What's up with Comments?

An update on the comments situation…
UPDATE: Images in comments should now be working!
Update: Disqus is live! Details after the jump…

We’ve decided to implement Disqus comments on the site. Disqus works a lot like Intensedebate used to, except it’s used all over the web on some pretty big sites (AVClub.com, bikeexif.com and topgear.com to name two favorites) and it still actually being supported.
To comment you can create a Disqus account, use one of your other social media profiles (twitter, Facebook or Google) or comment as a guest. We’re leaving guest commenting in place to avoid extra hurdles for the random owner of a featured car to drop in and say hi. If you have a Disqus account, you have your own user dashboard to see your or other user’s comments across any site using Disqus.
Note 1: Old Comments are still being imported. Many older comments are missing because we have five years of back-data that are being copied out of WordPress into the Disqus system. New comments should all work, but don’t panic if you go to an old post to find 0 comments. They say it’ll take 24 hours or less, to complete…we’ll see.
Note 2: Something will probably still break. If I could predict what it would in advance, I’d fix it.
Note 3: Log in, CTRL+F5 is your friend. To help the site load faster, we have a caching plugin that creates a static file that’s shown to non-logged-in users. That means quick click-throughs and bots see a version of the page that might be a few minutes old. Logging in and hard-refreshing tends to fix a lot of things.

It’s kinda like that. Actually,  a more accurate depiction would be a failed water pump on a Reliant Stag; a relatively easy repair if anyone was supporting the model any more.
For reasons not 100% known, the site went down for a bit last Thursday. When it came back, Intensedebate (our commenting engine) had decided pretty much any comment from the present to about one year ago was spam. There’s no way to bulk salvage all those comments, short of approving them 20 at a time. Intensedebate hasn’t actually been updated by Automattic in over two years. Without their support, there’s no real way to resolve this.
Intensedebate is an overlay over the existing WordPress comment database: all the original comments are still on our server. When we turn off IDC, everything’s fine (you’re all un-spammed) aside from a crummier UI. We’re going to run the native comments for the time being and work to bring back enhancements like rich formatting and embedding images.
There are IDC-like replacements out there in the form of Disqus and Livefyre. They seem to bring similar features to what we’d like (up/down votes, etc), but I’m reluctant to sign up for potentially more headache if we can get 90% of the way there with just the built-in stuff.
In the mean time, please put up with our crappy comment section formatting, etc. A lot of comments will probably still end up in moderation if WordPress thinks you’re a new user. We’ll keep an eye on the moderation queues.

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  1. PotbellyJoe Avatar
    PotbellyJoe

    I’ll put up with the crappy comments so long as we continue to get good content from the articles and commenters.
    Disqus isn’t terrible. A few sites I peruse use it.
    To borrow from Kanye, “IntenseDebate hates car people.”

  2. racer139 Avatar
    racer139

    For some reason there is no Intense debate log in on my phone. I switched from a nexus 4 to galaxy s4 at the same time the site started experiencing problems. I’m unsure if it’s the phone or the site.

  3. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
    Peter Tanshanomi

    But…there are no points! How will I know which comments are good?

    1. dmdukejr Avatar
      dmdukejr

      I instinctively looked for a “thumbs up” button on this post.

    2. mzs Avatar
      mzs

      How do I reply to the article itself? I only have little ‘Reply’ doodads at the bottom of comments – Safari on a Mac.
      – mzs

      1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
        Peter Tanshanomi

        aaaaall the way down that the bottom of the page…

  4. skitter Avatar
    skitter

    Is there any sort of full page version of the latest comments box, in order to keep up with the conversations on the site?

  5. Stu_Rock Avatar

    It sounds like IntenseDebate is headed to the crusher.
    This has me wondering–without a login, how does the site know if a user is a legitimate previous commenter, and how does it know to display an avatar for some users?

    1. PotbellyJoe Avatar
      PotbellyJoe

      I think the Avatars have to do with WordPress registered accounts and the email addresses.
      Test 1, Name and new email address

      1. PBJoe Avatar
        PBJoe

        Test 2: different name, old email.

    2. skitter Avatar
      skitter

      To expand on what Potbelly Joe said below, if you use your email address and register with https://en.gravatar.com/, then your picture follows you around pretty much everywhere.

      1. Stu_Rock Avatar

        Thanks! Got my NZ skid marks back with your help.

