Poor Janice

by PWSux on July 28, 2011


Janice Whitson wrote:
when is your Food Network scheduled to air. (date)????
Website: JanXXXXX@yahoo.com (not her real email)
IP: 75.16.204.XX

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I’m not on Food Network?  Are you thinking I’m Ree Drummond?

~PWSux

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Yes, do you know when her food network show is scheduled????
Janice Whitson,
Sent from my iPad

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LOL  Lady you’re cracking me up.  Have you READ my site?  

~PWSux

 

{ 122 comments… read them below or add one }

Kris July 28, 2011 at 9:30 pm

FIRST!!!!!!

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MOV July 28, 2011 at 9:31 pm

dammit, I am a close second first. damn keyboard. damn vodka spilling everywhere and clogging said keyboard……….

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Kris July 28, 2011 at 9:37 pm

I got to be first with a dying laptop. My cord broke, and I won’t get a new one for another week, and I have less than 20 minutes of battery left, and I am so glad I used my battery time to check. 🙂

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Mee Mee July 28, 2011 at 10:58 pm

well played Kris…well played…I raise my glass to you!

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Mee Mee July 28, 2011 at 10:56 pm

Stupid kids needing dinner….if only I was Ree and had a freezer full of healthy fun dinners…I am SO jealous of her!

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D'OH! July 29, 2011 at 4:49 am

I missed that mishap. Since when did PDbuBm fill her freezer?
I am so far from Firsty Firsterson’s it ain’t funny, hell I am on the Firsty short Bus 😮

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Mo (just another) July 29, 2011 at 7:06 am

pfffft, what’s wrong with grapes for dinner?

Mee Mee July 29, 2011 at 9:05 am

She doesn’t (that I know of). When I was following her I just assumed that she did that sort of thing.

Nothing at all wrong with grapes for dinner….but that is what they had for lunch since I was obsessively hitting refresh hoping to be firsty.

Homschlr4ever July 31, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Hey, never denigrate vodka. It is the medicinal savior of mothers and PW readers everywhere (obviously, you have to drink vodka to buy the swampland she’s selling.)
Do you know why they still have their ponds (MM and PW) and are blessed to be able to water their cattle while the people to the west of them are in dire straits? Because MM and Co. built those ponds and stopped the flow of underground water to the people west of them.

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Mo (just another) July 29, 2011 at 9:38 am

I am TESTY TESTERSON! WOOHOO!

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Mee Mee July 29, 2011 at 10:11 am

At first I read that as Testy ‘Testosterone’ and I was all o_O….lol

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Mo (just another) July 29, 2011 at 10:19 am

OMG.
Went a little far with “testing testing 123” didn’t I.

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Indy Gal July 29, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Me, too. I was wondering….

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MOV July 28, 2011 at 9:30 pm

First! and yes I read your site, and I memorize every post. You are my idol!

Love you more than my, uh, vodka–
best,
MOV

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Devorah July 28, 2011 at 9:31 pm

OMG FIRSTY FIRSTY FIRSTICLES!!!!

Like, why won’t you tell Janice when the Food Network show is scheduled to start? Why are you being so meeeeeeeeeeean?

(BTW I’m FIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRST!!!!)

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Devorah July 28, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Gol-dang-it…

Ok so I’m THIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRD!!!!

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PWSux July 28, 2011 at 9:35 pm

You guys crack me up!

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Susan July 28, 2011 at 9:53 pm

$20 bucks if you’ll email me a 30 second warning before you post the next time so I can be firsty firsticles. Just one, dammit.

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Susan July 28, 2011 at 9:54 pm

er…just *once* I meant to say.

PS PWS snarkers don’t let PWS snarkers drink and type.

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Mee Mee July 28, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Okay…but where would the fun be in that?

*burp*

Susan July 28, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Good point, MeeMee.

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Hellen Wheels July 29, 2011 at 11:31 pm

I was first once…..but I totally blew it by just POSTING A COMMENT AND WASTING THE ENTIRE FIRSTY FIRSTERSON EXPERIENCE!
Oh, excuse me, was I shouting? Gee, this gin is LOUD.

Paula S. July 28, 2011 at 9:38 pm

I notice you published her email…..was there something you wanted us to write her about? 🙂

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PWSux July 28, 2011 at 9:39 pm

I think poor Janice is confused enough. Can you image the woman’s state of mind if suddenly she received several hundred “helpful” emails? LOL

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PWSux July 28, 2011 at 9:38 pm

I’ve received a very passionate email requesting that I remove the threaded comments because since posts are getting so many, it’s difficult to find the new ones. I tend to agree, especially since I’ve set up the forums if y’all want to have conversations but I thought I’d ask here and just get a feel for your thoughts.

