Author Logistics Thread

This thread is for communication between and among AUTHORS about grunge stuff, scheduling, etc. Blog work. It is public to deter any kind of abuse. This is like the Wikipedia “talk” section. It replaces Gab chat and MOST (if not all) “private messages to Wolf”.

Non-author members of the site are welcome to observe, but please do not comment unless asked to provide information. I want to keep these proceedings very efficient.

Enjoy!

W

Pull up a chair and let’s talk. Yes, there are spies in the cafe, but we’re in PARIS, friends! Enjoy the show!

602 thoughts on “Author Logistics Thread

    1. Let me take a look. Are you using the block editor? If so, you can always delete a block and then add an empty one back using the little “+” in a circle that floats above the top of a block when you hover near the top edge.

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        1. I’m having a lot of trouble doing administrative functions right now. Every time I try to do anything that connects to an administrative function like checking your posts, I come under some kind of relentless BS that locks up my browser.

          You’re on your own. If I can get in before tonight, great, but if not, just leave it like it is. If the post won’t schedule, somebody else is going to have to do a substitute post.

          Things are going to get ugly this month. My prediction is that 8-chan will go back up, impervious to their BS, so they will pick on other targets, and WE are one of them.

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          1. I’m having the same problem on my laptop freezing up. On my iPad now(I hate this thing) which seems to be working ok.
            Been having some issues with the laptop as of late…
            Good news about 8-chan ,but the last sentence and WE is disconcerting 🙁

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              1. This week has been bad for me. I usually spend a little more time getting the post ready,
                but today has been a struggle to get everything done.
                Not that I’m complaining.
                Taking life one day at a time and happy I am everyday I wake up and still have the drive to get it done.

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          2. I’m beginning to think we will need to be running our WP activities sandboxed in virtual machines.

            The least resource demanding would probably be https://www.sandboxie.com
            A more intensive option would be VirtualBox or VMware.

            It’s less demanding resource wise than “burner computer” option, but would take a learning curve investment to implement.

            For a lightweight initial option, maybe using a separate locked down browser just for WP work.

            Any other ideas?

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            1. Theoretically, any uniformity across our group works against us, IMO. Randomness and unpredictable variation work in our favor. I have my own perspective on my own effectiveness, and my best tactic is simply not to talk about it, other than when I can get maximum broadcasting of blame and reporting on their tactics.

              I’m fairly comfortable where things are right now. I may experiment with various forms of sandboxing if I have to do it.

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  1. Okay, for a refresher…

    UNDERSTANDABLY — IT WAS A BIG BIG BIG DAY YESTERDAY — one of our authors fell asleep at the keyboard and the MAGA Open was delayed. Happily Wolf was on the case, so I hit the sack knowing something would be posted, but it reminded me that I don’t remember our guidelines for this kind of event.

    If we don’t see an Open posted before ????, then any author can throw together a backup for that day.
    IS THAT RIGHT?

    Thanks for taking it on this time Wolf.

    If we didn’t have such early hours at our house, I would have tried harder to remember the plan.

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    1. I’m thinking about an hour is an OK wait. Remember – in my case, I can see if there are any drafts by ANYBODY. I could tell that Daughn hadn’t even started one, so it was really a safe bet.

      People are afraid of there accidentally being two dailies. I absolutely don’t care about that. No biggie to me. I just know that people wait on the new daily threads, so it’s worth getting a new one up. But also not a disaster if it waits a while.

      So I think 1 AM Eastern is a good wait, and if no sign, throw one up for the person.

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  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this place!

    Beautiful to see it all running like a well-oiled machine (and it is well-oiled with prayer) while our host, the great and terrible Wolfmoon is off on a secret mission to contribute his part to saving the world.

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    1. Have you ever heard of a kind hearted couple that took in foster kids that needed a lot of help healing and learning to be part of a family but they allowed one of the foster kids to abuse the other children because, well they were kind hearted? This is starting to look a little too much like that scenario. Check yourself. This is too important a place to get this wrong. Thanks.

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    2. Buried in Truth! It was a long time coming, but it finally came. I missed everything earlier, so the RECAP by Wheatie was a great idea. BRINGING THE CONTEXT makes it clear WHY she chose to continue the fight – to not allow “duck and cover”.

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        1. I won’t growl – when it happens, he’s just GONE. When the Wolf strikes, it will be OVER and done in one bite to the throat.

          But I think we have to also give him the opportunity to behave, too. He treats every sub-thread as a “new leaf” – if attacked b/c of a prior engagement, he considers that the other person “started it”.

          The problem is simple. He is TRYING very hard to demonstrate Christian hypocrisy, and he’s almost doing it. He’s an excellent lightweight test for us, of turning the other cheek, and extremely good practice in this regard. It can be VERY difficult.

          I think that standing up to him is important, and an important part of free speech, which curbs his tongue, and also teaches. But we need to become more artful in this regard, and doing nothing, saying nothing, is an important part, which will help visualize demonic activity.

          I am seeing how he conveys cultural Marxist memes (we all do, to varying extents, all falling short), but he does it at levels that we all can see are likely hinting at actual close-to-the-surface demonic activity. I believe that an absence of engagement and a failure on our part to be drawn in on this stuff will make it dry up and blow away under some conditions. However, there are other outcomes that will demonstrate hostile intent and stronger demonic purpose – that I can act on to remove, in good faith toward free speech. We are not exorcists. We are close to where I can reach a branch in the decision tree that would mean a ban.

          What I need from everybody is to turn the other cheek for as long as they can – and see what he does in that space. What I need to see will become visible. Who is in control? Andy or the demons?

          I am not unconcerned about what is going on. Trust me, I am not seeing any kind of false symmetry. However, we claim to be different, and we really have to SHOW IT and PROVE IT WORKS.

          Trust that I fully sympathize with those of us who react in righteous anger to the outrageous. We need to support Duchess strongly. The trick is doing that in ways that rebuke Satan and not Andy.

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          1. I get what you’re saying boss, I do.

            But the toxic effect that the disruption trolling has on this place will result in people just leaving.
            It already has.

            Attention-seeking behavior is one thing…but bullying people is another.

            Bullies love it when people turn the other cheek because it gives them power.
            They use it to their advantage, thinking that they can get away with anything…and if anyone stops turning the other cheek, then they can accuse them of hypocrisy and thus act ‘superior’.

            This has a demoralizing effect on the community as a whole…because people don’t like to see unmoderated bullying.
            So they just leave.

            It’s up to you, boss, of course.
            But in this case…I think a stern warning could have a positive effect, without resorting to the banhammer.

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            1. I keep writing responses to this and trashing them.

              I have reduced it to six words.

              MAKE HIM RESPECT YOUR FREE SPEECH.

              Sometimes that means making him FEAR your free speech.
              Sometiems that means making him LIKE your free speech.

              I will say more after I sleep on things, but I would prefer that people learn to COUNTER-PUNCH LIKE TRUMP. That means NEVER make the opponent the good guy by a dirty, late, or below-the-belt hit. When Andy is good, treat him well or at least respectfully ON THAT POST. When he’s nasty, BURN HIM LIKE A FLAMETHROWER – BUT ONLY ON THAT POST.

              Don’t do late drive-by hits on “behaved” posts. Some (not you) do that, and it does not TRAIN properly.

              Don’t assume that the “Jesus!” posts are malevolent. That’s the demon winning when you assume the worst. Think about how that works. I had to figure that out. It’s very smart. Incredibly tricky. If you CAN read the posts as a light-hearted running gag, consider that maybe you SHOULD read them that way.

              If you assume bad intent on those posts, the DEMON wins.

              The DEMON is not just working on HIM.

              More later. I need sleep.

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              1. Messy. Don’t really want to invest much time in your lab experiments at this point.

                “Keep it civil” assumes some self policing. While I admire your commitment to the guy in the gutter, I’d rather not be thread author while this goes on because I don’t see it at hospitality when the town drunk is vomiting on the other guests. I’m not threatening to quit, I’m telling you how I feel about this. I’ve been on the line for months considering to take a break or maybe even retire from authoring on your site simply because I have taken on more commitments in the local arena. The only thing that has kept me from stepping away has been my love and appreciation for you and the other authors and commenters here.

                What you choose to do is solely up to you. You are the boss. I’m profoundly grateful for what you have created here and I am in no way second-guessing your approach. Thank you.

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            2. See reply to T3 below. I’ve given up on Andy. Give me an ACTIONABLE incident where he is NOT baited into misbehavior, but clearly the initiator. Just notify me when I’m online. No prior incidents that day. He has to attack, mock, or otherwise cause trouble AS THE INITIATOR. It needs to be fresh and outrageous.
              Then he’s gone. Like I said, see below.

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          2. Okay, not sure if you’ll see this reply. I’m late to the all these details and the big picture. I remembered reading the start of this thread, but obviously never continued with it. Had no idea it had expanded to this extent, and obviously the content has been serious.

            I’m following links back and forth and just now learning more details of why T3 ended their tenure as Sunday author.

            Andy is a challenge, but I guess one that I didn’t make a personal challenge. He does say inappropriate things but something drives him to do so. I don’t know, he has been a little quieter the past couple of days. Today is November 10th, so maybe being shunned a little is getting the message through.

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            1. It’s been a complicated business. If WordPress offered an “ignore” feature, this would all be over. Since they don’t, now they get TWO trees (or three, counting CTH) aimed at the DEMS and the DEMOCRAT FAKE NEWS!!! 😀

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        1. No, I haven’t seen it yet, though I will later.

          Time for some bluntness.

          I’m researching our drunken friend. It’s very interesting how he got here, actually. It was part of the “PHC event” which caused so much disruption. A group of posters from the non-political open thread at CTH all came together, including:

          Dora
          smiley2
          mandy
          andyocoregon
          Duchess01

          There are a few others, but these are the most prominent current posters from the lot.

          All of the new posters coming here and fitting in caused a lot of issues. Free speech, Duchess and Andy were not a good combination. Note that Duchess MIRRORS her CTH posting here, and Andy can nick her for it here, which he can’t (or at least doesn’t) do there.