        1. themagicboltbox Avatar

          My skidmarks follow me wherever I go too.

  6. PotbellyJoe Avatar
    PotbellyJoe

    So the name and email address keep you from being moderated if you are a known account. Then the avatar follows the email address.

  7. Pete.z Avatar
    Pete.z

    I sure hope the old comments will be back, there was a lot of knowledge in there!

  8. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
    Peter Tanshanomi

    I didn’t realized how useful and handy IntenseDebate really was. The ability to put photos inline and the ability to check replies through my IDC profile page was really nice.
    I will second the endorsement of Discus, however. The features it does have seem to work well.

    1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
      Peter Tanshanomi

      Oh, and the ability to edit comments when you see typos was crucial to my positive public image.
      (Not sure what the problem is, I can edit your comment just fine! MWuuuuhahahahaha -Ed. )
      (So can I! MWuuuuhahahahaha -Tanshanomi )

      1. engineerd Avatar
        engineerd

        +1

      2. deadelvis77 Avatar
        deadelvis77

        You can edit your own comments in this strange new world?

        (Seriously – I’m logged in via WordPress & don’t see any editing options here or in their seemingly-useless “Comments I made” section.)
        -the commenter formerly known as dead_elvis

  9. Sjalabais Avatar
    Sjalabais

    Ooooh, I missed 1995.
    It’s a pitty ID broke down, apart from some reliability issues, it is pretty convenient. I prefer it to Disqus or Kinja, but that is mostly connected to the ability to have a fully working account without integrating one’s entire Facebook life into a blog comment system. Privacy appreciated!

    1. Sjalabais Avatar
      Sjalabais

      Btw…how do I reregister my account in this system? Or don’t I just see it?

      1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
        Peter Tanshanomi

        As noted above: http://en.gravatar.com/

        1. Sjalabais Avatar
          Sjalabais

          Outstanding, thanks. Never really understood why I couldn’t change my pic before, wasn’t bothered enough to research it.

          1. Sjalabais Avatar
            Sjalabais

            Ok, no picture shown, no login happened…I’m gonna have to try this from a PC later.

          2. Sjalabais Avatar
            Sjalabais

            Works on the PC (FF instead of Opera). Baby steps.

          3. dukeisduke Avatar
            dukeisduke

            I like the Volvo cutaway – is that a 244?

          4. Sjalabais Avatar
            Sjalabais

            Thanks – and, indeed!:
            http://www.philseed.com/images/volvo-244-cutaway.jpg
            (haven’t managed image integration yet)

  10. rennsport964 Avatar
    rennsport964

    It’s the revenge of Nibbles from [REDACTED]!

    1. Batshitbox Avatar

      Damn you, Nibbles!

  11. Devin Avatar
    Devin

    If it’s a switch to Disqus then my Disqus account has a different name and stuff, though I do use this name here by accident due to forgetting what the WordPress account called me.

  12. Jeff Glucker Avatar
    Jeff Glucker

    So what are some of your favorite commenting services out there? I see a lot of love for Disqus, but I’m curious what else is out there as well.
    Thanks

    1. PotbellyJoe Avatar
      PotbellyJoe

      I like Disqus, but it’s because I have seen it in action. Are there places to see the other choices in operation?

      1. deadelvis77 Avatar
        deadelvis77

        I like Disqus too. LiveFyre is completely unappealing as applied at Slate. The Seattle Times uses it in a slightly different, more appealing format. (Still not as good as Disqus, IMO.)

        1. deadelvis77 Avatar
          deadelvis77

          Well, those links to Slate & The Seattle Times didn’t work for some reason. Maybe this time?
          Or maybe WordPress will automatically hotlink a URL?
          http://www.seattletimes.com/

    2. Devin Avatar
      Devin

      I don’t like Disqus so much as it’s ubiquitous and not going away any time soon. It actually has glitches on my old decrepit work computer that are irritating.

    3. Sjalabais Avatar
      Sjalabais

      What about a very simple home brew akin to BaT? Two features they are missing:
      – Full picture integration
      – Edit your post
      The revised Bringatrailer-site is really beautiful and elegant. But for the Hooniverse, I think picture integration is essential.
      Other points of importance to me: No full-blown FB-integration in the current 1984-style or Kinja-ish “half-posts” that have to be approved somehow.

      1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
        Peter Tanshanomi

        “But for the Hooniverse, I think picture integration is essential.”
        I would agree.

