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This is the place to make suggestions for how Patrick.net can be most helpful to you and to discuss them.

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88   anonymous   ignore (null)   2019 Feb 22, 9:23am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

There may be some difficulty trying to migrate things or look up things - a lot of the newer posts no longer have hash tags
89   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 Feb 22, 6:03pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

CBOEtrader says
or just use search the search function it would accomplish this goal


Yes, maybe there's some way to use search to do it. You could just put a keyword in a post, and search should find it. So I could move search to the top, and also have some pre-filled searches where you just click on a button to see, say, #housing.
90   CBOEtrader   ignore (5)   2019 Feb 22, 8:31pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
#housing


If every post is categorized w a hashtag, it would work perfectly
91   OccasionalCortex   ignore (3)   2019 Mar 1, 11:29am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        



Is this a transgender troll? I can't tell.
92   OccasionalCortex   ignore (3)   2019 Mar 1, 11:30am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

RafiMaas says
Why is it people play the troll card when they don't want to answer a question?


Because trolls use bogus questions to keep the trolling going. Then they say, "Why is it people play the troll card when they don't want to answer a question?" for those of us who have wised up and refuse to play ball.

I know. Because when I troll I DO EXACTLY THAT. :)
93   anonymous   ignore (null)   2019 Mar 3, 4:25am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

@Patrick

Since changing the formatting to highlight the words you, your etc. if those words are in the title of a link that is provided - it appears that screws up the link resulting in an error code of link not found.
94   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 Mar 3, 11:23am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Fixed now, I think.
95   FortWayneIndiana   ignore (4)   2019 Mar 3, 12:25pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Tarantula says
I have a suggestion. Don't allow threads such as this to proliferate: https://patrick.net/post/1322636/2019-02-24-black-history-month-memes

99.9% of potential new contributors will never return after seeing that type of content. The 0.1% who remain probably aren't the type of houseguests anybody would want.

Lots of folks would like to have frank and open discussions about politics, the economy, housing, and other topics but very few will put up with that kind of thing.


I disagree. I think people should freely express their opinions, it's the whole purpose of patrick.net
You won't get honest discussion like we get here if speech gets censored. There are already reasonable limits here.
96   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 Mar 3, 12:31pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I agree with FortWayne. The whole purpose of the site is to be able to escape the ever-tightening noose of "politically correct" speech.

Yes, offensive things will be posted, but if one chooses not to be offended, problem solved, and we all live in a better world. The problem is not offensiveness in itself, it is the reaction to it.

The only rule is not to directly attack the other users.
97   RC2006   ignore (1)   2019 Mar 3, 1:37pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Maybe a text limit to keep some users from spamming copy paste with no comments.
98   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 Mar 3, 1:40pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

There is a limit, but yes, maybe it should be smaller.
99   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 Mar 3, 6:11pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Tarantula says
Fair enough, but then the site caters to "politically incorrect" speech. This type of content is almost purely racist, nationalist, or sexist.


I disagree. I say that unfounded accusations of racism, nationalism (why should that be a bad thing anyway?), and sexism are used daily by the elite as an excuse for policies which profit themselves and harm everyone else -- namely the export of manufacturing to China and the import of millions of illegals. Both of those dramatically drive down wages and increase the earnings of bosses and owners.
100   OccasionalCortex   ignore (3)   2019 Mar 5, 2:49pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Tarantula says
Fair enough, but then the site caters to "politically incorrect" speech. This type of content is almost purely racist, nationalist, or sexist. It seems like a somewhat ignoble cause to defend, but to each his own. For what it's worth, I don't think normal folks are offended by the type of content here, but rather find it simply distasteful and silly and just move on.


Freedom of speech is not to protect what you say, but to protect the guy who said something that offends you.

Get with the program.
101   steverbeaver   ignore (1)   2019 Mar 5, 8:00pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

"Offended" is just a ruse to maneuver for leverage over the conversation. To the likes of "Anti-Semitic", "Racist", "Conspiracy Theory". Keep it open, keep it civil.
102   CovfefeButDeadly   ignore (5)   2019 Mar 5, 8:05pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Tarantula says
Patrick says
The whole purpose of the site is to be able to escape the ever-tightening noose of "politically correct" speech.


Fair enough, but then the site caters to "politically incorrect" speech. This type of content is almost purely racist, nationalist, or sexist. It seems like a somewhat ignoble cause to defend, but to each his own. For what it's worth, I don't think normal folks are offended by the type of content here, but rather find it simply distasteful and silly and just move on.