          What’s interesting is that all of them are still posting on CTH. Andy’s last posts there were in June of this year, but I don’t *think* he’s banned. Mandy went back, I believe after a serious scolding for Eeyore postings. She is not banned here – she just left. Dora and smiley both recovered nicely from CTH Eeyoreism, and have had no issues.

          If Andy can still post at CTH, I’m strongly considering just “banning him back”. He will have a place where he gets along with people and minds his manners. Duchess can and does post both places, and has no problems with anybody but Andy, and she has no problems with him there.

          Does anybody know if Andy has been banned by Sundance, Menagerie or Ad Rem?

          If we had an “ignore” feature, I would tell all the people who don’t like Andy to ignore him. Sadly, we don’t have that, and so I’m basically screwed on upholding free speech.

          I will begin looking for platform changes that can get us to an ignore feature, but that will not happen any time soon.

          I will deliver the bad news to Andy the next time he screws up, but it will NOT be if anybody here attacks him first. I want LICENSE TO KILL, so to speak, and if people nick him out of the blue, I do not have that. He needs to attack an innocent person. Bring me the evidence, and he’s gone.

          Are we happy? He’s about to be my second ban.

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          1. Hey Wolf,
            Congrats to you. You’ve done a lot of detective work, here.
            Way ahead of the game.
            As a contributor, it makes me/us feel more comfortable.
            Thank you.

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            1. No problem. Things were getting out of hand, but sometimes it’s hard for me to see how other people are impacted, b/c I see things from an administrative angle that encourages a kind of “forgiveness from above” due to seeing multiple sides. It can be a mess!

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  3. While I’m thinking about it. Most interesting you could figure out who was posting in two places.
    Don’t suppose we will ever know what is really going on…
    …. but something is going on between the two sites.

    Not sure how WordPress works, way outside my wheelhouse.
    Yet, if someone is banned, they should be banned without a manual deletion of comments, right? And the deletion should be permanent until the owner of the page lifted said ban, right?
    Makes sense.
    Well
    Yesterday, I was working on the rally thread, moving quickly between Twitter and here. By accident, dropped a comment “OT”. Didn’t realize what I had done until people started commenting on it and I received notifications.
    Curious.
    How could it happen if I was banned?
    And yeah, I was banned, no likes, no ability to post.
    So why is it, months later, we can occasionally comment and like.
    Weird.

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    1. Big Mama Tea did fuss at OT for the bannings a few months back. I think that might have kicked some of us out of the dog house. We still don’t know who was/is monitoring our activity on this site and initiating the bans. At the time it seemed all so strange and life was too busy to invest in the crazy. Love my people here and so here I stay. Thanks for all you do Daughn.

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    2. That’s very interesting. You WERE banned – there is no doubt.

      Wondering if your comment is still up there.

      I have theories on what is going on. If your comment is still up, but you go back now and can’t post, it would strongly favor one theory.

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      1. Well, I know that I was a recent complete ban. About 3wks ago, Right after Q-Tree’s birthday thread. Until then my rare comments were going into moderation. Now, no comments, and no likes. Interesting, once banned you can’t even see who is liking comments OT.

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    3. In reply to above discussion about civility and uncivility…

      In her usual succinct manner, DP has summed up an observed behavior pattern.

      And the big issue, IMO, was a combination of personal attacks, ridicule of belief systems, and baiting participants.

      https://wqth.wordpress.com/2019/11/07/on-expectations-of-civility/#comment-304406

      After thinking it over, I highly doubt that this behavior will change on this site based on the m.o. as observed up to this point. An enlightening self-description came when he described what he considered fun for the trick or treat guests to their home. A sign on the tent he sat in said, “don’t look” and when they violate the injunction, the consequence dealt out is a full blast of cold water to soak the offender. Asymmetrical attacks that apparently soothe the person’s missing sense of feeling powerful in their life. Adults shouldn’t need to assault others, especially children, to meet some need in their world. Especially when the payload carries not just intensity but apparent malice as well.

      In regards to needing to step down for now…

      I do appreciate having a good enemy from time to time to strengthen me and develop a greater love for the One who died for me when I was still His enemy as well. And therefore I’ve been doing a lot of processing and listening since yesterday’s new developments.

      I came up with strategies for how I would fully lean into remaining engaged. And then I finally just asked the question, “What am I to do?” and the answer was very clear, “Let it go.” This has probably been the answer since about July, but as usual I’ve been fighting my inner knowing that I need to step away from a current commitment to engage with other new commitments.

      The timing of this is going to cause some people to assume I’m unhappy with the site or Wolf or others. Not true and I don’t really want to have a long discussion about it. Some people are just going to get it wrong and nothing I say will likely help.

      I love this site and I love how it have challenged me, stretched me, made me a better person. But I must follow my heart and step away from the commitment to post the Sunday open, perhaps remaining active in comments when I have the time or fading away if that is what is needed for the other work I’m engaged with now.

      You have my respect, my appreciation, and my affection, all.

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      1. No problem – I understand! I will take this Sunday’s open and go from there!

        You’ve served this place extremely well, and I never really thanked you adequately for it – my mistake. But that’s water under the bridge now. I always knew you would do the right thing, whatever that was, and just let things go as they should go. Lazy? Yup – another one of my sins.

        If you ever want to author a post, you will still have the privilege. I can remove it if you feel like it’s a temptation you don’t want, but I suggest keeping it in case you really think something needs to be said. Having that Occasional Author thing is very liberating compared to the daily threads. You don’t have to ask permission of any kind – just post.

        Again, thank you for your service! It has been greatly appreciated. I hope you are still able to spend as much time here as your other commitments allow.

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          1. I’m, like so many others are going to miss you’re Sunday posts T*3 but we all understand if you need to step away.
            God Bless you and know we all appreciate your input and wisdom.
            Please don’t be a stranger here!

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      2. Oh no…this is sad news, Think*3.

        I will miss your Sunday threads and miss having you here on a regular basis.
        🥺😞

        But I understand, because I know how the weight of that commitment can weigh heavy at times.

        I hope you’ll continue to check in with us here, though.
        I will miss your valuable contributions.

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      3. I’m very sorry to read this. Really. For now, I’m sticking around, but today…usually I can take a lot, but I’m in tears being called things I’m not, and just being disrespected for being who and what I am. In tag team formation. By people who have never done that before.

        I have to quit crying cause I can’t sing if I’m a mess like this, but I’m trying to get a book out, and it’s hard to concentrate….

        Sorry. Maybe I just need a little break.

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        1. I am very sorry D.P.

          Your own steadiness have been a support for me in my own times of trial. Thank you for that. If break can help you retain your steadiness, it’s worthy of asking our source of Wisdom for the wisdom to know how to proceed.

          I can recall the very moment I discovered that nearly all of my family had been “making nice” for all my life but once the restraining influence (elder) in the family passed away, all the ugliness manifested. It was a horrible shock which took a very long time to resolve. Turns out the circle of people that were truly mature was far smaller than I thought.

          Here’s what I am seeing…

          The ability to truly SPEAK FREELY is “heap big medicine.” Many people living in adult bodies have no concept of the level of maturity it takes to PROTECT OTHERS FROM YOUR POWERFULNESS.

          But, eventually those without the maturity to protect others from their powerfulness will discover that they become ruled by tyrants (surrogate parents) until such time as they can develop their own ability to exercise restraint.

          Wolf will either let it become Lord of the Flies or he will develop benign tyranny for those that need it.

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          1. Boy, you can say that again. I was doing okay, and almost started crying again at the homily this evening. What Father had to say was perfect for the situation. And then the petitions were read, and I found out a mom from my childhood died. So, I have to go to a funeral this week. Then I went home for dinner since my brother we see once a year is in town, and he was explaining something badly and my sister blew up at him for what turned out to be no reason.

            And to top it off, the dog I’m sitting with right now does not like other dogs, and every time I’ve taken her out today, we’ve run into at least one.

            It’s just been a crappy day.

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        2. Nikki’s post from today may be apropos.

          BLESSED ARE THE SCORNED

          Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
          Nov 8, 2019

          beatitudes sermon on the mount countercultural culture

          Jesus closes His beatitudes with a double blessing: “Blessed . . . blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness” (see Matthew 5:10-11). The world loves people who are easygoing, flexible, not too caught up on Truth or conviction. Society says, “Happy are those who live and let live, who mimic the culture and its values.” Yet, Jesus ascribes happiness to those who are persecuted for His name.

          Jesus was persecuted because He spoke the Truth, lived the Truth, and was willing to die for the Truth. And as we claim Jesus as the way, the Truth, and the life, we can expect the same (see John 15:18-21). Now, there are some who want to claim persecution for being offensive and unkind; Jesus does not promise them blessing. Rather, living righteously like Jesus is naturally offensive. Why? Because it reminds people of their wickedness.

          When you suffer because you are distinguished from the world, be glad! When you are attacked for the sake of Christ or targeted because of His righteousness in you, rejoice! Be glad because they are treating you as they treated our Savior. Rejoice because your inheritance in heaven is great—greater than you could ever hope for or imagine.

          Prayer: Jesus, thank You that You are always with me—that in any circumstance I can rejoice because You are faithful. I rest in Your promises, in the hope of glory I have by Your blood. May I bring You honor as I persevere in faith, hope, and love by the power of Your Spirit at work in me. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

          “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:10).

          https://wqth.wordpress.com/2019/11/09/dear-kmag-20191109-open-topic/comment-page-2/#comment-306193

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        3. Dep Pat – I strongly suggest you avoid that place. It was NOT made for you. It was made so you could stay HERE and others could LEAVE.

          For what it’s worth, the attacks on you were wrong and totally unjustified IMHO, but “picking sides” only inflames things in savage fighting cultures. NOT HELPING a contestant is how you help them have a respectable showing. You have to take your lumps and know who stands with you through their silence.

          T3’s analogy of Lord of the Flies is very apropos.

          The bad guy martial arts center is next door. AVOID. Stay HERE!

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          1. I’ll avoid religious discussion. The priest saying Mass this evening spoke words I needed to hear in that regard. The trick is to be happy and content, and for them to ask why.

            To avoid the place is…IDK, just not conducive to open speech. I don’t have to say anything to at least get a lay of the land.

