Open Thread (nt)
True NT (or -nt- or <nt> or [nt] or *nt*…) comments are now specially supported on Red State. NT of course stands for ‘no text.’ It’s a way of saying your entire message is contained in the title of your comment. Enjoy the open thread.
Member Diaries Open Thread
In case you didn’t notice, the Member Diaries box is back to its full 40 entries. While it was a good thing, in a sense, that yesterday the box went all the way to 11(!), I think 40 is better. I hope you agree. Open Thread.
AOL Open Thread
Did you know that last night we were getting more traffic at once than we ever had before? Ben Domenech was linked on the front page of AOL.com, and we were getting crazy numbers of hits for us. And yet we were still able to get in and comment quite a bit. This is before we were able to implement any kind of caching at | Read More »
Site status update and Open Thread
All the really bad problems should be resolved. Anything that’s critical and threatens to keep the site from running properly (Oh you wouldn’t believe it if I told you some of the things that weren’t working yet) is fixed and/or implemented. Sorry Becker, but the Recommended Diaries list is high on my list of features to work on now. Consider this an Open Thread for | Read More »
The Your Comments Open Thread
Go ahead. Click the My Profile link that’s up near the top of the page, between Recent Posts and My Diary. I dare you. That’s right. Assuming all works as it did in my testing, not only can you get easy access to editing your profile now (including your signature), but your recent comments have returned. Have fun. Comment here if it’s not working, or | Read More »
Site status report
We knew that with any major switch of the software like this, that there would be issues. Especially when we kept it secret and didn’t let you all test first! I know there have been many people asking questions and making suggestions. Be aware that I’ve seen them all, and have been paying attention, even if I haven’t had a chance to reply to each | Read More »
Buy a pottery wheel, help the movement
The Grizzly Groundswell needs money to grow, and Chad Everson is selling a pair of pottery wheels to help get it done. I’ve met Chad and I can tell you his eye is on the ball. Like us at Red State, he’s working hard to encourage local conservative activism. We say “Get Local,” he says “Effect your backyard,” but it all means the same thing. | Read More »
How to honor a good diary entry
We all know and love the Recommended Diaries system. The list of recommending users and the elusive goal of reaching the top ten list provide great feedback to the authors of diaries here at Red State. That’s what the system’s for: feedback. We recognize quality work and make the authors feel good, so they’re encouraged to do more. But what if we want to do | Read More »
The Late Night Open Thread
Hey, technically it’s still Wednesday where I am, so I didn’t miss a day, honest!
On Diaries and Recommendations
At RedState, the user community is a big part of why we’re here. Our goal is to bring people together and push the Activist button, so when our most active readers have complaints, we pay attention, because if this site isn’t able to bring together potential activists, we’re not going to accomplish our mission. Some, however, have gotten the impression that because there hasn’t been | Read More »
Klansman quits post ahead of inauguration of Black man
Senator and former Kleagle of the Ku Klux Klan in West Virginia Robert C. Byrd is giving up his chairmanship of the Senate Appropriations Committee on January 6, 2009, a short 14 days before Senator Barack Obama is to be inaugurated. To those who say that it is unfair of me to juxtapose these two surely unrelated events, allow me to quote from the press | Read More »
Obama’s 2008 Victory in Perspective
It’s going to happen, and we all know it: after two close elections, some Democrats are going to claim that Obama’s margin of victory over John McCain was a large, overwhelming repudiation of the Republican party, and that it was possibly even a historical turning point of partisan political realignment. There’s just one problem with that theory: It’s not true.
You want some good news? [Updated]
Update: It’s 6am in California, and I wake up to see that LA County is still passing Proposition 8 with what CNN calls 100% of precincts in. It’s a very narrow, roughly 22,000 win out of about 2,500,000 votes cast, but as I said, a tie was there enough for it to pass. The counties that defeated Prop. 8 are all in except tiny Yolo | Read More »
A suggestion for the regulars
If you see an egregious troll, someone who’s just shoving pointy sticks under our nails instead of posting in good faith, and you have my email address (I know many of the regulars do, or know someone who does), don’t reply and call for a moderator. Just email me a link to the comment. I’m more likely to see it that way.