In the end I suppose that if you base a website on primarily offensive language and ideas, you will end up with mostly low-level content.


I think everyone is offended by tarantulas.
103   mell   ignore (2)   2019 Mar 5, 8:19pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
Tarantula says
Fair enough, but then the site caters to "politically incorrect" speech. This type of content is almost purely racist, nationalist, or sexist.


I disagree. I say that unfounded accusations of racism, nationalism (why should that be a bad thing anyway?), and sexism are used daily by the elite as an excuse for policies which profit themselves and harm everyone else -- namely the export of manufacturing to China and the import of millions of illegals. Both of those dramatically drive down wages and increase the earnings of bosses and owners.


Moreover a nation/society that is not sexist will eradicate itself and die off quickly. Sexism is not a bad thing either, in the right doses. Same goes for some racism which is innate to humans since they are little babies. Fighting any amount of racism and sexism is going against nature and nature always wins thus far.
104   SunnyvaleCA   ignore (0)   2019 Mar 5, 8:19pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Is it some sort of strange setting, or is everyone seeing the word " you " colored red? I'd suggest you get rid of this "feature."
105   CovfefeButDeadly   ignore (5)   2019 Mar 5, 8:43pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

SunnyvaleCA says
Is it some sort of strange setting, or is everyone seeing the word " you " colored red? I'd suggest you get rid of this "feature."


You just don't understand why you is such a big deal. Especially to you.
106   AD   ignore (0)   2019 Mar 11, 8:07pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

CovfefeButDeadly says
You just don't understand why you is such a big deal. Especially to you.


Fortunately "you" doesn't get highlighted in red in images.

107   MrMagic   ignore (11)   2019 Mar 29, 12:31pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

@patrick

Make new thread button not showing. Is there a bug?
108   BigFrank   ignore (0)   2019 May 11, 3:04pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

This is the place to make suggestions for how Patrick.net can be most helpful to you and to discuss them.

For the sake of Free Speech, and those of us curious enough to do anything meaningful about preserving it, you should have a way for those of us who aren't easily triggered simple simon Snowflakes to see what the moderators are censoring. Like post #108, if you feel the need to hide it from the public in the name of censoring Free Speech, you should allow the rest of us to click on it and see what was said to judge for ourselves. @Patrick
109   MrMagic   ignore (11)   2019 May 11, 8:34pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

personal
110   WookieMan   ignore (3)   2019 May 12, 8:19am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

BigFrank says
Like post #108, if you feel the need to hide it from the public in the name of censoring Free Speech, you should allow the rest of us to click on it and see what was said to judge for ourselves.


@Patrick - actually kind of like this idea. 9 out of 10 times I wouldn't click on it as I likely know what the commenter (especially longtime guys) were saying anyway. But I sometimes see stuff marked personal from people here I would have never have expected to have a comment marked personal. Plus as one of the people that can take stuff down, it would be nice to know the "standard" so to speak that other moderators use to remove stuff.

There's a high likelihood this could completely backfire, but might be a fun test trial like the YOU thing you did.
111   HonkpilledMaster   ignore (5)   2019 May 12, 2:40pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Did Hat get banned? Asking because I'm looking for that "Haha Whitey You will be Replaced despite Us saying for 3 decades you're paranoid and that's not our intent" thread
112   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 May 12, 2:46pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Yes, he was shitting on the site. Really too far.
113   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 May 12, 7:37pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

@WookieMan I have actually exposed them all in the past, and not much came of it. Most of the personal comments are pretty clearly personal.
114   MrMagic   ignore (11)   2019 May 12, 9:27pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

HonkpilledMaster says
Did Hat get banned? Asking because I'm looking for that "Haha Whitey You will be Replaced despite Us saying for 3 decades you're paranoid and that's not our intent" thread


He sounded just like your old friend Kaki reincarnated. And when I pointed that out, my comment got flagged as personal... go figure..

It's getting way past the point of ridiculous with the "thought Police" here...
115   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 May 13, 6:59am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Yes, definitely a previous user back just to cause problems.
116   Hircus   ignore (0)   2019 May 16, 4:27pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Please allow youtube videos to go full scren
117   HEYYOU   ignore (31)   2019 May 16, 5:06pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
Yes, definitely a previous user back just to cause problems.


