Subscribing to and Unsubscribing from Comments

I was going to call this post “Ooh, what does this button do?” (a la Dexter’s Lab) but thought that perhaps not everyone would read it who needs to. Those who asked about subscribing to and unsubscribing from receiving comments, here is something to try. There is a button at the bottom of each post that looks [Read More...]

Disqus Comments

I’ve heard from a couple of people that there seem to be issues with Disqus comments loading properly. It sounds as though the problem may be limited to Internet Explorer, although it is hard to tell. They seem to load fine for me – sometimes a little slowly, when there are lots of comments. Since [Read More...]

Grumpy Scribes Left Their Mark

Do you imagine ancient scribes cheerfully copying texts? Think again. IO9 highlighted some of the more amusing comments from some medieval manuscripts, including more profound ones such as “As the harbor is welcome to the sailor, so is the last line to the scribe” and more succinct ones such as “Oh, my hand!” How impoverished [Read More...]

More Evidence that Creationists are Charlatans

Cdbren has been a persistent commenter on some threads about creationism here, insisting that creationists are not liars and denying his ignorance about science even when it has been blatant. While the ability to edit comments after the fact is useful both for correcting inadvertent mistakes and for covering up evidence of one’s major blunders, [Read More...]

The Evidence for a Historical Jesus/Against Mythicism in 400 Characters or Less

A commenter on a video of mine on YouTube is insisting that the evidence for Jesus be presented in YouTube comments, which limit you to a maximum of 400 characters. Having interacted with not only mythicists but also creationists and other detractors from mainstream scholarship on so many occasions, I know that the very reason [Read More...]

Wisdom is Tested in Internet Comments

Two cartoons on this same topic were shared today on blogs I read. The first, from XKCD via Davar Akher: The second is from Dilbert via Dr. Platypus: [Read more...]

Comments

One of the interesting aspects of the move to Patheos has been learning the ropes of the comment system Disqus. There are some things that I can control, and some things that each person can set up as their individual preferences. But since I see the comments as an administrator, I may not realize which [Read More...]


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