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Paula S. July 28, 2011 at 9:41 pm

Well, I enjoy both, but I may be in the minority, and I can go with the flow…..

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Mo (just another) July 29, 2011 at 9:43 am

testy q. testopherson

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Susan July 28, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Yeah, well, true, but still I love skimming thru the posts to get the latest and greatest snark. Can we just keep both?

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MyReehurts July 28, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Ditto, the comments make me feel less alone. Even if they are in the forum. They also make me feel more self-validated.

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Shay in NZ July 29, 2011 at 1:21 am

Me too. God knows I need the validation.

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MOV July 29, 2011 at 6:25 pm

threads! need the threads! leave em’!

MOV

Mo (just another) July 29, 2011 at 7:19 am

Does “remove threaded comments” mean no comments at all? Or does that mean you can still comment but not reply to an existing comment (as in they will just post chronologically, newest post will always be at the bottom or top)?

But if there were NO comments here, then WHERE WOULD THE TROLLS POST? I am only thinking of them and their right to air their opinions!

Yes it is a pain to find the newest comments. Over and over with the scrolling, but I do it with love and will keep on if that’s the way it is.

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PWSux July 29, 2011 at 8:36 am

If I removed the threaded option then the comments wouldn’t have the “reply” in them and they would be sorted by newest or latest.

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Kait July 29, 2011 at 11:53 am

NO! I don’t mind the scrolling. At times I will find something I missed the first time. The funniest damn things happen in the comments over here. They always make my day. Even when the trolls stop by with their glaring waves of sunshine.

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Grace July 29, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Please leave the threads!

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PWSux July 29, 2011 at 7:47 pm

I think I’ll leave them up for now and I did get a nod that expanding the “Recent Comments” in the sidebar helps. I’ll keep an eye out for a better plugin but will leave the threaded view for now.

Thank you everyone who commented about it! Much appreciated. 🙂

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Hellen Wheels July 29, 2011 at 11:34 pm

PWSux: Could you use a platform like the one on IMDB, where there are individual topics listed and you can expand the comments under each one?

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Lauren July 28, 2011 at 9:42 pm

She got a lot more of a response from you than she ever would have gotten from the real PW-ster. Really? She thought she would just drop her a line and Ree would email her back? Seriously? I hope she wasn’t hanging around the computer, updating her in-box every few minutes expecting a real reply. That would be suicidal inducing sad… Who ARE these people?

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Susan July 28, 2011 at 9:47 pm

WHY GOD, WHY?? Why can I never be firsty firstyson? Or even better, firsty firsticles?? *sloshes wine in keyboard, short circuiting computer’s entire electrical system*

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EJS July 28, 2011 at 10:02 pm

Question: if the comments aren’t threaded will we be able to reply to one another? Probably a dumb question but I really have no clue about setting up a blog!! Also Janice makes me feel better about myself! Just sayin’! 🙂

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PWSux July 29, 2011 at 8:38 am

Not under the one you’re replying to. You could still comment but would probably need to put @poppy in there so others would know which comment you’re replaying to.

When there’s under 50 or so it’s not that big of a deal but I do see her point when comments get into the hundreds because it’s difficult to find the new comments.

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anon. July 29, 2011 at 8:58 am

I’m not a fan of the no-reply approach. If someone replies to poppy @ 50, you’ve got to scroll up to see what poppy said, then scroll down to where you were before; then someone only mentions a name, but forgets the number, so then you have to scroll around looking for what was said so you know what they were talking about; then somehow the page reloads and there is an extra comment that throws off all of the numbering; and then you’re wondering who said what; and then it gets as confusing as this reply.

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Mo (just another) July 29, 2011 at 9:23 am

Not confusing. Agree.

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Kait July 29, 2011 at 11:55 am

Exactly! Well said.

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Homschlr4ever July 31, 2011 at 12:39 pm

I agree and see I’m late with my reply but I can still reply and read everyone else’s.

Charlie July 28, 2011 at 10:15 pm

It must be nice to be sending a clueless email on an iPad. (No offense, pws’ers who own one.)