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          2. the other thing I realized, is that by doing what FOUR people did this afternoon, they exposed themselves for all to see what they are. AND, that what we see as objectionable coming from our political opposition, is exactly how those people behaved.

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          1. You are at least willing to admit that there may well be something out there you don’t know. You’re not one to come to a conclusion and then go looking for supporting documentation to “prove” a point that’s erroneous from the get go.

            Plus, you don’t call people “arrogant” without actually having met the person. Seriously, each of us could be sitting next to the other(s) on an airplane for eight hours and not know it.

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            1. Frankly, if there was just a wee bit of selectivity in the boarding process, that would be an awesome flight! Either that, or let there be a “just tape them to their seats” drama in the middle, so there would be even more to talk about. 😉

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        4. DP, I’m sorry anyone made you feel that way today. It shouldn’t be that way.

          You do a great job of standing your ground and I admire your faith and commitment. If I was picking people to fight alongside with against the black hats, you’re on that list. 👍

          Teasing is one thing, and spirited debate is one thing, but being mean-spirited to the point where someone is genuinely upset just isn’t right, especially among MAGA patriots, and even more so among Christians.

          I spent a couple years fighting in the comments section at places like Breitbart, back when 1,000 comments was a big deal (I just checked, there is a thread over there with over 17,000 now), so it was small enough that you could have extended debates with Lefties.

          It was great training or practice, but it makes no sense to treat people on our own team (the people here) like this is a ‘live fire’ exercise. It’s one thing to spar and build each other up, and minor injuries are par for the course sometimes — but it’s a whole different thing to hurt somebody on purpose.

          There are lots of effective strategies to deal with online opponents, and I wrote a whole long post before I realized that’s probably not what you want to talk about right now. I saved it, so I can post it later, if you’re interested.

          What I really wanted to say is that there are lots of people here (including me) who value your contributions and look forward to your comments, so I hope you’re not upset to the point of thinking about leaving.

          This is a great group of people here, the best that I’ve ever been around. There is so much happening right now, and this election year is going to be a crazy fun ride. There’s no better place to enjoy it!

          Here’s your good morning song, and I hope you have a great day today 😎

          .

          And if that one doesn’t make you smile, this one has too 😁

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            1. T3, is this a private thread, or can anybody click in here if they see one of our posts in the “Recent Comments” column along the right hand side of the screen? Pretty sure it’s open to everyone, right?

              Is there a way to ‘follow’ certain posters?

              It seems like there must be, but if so, I don’t know how. The reason it seems that way is because sometimes when I post, even if it is to an old Article like this one, people see my post and reply or ‘like’ it, and I don’t know how they would be able to do that unless you can ‘follow’ people’s posts here, or they just check the “Recent Comments” column regularly.

              By civility hammer, do you mean Wolf’s threat to remove someone from posting on WQTH and move them exclusively to Utree?

              I miss so much drama that’s going on around here, and there’s so much happening, that instead of spending a couple hours getting caught up, I have to just skip to what’s current or I end up 5 or 6 threads behind and never catch up.

              As for my take, I will wait to hear back from you here first. 👍

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              1. Not private. Only restriction is that this is only to be used for author’s discussion. (In my mind it’s ok that you joined to speak a kind word to one of our authors, D.P.)

                Don’t think you can follow a specific person. Some get notifications when a reply is made to their posts. They will see those even if it’s older. Anyone using a reader will see all comments (ordered newest to oldest). And yes, recent comments are seen by all.

                Correct on civility hammer. You haven’t missed much really. However the back story to the creation of our new wild west playground probably starts here:

                https://wqth.wordpress.com/2019/02/17/author-logistics-thread/comment-page-2/#comment-301112

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              2. “Not private. Only restriction is that this is only to be used for author’s discussion. (In my mind it’s ok that you joined to speak a kind word to one of our authors, D.P.) ”

                ______________

                Hmm… I wonder how I ever stumbled onto this thread then? I don’t remember now, and I’m not in the habit of checking the ‘recent comments’ listing on the right hand side of the screen, but that must have been how I found it.

                Thank you for the explanation on the ‘following’, I wondered about that, and wasn’t sure if I was missing something.

                My take so far is that the Utree seems to be going well (I haven’t really checked it today yet), it’s just hard to keep up with everything. Before Utree, there was regularly at least one thread here on WQTH that I didn’t really get to or if I did (I do try to read all the articles), I didn’t have time to read 400 or 500 comments, between breaking news and scouring other websites for news and updates that people here would be interested in.

                Now with Utree, it’s even harder to keep up with all the threads and comments!

                And I WANT to keep up with them, because there’s so much going on here… which is great 👍

                So that’s a good problem to have.

                Utree has a different ‘feel’ for me than here. Here is more like casual, shoot from the hip and that’s usually close enough, so it’s relaxed or laid back. And I like that. It’s not tense like CTH always was.

                Utree reminds me of Breitbart when it had less volume of commenters, so it has an instant familiarity to it, which I also like, for completely different reasons. On BB, there were lots of enemies, so there was a ‘thrill of the hunt’ aspect while looking for someone to fight with that is missing at Utree (because we’re all on the same side of the political fight here), but just knowing that it’s ‘law of the jungle’ changes the atmosphere, and forces you to think a little more carefully before you post, and to take better aim instead of shooting from the hip, because that helps keeps you avoid unnecessary trouble.

                People are naturally more careful when everybody has a gun and nobody is afraid to use it 😁

                So it’s a little like the Wild West, in the sense that in a town with no law, it’s every man for himself. People either practice their quick-draw skills in order to stay alive, or they’re careful not to provoke anybody. Or some do both.

                You can always shoot your way out of trouble, and that’s fun too, but you have to have the time available to commit to it, because if a confrontation starts, you’re kind of obligated to see it through, and that can take a while… when you might rather be reading the latest series of Q posts or some other breaking news, for example.

                It’s also very interesting to watch how people process the new environment and adapt.

                With regard to the current primary agitator, I think I understand what he’s doing, and I don’t think he’s really trying to ‘hurt’ anyone’s feelings at all. When I didn’t respond in a way that he was looking for a couple or three weeks ago (when he began getting in flame wars with numerous people), he just moved on to find someone who would respond in the way he was looking for.

                Like he’s testing, but it’s not pointless, it’s not just provocation for the sake of provocation.

                But I see how many people don’t know how to respond to what he’s doing, and they get frustrated, and then confront him angrily — which escalates and then feelings get hurt — but I don’t think that’s his objective, or what he’s trying to do.

                If I explain it further, I might spoil it. If I don’t explain it further, he might eventually be kicked off the forum before people figure it out, which would be unfortunate.

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          1. Good to hear that she has a place to post.

            I hope she finds a good place with lots of friends and support. If that’s Marica’s, then great.

            Think of this as a forward combat unit. Not everybody should be here – and that’s OK. We’re still on the same team, and we can still respect each other.

            This unit requires fighting strength and intense discipline. It is NOT a place for recovery and healing, or (in some other cases) untreated issues. Not a good place for untreated or poorly managed PTSD, depression, anxiety, borderline, or any of the rest.

            Marica’s is a good place to get strong and contribute to the fight!

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  4. Bin Checking

    Bakocarl asked and Wheatie answered questions on this topic.

    Answers copied from here…
    https://wqth.wordpress.com/2019/11/16/dear-kmag-20191116-open-topic/comment-page-1/#comment-312412

    To access the ‘bin’…you go to “Comments”.

    You’ll find that in the menu on the Left Hand side of your editor screen.
    Click on ‘Comments’ and you will see the different categories.

    Click on “Spam” to see the comments that have landed there.

    Click on “Approve”…if it is someone that you recognize and the comment looks okay.

    Beware of comments that appear with an orange icon in your notifications.
    Those end up in the “Pending” category…and be careful about approving those.
    If it is someone you do not recognize, leave it for Wolf to deal with.

    When you ‘approve’ of an orange comment, you are giving them access to making comments on the blog.

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    1. First, you cursor over the link to it…which can be found in most all of the Open Thread posts.

      Then do a right click.
      Select “Copy Link”.

      Then go to your post that you are creating and highlight the words “Jan 1st open thread”.

      Then select the Link Icon up in your tools dashboard.
      It looks like this:


      .
      Click on that.
      A little box will pop up, with a space at the top of it.
      Do a right click on that space and paste the link into it.

      I hope I explained this so it made sense!

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  5. I would love to see someone make this into the basis for a post at the U Tree (with Scott’s permission, of course)…

    Scott, Troll Hammer says:

    https://wqth.wordpress.com/2019/11/15/threats-of-personal-violence-even-joking-will-not-be-tolerated-on-either-site/comment-page-1/#comment-312622

    The thing that gets me is that name-calling other posters isn’t even 1-D checkers. Five year olds do that. And what’s with the excitement of feeling free to use profanity?

    I mean, if people are going to do it, they’re going to do it, but it’s kind of weird for people in the age group that seems to be a majority on this board to make such a big deal out of it.

    Name-calling and profanity for the sake of profanity isn’t even a matter of whether it is ‘appropriate’ or ‘uncivil’ or not — it’s just bad strategy.

    It makes the person doing it look bad.

    It can never lead to one person causing the other person to withdraw in defeat. It might cause them to withdraw in disgust, but how can that be considered a victory for the other person?

    You can’t ‘win’ the audience to your side with personal insults, the best you can ever do is a Mexican standoff while the other person just does the same thing. It’s bad strategy.

    This ‘game’ can be (and is) so much more fun if we don’t make the obvious kiddie pool mistakes, and swim over to the deep end (or at least deeper end) instead.

    If someone is calling us names on a message board, that shouldn’t make anyone angry, it’s an opportunity. Somebody has just invited us to play, and if that’s their opening shot, you should be smiling, because you’ve already won. All you have to do is let it play out, and when they expose themselves particularly well, drop the hammer. That doesn’t mean swearing at them or calling them names, it means waiting for the right moment and making a post so devastating and effective (or humorous… ridicule is man’s most potent weapon — Alinsky) that any reply your opponent could make only makes them look worse.

    They withdraw because you left them no other option. Because you set up a ‘check mate’ scenario.

