CA Assistant Add-on

Pete Holzmann has written an excellent Firefox-Greasemonkey add-on that provides comment capability from the old site for Firefox users (which I use BTW). Go to http://climateaudit.org/ca-assistant/ and try. It will make commenting easier. Thanks, Pete.

[You're welcome!--MrPete]

Update: the CA Assistant page has been updated with hints on enabling/disabling GreaseMonkey, enabling the script for other WordPress sites, and more.


34 Comments

  1. Gardy LaRoche
    Posted Dec 18, 2009 at 12:13 AM | Permalink

    Installed.

    Tested
     <!Reloaded CA.>
    <a href="http://climateaudit.org">Link Test</a>
  2. Posted Dec 18, 2009 at 1:37 AM | Permalink

    Highly Recommended!
    Retains nesting, sorts by ‘last-posted-comment’ order.
    Beautiful…
    TL

    • Jsco
      Posted Dec 20, 2009 at 11:38 AM | Permalink

      “Last-Posted-Comment order” Just saw that. That is what I need. Nice!

      Thanks!

  3. Steven Mosher
    Posted Dec 18, 2009 at 1:57 AM | Permalink

    I know pete.

  4. Posted Dec 18, 2009 at 2:19 AM | Permalink

    Using it and it is sweet :)

  5. Posted Dec 18, 2009 at 6:14 AM | Permalink

    ds^2 = - \left(1- \frac{2M}{r} \right)dt^2 + \left(1- \frac{2M}{r} \right)^{-1}dr^2 + r^2 \Omega^2

    • MrPete
      Posted Dec 18, 2009 at 6:25 AM | Permalink

      For the curious, John A’s sequence looked like this before it was posted:

      $latex ds^2 = - \left(1- \frac{2M}{r} \right)dt^2 + \left(1- \frac{2M}{r} \right)^{-1}dr^2 + r^2 \Omega^2  $
      • Alan S. Blue
        Posted Dec 18, 2009 at 10:23 AM | Permalink

        Could a brutally simple example of using latex and a note about permissible tags be placed next to the comment box? Right next to “Your email is never shared?”

        • Posted Dec 18, 2009 at 5:49 PM | Permalink

          http://en.support.wordpress.com/latex/

        • Alan S. Blue
          Posted Dec 18, 2009 at 8:16 PM | Permalink

          That really wasn’t what I meant. I know latex, but when you wander around the web, everyone has introduced their own idiosyncratic solutions to formatting comments. Some allow BBCode, some HTML, some limited HTML, some XHTML, some Wiki, and some homebrew things….

          A brief note “We allow XHTML and allow latex between the tags…” Or a popup “Click here for commenting tag overview.”

          At the moment, I’m at home – on Firefox with GreaseMonkey. So – MrPete’s plugin works wonderfully. But for when one doesn’t have the very handy commenting buttons, the short clues go a long darn way.

      • Posted Dec 18, 2009 at 5:26 PM | Permalink

        Must you give out all my secrets?

  6. MrPete
    Posted Dec 18, 2009 at 6:32 AM | Permalink

    Steve, you’re welcome! It’s a privilege to be able to help a little.

    • Gardy LaRoche
      Posted Dec 18, 2009 at 9:30 AM | Permalink

      Mr. Pete,
      I have been unsuccessful testing this.
      I’m running FF 3.5.6
      ???

      • Dave Dardinger
        Posted Dec 18, 2009 at 11:29 AM | Permalink

        Gardy,

        I have been unsuccessful testing this.

        I’m doing a test here to do the B-Quote function. It’s the one I’ve used the most and have missed.

        • Gardy LaRoche
          Posted Dec 18, 2009 at 11:53 AM | Permalink

          I had to disable NoScrip add-on in order for GM to work.

    • Gardy LaRoche
      Posted Dec 18, 2009 at 11:56 AM | Permalink

      Mr. Pete,
      what’s the feasibility of a Preview-before-Post feature with editing options ? :D

  7. Posted Dec 18, 2009 at 7:46 AM | Permalink

    MrPete,

    Is it possible to tweak this for noconsensus.wordpress.com?

    • Jim
      Posted Dec 18, 2009 at 10:11 AM | Permalink

      In Firefox 3.5.6 I just added Air Vent by going to the
      1. Air Vent Main page
      2. Going to Tools
      3. Add ons
      4. Grease Monkey
      5. Options
      6. Add
      Mr. Pete this is super! Thanks

      • Posted Dec 18, 2009 at 10:33 AM | Permalink

        Fantastic, that is absolutely awesome.

        Thanks Pete n Jim.

  8. Posted Dec 18, 2009 at 10:25 AM | Permalink

    Now if Mr Pete could reproduce comment preview…

    • MrPete
      Posted Dec 18, 2009 at 11:05 AM | Permalink

      Working on it ;)

      I do have a life however…

  9. MrPete
    Posted Dec 18, 2009 at 2:14 PM | Permalink

    just had an idea….

    What if we had an Open Science WebRing, and shared tools like this among them? Use the “logo” with the right tag, and the tool will be do nice things for you… something like that…

  10. Steven Mosher
    Posted Dec 18, 2009 at 3:47 PM | Permalink

    That would be great I see a lot of folks working on code .. roman, nick barnes, jeffid, john (see watts up with that).. etc

  11. Posted Dec 18, 2009 at 6:10 PM | Permalink

    ds^2 = - \left(1- \frac{2M}{r} \right)dt^2 + \left(1- \frac{2M}{r} \right)^{-1}dr^2 + r^2 \Omega^2

    • Steven Mosher
      Posted Dec 18, 2009 at 6:25 PM | Permalink

      show off

      • RomanM
        Posted Dec 18, 2009 at 6:42 PM | Permalink

        It’s the only equation he knows? ;)

        • Posted Dec 19, 2009 at 12:04 AM | Permalink

          i\hbar\frac{\partial}{\partial t} \Psi(\mathbf{r},\,t) = \hat H \Psi(\mathbf{r},t)

        • David Wright
          Posted Dec 19, 2009 at 4:12 AM | Permalink

          Why set c=1 but not $\hbar$? You must be an astronomer, not a particle physicist.

  12. Nick (Matzke)
    Posted Dec 18, 2009 at 7:55 PM | Permalink

    Where are the scripts that were formerly on this website? E.g. I can’t find:

    http://www.climateaudit.org/scripts/utilities.txt

    Steve: change .org to .info for now

  13. Posted Dec 18, 2009 at 11:36 PM | Permalink

    Thank you. Open source can do a lot

  14. Sleeper
    Posted Dec 20, 2009 at 11:35 AM | Permalink

    I’ll use my 14 year old’s single word to express thanks and admiration… Dude !

  15. Jsco
    Posted Dec 20, 2009 at 11:36 AM | Permalink

    Arrggg. I love the content on this website, but it is so hard to figure out what posts are new. Once a thread gets to a certain size it is incredibly inefficient to try and figure out if anything is newly posted.

    Will this add-on help? I use IE, but would be willing to switch if this app makes reading the comments on this site feasible…

    Thanks!

  16. Sleeper
    Posted Dec 20, 2009 at 12:04 PM | Permalink

    Just added it to all wordpress sites I visit. No problems with any of them.

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