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Mee Mee July 28, 2011 at 10:44 pm

I hate my iPad with the fury of a 1000 suns…worthless…slow…POS!

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sageNV July 29, 2011 at 9:08 am

Not to be all “knowity know know-it-all”, but have you tried a hard restart on your iPad? Always works for me…

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Kait July 29, 2011 at 11:56 am

OMG! An Apple product with a Windows Ctrl Alt Delete problem??? OMG! It’s the end of the world!

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K8ty July 28, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Is there any way to flag new comments? That would really help if you keep the threaded comments.

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Mee Mee July 28, 2011 at 10:47 pm

THIS! I really like having everything here. I just wish the “recent comment” section on the sidebar was bigger. When we get going WE GET GOING! teehee!

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Jessica July 29, 2011 at 2:49 am

I agree! This would be great. I love the comment threads, but maybe even if a big star came up on comments since you last visited the page (if that’s possible, I have no idea!) or on comments posted, say, in the last 3 hours or something? …I dunno…

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PWSux July 29, 2011 at 8:39 am

I’m trying to find a plugin for that. Excellent suggestion!

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PWSux July 29, 2011 at 9:13 am

Testing…. with this plugin if I reply to this comment, will it move it to the top?

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PWSux July 29, 2011 at 9:14 am

Well that didn’t work. 🙁

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k8ty July 29, 2011 at 8:40 pm

I just want to say thanks for trying my suggestion. It’s almost like being FIRST!!!!!! GET IT, GIRL!

MyReehurts July 28, 2011 at 10:43 pm

PWS, take it as a compliment. Janice thought you seemed so friendly and approachable to email. Maybe you should start having Q&A posts.

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anon. July 28, 2011 at 10:59 pm

The threaded comments don’t bother me. Tomorrow I’ll do a “command F” and search for 29 (the date) to find all the new ones. 😀

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Mee Mee July 28, 2011 at 11:08 pm

You have knowledge I know not of…”command F”?…what magic is this?…PC or Mac?

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anon. July 28, 2011 at 11:30 pm

Mac. When you hold down the command key and the F key, a little box appears in the upper right corner. Type in what you’re searching for, and it will tell you how many times it appears on the page, and you can click on the little arrows next to the box to scroll through them.

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AnneMaReeDee July 29, 2011 at 12:15 am

For PCs it’s Ctrl + f, then a box next to ‘Find’ appears in the upper left below the address bar – at least for me in IE8. Like the Mac command, it tells you how many times it appears on the page. You can then hit ‘Next’ to go through them.

Great idea anon.!

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Paula S. July 29, 2011 at 1:43 am

It works! This will make things so much easier.

Paula S. July 29, 2011 at 1:44 am

On Firefox, it appears in lower left corner.

EJS July 29, 2011 at 5:29 am

and who says you can’t teach an old dawg new tricks….I feel like I just arrived into the 21st Century by way of the anon(dot) bullet train!!! thx 🙂

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anon. July 29, 2011 at 8:50 am

If you knew me, you would laugh hysterically that I was actually able to provide a helpful hint on computer usage. hahahahaha

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Mo (just another) July 29, 2011 at 7:21 am

I do this!

But I still end up reading stuff over again.

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Ethel M July 28, 2011 at 11:29 pm

I hate to miss what anyone of you truly wise & wicked has to say. However, it’s gettting difficult for me to find them during my several visits per day and still serve dinner! I am technically illiterate, and I have wondered how you all seem to have lives and keep up with the fun & games.

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kate July 29, 2011 at 3:13 am

They be quick. They be witty. Watch and learn, grasshopper.

Or maybe it’s the hooch they share. Magical stuff.

I vote to keep the threads. It’s a pain finding the newer stuff but the banter is more genuine with the thread set up.

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Yvonne July 29, 2011 at 3:24 am

You know what? I think it is time that you come up with a prize for the first commentator. Due to the time difference (I’m in Germany) it will never be me. Anyway…how about tupperware lids that have been melted in the microwave?

Now, THAT is a prize.

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PWSux July 29, 2011 at 8:40 am

Word.

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FiveO July 29, 2011 at 6:29 am

Back to the story……did Janice ever get back to you after she read your blog? Or was this another Ree-bot trying to be snarky? I just can’t believe that after seeing “THE PIONEER WOMAN SUX” name anyone would be thinking you were “she who’s name we do not mention”.