    Calling each other names just cheapens the whole experience! 😁

    Anybody can call names. So do something different. Do something they don’t expect. That’s when the game is afoot… and that’s no time to be trading insults, lol!

    https://wqth.wordpress.com/2019/11/15/threats-of-personal-violence-even-joking-will-not-be-tolerated-on-either-site/comment-page-1/#comment-313164

    I have a lot to learn from everybody. Some days I do better than others 😁

    The whole ‘dealing with trolls’ or other Internet opponents is just something I learned or adapted to out of necessity. I wanted to get in the discussions, but nasty Leftists were always derailing interesting exchanges.

    So to stop that from happening, I just did what I would do in person, I cracked jokes on them until they stopped or went away. When you do that, others see it and often join in (safety in numbers), which is also fun.

    Pretty soon it became like a sport, and it was as much fun as (or more fun than) the discussions I had wanted to participate in, in the first place.

    The first time I really went after someone who was just causing trouble, the moderator called me a ‘Troll Hammer’. I didn’t know what that was, I didn’t know it was a compliment, I thought he was attacking me, so I attacked him next for calling me a ‘Troll Hammer’, until it occurred to me what he meant. 😁

    The best training ground in my experience is forums where there are plenty of Leftists. They’re nasty, they play dirty, and there is always someone to fight with, day or night. From watching what other people (good guys) do that works, and trial and error on your own part, you begin to see patterns and basic personality types, and various techniques or strategies that work best with certain types of people. Nothing extensive is needed, more like a basic tool set of 4 or 5 different ways to deal with the several basic types of opponents you would regularly face. It’s not very complicated in practice, once you get used to it.

    The arguments over on Breitbart didn’t usually involve a lot of profanity. The opponent might, but he usually figured out pretty quick that strategy wasn’t going to help him. It usually involved factual corrections with lots of mockery and ridicule thrown in, because that’s what the Left understands and hates.

    Their peers are always watching or participating, so ridicule them in front of their peers. If they don’t withdraw immediately to go look for an easier target, just keep ridiculing them. Most Leftists make it pretty easy to do. Eventually they get angry or frustrated and blurt out some Leftist ideological idiocy. Anybody here at WQTH could easily destroy their talking points, then end with a large dose of ridicule. They hate that, and most of them can’t do it well enough themselves to try to do it back, they just run away. They look for someone easier to pick on, someone who won’t make them look bad.

    One of the most effective tactics was to just tread water for a while in the give-and-take. Even after you have developed a few ‘go to’ plays or techniques, you can’t always tell which one would be most effective until you study your opponent for a little while. You can even let them get the better of you for a while. It boosts their confidence and makes them careless. It’s sort of like ‘rope a dope’. They keep attacking, but you’re not tempted to react emotionally to their attacks and lashing out back at them. You’re studying them, seeing what they ‘give away’ in their comments that you can use against them. That takes you out of ‘reaction mode’ and puts you in more of what might be called a ‘hunter’ mode. You’re not taking anything he says personally, you’re testing or prodding or just keeping the conversation going long enough until you spot an opening that you can exploit.

    Instead of getting angry (which makes it much harder to get the better of your opponent), you’re smiling. You’re giving them rope to hang themselves with. Keep the back-and-forth going long enough to learn a little about your opponent. Whatever he gives you, whatever he reveals about himself, there will usually be things that can be used to ridicule him later. Let him do it, and wait for him to make a serious mistake, something you can nail him with.

    They always do make a serious mistake, some just take longer than others. If they are taking too long, you will have observed them long enough (by that point) to set a few rhetorical traps to speed the process along.

    When they do make a mistake, when they expose their neck (i.e., some weakness), that’s the moment to strike. Most of the time they never see it coming. They don’t ‘know’ you, you’re just a random Internet person. But they remember your screen name afterwards. You will know they do, because they almost never test you twice. They’ll avoid you. They’re looking to demoralize or just take their anger out on conservatives, and getting ridiculed or humiliated by a conservative accomplishes the exact opposite of what they’re trying to do. The new guys won’t avoid you (and there’s always new guys), because they haven’t learned yet, but the regulars learn.

    If you are using humor to mock them, once you see other conservatives chiming in with ‘laughing’ emojis or other encouragement, so you know even their own people must be laughing at them, then you laugh at them too. Don’t let them off the hook, rub it in. By then they usually have lost all composure, which only makes it easier to mock them. It’s like chasing somebody downhill at that point, and they leave rather than continue to be mocked.

    In all the time I was playing that game, very rarely did someone came at me a second time after an experience like that. It’s like a hustle, and they know when they’ve been had, and they don’t want that experience again.

    Another effective technique is arguing in the form of asking questions instead of declarative statements. Especially if you can include jabs or ridicule in the process. You don’t want to go full speed on them right at the start, you want to draw them in, let them get comfortable and overconfident, and they’ll get sloppy.

    It’s easy to convert a declarative approach to an interrogative approach. For most people, debate by declaration or decree is human nature. You see it all the time. I do it myself (and try to catch it and fix it before I hit ‘post’). All you have to do is take your declarative statement and put a question mark at the end of it, and then change the first couple words to make the statement into a question. It is much harder for your opponent to attack a question than a statement, and it interrupts their entire thought pattern. It puts them on defense instead of offense. They can ignore your questions, but after they do that a couple times, you can use that fact against them too. Mock them for their obvious inability to answer simple questions.

    Every opponent is different (which is good, otherwise it would get boring), that’s why you have to tread water for a while, let the argument or debate develop long enough to figure out the best angle of attack. After a while you develop a general outline response to the 3 or 4 most common opponent types, so you’re not starting from scratch each time, and then tweak it or personalize it to your specific opponent, based on what your opponent reveals about himself during the fight. You have an idea what direction you’re going to take the discussion more quickly after you do it for a while, so you don’t have to spend so much time analyzing the opponent. You learn to recognize what kind of opponent you’re dealing with quicker.

    One of the best strategies is to make yourself less vulnerable to counterattack. Get in the habit of arguing against your own points as you type. When you instantly/habitually argue against your own points as you write your replies, you see how the enemy will probably attack your points too. Recognize the openings your opponent is likely to exploit, and then either reword your reply to remove that vulnerability, or take the opening away by answering that ‘objection’ yourself pre-emptively as part of your reply. And if you can’t re-word it or make it less vulnerable to counterattack, delete it. It’s better to just not say it, if you can’t say it without leaving yourself open to counterattack.

    Attack your own replies to see where the weak points are, and shore them up or fix them if necessary, before you click ‘post’. It is very frustrating for an opponent to not see any obvious angle of attack. If you combine that approach with asking questions, then he’s on defense. Add humor or subtle (or not subtle) mocking, and he’s getting hit with multiple tactics in combination, with no easy way to counter.

    It becomes second nature after awhile. It doesn’t take long before it becomes habit. You begin formulating your replies without leaving chinks in the armor, making it hard for the opponent to score a point. The less time you spend on defense (because you purposely didn’t leave any easy openings for your opponent), the more time you can spend on offense, and offense is a lot more fun, once you have sized up your opponent and baited him into making a mistake.

    Most of all, it’s a challenge that is also fun. Almost like a sport. And people almost always get better at things they enjoy doing, so don’t forget to have fun with it.

    When someone attacks you, and your involuntary response is to grin because the game is on, you’re on the right track 😁

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  6. BTW, a thought just crossed my mind today. Predators do not just groom the target of their abuse. They are careful to also build trust and good will with THOSE WHO WOULD OTHERWISE PROTECT their target.

    Child molesters groom the parents or caregivers of their target so no one will suspect or believe if told of the abuse to come.

    Online stalkers groom the strongest voices on the forum by presenting a false front to recruit their good will, hopefully allowing them a “pass” when they attack their chosen target(s). It seems to me that both Scott and Steve were recruited in this manner. I was watching and made note of the behavior at the time.

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    1. Take a look at the update I just made on the announcement. It explains a bit more about the “why” of things. 😎 Also Daughn mentioned offering NF some admin responsibility on one of her groups – I’m assuming FB. Sounds like a plan! 😀

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  7. Throwing this out there to the terrific rotation of authors here at the Q tree…

    Ozzy (if he’d be interested and needed) would be a terrific bullpen addition to your crew, he such a prolific poster in the early AM aggregating a lot of news from a different angle.

    I’m probably stating the obvious or the oblivious…just popped in my head reading through his torrent of posts this AM.

    Thanks all

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  8. Heads up, boss!

    Having trouble with my internet connection…it keeps going out.

    Been unable to finish my Open Topic thread post for tonight.
    But will keep trying!

    Wanted to alert you to the problem…and possibility that you may have to step in.
    So sorry.

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              1. No, not really.
                I think it could be a physical problem…due to construction in the area.

                Got an upgrade earlier today on the firewall installed.
                It may be too gonzo and is deciding that No Internet Connection Is Secure Enough To Be Allowed.
                Heheh.

                Will keep troubleshooting.

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  9. trying to be discreet in a post I posted but obviously my cleverness has limits and my memory is even more limited as I don’t remember the exacts from what I used last spring. Oh well. This morning’s experience was more of a shock, surprise and frustration v. feelings hurt and sad/angered. Frustrating as it is a venue for MAGA …. but somewhat intriguing.

    Will figure it out and will continue to be a force for MAGA in many ways.

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    1. I saw your missing post, which went into the moderation bin. I don’t want to get into the tech specifics of security on these sites, but let me just say that you are highly unlikely to have more than short and limited success with any method of getting back on OT, even with the most informed strategy, and it would not be kosher for me to assist in it, anyway.

      I would highly recommend putting your efforts into posting on both Q Tree and U Tree, thereby building up the latter, which will eventually draw a more secular and CTH-like audience.

      One thing we need more of on BOTH SITES is commentary on Sundance’s articles There is no reason you can’t do comments here on the open threads which cite the TITLE, SHORT EXCERPT or MAIN IMAGE, and a LINK to Sundance’s posts, and then go into discussion about what he is saying – POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE. This will be a good thing for both sites.

