Attention fFreddy

The nearly useful "Recent Comments List" plug-in has been upgraded.

It now works correctly. If the any string of letters (such as a URL) is more than ten fifteen characters long then it replaces the long character string with "…" which should stop the moaning from the IE6 users.

fFreddy: I owe you a pint.


  1. fFreddy
    Posted Aug 16, 2006 at 2:01 PM | Permalink

    Jolly good !

  2. Dave Dardinger
    Posted Aug 16, 2006 at 2:13 PM | Permalink

    Outstanding! Well, actually not totally. I’d think you could get away with setting the maximum word length a bit longer with no problem. As long as the word is no longer than an entire line it shouldn’t be a problem. And the lines seem to be about 20 characters.

  3. KevinUK
    Posted Aug 16, 2006 at 2:20 PM | Permalink

    Well done fFreddy and John A,

    and I was just getting used to using the link /link buttons as well. Just an observation but the thread titles in the recent comments appear to have almost doubled in font size. Was that planned?

    Cheers KevinUK.

  4. John A
    Posted Aug 16, 2006 at 2:44 PM | Permalink

    Re #3 The thread titles should be bigger. I think I programmed it that way. The gap between the title and the first comment is annoying – should I get rid of it?

  5. fFreddy
    Posted Aug 16, 2006 at 2:56 PM | Permalink

    Yes – the indent serves to distinguish the two.

  6. Mark T.
    Posted Aug 16, 2006 at 2:57 PM | Permalink

    Where is TCO when you need him?🙂


  7. John A
    Posted Aug 16, 2006 at 3:04 PM | Permalink

    Re #6 At the bottom of a bottle, methinks…

  8. Hans Erren
    Posted Aug 16, 2006 at 3:35 PM | Permalink

    thank you very much

  9. John A
    Posted Aug 16, 2006 at 3:44 PM | Permalink

    Re: #8

    Graag gedaan.

  10. Steve McIntyre
    Posted Aug 16, 2006 at 4:25 PM | Permalink

    Well done, John A and thanks to fFreddy.

  11. Robert
    Posted Aug 16, 2006 at 9:55 PM | Permalink

    Shouldm’t you owe fFreddy a pPint

  12. Jim Erlandson
    Posted Aug 17, 2006 at 5:23 AM | Permalink

    re: #4. The combination of larger font, underline and gap after the previous comment make the title clear. The gap after the title is unnecessary.

    Non-bolding either the poster’s name or the comment would work better than the black/blue differentiator.

    Design by committee is seldom rewarding. This comment is worth exactly what you paid for it.

  13. Joel McDade
    Posted Aug 17, 2006 at 8:24 AM | Permalink

    FYI, Steve is mentioned in an American Thinker blog entry today:

    American Thinker

  14. John A
    Posted Aug 17, 2006 at 8:35 AM | Permalink

    Design by committee is seldom rewarding. This comment is worth exactly what you paid for it.

    I shall pay as much attention to your design comments as I do to everyone else’s.

  15. Posted Aug 17, 2006 at 10:48 PM | Permalink

    Off topic message for welikerocks:

    The Sonic-Mate and I are doing some research on the geologic history of Central California and was wondering if you and / or the other half are a member of a geology list or could recommend web resources. I am looking into the current location of the remnants of the Antler island arcs. Is this realy the way I spend my time? Well, I am known to read textbooks from time to time. Once a Geology school drop-out, always a geology school drop-out!.

    Thanks. Mike.

  16. mark
    Posted Aug 19, 2006 at 6:45 PM | Permalink

    I must say, I don’t like the bigger font for the headers in the recent comments column. Granted, I could just turn down everything else to a smaller font, but then it would be hard to read the text. Just my two pennies worth. Oh, but kudos on fixing the long url issue.


  17. bender
    Posted Aug 20, 2006 at 8:47 AM | Permalink

    Agreed. Smaller font on thread titles would be better. Indentation and underlining alone provide adequate distinction between thread title and posts.


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