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U.S. Grant, Artistic Genius…

“Grant arrived at his operational vision through perceptual speed and a ‘gift of historic imagination,’ that enabled him to ‘take in at a glance the whole field of war, to form a correct opinion of every suggested and possible…campaign, their logical order and sequence, their relative value, and the interdependence of one upon the other.'”

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Realizing The Commentariat: Phase 2

Submitted for your consideration and feedback: “State of the Discussion,” “Comments This Thread,” “Commenter Archives.” Also: Old-Yellering “Gifts of Gab.”

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Patronize ‘Em: WordPress Draft Post Docket with Subscription and Donation Options

Core functions completed and ready for testing, bells, whistles, and plug-innability, and code presentation still to come: A notification-enabled “Coming Soon” or “Works in Progress” or “Docket” feature. In fact, this very post will provide for initial on-line testing of the full cycle – presentation, subscription, confirmation, co-messaging, subscription cancellation, notification, removal of used subscription data.

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Child of Mog; Extraordinary Comments

1. Discussion continues at OT on the momentous question of replacing the Mystery Person. Though, dismayingly, the OGs are as so often caught up with matters of lesser import – as though anyone’s opinions at the blog on a so-called

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Death to the Mystery Man! Long Live MOG? (Custom Default Avatar)

We all, or all of us worth knowing on a question such as this one, know the Mystery Man, the pseudo-guy who looks like a reverse polarity keyhole, and who/which is the default avatar for wet-behind-the-ears WordPress sites – only

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Should We Retire the Mystery Man?

The figure is traditionally taken to be a “he”: Maybe it’s because he seems to be bald. Whatever the explanation, and despite WP’s decision to rename him the “Mystery Person,” relying on him or zir or it may still qualify as sexist. Plus he happens to be… white.

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They also blog who only sit and comment… (Commentariat 2)

Principal coding work on a suite of “commentariat” functions is complete. The result consists of three interconnected pages, of which one, “State of the Discussion” (SoD), is available from a main menu link, while the other two, “Comments This Thread”

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Realizing the Commentariat

Rough drafts for a “Commentariat” Suite

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In-Reply-To and Infinite Replies

Over at OT, I have added a variation on automatic “In Reply To” commenting links, which I believe may once have been more common, and which some users find helpful in sorting out long discussions, especially in nested comment threads

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Fast Approaching Official OT Comment Number 500,000

Things move too fast in this high-paced internet pseudo-world.

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