      For example:

      *****************

      see this linked comment as an example:

      https://wqth.wordpress.com/2019/12/02/dear-kmag-20191202-open-topic/comment-page-2/#comment-326180

      *****************

      I used bold tags around the copied title, italics tags around the copied first paragraph, the copied address of the first image, and the copied link of the SD piece. If people want to read more, they have to go to his site and give him traffic.

      Sundance may or may not object to the hot-linking of his images, but IMO they will drive more traffic to his site, and I love using images to get people to click.

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      1. Got it…I think

        Never thought of it as asking you to help with something nefarious. Just goes to show that once again you have a bigger picture view than I. I was just curious. Had actually been curious as to why others who were banned didn’t simply start over with a new screen name, email and, if needed, via VPN. I will ask husband for advice as not something I know much about at all.

        Yes, I agree with investing here. In my opinion, the comments section there Needed positive people as I appreciate the articles but hate sending people there these days due to the comments section – some of which is still valuable but much of which is pure discouragement. If even a MAGA site has that much discouragement then it must be true….is what I don’t want people to think!

        Plus, it is already a larger platform so comments are amplified. However, I have already switched my more detailed posts to here…in part because they were never asked for over there. You are kind about my input whether helpful or not and that has encouraged me.

        I was just asking in what was intended to be an open post with out using my current name in case I was just in a time out over there as it was a surprise to say the least. I was trying to post publicly but with an older wqtree name so as to be discrete but was not trying sort post a private message. It went to the bin because I have forgotten my original, peacemaker motivated name. It was faulty memory v. an attempt to be private or put you in an awkward position, etc. I apologize I came across that way.

        Now, to see how long my time out lasts or if just banned. and to decide about screen names. A surprise so don’t really have a plan.

        Shake the dust off of my sandals, move on and, yes, I will still read and appreciate the articles of SD at TCH. As to what he would like and what he wouldn’t …. I am the last person to ask as I obviously was wrong since I am now banned!

        Appreciate your time.

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  10. I’m working very hard at migrating all my computing to a completely different and much more sand-boxed set of platforms.

    I came back over here to quickly register the info that you might not see much of me until after Christmas and BOOM, the tyranny of the mini-skirt post by DP was just to fun to not burn some of today’s clock while reading.

    Wolf, you’ve created the ultimate intellectual patriot’s “cheers” bar times two.
    Kudos and BRB in some weeks my friends.

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    1. I just saw this (I should look on this thread more often, it seems!) and I’ve been doing the same thing.

      I’m now running a virtual Linux machine on a Linux machine, right now, and so (in theory) the internet should find itself corralled in a very tiny sandbox here.

      The downside is I don’t get two monitors worth of screen “real estate” I don’t even get one, because to make the virtual screen the size of one of my monitors means the borders would need to be accommodated too, and I only have a fixed number of sizes to pick from.

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  11. PRIVATE_MESSAGE_TO_WOLF

    (No, it’s not private, but I wanted to be sure you’d see it as I’m asking you a question.)

    OK, now for what I came here to post.

    I did this: https://marica1776.wordpress.com/2019/12/28/when-you-wish-upon-a-star/comment-page-4/#comment-117741 as a comment over at Marica’s. I’m not sure why, it just sort of “growed.” Their theme today is about wishing on a star.

    I hate to see it get buried. I could turn it into one of my “sciency” full-blown posts over here, and normally, I think no one would mind, BUT I know sometimes people get upset with non-original content, even when posted by its originator.

    So I thought I would ask.

    OK to post this here as a break from politics?

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      1. Nope, I went and checked. You didn’t comment on that one though maybe you did see the one I did a few days later on Sirius.

        I’ve got another topic bouncing around inside my head, but first I’ve got to do a blowout on Uranium on the U tree tomorrow (it’s Uranium day there).

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  12. Question for other authors:

    Do any of you write out posts in a word processor and then copy and paste into WP? Are there advantages/disadvantages?

    I have one in mind and want to get started, but I DETEST the block editor that won’t let me just put the cursor in a block and edit. A lot of times, I have to delete the block and start over again. And this post can’t be done in one sitting.

    Thoughts?

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    1. I have not tired this, but I have considered it because of the bug you cite.

      My way of getting around the bug is to change the block type to heading and back, which frees up the editing capability again.

      Yes – this is a NEW BUG in the block editor, that makes the paragraphs uneditable within a short time. They MAY be playing with it, because I’ve seen it change to some extent.

      One approach would be to notify WP on their blog that this is still a problem. I believe it is cross-platform, too – simply a problem of the block editor, that did not used to be there.

      But as you say, typing out on a word processor gets around the problem.

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      1. Editing is impossible after the draft is saved. I’ve figured that out. I think I can get around this with the entries being essentially bullet points with out the bullets.

        My worry with the word processor is if you copy as plain text, the paragraphs won’t be preserved and all of of them will have to be put back in by hand. Another site I am on, I run into that.

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  13. Hi Wolfie:

    I’m using Ublock.
    I’m on Duck Duck Go
    I have a CC cleaner and Microsoft firewalls.
    I haven’t changed anything.
    It started yesterday.
    Computer hasn’t been turned off in that time.
    I will leave you a message on the author’s post.
    Don’t want to be a problem in the middle of a thread.

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    1. So do you see the TEXT of tweets, but not the pictures? I had that once, and the only way I could get past it was turning off shields completely, which I didn’t want to do. Eventually, they fixed Brave to make it work OK. It was some failure of the platform to work properly with Twitter URLs. Brave actually has a preference about allowing embedded Twitter posts, so you may want to see if that turned off somehow, if DDG has such a setting, too.

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          1. This means that the WordPress plugin is working, but it’s not fully reconstructing your tweets to include the pictures.

            This is the DDG *app* – correct?

            It is very likely an app setting. What OS are you running this on? iOS or Android?

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            1. I’m on a laptop.
              I figured out what to do.
              If I go into Microsoft Edge as a browser, I can see the pics. Was making me crazy not to see the pics for His Roundup.
              Weird, but it works.
              Strange thing, if I compose a post in Edge, a new one, the format for WordPress is strangely different. I’ve played with settings, etc.
              Not a permanent solution, feels like running with a limp, but I’m getting there

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  14. Saw a message from Gail. She has compiled notes on the Corona virus. Looking for a thread from either me or you, Wolfie. I sent a message back, saying I would be happy to do one, or if she wants you to do it, that’s okay, too.
    I was thinking, and let me know how you feel…..
    We’re already over 600 comments on the Update #3.
    I was thinking about doing a new thread, Week #4/Update #4 for Coronavirus from Feb 8th – 15th. I also like the idea of moving it immediately to the side bar.
    What do you think?

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  15. FYI, I’m so frustrated with WordPress I’m losing my mind.
    Did a complete system restore, played with settings all afternoon.
    To a point where the computer may end up in the driveway soon.
    I need a break.
    Taking a break.
    It’s 5:00 o’clock somewhere.

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    1. Tell me your symptoms – they may have chosen to mess with you the way they messed with me. It’s coming through YouTube, as near as I can tell. If I never open a YouTube tab, Susan Wocommies little marxy minions can’t do anything, and I don’t have problems. But eventually, it gets to the point where I can’t even open an administrative tab for ANY reason in WordPress.

      They’re hitting YOU because you picked up the slack in the rope. Sorry, Daughn – but now you see what I was dealing with.

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    1. You’ll have to drop a reply on one of bakocarl’s threads to guarantee that he sees it. You can tell him to look here. Or just put a reply on one of his OLDER threads and he’ll see it in notifications.

      Unless he subscribes to this thread (I’m not actually sure if that is done or possible on the WordPress platform), he won’t see it, because it was my thread initially.

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      1. I’m here . . . with a question.

        Would it be OK with you if I did a “Midweek Message” thread analagous to the midweek church services that I grew up with? It would just be a simple devotional or a message pulled from the internet, without any intro.

        I’ve got one ready to go, planning to drop it 2/19 at 00:04, unless you’d like me to hold off.

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        1. Let me put it this way – if I ever stood in the way of MORE GOD in the public square here, then Dep Pat has permission to rap my knuckles with a yardstick and wake me up! 😀

          So more than just saying “yes”, I’m saying that I don’t even feel like I have the right to say “no”, without being a free speech hypocrite, to say nothing of a religious coward!

          One of the great benefits of having the UTree now is that non-believers can congregate there if they ever feel uncomfortable that things are to gettin’ too “churchy” here for them. So I’m quite pleased!

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          1. I understand the free speech aspect, but I want to be sure that I’m contributing to the success of your blog, and not bending it, even slightly, in a direction that you might not want to go at that time.

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  16. Question for Wolfboss or any of the esteemed authors who might be able to help. I’ve been adding images on my blog spot and being the illiterate ‘puter person I am, having difficulty using those images to post here.
    Thanks for all your help😁

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    1. Let’s try one right here.

      Right-click on the image in your blog spot, then copy the image address (menu item), and then paste that in a comment below this one. Let me see what that looks like.

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        1. Yes, exactly. Use your blog to store images, and then use the URL of those images on the WQTH blog.

          In a COMMENT here, you can always use the image just by pasting the URL and removing the “?resize=219%2C219” part at the end.

          There are two ways of doing it inside a POST. One is just like a comment, the other is using the image block.

          You can just put an image (like your working one above, which ends in the extension, after you clear off “?resize=219%2C219”) in a block all by itself. That will turn into a picture, but you don’t get full control of it that way.

          The other, which I prefer, is to add an “image block”, then click the URL option, use the URL, cut off the “?resize=219%2C219” part, and then hit the return key, which creates an image block with all the resize handles and options.

          Either way, the storage goes into a different blog bucket with more space.

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  17. Dearest Wolfie, other authors, and contributors,
    Need your input, please.
    Today is the last day of the Coronavirus thread.
    I’m ready for another update.
    What I have been doing in the past is to go through all the comment section and cull info from the past week and add to the basic thread.
    This creates timelines for each section. Problem is, we’re ending up with something unwieldy and confusing. It looks like a book instead of a blog.
    Therefore, I believe it is time we go to a DAILY THREAD type format for Covid/WuFlu as well as a regular daily thread for these extraordinary times.
    What say you?