    4. Vairship Avatar
      Vairship

      Strangely enough, comments on Atomic Toasters still appear to be working?

  13. pj134 Avatar
    pj134

    I guess 115 was my ID ceiling.

    1. dukeisduke Avatar
      dukeisduke

      I had just hit 120. Like a speedometer, pegged.

      1. ptschett Avatar
        ptschett

        My p finally got all the way to 103, but the rate of change was flattening out like the speedometer on my KLR650 the one time I asked the question of how fast it would go. (98 MPH indicated, 93 actual IIRC; I had my beer gut laying on the gas tank and my feet were back on the passenger pegs for a race-replica-like seating position other than the ATV-sized handlebar.)
        I can still cash them in for the fabulous prizes, right?

  14. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar
    Rust-MyEnemy

    I’m looking forward to being moderated. To be honest, everything I ever say or think should be moderated by somebody, and not just online.

    1. Sjalabais Avatar
      Sjalabais

      I suggest: Marriage.

      1. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

        That’s actually happening in two months time!

        1. Sjalabais Avatar

          Whoa, nice! Picked a wedding car yet?

        2. Alff Avatar

          In a just world, Carnival Cruise would “shedule” a U.S. to U.K. cruise in honor of this event. Congratulations to you and your future Mrs. May your future never be lacking for awesom vehicles that those who do not know have deemed mediocre.

        3. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
          Peter Tanshanomi

          When should I expect to receive my invitation?

          1. Manic_king Avatar

            I’m ready to pay for my own accom & transport + price & transport for 1 ZAZ engine we could dismantle during the wedding, next to the table labelled “car geeks”. Idea is to find that damn balance shaft.

          2. mzs Avatar
            mzs

            The legend of the balance shaft, that was fun!
            Good roads Rusty and Rusty’s better half!
            Anyway, I can see the leave a comment box at the bottom now. Things are getting much better now.

  15. dukeisduke Avatar
    dukeisduke

    It’s funny, I thought I had set up a gravatar years ago, but i guess not. Can’t find an account there, or on WordPress. Must go sign up.
    The comments the way they are just like the setup on the Hemmings Daily blog.

    1. dukeisduke Avatar
      dukeisduke

      Yay, got my avatar back!

      1. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar
        Rust-MyEnemy

        They still had my old XB70-A avatar from the olden days before [REDACTED] was [REDACTED]

        1. dukeisduke Avatar
          dukeisduke

          Ah, the XB-70, one of my favorites. I’ve touched the XB-70 at the Air Force Museum in Dayton (it had “Do Not Touch” signs around it). The landing gear tires have some kind of heat-resistant coating on them that makes them look silver-grey. Truly awe-inspiring in person.

  16. dukeisduke Avatar
    dukeisduke

    I don’t see a byline – who’s the author of this article? I posted a question through the Contact Us page at Automattic, and referred to this article.

  17. Bret Avatar

    Damn, and I was in the mid two digits of commenting points. I don’t mind any of the current commenting engines as long as the crowd remains the same.

  18. racer139 Avatar
    racer139

    Checking to see if I got an avatar. If intense debate does not make a comeback from this day on ill be known by my actual name. Will Robinson

  19. salguod Avatar

    I would think that there are some options that you could set for the out of the box WordPress commenting, like allowing img tags etc. Probably some commenting plug ins that would enhance functionality as well. I bet there’s a comment voting plugin or two out there.
    I think you can force folks to create a WP account here within your Hooniverse WP install. Pretty sure that’s how TTAC does is, although I’m not a fan of their commenting setup.
    Disqus is OK. There’s also Livefyre, but I’ve only seen that at one or two sites. Disqus seems to be the default if you’re not using WP native.
    The think I’ll miss most from ID is being able to subscribe to replies to only my comment. Now subscribing means an email for every new comment. Hemmings and TTAC do that too and it means you get a bucket load of emails, or you remain out of the conversation.

    1. jskitterter Avatar

      Following people on Intensedebate allowed me to use my main page as a comment stream, and way back in the day Jalopnik had a ‘comments’ page that just had everything. Both were good ways for me to keep up.

      1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
        Peter Tanshanomi

        I agree. I think we will many fewer replies to comments, because it’s a major time-waster to try and go back and find who’s said what. The “Notify me of new comments via email” option is totally sucky, since it floods your in-box with notifications.

