As a test, a couple of changes have been made to the blog as a result of some pathetic pleading by our commentators:
1. If you cast your eyes to the right hand side, you will see that the recent comments are sorted into threads. This is to prevent one popular thread from flooding the recent comments so that no others can be seen. A maximum of five different threads can appear with their own list of recent comments.
2. Commenters can now put inline images into comments using the tag < img src="http://url-to-image" style="width: 800px; height: 600px;" />. Please do not put in images larger than 800×600 without using the width: and height: parameters so as not to have the pictures disappear partially under the sidebar, or cause any other nasty things to happen.
If the image is smaller than 800×600 then you can omit the style="width: 800px; height: 600px;"
I need hardly add that any abuse of this facility to post inappropriate images will result in banning without warning regardless of the commenters self-perceived expertise in climate science or personal philosophy of freedom of expression.
As an example, (and note: I’ve put an extra space between the < and img so that it won’t be interpreted as a tag, but you’ll have to leave it out), the code
< img src="http://home.casema.nl/errenwijlens/co2/polyakov.gif" />
These facilities have been added as a test – Steve may decide to withdraw them if he feels they are detrimental.