The rest of us stay & constantly create problems. Assholes all! ;-)



MrMagic says
"thought Police"


Patnetters have never had a thought!
118   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 May 16, 10:20pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Hircus says
Please allow youtube videos to go full scren


@Hircus Thanks for the suggestion. My earlier comment was wrong, and is deleted now. Wish granted, at least for videos posted from now on!

I actually had a bug where I did not have "allowfullscreen" on the list of allowed tags for the youtube iframe, so they were being stripped out of the html. You helped me fix it by asking why that didn't work.
119   Hircus   ignore (0)   2019 May 17, 8:20pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I often link to images in my posts. I feel 99% of the time, the best thing to do is to upload the image to patnet because if I link to an external url, one day it will likely break, and then people can't see the image anymore. Also, uploads likely help avoid workplace filters. But, it's soooo easy to just link externally, vs it taking a handful of steps to upload, so I rarely upload.

So, I think it should be easier to to do the right thing - which is upload images.

Suggestion:

Add a checkbox near the new post input box, labeled "auto upload external urls found in img tags", and check it by default so most people use it. Then, upon post submit, scan for img tags and grab those w/ external urls, download the image, and replace the url w/ the generated patnet url.
120   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 May 17, 8:43pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

You're right about images, and I was actually working on that today.

I'm going to let people enter external urls, and then simply upload the image to a cache on my server so that:
1. it won't break if the image goes away
2. it won't show the broken ssl lock when the external image is not from an https site
3. it's really easy for users
4. big threads with lots of external images won't bounce around when loading, because all the image sizes will be known
121   Hircus   ignore (0)   2019 Jun 8, 9:20pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Could you make the uploaded filenames more unique?

I have this issue both for files that I upload, as well as for urls that you auto convert to files for me.

If I upload more than 1 image per month that has the same name, I run into duplicate issues. Eg, if both my files are named "image.png", then your generated filename is always:

/uploads/2019/06/126743_image.png

And, auto uploaded files are always named like:

/uploads/2019/06/126743_

Notice, it's missing the end.
122   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 Jun 8, 9:21pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Thanks @Hircus I will work on that tomorrow.
123   Hircus   ignore (0)   2019 Jun 8, 9:49pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

btw, I often write greasemonkey scripts to customize sites I use. This is one I use for your site, that makes it easy to paste an image from my clipboard. It skips the whole "save to file, then select the file to upload" steps and lets you just paste raw image data, as well as drag + drop a file. I'll post it here for anyone who wants to use, or maybe Patrick might incorporate it into the site.

https://pastebin.com/vpYjGr47
124   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 Jun 9, 9:37am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

@Hircus I deployed a fix for your issue, I think:

https://github.com/killelea/node.patrick.net/commit/3a25449a912d87673fcd32bfad0ada6ead4182cb

So that should make each image upload distinct. I had assumed that no user would upload the same filename more than once, but I guess that isn't true.

Greasemonkey looks like fun. Too bad it's Firefox-only. Could I add that functionality to patrick.net directly?
125   Hircus   ignore (0)   2019 Jun 9, 10:26am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Awesome, thanks

They call the idea "userscripts", and they should have an addon for most browsers, perhaps under a different name. They usually follow the *monkey naming convention, eg I use Tampermonkey on Chrome and Opera.

But, ya I think other users would appreciate if that code was built directly into patnet natively. I think if you just run that code as-is via the DOMContentLoaded event, it should work, although you might want to change it - such as just add the css rule directly to your css file, maybe just edit the html file directly instead of using js to manipulate it, etc...
126   Hircus   ignore (0)   2019 Jul 13, 3:11pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I'm having trouble w/ profile pics. I've tried uploading various sizes / aspect ratios of my current profile pic, but it always gets presented with very small dimensions, much smaller than other people's. I looked at the html, and it seems I usually get about 16x15 size:

<img src='/uploads/2019/07/126743_2b43_aocrying-face.jpg' width='16' height='15' 'align='left' hspace='5' vspace='2' >

Other people seem to get 32x32 or so. How to get a bigger pic?

Also, there's a syntax error: note it says 'align= but should be align=
127   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 Jul 15, 8:39pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Thanks @Hircus Sorry for the delay, I have been traveling.

I fixed the syntax error (good find!) but don't understand the sizing problem.

Could you email an original of the crying face image to me at p@patrick.net and I'll see if I can reproduce the problem on my development version of the site.

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