        1. deadelvis77 Avatar
          deadelvis77

          I would have just thumbs-upped this….

  20. Tim Odell Avatar
    Tim Odell

    Testing.

  21. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
    Peter Tanshanomi

    IGNORE: Image embed test.

  22. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
    Peter Tanshanomi

    Woohoo!

  23. Vavon Avatar

    Testing 1,2,3…

  24. Stu_Rock Avatar

    Testing:

    1. Stu_Rock Avatar
    2. Sjalabais Avatar

      I see your skidmarks and raise you two people in a tight spot:

      1. Stu_Rock Avatar

        I fold, or at least my corporate firewall does for me.

      2. dr zero Avatar
        dr zero

        Is that sign in Nynorsk? Because it looks different to the Bokmål that I can’t really read any more.

        1. Sjalabais Avatar

          Indeed it is. As a fun fact, I haven’t seen this sign in bokmål, and I’m not sure it is part of the official road sign handbook. Even though it has been used for decades.

  25. CherokeeOwner Avatar
    CherokeeOwner

    So, I went to another I site I know uses IntenseDebate (Paging Dr. Nerdlove) to see if his comments were down. They’re actually working there. We sure this isn’t an issue with just our set-up?

    1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
      Peter Tanshanomi

      Yeah, something got corrupted when they rebooted the Hooniverse server…

  26. Tomsk Avatar

    The native commenting system is like a Camry: Not much to look at, and not very exciting, but by golly it gets the job done.

  27. dr zero Avatar
    dr zero

    Check 1 2…

  28. Vairship Avatar
    Vairship

    Test

  29. Vairship Avatar
    Vairship

    Test after logging in on IntenseDebate.com

  30. Alff Avatar

    Check…check. Sibilance … sibilance

    1. Alff Avatar

      That’s cool. Fuel injection was just a flash in the pan. Let me spell check carburation, since that is no longer a feature.

  31. Sjalabais Avatar

    Fun fact: I’m logged in and everything, but only maybe half of the comments show on my work PC. I know RME answered the “marriage”-joke above and it is one of many posts that are not shown at all. Refreshed, restarted to no avail. It’s my work PC with Firefox 35.0.1 with addons ABP and Ghostery.

    1. Sjalabais Avatar

      Posting a comment forced the whole comment stream to reload – finally – and it is now what I can only assume updated to show all 70 comments.

      1. skitter Avatar

        Had the same experience. Not only did the comments jump from 47 to 70 when I commented, several other articles that displayed none of the comments now show them all. Firefox 35.0.1, Blur, Classic Theme Restorer, Bookmark Current Tab Set, LinkIt, Customizable Shortcuts.

        1. skitter Avatar

          Dateline 2.26.15: Daily comment to trigger missing comments on this, and yesterday’s articles.

          1. skitter Avatar

            Marco…

          2. skitter Avatar
            skitter

            Comment… Sesame….

      2. Stu_Rock Avatar

        Indeed–earlier this morning at home, I went to check your road sign reply above and found it missing. But now it’s back again (and I devised a workaround to view it at work).
        Something is still awry with the commenting.

        1. Sjalabais Avatar

          Please tell me the workaround does not involve skidmarks. =8^)
          Anyway, good to know the problem is not on my end. Did we all use FF?

  32. nanoop Avatar
    nanoop

    Using FF on Ubunix 12.04 I don’t get any comments at all.
    Using any browser on Android won’t offer me to use my gravatar thingie.
    I’m puzzled.

    1. Sjalabais Avatar

      Opera on Android works for me. I also see a suspiciously Porsche-y gravatar next to your name, comrade.

  33. nanoop Avatar
    nanoop

    Huh, it recognises the email address.

  34. dukeisduke Avatar
    dukeisduke

    I haven’t gotten a reply back from WordPress from my question to them about ID. I’ll keep monitoring.

  35. nonaap Avatar
  36. nanoop Avatar
    nanoop

    Apologies for spamming this thread, but I can’t figure out how to delete or edit my own posts, how to post an image, and how to reply to an existing comment…

    1. nanoop Avatar
      nanoop

      Apologies accepted : mobile view doesn’t work properly, and I’m not surprised.

