Posts filed under “Weblogs”

The Ridiculous Comment

Lately, there’s been an uptick in a specific type of foolishness, and I wanted to address it: The ridiculous comment. You don’t see too many of them around these parts, because I simply don’t allow them.

I really don’t care what your views are about global warming or the CRA or what really happened on 9/11. If you want to push a nonsense narrative, you can 1) start your own blog; 2) join a community of liked minded loons; 3) comment on the blogs that don’t care about (capital “T”) Truth.

Sunspots cause global warming? The CRA caused the crisis? Its actually getting colder? Congress mandated NINJA loans? Bush ordered 9/11?

Go sell crazy elsewhere, we are not buying.

Here is the thing: I don’t have time to vet every comment — there have been nearly 400k of them. The default setting is comment moderation, and most people move off that status. (I have better things to do than moderate comments). You have to really go out of your way on the wrong/creepy/jackass scale to get put onto the permanent blacklist. But once you cross that threshold, your done. I have no time or patience to deal with your ongoing nonsense.

5 years ago, I gave Scott Adams some good advice (here). I am following it myself.  My apologies to those of you who get caught in the filters . . .

Category: Weblogs

Blog Redesign: Ideas Wanted

Its hard to imagine, but its been nearly 4 years since the present design of this blog was created and the switch over to WordPress occurred (October 2008). I am getting itchy for a new look (its time to move past this Web 1.0 tab based layout). I have a few ideas with this redesign:…Read More

Category: Weblogs

Yeah! Site is Back Up

Seems that the site was spotty most of the afternoon — a snippet of code from Halogen Networks was hanging everything up. The updating of Tabs content seems to be fixed now as well. (Right hand column seems to be taking forever to load though). I need a better web structure that is more stable…Read More

Category: Weblogs

100,000,000 Visits

Holy shnikes! Invictus texted me this morning to tell me the site is about to eclipse 100,000,000 visits! If you got to Sitemeter, you will note that its set at 99,065,084 visits, plus 939,781 visitors from before joining Site Meter on November 9, 2004, along with 126,288,501 page views. That is insane . . ….Read More

Category: Web/Tech, Weblogs

Parts of TBP Site Not Updating

Hey all, Some of you have noticed that the site is not updating the Weekend, ThinkTank, Video or Bookshelf tabs automatically. You can go directly to any post if you have the link (i.e, from Twitter), but not via the four Tabs uptop. This is a glitch caused by a crash 2 weeks ago —…Read More

Category: Weblogs

The Power Of WordPress

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Category: Data Analysis, Weblogs

How To Create Financial Content

How To Make Financial ContentP Joshua M Brown Reformed Broker ~~~~ Everyone’s writing something in the financial media these days but some of you people need a refresher on the basics of composition.  Depending on for whom or what you are writing, this should be the only guide you need to get it right: How…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Humor, Weblogs

Cache Issue

I have been noticing some issues lately with the site — you may have too. Some posts are not showing up on the main page right away after publishing. Many of the comments that people are telling me they cannot see I watch from the WordPress Dashboard — I can see they have been published,…Read More

Category: Web/Tech, Weblogs

Internet Censorship

Interesting interactive graphic showing what nations are censoring the internet, what content they are restricting, and the methods they using. Hat tip Good

Category: Legal, Technology, Weblogs

TBP Site Update: G+, Search, Mobile

I’ve made a few tweaks, as you may have noticed. If there are any problems, please bring them to my attention. 1. Google Search restored (yeah!) 2. G+ added to share bar at the end of every post. 3. Mobile iPhone version. Note this is user definable, with a toggle (Desktop/Mobile) button at the bottom…Read More

Category: Weblogs