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PWSux July 29, 2011 at 9:16 am

No she didn’t. LOL

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Kait July 29, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Imagine how horrified she was when she took your advice to check out this blog. LMAO. She is probably still bleaching her eyeballs and praying for our souls.

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Former tREEhugger July 29, 2011 at 7:01 am

Maybe I should have what she is having (Janice).

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PWSux July 29, 2011 at 9:02 am

I think I might have a solution. I’ve found a plugin that allows commenters to “opt in” and receive email notifications of new comments. I’m not sure if it will make them easier to find though. When I get it installed maybe a few of you could test it out??

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REEhabilitated July 29, 2011 at 9:20 am

I was going to suggest that last night… but I got up and made a pitcher of margaritas instead. I’d love a ‘subscribe to comments’ feature! I’ve used it on some sites (it’s by-post) and I think it’s a good feature.

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PWSux July 29, 2011 at 9:26 am

So you guys have to click it once in that post’s comments then it’s only for that post?

How does it come to you in the email? Does it show the new comments/replies or have a link directly to them or just tell you there are new comments?

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REEhabilitated July 29, 2011 at 11:44 am

For the sites I’ve used, yeah, it’s only for that post. Sometimes it’s multiple comments per email. Sometimes it’s one comment per email. But that’s not a setting the commenter seems to be able to control.

I get an email with the subject: “There’s a new comment on [website name].

The body says:

There is a new comment on the post [post name].
[link to post here]

Author: REEhabilitated
Comment:
First McEffingFirstersons!!!!!

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Susan July 29, 2011 at 11:59 am

A big hearty LOL on that one REEhabilitated. Well done, m’lady, well done.

Paula S. July 29, 2011 at 12:15 pm

I used to belong to an unemployed peoples’ forum that had ten thousand registered members. You could opt to be notified by email when there was further activity on a thread you had commented on, or to follow a certain thread even if you didn’t comment. It worked very well.

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a real farm girl July 29, 2011 at 9:10 am

Command F won’t help you find only new comments if you look again on the same day. It will still show you comments you’ve read before (earlier same day).

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PWSux July 29, 2011 at 9:15 am

And the reverse order plugin doesn’t work because if you reply to a comment it doesn’t think the “reply” is a new comment and move the original comment with replies to the top.

What about opting in to get notification? Let’s try that out and see if it tells you what the new comments are or just says “there’s a new comment here”.

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Kait July 29, 2011 at 12:00 pm

I find, depending on how your email works, you can get another email for each comment that comes in. Considering how many this site gets….Oy!

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PWSux July 29, 2011 at 9:21 am

OK, do you guys see a box to check now? Can someone check the box & then let me know by posting here what happens?

Thanks!

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Mo (just another) July 29, 2011 at 9:28 am

Testing the notify.

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Mo (just another) July 29, 2011 at 9:29 am

Testing, dammit.

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testing July 29, 2011 at 9:29 am

This would be the first comment and I’m checking the notification box.

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Mo (just another) July 29, 2011 at 9:30 am

I am contributing to this tester’s testing!

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testing reply July 29, 2011 at 9:30 am

OMG LOL!!!!

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testing reply July 29, 2011 at 9:30 am

Or I could totally screw the whole thing up and leave another damn comment. LOL

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Mo (just another) July 29, 2011 at 9:31 am

Now I have thirty seven new emails.

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PWSux July 29, 2011 at 9:35 am

Holy shit…….

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Mo (just another) July 29, 2011 at 9:36 am

Only four, but looks like I’ll get an email for each new comment. Which will be on the annoying side for comments in the 100s.

testing reply July 29, 2011 at 9:30 am

so this would be the reply and I should receive a notice

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Cat, Chaps and Emma July 29, 2011 at 9:38 am

I vote to keep reply. I was too drunk to know what any of your were talking about last night;)

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PWSux July 29, 2011 at 9:42 am

That’s my girl! LOL

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PWSux July 29, 2011 at 9:41 am

I’m thinking getting a couple hundred emails would get pretty annoying. Hmmmm, this is all good food for thought though. I’ll keep looking to see if there’s a better plugin.

For the time being, I’ll deactivate the “subscribe to” plugin.

Thanks for your help Mo!

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PWSux July 29, 2011 at 9:46 am

Oh oh OH!!! But what about that? I just extended the sidebar “new comments” number to 25. Does that help a little? More? Fewer? Thoughts?

Bueller? Anyone?