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  18. Hey Wolfie, I’m setting up the additional daily threads for Covid 19, Wuhan flu, Kung Flu, whatever.
    Is there something specific you want to call it?
    AND
    I’m going to set the schedule for these threads to come out at 12:06am. Normally, we have the regular daily come out at 12:01am Eastern and the COVID thread will come in after it.

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  19. On the issue of Virus Daily Threads. Some people are concerned the Daily Thread authors have their feelings hurt and/or the contributors are getting lost and can’t remember where they posted things.

    Here is my comment.

    I hear you and will let the group decide or Wolfie. Good with me.
    I advocate on behalf of two threads.
    Here is why.
    1. Personally, I like two threads, because MOST of the virus stiff is here, and I can search and link to the big weekly threads. To link a Daily Thread would not work, see what I mean?
    2. Also, many of us get to a point were we need to take a break and AVOID the virus. Daily thread is better and… nicer, mentally.
    3. If we get jumbled and can’t remember where we put posts (easy to do) then logic would dictate we never need another individual subject thread. And then….. we would forget which day we posted a certain post….. so we would never need a daily thread for every day…. just one big thread.
    4. This one issue will subside, the virus. Historically, it will be easier to go back and find info instead of searching through a daily.
    5. The subject thread is easier to share across different platforms. It would be awkward to share our daily thread with some people and/or in certain social media platforms.

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    1. I think the creation of a separate string of virus threads – first periodic and then daily – was an inspired idea, and I’m still 100% behind it.

      My main reason? Because the virus stuff is just nasty and I think it harms the daily threads. It’s like the hospital. It needs to be separate.

      However, I am spending SO MUCH TIME there, I don’t know if there are negative impacts that need consideration, so I am very willing to hear alternative viewpoints.

      I also think we are helping the administration and the medical fight BOTH by having separate threads, because those who need COVID answers – a very high priority – know where to look, and get our thinking in HIGH CONCENTRATION.

      We will all be back together soon, either way. It’s not that much longer, IMO. A few months is nothing. Wolf is here for the long run, no matter what!!!

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    2. Agree with Wolf Daughn. Keep doing it the way it is. We need the Virus Thread especially now when this ugly bug is getting worse every.damn.day! It provides a wealth of info we all need to get through this.😷

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  20. Wolf, I just tried to post at the U Tree and got this message:

    Server Maintenance
    Your server is going through a few minutes of routine maintenance. Please don’t touch your browser for a few minutes.

    What do I do?

    If you were posting a comment or making a post on your blog then do not press BACK on your browser. Wait 5 minutes and press the refresh icon on your browser. Your comment or post will be sent as normal.
    If you are browsing a blog here just wait a few moments and hit refresh. The page you were expecting will appear.

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  21. Been searching on the add author issue. Does this help?

    You can invite author by adding them into wp-admin >> Users >> Add New. Assign Role as “Author” and keep the “Send User Notification” checked on so the added author can get the notification.

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    1. Sadly, no. They removed that option – I cannot add – only INVITE – and it goes back to the same interface.

      I sent a fresh invitation to user @thinkthinkthink – it will go to THAT email address, whatever that was.

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      1. Just checked. Nothing. Plan B, will create a NEW worstpress account and send you the handle via Gab Chat… three decades of working with tech has taught me that sometimes a fresh slate is the best state. 😉

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              1. I’m logged in using a different browser to avoid conflicting WP cookies.

                Can you think of any reason for me to keep using the previous account since it’s “broken” in some way I’m unable to figure out? I have no strong attachment. Can keep for archival (photos) use.

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  22. Re: the possibility of a #DECLAS daily post, this was my last thought:

    “After thinking about it, if the links to the documents are on the Judiciary Committee website, those can be copied and pasted. That isn’t going to disappear. It’s the Tom Fitton et al photographs that are an issue.

    I think what we can do is have a running list of the declass links, and “What was new yesterday” in two different sections using the Twitter links. Otherwise, the graphics are going to have to be stored elsewhere if we want actual screen shots of the docs which could be looked at as reinventing the wheel.”

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  23. I’m currently copying photos onto my wordpress account and then putting in the link to the photos when we get to the drop down box for media.
    It’s a pain in the ass, but it works. Cannot resize well on this computer, so I have to be selective about which ones I use. Only about half that I want will work.

    I’m all for you doing a daily on FISA. Go for it.

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      1. I have a suggestion. How about the Covid stuff on this Tree and the Declass stuff on the U-Tree?

        That would allow keeping the information ‘tighter’ and not spread over several threads.

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  24. For quite a while DW and I have been discussing selling our house and getting another place down south to spend the winters and return when it starts warming up in the spring. Hey, it’s something every retiree contemplates when the cold weather comes. We are going to go for it when things calm down and we’re able to travel freely. Got so much on our plate to make this happen that I regret that I am informing you dear Wolf I’ll will have to bail on the Thursday open thread sometime in the near future. Not immediately but if you could find someone else to takeover would be grateful. Please let me know if I can help in anyway I can😡

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  25. Wolf, Open Thread is scheduled for tomorrow and with your blessing I would now like it to be my last if only for the time being. Man!, I have a lot to do in the days ahead. God help me that this move is the right thing to do at this time. I’m not getting any younger and even older and wiser we never stop 2nd guessing ourselves. This place is my first go to and the last before I call it a day. This family you have created will ALWAYS have me to watch on your six.
    t.i.m.

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    1. Thank you and God bless! You are hereby relieved of duty! 😎

      Thank you for a great run! I will put out an offer for any volunteers to take Thursday night – if none take it, I will do it myself.

      Yes, we have a great family here, and I will make sure it’s here for a LONG TIME TO COME!!! 😀

      Again, thanks for everything – you really helped me out a lot, and I’ll always appreciate it. I know it wasn’t easy for you to pick up some of this obscure and picayune I.T. junk, but you dug in and did it, all by yourself, and it helped us greatly.

      CHEERS and THANKS!!! ❤

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  26. I think DePat’s DECLASS Thread needs to be added to the Key Posts in the sidebar, boss.

    It’s getting pushed down new threads, more and more each day.

    So it would be nice to have easy access to it.
    😏🤓

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      1. Thanks, boss!
        I will let her know that it’s now in the sidebar.
        She was going to make a new thread…but now that’s not necessary.

        Thanks for doing that!
        😀😊👍

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  27. On another note…

    Steve posted this today on the Daily Open thread:

    “A lot of people have been posting COVID stuff in both places, or non-COVID stuff on the COVID thread.

    I think it needs to go away, it’s simply taking the place of this thread.”

    https://wqth.wordpress.com/2020/04/27/dear-kmag-2020027-open-topic/comment-page-2/#comment-478373

    Other folks agreed and have said as much too.
    I tend to agree.

    Lately I’ve been thinking of taking a sabbatical from doing the open threads, boss.
    I mean…why bother?

    The Daily COVID thread has been serving as the Daily Open thread too, which is fine by me.
    So why have two?

    PhoenixR and TheseTruths commented about too:

    …………………………..
    PhoenixR:

    “Thanks for info on the Declass Thread… it should be at the top of the threads everyday, imho… and while on the subject, the Daily thread is dying, has been for weeks due to the COVID thread …

    I have just about quit posting, and probably will due to the fact that Duchess and I appear to be only ones posting on the Daily… wonder if that is why Pat Frederick hasn’t been around for almost a month now. No reply necessary.”

    https://wqth.wordpress.com/2020/04/27/dear-kmag-2020027-open-topic/comment-page-2/#comment-478349

    …………………………..

    TheseTruths:

    “When COVID was new and raging, those threads were great sources of information about protection and facts about the virus. Now we know a lot more, and much of the COVID news falls under politics (tyranny of governors, states wanting money, etc.). I agree that that info could go in the daily thread, as much of it already does.”

    https://wqth.wordpress.com/2020/04/27/dear-kmag-2020027-open-topic/comment-page-2/#comment-478435

    ………………………….

    Like TheseTruths said…when the COVID thing was new, it was great to have a thread for information about it.

    But now…everything has become intertwined and related to the ongoing COVID disaster.
    And it is confusing for people to have two daily threads.

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    1. OK. I’m going to create a thread in a few minutes for explosive bitching by the entire site. I will sort through the rubble at the end and reconstruct a site based on who is still here, what is left, and who still wants to do open threads on which days. Everything will be up for grabs. It’s going to be Biblical – even if Carl is no longer here! 😉

      This should be interesting. 😎

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        1. No – it’s a good thing. I was not aware of the level of dissatisfaction. More than that, I’ve found it VERY hard to keep up with everybody – and that is exactly why I was unaware of problems. That needs fixed.

          The best thing is to start over. Nuke EVERYTHING AND EVERYBODY, so nobody has any commitments.

          People now have to recommit if they either WANT SOMETHING or if they WANT TO DO SOMETHING.

          This makes it a lot cleaner for everybody, and less/fewer hurt feelings.

          We have NOTHING now. We rebuild ONLY what people want.

          GO FOR IT!!! 😀

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      1. OK, got something passable I think.

        Could you check to make sure the scheduled time is right? I recall there’s something funny about that when operating from a different time zone. I can’t remember whether I should schedule it for “midnight” or “10 PM” and if I recall, it’s not necessarily showing you what it’s thinking.

        The desired result is one minute after midnight, Eastern Time.

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          1. Well it seems to have worked out tolerably well.

            BTW I grabbed the eagle image, pulled it onto my computer, cropped it to the minimum size for a banner, and stuck the word JUSTICE onto it. It should, at least, take up as little room as possible that way.

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            1. Nice work on that header pic, btw…

              I was wondering if you had worked on it to center it, since it looks so perfect.
              Or if it was just serendipitous luck.

              Nice job of getting the wqth logo and motto in the best position on the eagle!
              😀👍

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              1. I did a slightly off center crop, just to make sure the eagle’s head wouldn’t be right under the Wolf Spot. I could have shown the fish he was carrying, or more of the wings; I opted for the wings.

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              2. Yep, I noticed that.
                Very nice!

                I do the same thing on header pics…especially the photos of PTrump.

                It’s a shame the you had to sacrifice the fish, though…nice imagery in that.
                As in “catching the prey”.

