Kestrel

Kestrel

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494 weeks ago @ TMI: How Much is Too M... - Things I Have Learned ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Re: #3--I love you too! (And I'm not alone!)

Re: #2--For folks who have not seen pics of Bre, she is a beautiful woman, even, or especially, when pregnant.

Re: #1--Okay, sushi was not on the menu anywhere when my wife was last pregnant, almost 30 years ago. Why is it not on your menu now?

Re: #4--I don't have a Wii Fit, but my son does. Just like any other piece of exercise gear, it's only effective if you USE it! :D If you have airconditioning, it has to be better than getting out into Miami's heat and humidity. :)

Finally...Really fun article to read, Bre! I can't wait for the baby pics, ex utero! :D

509 weeks ago @ Kestrel's Aerie - Intense Debate Now Act... · 0 replies · +1 points

In fact, after rereading your point about no edit ability...

509 weeks ago @ Kestrel's Aerie - Intense Debate Now Act... · 1 reply · +1 points

You aren't being a pain at all. And when I hit the reply button just now, a previous reply I posted (to a completely different post!) pasted here.

Give me a couple days to try to resolve the issues, and believe me, if the commenting experience isn't the same as it was two days ago, I will kill ID without a second thought.

509 weeks ago @ Kestrel's Aerie - On Veterans Day · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank YOU. :) As I tweeted yesterday, it's the way people express their appreciation for our service, that makes a lot of what we went through and put up with, worthwhile. (And to be completely honest, I had it pretty damned easy, compared to a LOT of people.)

509 weeks ago @ Kestrel's Aerie - On Veterans Day · 0 replies · +1 points

During the Vietnam War, it was very much the same way here, only worse; like you, I think part of the reason was the unpopularity of the war, but also, we had compulsory service then as well. Today, every serviceman and woman is a volunteer, so I think it's easier in some ways to appreciate them.

Also, I believe 9/11 has a lot to do with. While we can debate the current Afghan/Iraq wars, there's no question that in general the American people view the military as a bulwark against terrorism in any form.

509 weeks ago @ Kestrel's Aerie - Intense Debate Now Act... · 1 reply · +1 points

Strange...my initial reply seems to have disappeared. First, I want to apologize for not linking to your article in my post: your experience with Andy's beta of ComLuv for ID was enlightening, and a further impetus to me making the switch!

As for CSS: I'm no expert, but I don't mind diving in and playing with it. I'll probably do that this weekend some time. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by, Ginger!

509 weeks ago @ Kestrel's Aerie - Intense Debate Now Act... · 3 replies · +1 points

Whew...lots of stuff! Let me see if I can address each point.

First: If you go back through my posts with the tag "blog comments" you'll see I have been an advocate for removing barriers to commenting for a long, long time. First comments here, unless they are flagged as spam by Akismet or Bad Behavior, get posted immediately, without waiting in a queue (just an example).

Second: If you don't register at ID, your comment experience should be the same here as it's always been, including (I hope!) the ability to edit your comments within a 5-minute window of posting. Someone will need to confirm that for me, though, and if it doesn't work that way, I'll work to make it so.

"...unless it is adopted on a wide scale by a huge percentage of bloggers..." In order for that to happen, we need to start somewhere!

Third, the way I respond to comments hasn't changed: While I can do so via email, why would I? My site is a tab away, is always up. For mobile folks, that might be an advantage; for me, it's simply a feature.

Fourth, I will check to see if there is a setting for name length (there probably is, and it probably has to do with spam prevention) and I'll change it. If I can't, I'll bring it up with the ID devs. If they don't change it, then...no more ID. Since ID is free, I've no qualms if it doesn't do what I need, and, more importantly, what my commenters need or want.

Fifth, double opt-in to subscribe is just WRONG. I wasn't aware of that. I'll fix that as well.

Finally, I don't know what to say about it remembering or not remembering your info. I can only guess that somehow the cookie didn't set the first time (which doesn't make a lot of sense). Edit: OH, and about the info from your last comment, yeah, I saw that and I do.not.like.it. Going to be perusing the ID forums right about...now.

Thanks for your input, TJ, I really do appreciate it, and I'll let you know when I've fixed the issues you identified.

509 weeks ago @ Kestrel's Aerie - Intense Debate Now Act... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks for the tip, Kirei! To be honest, I hadn't had time to delve into the settings...and I forgot that a lot of them are controlled "remotely." :)

As for the gravatars, I didn't change a thing. In WordPress Dashboard > Settings > Discussion Settings > Avatars, I have "Show Avatars" selected. Under "Default Avatar," I simply have "Identicon" selected. As I mentioned, I haven't done a thing at the ID site (yet). I do not use a separate Gravatar plugin. In addition, I left the default setting at Intense Debate to enable user pictures.

509 weeks ago @ Kestrel's Aerie - Intense Debate Now Act... · 0 replies · +1 points

Also, I see no reason to actually sign up with ID for most folks. Obviously, if you install it on your blog you'd have to, but even then, you can log out of it. And the way you show up here now is just as you always did. I've been commenting on Bre's blog since she installed ID, and never used my ID login.

509 weeks ago @ Kestrel's Aerie - Intense Debate Now Act... · 0 replies · +1 points

Why don't you use CommentLuv, Kriz? (Curious)

As for appearance, I do like it, but I'd like to see a bit more white space, especially on the left. I also need to see if the voting buttons are optional; have never been a huge fan of those on this sort of blog.