      1. nanoop Avatar
        nanoop

        Now about the pictures :
        Plain url won’t work
        BB style : [img]http://i.imgur.com/hxvYRhQ.jpg[/img]

        1. Sjalabais Avatar
    2. quattrovalvole Avatar
      quattrovalvole

      1. quattrovalvole Avatar
        quattrovalvole

        Looks like the html tag works fine (in other news, I totally forgot to set the width restriction)

        1. nanoop Avatar
          nanoop

          Sorry, I didn’t pick a very safe picture for practising.
          HTML as in “do whatever you did in ID”?

          This should compensate well enough.
          Thank you guys!

  37. dukeisduke Avatar
    dukeisduke

    Meanwhile, over at Atomic Toasters, it appears that ID is still working. What’s different, other than that it’s working over there, but not over here?

  38. Rover_1 Avatar
    Rover_1

    I must confess that it has been irritating me.
    But.
    It is a TRIUMPH Stag, with it’s vast litany of engine problems -many of which relate to the odd distribution of clamping forces of angled head-bolts.
    Or
    A RELIANT SCIMITAR, with it’s Ford Essex V6 which did come with it’s own set of problems, many of which came from a less than robust system of gears to drive the camshaft.
    My apologies if my irritation induced pedantism offends.

  39. smalleyxb122 Avatar

    As far as I know, there is no longer the ability to edit or delete posts. There should still be a reply button on a post to reply to an existing comment. Posting an image is using standard html, although I was having trouble with width constraints earlier (although that may have been a typo, and without the ability to edit, I may never know)

    1. smalleyxb122 Avatar

      Okay, clearly something isn’t working right for me anymore. Replies aren’t nesting, and I’m not seeing most comments. (I’m not seeing any comments on posts other than this one). I’ve restarted my computer to clear my cache, and still nothing. The comments show up on my computer at work (running Chrome on both my work PC, and my home laptop)
      Correction: I checked other posts before posting this comment, and the comments are showing again, after having made the above comment. So, it’s a little buggy yet. I can deal.

      1. smalleyxb122 Avatar

        And as evidenced here, replies are nesting properly for me again, as well.

        1. nanoop Avatar
          nanoop

          I had the nesting problem in mobile view or whatever it is called (less pics, can’t zoom). Requesting the proper site healed this for me.

  40. ptschett Avatar
    ptschett

    Testing, testing, 1, 2, 5.


    1. ptschett Avatar
      ptschett

      Firefox/NoScript cross-site scripting check.

    2. Maymar Avatar
      Maymar

      3, sir!

  41. ptschett Avatar
    ptschett

    One two, CHECK one two…

  42. salguod Avatar

    After getting 70+ emails telling me that folks are commenting about comments, I’m missing Intense Debate. 😛
    Comments are not refreshing here for me either. I’m on Chrome on Win 7 64 bit. Last comment I see now is Nanoop’s apologizing for spamming the thread, but I know via email there are many more.
    Also, anyone else seeing issues with the Hooniverse’s feed? No updates in Feedly since Last Call on Tuesday.

    1. deadelvis77 Avatar
      deadelvis77

      No problems here with the Hooniverse RSS feed using Netvibes.
      I do miss having the most recent comments feed over on the right. Looks like that’s been dead since about that time, too.

      1. salguod Avatar

        Yeah, it came back the next day and has been fine since.

  43. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar


    Totally testing.

  44. njhoon Avatar
    njhoon

    Test

  45. Tomsk Avatar

    This is a test of the Emergency Image Embed System. This is only a test.

    1. Vavon Avatar
      Vavon

      A small car with a Lion going way faster than it should… Must be a Peugeot!

  46. deadelvis77 Avatar
    deadelvis77

    Just testing, seeing if my newly-created WordPress thing works. Damned if can remember my old Gravatar password, so time for a new avatar.
    -the commenter formerly known as dead_elvis

    1. deadelvis77 Avatar
      deadelvis77

      Don’t mind me, just talking to myself over here & testing image embedding.

  47. William Robinson Avatar
    William Robinson

    Ex racer139 here. It seems that I cannot see any comments anywhere on the blog. Why? Did I do somthing wrong or what.

    1. Tim Odell Avatar
      Tim Odell

      Update in progress as we speak.

    2. karonetwentyc Avatar
      karonetwentyc

      I’m seeing the same behaviour on my end, and am also unable to reply to pre-disqus messages (WordPress logins no longer work).
      If I’m perfectly honest, disqus feels like it’s kind of a Fisher-Price version of WordPress. Granted, this is the first time I’ve used it, but it seems like it’s trying to put everything needed for replies into a nice, safe sandbox where everything has rounded corners and is covered in foam padding.