                But I like how you did it.

                Sometimes I include a full version of a header pic, at the top of a post…so people can see the whole thing, uncropped.

                There’s no ‘rule’ that says we can’t do that, right?
                So that’s something to keep in mind, when you’ve had to do some cropping.

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  28. Made several comments on UTree.
    Please find another author/contributor for the Friday thread.
    Always thankful for the opportunity. Don’t worry, I won’t remove posts or do anything to sabotage. I’m just going away.
    God Bless.
    Love to all.

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    1. OK, I’m going to make one final offer. This is the “Daughn Wins Rule”, so I advise against rejecting it merely for dramatic effect, which you might regret later.

      The idea is simple. All authors are free to publish WHATEVER THEY WANT. ALL authors. That means me, too. Nobody can come to Wolf and say “this is a problem”, because it’s NEVER a problem.

      People can SAY (in a civil way) what they think, but their thinking has no effect. They’re welcome to comment or publish their own messages (if they’re authors) in contrary ways they see fit, but they can’t shut down other people’s posting. Note that this includes the case of “other daily threads”. Grumbling (in a civil fashion) is OK, but it has no effect other than any possible appeal to the reason of the authors themselves.

      Essentially, I’m equating civil threads to civil speech. Free. It may be messy, but it’s a good mess, IMO.

      You can accept this and stay, or you can say goodbye, and continue on out the door, in which case I will probably implement this ANYWAY just because I don’t want to deal with this situation ever again.

      Your choice. But I need to warn you that if you say “I’m gone” to this final offer, you REALLY will be gone. I want to end the drama. This rule, and your choice to stay or go, ends the drama no matter what.

      Whatever decision you make, will be respected!

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      1. No regrets.
        And note, I didn’t bring the drama. I was blindsided by your public drama. Hell, I’m running away from the drama.
        This has been going on for a month.
        About a stupid thread?
        Let Wheatie rule whatever she wants. Bottom line, I’m disappointed in you, for not handling it well.
        There’s no coming back from that.
        I wish you luck, Wolf. You were caught in the middle.

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            1. Not here – not among us. If there are players, they are people we know OUTSIDE OF HERE. And for the most part, it’s just us. We all have different motivations, limits, open and hidden demands and non-negotiables – it’s a mess. I cannot even tell you the beginnings of what I know about what is going on.

              All we can do now is play the bad position to a good one for as many players as possible, who choose to follow my lead. Same way Trump fights.

              There is an outside hand on this, but it’s very hard to see. It’s not so much causing the problem, as making sure we cannot get out of it.

              It’s very important to understand that – for “technical reasons”, I cannot communicate securely (my definition, not other people’s) or privately with Wheatie or Daughn except with extreme difficulty – to the point where it’s not worth it. More than that, during this “crisis” I wanted to keep it all in the open. Twitter DMs are like leaking stuff straight to the people trying to divide this blog. Facebook is 100 times worse.

              No form of communication is secure. I have to keep secrets that would benefit others. Too bad, but that’s life. It’s UGLY.

              I watched a friend DRIVEN CRAZY by the ChiComs, without revealing to anyone – even him – that I knew what was going on.

              I dare you to find a bigger asshole than me.

              But just understand this – who are the TWO PEOPLE who can’t get onto Gab chat for technical reasons? The two very valuable people who would most likely (in my opinion) be used to divide this site.

              It’s not an accident.

              The other side wants our thinking SEPARATED. They try to leverage that choice against basic site security (my definition), so that if I solve this problem insecurely, or wrongly, I create 5 new starter problems.

              Nope. Sometimes one has to do things which are a bit inscrutable, and may even be despised for lack of an explanation.

              We live in Justice Universe – Karma Universe. Every bad thought I had about Sundance “kicking us out”, I am forced to see now FROM HIS POINT OF VIEW, but in the language of my own problems.

              “Judge not lest ye be judged.” Still as true as ever.

              They are going to do everything – EVERYTHING – to try to stop the next Trump term.

              And we will fight them, and they will fail, in ways that will shock the world.

              If you care about Daughn, don’t attack Alison. Support Daughn. I will be fine.

              Somebody has to be the tungsten. And I’m REALLY good at it.

              It is a privilege to burn up upon reentry, and serve God’s purpose.

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              1. I support YOU, Wolfmoon.

                I know you are at the center of the whirlwind, and I am sorry for it. People are just so damned irrational. I get so friggin’ tired of their drama.

                And I agree with Butterfly, about the saboteur. But it may not be about the site, so much as about the shit-stirrer personality type. I’ve know women like that all my life.

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              2. And then men like me play the stupid super-stir technique of “I’m stopping this car until somebody walks or tells me what the hell is going on – at which point GRANDMA gets out with her cane and says “See you all at church.”

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              1. In one month she did some damage, took out one Author and repeatedly maligned another one.

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              2. It was, now says can’t find page. Is it down?

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  29. Hi Wolf, I was wondering if there was a way to “recover” an earlier version of what ultimately became my Luna Wolf Pack post. I had duplicated the tab as I was drafting that 1st official post. Prior to it becoming “Luna” the draft was a running list of ideas on things I might write about…

    I copied that entire draft list into a document on my computer, but we have a crappy Word Processing program & that document appears blank now & I cannot access that list, not even the text portions, let alone links or graphics.

    Anyway I don’t want to do Anything that might damage or disappear Luna, but I do hope to recover that brainstorming info that existed in that post “number” before the draft (copy) turned into Luna & the draft (original) disappeared or was re-written as Luna by default…

    Later I might have questions about images but I’ll read through this entire thread (eventually) first to see if those Q’s have already been answered.

    As a heads up, I replied to you via the notification bell, in a comment about the possibility of certain of my notifications that may be disappearing or being hidden. When you get a chance, if it’s not too much of a problem & won’t reveal anything you need to remain hidden, I’d appreciate if you address what I raised in that comment/reply.

    Thanks again for all you do. God Bless & Keep & Empower YOU in & for & through all those many battlefronts!

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    1. Found it – here it is below. As to notifications – they scroll by into oblivion eventually. Just the way WP is.

      Here you go:

      Concepts

      *****************

      Women in ministry/life

      WolfMoon’s connection to that book, characters we identify with/why

      Bio background to intro myself at Q-Tree

      Good books to have in our arsenal, share about Man in the High Castle w/Chinese face in CA…

      Free education online, like Hillsdale stuff

      People we look up to who have influenced our lives: Sister Pat, Virginia Moti, Aunt Pat

      Places where we refresh & regroup

      Music that speaks to our souls

      Favorite Bible verses for life

      Historical food that says comfort

      Movie Quoting Game by topics &/or source

      Honoring our fathers & mothers

      Pet Passions

      Hopes & Dreams as yet unfulfilled

      Favorite Characteristics to pass down to kids & society vs least desired

      One perfect day…what would it entail

      Vacation tales, what makes it special to you

      How has God impacted your life & through you others

      If I could have only one do-over what would it be?

      Pithy tombstones

      Prayer Requests

      Favorite Traditions, Holidays, Cultural underpinnings

      Classes you could teach

      Men’s/Women’s Retreat best ideas…how to replicate online

      Quotes to live by

      Conservative Hall of Fame: Phyllis Schlafley, Concerned Women for America/Beverly LaHaye, Promise Keepers, Oath Keepers

      Garden of Delights, scriptural & natural images

      Prepper Nation recommendations

      Must See USA/World

      Passtimes with punch

      Creation/Intelligent Design "proofs"

      Mystery Science Theater style lines for video clips &/or images

      Collecting crucial videos w/ timestamp descriptors, like by Gail Combs!

      Music genre playlists

      Favorite music videos

      Recommended viewing TV, movie, online & why

      Birth Family Searching tales

      Michigan’s abolitionist & Republican party beginnings–refert to notes from the book club

      Sharing instances in media & culture where we are being trained to accept the unacceptable, like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt "mole children"

      BHO background deep dive

      historical books, gleaning gems from Google Books or Google scholar or Gutenberg project, etc…

      Detroit disasters, founding in 1700, cyndislist journals, annexing surrounding communities, Cooley abandonned images, revamping Train Station, Paris of America, old Forts & flags over Detroit

      Mackinac Island & Northern Michigan gems

      Gaylord Roots & Wings

      Cause to die vs right to die

      deep dive on Gretchen Whitmer, Soros connections?

      John James promo

      9-11 remembrances

      Is the Income Tax constitutional?

      Favorite conspiracy theories

      Book of Job, & other "direct" biblical descriptions of being in God’s presence

      Power of prayer, scientific underpinnings

      Light, RBY, as a metaphor for God’s 3-part nature

      Old buildings, house plans, dream houses, dream properties

      Nature vs nurture

      Multiple intelligences

      Who sinned that this man was born blind? Finding God’s glory in seeming "mistakes"

      These Truths…what is Truth…is there Absolute Truth…objective vs subjective truth

      Gospel comparatives, attempting to create an overarching cohesive tale…beginnings, feeding the 5000, any other gospel event that occurs in all gospels

      Telling my tale of darkness & scripture memorization

      Twinsanity story

      How correct are doctors, by the book & anecdotally

      Vaccines & their hazards, dig into the stats & share anecdotal tales

      Useless eaters? tale of the woman who’s child was anencephalic, "breath of life" radio story, how compassion & caring for others is a greater good

      Abortion as witchcraft & feeding children to Molech or Baal

      Condensed liver transplant tale

      Favorite clean comedians w/ pithy clips

      Trump as encourager in chief…words of encouragement as a love language

      Powerful, relatable POTUS, being prayed for, epic clips & tweets

      FLOTUS Fashion FAves

      Sharing some Psalms of Josiah contrast with some biblical Psalms

      Based on science…just What Science exactly?

       

       

       

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      1. Thank you so much for that! When you searched did you see the copy/pastes of some of the interactions & comments & URLs that were to potentially generate stuff?

        Up until I created Luna I was adding snippets of things from Q-Tree & sometimes elsewhere in that running open draft. Having that generic draft open in a tab made it very easy to “archive” the source of certain thought processes & give me the link to refresh the conversation to help me when I finally decide, if I decide, to write any such post…

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        1. There are numerous (25?) versions of the document – and you can see them all if you use the web interface to this site, and the block editor. The exact one you want is likely in there, and you can go there if you access this site using its URL.

