Pardon our dust

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5 Responses

  1. Ken Rhodes says:

    Would that be the old, established “normal” or the new, improved “normal?”

    Concurring opinions has some annoying pecadillos. Notably, (1) you can’t edit your comment after you’ve posted it, and (2) you can’t post it directly in line with a prior comment you’re replying to. But these are simply annoyances.

    It looks like, in a world where so many important things are disastrously broken, some software engineer forgot the engineering dictum “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

  2. Joe says:

    Not being allowed to edit a comment after posting is annoying but unfortunately it is the rule in various blogs, including the different platform used in places like Balkinization. You are allowed to delete there though. Small favors.

    Happy updating.

  3. Thanks! I’m going to be updating some of our theme over the weekend, so feedback is good to hear.

  4. Ken Rhodes says:

    @Joe: Disqus is a pretty popular blog software that allows editing and comments in-line with prior comments.

    Unfortunately, it does NOT provide a preview function, and it seems to fail unexpectedly at random times for no apparent reason. So it gets a lot of follow-up comments saying “Curse you, Disqus” and the like.

  5. Joe says:

    The lack of preview is a mild issue when you can edit afterwards. Also, Disqus not the only platform that allows editing (including for a short period of time). And, even if there is no preview, you can delete certain places.

    It does have problems but this blog doesn’t really have too many posts so it might not be as much of an issue. Either way, again, it isn’t the only platform with editing and delete functions. The lack of some sort of threading also is forgivable on a blog with so few comments.

    I realize there are various things to weigh. But, I find editing after posting is important. It might be my editing skills but then also there are plenty of comments out there of a similar theme. Also, often people do a “ETA” after posting. If nothing else, deletion helps too (Balkization has preview, deletion but not editing after the fact).