## 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.

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

Installed.

Tested
2. Posted Dec 18, 2009 at 1:37 AM | Permalink | Reply

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

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

“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 | Reply

I know pete.

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

Using it and it is sweet

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

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

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

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 | Reply

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 | Reply

Must you give out all my secrets?

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

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 | Reply

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 | Reply

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 | Reply

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

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

MrPete,

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

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

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

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

Fantastic, that is absolutely awesome.

Thanks Pete n Jim.

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

Now if Mr Pete could reproduce comment preview…

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

Working on it

I do have a life however…

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

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 | Reply

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 | Reply

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

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

show off

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

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 | Reply

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 | Reply

Thank you. Open source can do a lot

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

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 | Reply

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 | Reply

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