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Tilting at Windmills

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July 11, 2008
By: Kevin Drum

MORE GRIPING....A quick note to the world: when you post something on the web, would it kill you to click all your hyperlinks after you hit the Publish button and make sure they actually work? It only takes a few seconds. Thanks.

Kevin Drum 12:53 PM Permalink | Trackbacks | Comments (17)

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d'oh!

Posted by: Luddite on July 11, 2008 at 12:58 PM | PERMALINK

Sure, when you clean your links of dead sites down at the bottom.

Posted by: Rook on July 11, 2008 at 1:04 PM | PERMALINK

The image file of Inkblot isn't loading in my browser. You might want to check your html.

Posted by: B on July 11, 2008 at 1:07 PM | PERMALINK

Can you please give your own posts the "smell test" before you hit the "publish" button.

Shameless pandering to those that sell-out US Democracy while acting the opposite of their rhetoric is not "progressive" or "liberal".

Posted by: on July 11, 2008 at 1:09 PM | PERMALINK

HUH? What are you talking about?

Posted by: phoebes in santa fe on July 11, 2008 at 1:17 PM | PERMALINK

I don't know about any of that, but if someone--anyone--at TPM doesn't learn the difference between a restrictive and unrestrictive clause soon, I'm going to go blind. Actually, about half the bloggers on the left and almost all of them on the right have this problem. Kevin Drum is not one of them.

Posted by: shortstop on July 11, 2008 at 1:26 PM | PERMALINK

would it kill you to click all your hyperlinks after you hit the Publish button and make sure they actually work?

I don't have any experience with blogging software, but wouldn't an automatic link checker be a built-in utility? (If not, good God--what are computers good for if not to relieve us from tedious, repetitive tasks?)

Posted by: RSA on July 11, 2008 at 1:35 PM | PERMALINK

Lotta whining. There is no such problem. The proof is here, here and here .

Posted by: wishIwuz2 on July 11, 2008 at 1:55 PM | PERMALINK

It only takes a few seconds

But it's soooo boooring...

But maybe I'll take you seriously when you get your Search form to work. Here's what I get:

Warning: main(/home/g/s/user15540/html//features.php) [function.main]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/apache/htdocs/outer_shell_top.php on line 68

Warning: main() [function.include]: Failed opening '/home/g/s/user15540/html//features.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/apache/htdocs/outer_shell_top.php on line 68

Posted by: Horatio Parker on July 11, 2008 at 2:16 PM | PERMALINK

It's part of the blue experience.

Posted by: Luther on July 11, 2008 at 2:46 PM | PERMALINK

Kevin you do realize that a lot of your readers are OCD enough to check every single link on the blog and ... inform you of the bugs for free...uhh...

Very clever. Cue applause. It *is* tedious and boring, and you didn't want to do the periodic sweep of the whole thing, and so now they are for you!

Posted by: Bruce the Canuck on July 11, 2008 at 4:36 PM | PERMALINK

wishIwuz2,

I think the proof is here, here and here.

Posted by: howie on July 11, 2008 at 4:54 PM | PERMALINK

If I ever get more than a dozen regular readers I'll think about it.

Posted by: dr sardonicus on July 11, 2008 at 5:05 PM | PERMALINK

Oops! Sorry.

Posted by: Bob Miller on July 11, 2008 at 10:24 PM | PERMALINK

If I follow Kevin's instructions, what exactly am I supposed to do next?
Hitting the preview button first, that's another thing entirely.

Posted by: James Wimberley on July 12, 2008 at 9:34 AM | PERMALINK

also identify what video you are posting-- your favorite band may not be mine.

Posted by: elbrucce on July 13, 2008 at 10:39 PM | PERMALINK

Prevetik vsem kto ne spit

Ja tuta nakladu a vi uberite pliz

Posted by: Aasipoie on August 21, 2008 at 7:55 PM | PERMALINK




 

 

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