Plug-in bounty

DMZ · February 17, 2008 at 6:31 pm · Filed Under Site information 

I threw the wp-polls widget back up after fixing (I think) the right sidebar today. However, it looks like it’s counting votes but not recording them, though I’m baffled why that would be the case. Maybe it’s using the Mariners mechanism for dealing with fan feedback

for each feedback
delete feedback;

I’ll keep poking at it, though I think my weekend allotment of USSM Labs time is about up. Don’t get mad if you see it up for a second, vote, and then it disappears, eating your vote. Stupid polls.

Anyway — one of the continuing problems we have is that it’s hard to format comments since the quicktags went away, and as a result you get people using [i] to do italics, messing up quotes, all that good stuff. So — if you can find a quicktags plugin or easy way to add plugins to the comments, you get a year’s free subscription to USSM, our public gratitude, and one free off-topic comment of your choice.

And as always, I’m open to hearing about what else would be cool to implement. Except threaded comments.


32 Responses to “Plug-in bounty”

  1. scraps on February 17th, 2008 6:47 pm

    I’m sorry, I’ve forgotten. Is this WordPress?

  2. DMZ on February 17th, 2008 6:56 pm


  3. Gillis27 on February 17th, 2008 7:19 pm

    Talking like pirates! Brilliant!

  4. Tuomas on February 17th, 2008 7:25 pm

    I thought you guys were on Digital Forest.

  5. joser on February 17th, 2008 7:28 pm

    _ See the “meta” column up and over
    \— there?
    And the link in it?


  6. scraps on February 17th, 2008 7:30 pm

    I did scan the page before asking, Joser, and missed it. I’m actually looking for a solution right now; are you?

  7. scraps on February 17th, 2008 7:44 pm

    If you guys stopped using comment quicktags because they broke your theme after a WordPress update, this guy apparently fixed the plugin.

  8. DMZ on February 17th, 2008 7:48 pm



    YOU ROCK!!!

  9. DMZ on February 17th, 2008 7:49 pm

    Not as nice-looking as the tagging plugin we used to have, but I think it’ll be helpful.

  10. scraps on February 17th, 2008 7:49 pm


  11. Goob on February 17th, 2008 7:58 pm

    Nice find, scraps. 😀

  12. Tuomas on February 17th, 2008 8:08 pm

    Good move, scraps.

  13. Mr. Egaas on February 17th, 2008 9:21 pm

    You can always edit the values of the buttons. That might help.

  14. Carson on February 17th, 2008 9:22 pm

    Well done, scraps.

    Too bad the Bedard craziness is over. That would have been an awesome time, in the middle of a heated argument, to use your off topic reward.

  15. scraps on February 17th, 2008 9:29 pm

    This is a bit off topic, but, what do you think of Sartre’s proposition that we’re all imitating an identity?

  16. Carson on February 17th, 2008 10:05 pm

    I don’t get an off topic freebie, or I’d answer. Sorry.

    [we’ll count this as part of Scraps’s freebie]

  17. Steve T on February 17th, 2008 10:46 pm

    Sartre’s best work was more than fifty years ago.

    What he meant to say was “Richie Sexson is imitating a first baseman. He believes he is tall, therefore his defense is excellent. If opposing batters believe this too, then everyone will go home happy. Happiness is an illusion.”

  18. jlc on February 17th, 2008 11:11 pm

    What? Philosophy and psuedoquotes, and none of our lovely new tags?

  19. shortbus on February 17th, 2008 11:46 pm

    Sexson is clearly guilty of acting in bad faith. Every day he goes out there pretending as though he must play the part of the middle-of-the-order slugger…deep in his soul knowing his dream is to live the carefree life of the street mime. Hell, for him, is other people…other people who continue to pay him $14 million to wave weakly at fast moving objects.

  20. SBG on February 18th, 2008 6:24 am

    I’ve been trying to get wp-polls working for some time with no luck. I’ve basically given up on that (something is conflicting at my site and I’m not smart enough to figure it out). There is another poll out there called Democracy polls that you might look at if you haven’t already.

  21. terry on February 18th, 2008 6:38 am

    I really like love quick tags.

  22. msb on February 18th, 2008 7:37 am

    “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be”


    ah, plug-ins, how I’ve missed ye.

  23. rea on February 18th, 2008 8:02 am

    Sartre’s best work was more than fifty years ago.

    You have to admit that he was pretty effective as a situational lefty out of the bullpen . . .

  24. argh on February 18th, 2008 8:05 am

    “Anything, anything would be better than this agony of mind, this creeping pain that gnaws and fumbles and caresses one and never hurts quite enough”

    –Jean-Paul Sartre when asked to comment on the Mariners’ upcoming season.

  25. msb on February 18th, 2008 8:31 am

    do we know that Jean-Paul wasn’t a baseball fan?

    “Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat”

    “No finite point has meaning without an infinite reference point.”

    and I think the mods need to save “Hell is other people” as a future [ ]

  26. msb on February 18th, 2008 9:31 am
  27. jlc on February 18th, 2008 10:24 am

    We’re still missing a sarcasm tag. That’s often necessary for me.

  28. MKT on February 19th, 2008 10:33 am

    27. We’re still missing a sarcasm tag. That’s often necessary for me.

    Goob in #11 managed to put in a smiley, which can be a decent substitute. But how does one do that?

  29. Goob on February 19th, 2008 11:52 am

    Using smilies in wordpress

    There ya go, MKT. Those are all the default ones that come with WordPress.

  30. Desmond on February 19th, 2008 12:34 pm

    HTML ignorance
    Well, that takes care of one reason to make fun of me. Sweet!

  31. MickieB on February 20th, 2008 3:17 pm

    Ok, now everyone within ear-shot of my office thinks I’m crazy for laughing out loud at my computer monitor.

  32. cody on February 22nd, 2008 4:34 pm

    [come on, dude, at least spell ‘baseball’ correctly]

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