  48. Tim Odell Avatar

    We’re in the middle of upgrading to Disqus, so things will be pretty funky over the next few hours.

      1. Sjalabais Avatar
        Sjalabais

        In Opera for Android pictures are not shown by default, there’s a view/hide toggle. Any chance to show them by default?

    1. Sjalabais Avatar
      Sjalabais

      There was some refreshing needed to get to this message, before that I thought:

      Haha.

  49. ptschett Avatar
    ptschett

    (testing) We haz Disqus?
    http://oi61.tinypic.com/2e2kvip.jpg

    1. mad_science Avatar

      YOU CAN HAZ

  50. kombi man Avatar
    kombi man

    checking youtube

  51. pj134 Avatar
    pj134

    This all looks mighty fancy.

  52. LEROOOY Avatar
    LEROOOY

    Hooray! You switched to a thing where I already have an account! GIF test!
    update: D’oh! This is either not a .gif or I did it wrong, either way, once your picture is uploaded, it seems to be stuck there…forever.

    1. Sjalabais Avatar
      Sjalabais

      Your choice of stuck-forever-image is excellent.
      http://www.reactiongifs.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/picard_clapping.gif

      1. Sjalabais Avatar
        Sjalabais

        Ok, at least on the phone it is not entirely obvious how I integrate an image that is not saved locally and then reuploaded first. HTML test:

      2. Sjalabais Avatar
        Sjalabais

        Ok, at least on the phone it is not entirely obvious how I integrate an image that is not saved locally and then reuploaded first. HTML test::

    1. quattrovalvole Avatar
      quattrovalvole

      Is there a way for us to format the image (e.g. specify width like we did with html tags back in ID)?

  53. pj134 Avatar
    pj134

    lets try some other rich content. https://vimeo.com/103207875

    1. PotbellyJoe★★★★★ Avatar
      PotbellyJoe★★★★★

      This is the biggest upgrade to me. Not tied to the U-Toobs only.

      1. pj134 Avatar
        pj134

        That video’s group is from the Jersey club loose scene by the way.

    2. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      well that’s good to know

      1. pj134 Avatar
        pj134

  54. salguod Avatar

    Nice. Here’s a big HTML image test:

    1. salguod Avatar

      OK, I can’t seem to get the image alone without the HTML garbage. Let’s try again:

        1. salguod Avatar

          OK, the key seems to be just the raw address to the image itself, no HTML. And it seems to auto adjust for width.

          1. dukeisduke Avatar
            dukeisduke

            Huh? Please elaborate.

          2. salguod Avatar

            In ID you had to create an img tag like thus (wrapped in less than / greater than brackets):
            img src=”IMAGE_URL” width=500
            Here all you need is the IMAGE_URL part and you’re good to go.

          3. salguod Avatar

            He’s a friend of the family. It’s a really neat car that he built. Custom designed & fabricated frame, custom designed & fabricated suspension and the story of the drivetrain is too cool. Not only is it a 30 or 40 hour 50’s era air raid siren hemi, it’s got a still new in the crate army surplus 727 transmission.

    2. Please Stand By Avatar
      Please Stand By

      Saw this last summer, love the air raid siren Hemi.

  55. Manic_King Avatar
    Manic_King

    I crossed off one row of my imaginary “500000 things to do before I die” list last week: “drive a Proton”.
    Edit: so allowed max image size is 2.1 mb and there’s no way to resize image directly? Not good. Gif:

    1. Manic_King Avatar
      Manic_King

      That proton

  56. Volvo_Nut Avatar

    Updated my Disqus account…glad to be back.

  57. irishzombieman Avatar
    irishzombieman

    Testing.
    I slit a sheet
    A sheet I slit
    And on a slitted sheet I sit.

    1. irishzombieman Avatar
      irishzombieman

      TEST.
      If I do images the old way, can I edit them and change their size?
      EDIT: CAN edit the pic. CAN’T e

      1. Guest Avatar
        Guest

        The whole new-posts-at-the-top thing will take some getting used to.

        1. mad_science Avatar

          Going to see what I can do about that.

          1. Tanshanomi Avatar
            Tanshanomi

            I dunno. I find it more convenient to have that as the default, and you always have the option to flip ’em.