          How do you put your work into WordPress?

          My recommendation:

          go to wqth.wordpress.com

          click on “My Sites”

          click on “Posts”, look under “Published”

          click on your post

          click on the Revisions in the right sidebar

          explore the different revisions

          copy what you need

          cancel to get out.

          etc – don’t save anything

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    2. Note that I converted your post to the BLOCK EDITOR format, to make sure I gained access to the sweet versioning split-screen editor it offers. You MAY be forced to use the block mode and/or block editor on it in the future, in whatever platform you are using.

      POSSIBLE FORCED UPGRADE, but a good one.

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    1. Thanks. I’ll investigate later. Seems interesting, but I’m going to avoid distractions right at this moment, during this major offensive. Heck – I haven’t even looked at your post today. 😀

      There are a lot of very “interesting” blogs and sites that “like” and follow here. Many are likely COVER for all kinds of people. I’ve looked into some of them – sometimes they are somewhat spammy sites and individuals who monetize on WordPress. Other times it’s clear that they’re cover for the other side.

      My recommendation is keep an eye on that stuff. Also – I repeat myself for everybody’s benefit – do NOT approve any new posters here, or liberate posts in moderation or spam – that’s my job. Site security must remain super-high right now.

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      1. Yes. I figured that that specific link was one of the moderators at CTH but it’s purely a guess…Be safe & thanks for your eternal vigilance! We all rest well in the wolf den when the Alpha Wolf is on patrol…

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  30. Hi Wolf, No rush on this one but is this even possible to do??? as I imagined/shared here:

    https://wqth.wordpress.com/2020/05/08/collaborating-to-calm-cv-craziness/comment-page-1/#comment-491792

    Valerie Curren
    May 8, 2020 at 19:23 Edit
    I woke up after just a couple of hours of sleep with the idea of the final resulting “go to” pared down post having the outline form Only but all links (well except for some Few crucial ones to keep front & Center, like Color of Law) will be available by clicking on the below format (for each specific outline item) to open up more detailed info:
    Level 1
    Level 2 (to contain All of Level 1–or maybe just a clickable link to Level 1, + Moar)
    Level 3 (to contain All of Level 2–or maybe just clickable links to Levels 1 & 2, + our best deepest dive)

    Then going forward we can keep updating the individual Levels as stuff develops, maybe with a date of change noted, but be Always sharing the Main post far & wide for all of us that so choose…

    In this way we could even have clickable State links, like my Michigan stuff, like a bunch of Matryoska (Russian nesting) dolls…

    What do you guys think of that (assuming it’s even doable with WordPress)?

    Thanks for all the great comments & thoughts shared by Everyone & the good thoughts & even prayers of those who may not be able to comment or even choose Silence (Do Good 🙂 )..you too are Running with the Pack!

    God Bless all Q-Treepers, Visitors, & Wolf Pack Leaders 😉

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    1. Play with it, organize it, and try whatever you want, just know that It can’t get too expansive or compete with the open thread, or become a morass of attention suck in any other way that I discover later.

      I will help you by making key links in the sidebar once whatever you do takes form, just like we did with Daughn’s stuff. But be prepared to keep changing things as we navigate toward DENORMALIZING this Democrat-Chinese psy-op.

      Headliners need to be SPECIFIC STORIES. ATTACK POSTS PREFERRED.

      I may bop things up with a sticky at my prerogative.

      Organize the hospital however you want. My job is keeping people OUT OF IT. Everybody needs to understand that.

      They inflicted this virus on us to distract us from DECLAS. Not gonna work.

      They get DOUBLE HELL for what they did. I need specific ATTACK POSTS to do that.

      5:5? GOOD!!! 😀

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      1. Just FYI I just had to Re-start my computer Again, the 3rd or 4th time in the last couple of days & this time I was signed out of WP, not my doing, & that hasn’t happened in Many, Many months. Perhaps it’s just a coincidence…

        Regarding the conversation above, chopping yesterday’s post down to a more bare bones, cliff notes version, to at least get the key points “right” is what I was thinking of. Also, I’ll split the Michigan thing off entirely & keep any of the splits & sub- or supportive/expansive data in draft form.

        Is there a way to have the sub-stuff exist in an accessible clickable link form without having to “publish” the linked info “directly” onto your blog, so as not to take up focus & energy?

        Perhaps what I thought of, previous comment above, is too ambitious or complicated for WP (or even me 🙂 )…I don’t want to create an attention suck at all, just (eventually) a very usable & shareable tool.

        Thanks for your patience with me as I try to work into what you are looking for (from me) around here.

        5:5 refers to what?

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        1. You can publish things on your own blog and reference them with links, or just feed them into this blog in one of three ways that let them go in without seeming to be taking up too much attention.

          (1) space them out, and/or

          (2) publish a bunch of them all at once, and/or

          (3) publish in the evening BEFORE the Daily and Flep, so that they drop UNDER the daily features. They WILL get some quick attention that way, too, since people are bored and looking for new stuff by then.

          5:5 means “fully understood”, and “5:5?” means “do you fully understand?” Usually it’s done with the expectation that the answer will be yes, and is somewhat equivalent to “know what I’m sayin’?” or a winkie.

          Gnome sane? 😉

          LOL. Language is too much fun when abused. 😀

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          1. Thank you for that! I think this means I will work on more of the Dirty work of re-vamping the Sub-posts on my blog to not clutter up the Q-Tree, & maybe try “hidden” posting to get URLs but keep my own blog more streamlined.

            When I get the Main one “done” aka more cleaned up then I’ll re-post it for feedback & tweaking. When a pretty “final” version, suitable for wider sharing, is available, then it might be a massive dump (seems like the wrong phraseology) LOL of the main post & the sub pages–which were developed in my area but could be copied into the Q-Tree for All pages because you have Way More traffic & interest in this arena here than the few that wander into my tiny corner of the blogosphere.

            Does that seem like a theoretically reasonable approach to this topic, at least in the present tense?

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            1. I think so. It seems like the whole project is more of a project and NOT going into the forbidden zone (2nd explicit daily), and that is my main concern. Beyond that, how you do it is your choice. I’m thinking that good sidebar linking as suggested will make it simple and easy for people to go there, and my concerns are going to fade away.

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              1. Great, once it’s basically “done” then you can park it where you will on the Q-Tree & I’ll use the pieces integral to tweaking that “final” version on my SpecialConnections blog as I see fit. WIN WIN!

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            1. I think it’s almost certainly what I’m looking for – meaning keep people here where they are comfortable and yet can be helped to get strong enough to walk away from being COVID-centric thinkers. I’ll have to see what the effects are. Hopefully what I am aiming for.

              Proof is in the result, not in what we expect. This is very tricky. How do we change thinking AWAY from something which has to be addressed?

              Follow Trump’s lead and Q’s pointers is my tried and true tactic.

              It is my intention to wean as many people here as possible, as far away as possible, from the “coronavirus mindset”.

              Q’s post today is where I’m at. It will be difficult for many to accept this.

              *****************

              4174
              Video Meme: COVID-19 Used to Control You
              Q
              !!Hs1Jq13jV6
              9 May 2020 – 1:16:01 PM

              Difficult truth.
              Q

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              1. Thanks, Wolf. I’m not a Q follower myself, though get Much Helpful Q-related info here at the Q-Tree & then via following leads generated here, like on Twitter. Hopefully I’ll have time to see some of these important videos…

                I don’t think any of what I’m aiming toward in the CV post even touches on any level of CV compliance crap. It’s going to be about providing Tools of Truth, like the Color of Law, & info to ease fears, like the truth of CV, & the safe effective treatments available, etc.

                Running after the latest CV outrage, other than pointing out where we need to be increasingly vigilant, isn’t my intended focus.

                I do marvel at your ability to sniff out the Psy-Ops & help us all remove those sunglasses & really step out into the Light & see!

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          2. Hi Wolf, I finally “completed” the deepest level on CV I intended to do, & posted it here:

            https://wqth.wordpress.com/2020/05/20/diving-deeper-on-the-chi-com-virus/

            The Problem is that I liberally sprinkled in Tweets & now it appears that most of them are not actually showing up visually, just the URL is available. Do you happen to know a fix for this?

            It’s pretty discouraging to have so labored on that post only to discover that the bulk of it may not be easily accessible 😦 I was planning to press through on the 2 less voluminous posts before we head out of town tonight, but if this Twitter thing has parameters within which the posts need to function then those other 2 posts will probably have to wait until I get home & have more regular internet access…

            Sorry to bother you with this technical detail at this time, but if I can’t clear up the Tweet stuff then my post is much less “easily” relatable & it loses quite a bit of its punch. If it needs to be broken down in to smaller chunks or parts that’s something I might not do til I get back home, probably more than a week from now.

            If the post requires A Lot of re-working if you’ll let me know & put it back into draft form then I’ll handle it when the holiday excursion, & beyond 🙂 are concluded.

            Thanks for all you do! God Bless!!!

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              1. Sorry about that. When I was in the “edit” mode on the posts sometimes the tweet itself would show like within it’s usual view. Sometimes a longer textish version of the tweet would show (it would have the date, the author, the links, & any text, but no image)–it usually looked like that in editing.

                Sometimes, especially if it was is the preview or posted privately view it would just be the URL. I was using the draft mode &/or private post to get it “done” before publicly sharing, like today. Also, I thought it just Might be what I Saw but others Might have been seeing the tweets (computer issues on my end)…sigh…

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              2. Interesting. Hard to know if block mode would fare better in the small or worse in the large – the latter an open question, given that I cannot do the conversion and it seems “whole-document-related”!

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  31. Wolf, it’s too late for today, but what’s the thinking on separate show hearings threads rather than just putting it all in the Daily? There’s now three people on record “disappointed” there isn’t one today for Little Tony’s video conference.

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    1. I think hearing threads are great! Just like rally threads. I like threads. I think people are really getting the wrong message about “not two daily open threads”. I would like MORE individual topic threads.

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