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Mee Mee July 29, 2011 at 10:05 am

I like it. jmo

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Cat, Chaps and Emma July 29, 2011 at 11:10 am

Yes, I really like that expanded comment section.

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Kay@BlueSpeckledPup July 29, 2011 at 10:35 am

I like the 25 most recent comments feature. That said, I really don’t have an issue sorting the comments as they are currently arranged, which others have mentioned is much better than having to find old stuff by comment number and skipping around all over the place.

As for Janice, there are some things that are beyond help. I think this proves once and forever that your site is immediately under (or sometimes even above) Ree’s in Google search results.

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Kait July 29, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Well I know PW Suxs and Pie Near Woman are on the top of my searches. 🙂 LOVE this place and the peeps. (When someone says “peeps” do you picture those little chickens?)

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EJS July 31, 2011 at 10:30 am

Yes, the pink ones! 🙂

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Mee Mee July 29, 2011 at 3:04 pm

one more humble suggestion….

can you change the format of the archives so that when you click on the month it drops down and gives you the title of each post? I’m still trying to read through all the posts and I quickly lose track of what I’ve read. 🙂

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PWSux July 29, 2011 at 3:09 pm

I don’t have that option and I don’t think I’ve ever seen that on a wordpress blog but I’ll look for a plugin! Another good suggestions. 🙂

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Mee Mee July 29, 2011 at 3:11 pm

I’m only familiar with blogger. 🙂

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Sarida July 29, 2011 at 3:38 pm

OMG!! Off topic:

The new Confessions post is about, you guessed it, her new cookbook.

Oh, and working cattle. But I doubt she was anywhere near a cow this past week since she’s been so busy cooking non-stop, taking photos, getting recipes ready, and pretending to be some kind of film expert.

Help me Rhonda, I need a stiff drink….

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Jen July 29, 2011 at 3:54 pm

I love your blog!!!! I hardly ever comment, well because, I’m just not as funny as all of you are – but I love reading what you and everyone has to say! When I saw that you could tell who had been to your site by their ip addresses, I decided to tell you that I’m not one of the sheeples stalking you!!! Keep up the good work. Love every word you write!!!

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PWSux July 29, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Please don’t worry about that Jen because I very rarely take a look at that and only when someone is really acting like an ass in the comments. LOL

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Susan July 29, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Welcome, New PWS’er. You are welcome to hone your snarking skills on us. Yes, we are Snark Masters, but we didn’t get this way overnight–much practice was necessary. Also, the booze helps. *pours shot for newest BFF*

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Sarida July 29, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Welcome Jen. 🙂

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Jen July 31, 2011 at 8:44 am

Am I part of the family, now?? Thanks for the welcome!!!

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Former tREEhugger July 29, 2011 at 4:36 pm

She has promised a new recipe on Monday. A fattening one, but a new one nevertheless. I am breathless with anticipation…..

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Sarida July 29, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Former tREEhugger, is the anticipation making your hiney tingle?!? She did Tweet it’s a recipe that doesn’t involve butter….

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Former tREEhugger July 29, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Not only my hiney, but I may be in desperate need of the shower nozzle if hubby doesn’t get here soon.

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Mee Mee July 29, 2011 at 5:26 pm

OMG – LMAO

Pie Near Woman out did herself on that one…

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Former tREEhugger July 29, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Yes, I was looking over my shoulder reading that one! LOL!

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Lily July 29, 2011 at 7:06 pm

No time to read through the comments, but PLEASE keep the comment section going. LOVE it!

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Lily July 29, 2011 at 7:06 pm

I see the irony in my comment 😉 No time to read teh commenst NOW, but try and read them whenever i can and have the time and i always enjoy them. Thanx!

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Meira July 29, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Another site I used to visit & post on frequently had a nice solution to the “finding new comments” problem. They had the comments section set up like a forum, so that when you hit reply on a comment it would automatically quote what you were replying to in a box above the comment you made, but it would post everything in the order they were posted. So at the bottom (or top, whichever you prefer – I like to start at the beginning & work my way down, but whatever) you could just find the one you left off with, and everything new would be below it – and the replies would be with what they were replying to. And if you were replying to a reply, you’d get a box in a box over your reply, etc….. Maybe something along those lines would be easier to keep up with? Sort of a compromise between threaded comments and not threaded?

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PWSux July 29, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Mmmm, that’s an interesting idea. I think I’ll look into that. Thanks!

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Susieq February 28, 2017 at 1:22 pm

LOL !!

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