  58. Citric Avatar
    Citric

    My standard Disqus account has a different name on it, but I’m sure everyone can figure it out.

  59. Greg Kachadurian Avatar
    Greg Kachadurian

    Yaaaaay comments!
    Do gifs work?

    View post on imgur.com


    edit: yep

    1. Tanshanomi Avatar
      Tanshanomi

      My turn! My turn!
      http://tanshanomi.com/temp/animated/spyderfest2013-sat.gif
      EDIT: Huh, that was weird. It showed up as a link, then after I edited it, it showed up as an image. Strange things are afoot at the Circle K.

      1. dukeisduke Avatar
        dukeisduke

        Yeah, that is weird. Mine did that, too.

        1. Tanshanomi Avatar
          Tanshanomi

          I think you just need to wait just a bit, for it to figure out it’s an image URL.

          1. dukeisduke Avatar
            dukeisduke

            Do you mean it will automagically switch from just showing a URL, to actually showing a picture?

          2. Tanshanomi Avatar
            Tanshanomi

            Yes. Paste it in and wait before you hit “Post.” A thumbnail will appear in the gray box below your text.
            https://thestreetwhereyoulive.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/please-stand-by1.jpg

      2. Please Stand By Avatar
        Please Stand By

        A most triumphant movie quote.

  60. Tanshanomi Avatar
    Tanshanomi

    I am so glad you went with Disqus. The native commenting system does not lend itself well to ongoing discussion. It seemed that for the past week or so, most people (me included) just posted a comment or two and that was the end of it. There was little reason to go back and check comments on the off chance that someone had replied.

    1. mdharrell Avatar
      mdharrell

      In that case I’ll give it a try.

  61. CherokeeOwner Avatar
    CherokeeOwner

    So, it turns out I have an old Disqus profile. I tried setting up a profile and it said, “This email is already in use,” so I asked to reset my password, got in, tried to use my old profile name, it said, “Already in use,” so I changed it to CherokeeXJOwner, SUCCESS, log in here, and it says CherokeeOwner. The previous time I used it? RideApart. Two years ago. To ask one question.

    1. CherokeeOwner Avatar
      CherokeeOwner

      So, how do you post pictures using internet URLs? The photo function asks for photos from my hard drive. Here’s a pic of my ride as a test.

      1. Citric Avatar
        Citric

        For a URL just copy paste the URL and it shows up. Like so:
        http://www.cherokeeforum.com/attachments/f59/19581d1274936798t-not-cherokee-but-really-cool-jeep5.jpg

  62. dukeisduke Avatar
    dukeisduke

    Here’s a picture I grabbed awhile back, from the Hemmings Daily blog.

    1. dukeisduke Avatar
      dukeisduke

      Okay, the first one (the lady with the car) is from Shorpy, and the parade in Denton, TX is from Hemmings. I posted two pictures, and it mashed them together in one post. What’s up with that?

      1. dead_elvis Avatar
        dead_elvis

        I think you just need a hard return (or maybe between the URLs).
        Testing the theory:
        https://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/1797/1089/original.jpg
        https://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/1797/1087/original.jpg

  63. dukeisduke Avatar
    dukeisduke

    Here’s a 1959 Olds 98. The wheelcovers on these covered the entire wheel, and were held on by rubber cords. Apparently they got to be a giant pain in the ass.

  64. Vavon Avatar
    Vavon

    I am ready to roll!!!

    1. Vavon Avatar
      Vavon

      This is weird… I posted this and deleted it.
      Now it reappears as a post by “guest”…

      1. roguetoaster Avatar
        roguetoaster

        Seems like deleted comments are staying deleted now, even with uploaded images. Next year on AMC, “The Walking Comments.”

  65. Vavon Avatar
    Vavon

    Let’s go for a little test drive…

  66. Tomsk Avatar
    Tomsk

    Testing, testing, 1, 2…

  67. njhoon Avatar
    njhoon

    Test

    1. njhoon Avatar
      njhoon

      Alright, I’m freaked out a little bit. My profile pic was never uploaded to discus, but yet I created an accoutn, loggied in and there it is.

      1. Tanshanomi Avatar
        Tanshanomi

        Disqus is in cahoots with Gravitar.

  68. dukeisduke Avatar
    dukeisduke

    Good to see things getting back to normal. It’s Tuesday – where’s the caption thread?

