Poll 2014-02-14 Who do you love?
Who do you love?
6 votes (6%)
Chips and dip
13 votes (14%)
Hot grits
15 votes (16%)
Natalie Portman
31 votes (33%)
My pet
8 votes (9%)
Myself, you insensitive clod!
20 votes (22%)
Reply 13 comments

meme explanations (Score: 2, Informative)

by bryan@pipedot.org on 2014-02-20 08:15 (#3B)

Re: meme explanations (Score: 1)

by wildwombat@pipedot.org on 2014-02-21 01:24 (#3H)

Is there a reason there haven't been any new articles on the front page for a few days? Just curious whats up.


Re: meme explanations (Score: 2, Insightful)

by danieldvorkin@pipedot.org on 2014-02-21 02:14 (#3J)

I was kind of wondering that myself. Soylent's really taking off, but I'd sure like to see |. continue. Linux and BSD, if you will.

Re: meme explanations (Score: 1)

by tempest@pipedot.org on 2014-02-26 15:34 (#71)

Been on Soylent for a few days, and made an account here today. Things look rosy and nice there right now, but I wonder how long that will last before it gets infected by the bad mojo that took down slashdot (if ever). I think the nature of articles makes a huge difference in what kind of reader is retained, so it's quite possible soylent (or pipedot) may go down the same unfortunate path. If either one gets political I'll go to the other one.

Re: meme explanations (Score: 2, Informative)

by bryan@pipedot.org on 2014-02-21 04:27 (#3N)

Mainly because there have been no story submissions. A site relying on user-submitted stories kinda needs users to submit them :P

Submit a story

See the list of submitted stories waiting to be published

Re: meme explanations (Score: 2, Interesting)

by jonh@pipedot.org on 2014-02-21 08:12 (#3R)

I just wrote up a submission for you! If I have time, I'll see if I can do a couple over the weekend as well. I may be being dense again, but it's not clear if we can vote on articles in the pipe, or how to get them onto the front page?
I did notice a couple of minor points around submitting:
  • A Preview button might be nice :)
  • I got bitten by the Unicode rejection when trying to submit, which I think was due to extended characters in the source article I quoted:
    • I needed to replace any visibly non-ASCII characters I could see (em-dashes mainly), but still couldn't submit.
    • I then copied the submission text out of |. and pasted into Notepad, then copy-pasted it back, which seemed to render the text admissible.
Other than that it was pretty straightforward :)
While I'm here, one last thing which would be superawesome would be a couple of navigation links in the comment view:
  • Parent
  • Prev/next in thread
  • Prev/next on site
[The last two I would like because I've taken to browsing comments by entering http://pipedot.org/comment/ n manually and then adjusting the value of n by editing the URL...]

Re: meme explanations (Score: 1)

by danieldvorkin@pipedot.org on 2014-02-21 15:54 (#41)

Okay, I went and commented on a story in the pipe. :) I assume that's basically how we upvote at the moment ...

Missing option (Score: 2, Insightful)

by foobarbazbot@pipedot.org on 2014-02-21 07:28 (#3Q)

I love Bo Diddley , you insensitive clod!

(I actually prefer the cover by George Thorogood and The Destroyers , but credit where credit's due...)

Missing option (Score: 1)

by maxim@pipedot.org on 2014-02-25 22:57 (#6F)

My girlfriend.

And yes, we geeks also do have girlfriends :-)