness marking.

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