  69. Jeff Glucker Avatar
    Jeff Glucker

    Whoa I can just comment from TWATTLE? Noice!

  70. Andrew Avatar
    Andrew

    Preludacris checkin’ in. Formerly known as Andrew on *redacted* back when it was a friendly place. I can’t believe my luck to be able to claim my name back. Nice to be on a first name basis with you all.
    http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z313/ndrwhrnr/DSC_5357_zpscsodweae.jpg

    1. Batshitbox Avatar
      Batshitbox

      I saw a Prelude the other day (after the Vanity Plate post) with a vanity plate that said “NSX DNA”. Thought of you, didn’t have a camera.

      1. Andrew Avatar

        Haha. That’s awesome!

  71. Guest Avatar
    Guest

    Seems like DISQUS is going to be a good fit for the ‘verse.
    Only issue I’ve seen thus far would be uploading .gifs as they get reformatted to .jpg.

      1. roguetoaster Avatar
        roguetoaster

        Only seems to be an uploaded from device .gif issue. Linked .gifs work fine, odd.

  72. Bret Avatar

    Creepy, my gravatar automagically appeared. And now I have changed it. Nice! Hooniverse is back and running on all 11 cylinders.

    1. dukeisduke Avatar
      dukeisduke

      Still waiting…

      1. Vavon Avatar
        Vavon

        Save picture to hard disk, then upload pic from hard disk.
        It’s much easier and the picture re-sizes automatically.

  73. Alff Avatar
    Alff

      1. dead_elvis Avatar
        dead_elvis

        Just use the image URL (ending in .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .bmp, .png, et al), no open/close img tags needed.
        I assume this is what you were going for:
        https://thestreetwhereyoulive.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/please-stand-by1.jpg

    1. Vavon Avatar
      Vavon

      Stop using Lucas Electrics!

    1. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

      That’ll do.

  74. stigshift Avatar
    stigshift

    Hoorayyy!! Now with easy pictures, too! More hooray!!

  75. neight428 Avatar
    neight428

    Hello?

  76. Please Stand By Avatar
    Please Stand By

    Former vroomsocko here. Testes 1, 2… 3?
    http://www.imcdb.org/i619136.jpg
    Neat!

  77. Please Stand By Avatar
    Please Stand By

    m/,

  78. Richard M. Nixon Avatar
    Richard M. Nixon

    Well now, That’s the ticket.

  79. mzszsm Avatar
    mzszsm

    Does it work?

    1. mzszsm Avatar
      mzszsm

      Yay I can even vote myself down!
      At some point gravatar became part of wordpress or something, even though I had a gravatar account I could not get into it, oh well. I made a new similar avatar, created a new wordpress account, linked it to gravatar, and then made a mzszsm disqus account (says that mzs and zsm were already taken), which made my careful alpha channel turn to black of course.
      Thanks everyone for getting the verse working swimmingly again!

      1. mzszsm Avatar
        mzszsm

        Yay I even remember my password!
        Here’s what my avatar was supposed to look like:
        https://en.gravatar.com/userimage/82147206/2b4b4b9f85ca399b4fafe9af90fc1394.png

        1. Vavon Avatar
          Vavon

          Save this pic and then upload it in your profile.
          If all goes well, it should turn out just fine!

          1. mzszsm Avatar
            mzszsm

            Thanks Vavon. I finally figured it out. I had to go to my profile in disqus and there pick to use the avatar again from gravatar. Before that in gravatar I had to ul a PNG with a white background and no alpha channel.

  80. HycoSpeed Avatar
    HycoSpeed

    Some thoughts on change, which I happen to fear and loathe:
    I also have to click on images to expand them using Opera for Android, which is pretty annoying. The flip side to that is that as I recall one of the reasons I switched to Opera in the first place was to make Intense Debate work better. So I might try other browsers again. But switching all my favourites and such is a pain.
    I don’t like having to click “more comments” constantly instead of having all of them displayed, but it was like that before when the comments got over 100, so I can make do. Doesn’t mean I like it.
    At one point in the past I chose to have the desktop version of the site displayed on my phone, again, I think to make Intense Debate work better, but now the comments don’t wordwrap when I zoom in, which makes them harder to read. And now there is no mobile/desktop toggle at the bottom anymore to see if that makes a difference in the way the new comments display.
    Other than that sniveling, Hooray comments!!