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15th Apr 2016 | 18:16

Just a quick note to say I have fixed the dilbert_zoom and dilbert_24 feeds (after a very long hiatus) so if you follow them there is likely to be a sudden spooge of cartoons.

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Jos Dingjan

from: happydisciple
date: 17th Apr 2016 16:46 (UTC)

Meanwhile, it would appear your dotaturls feed isn't doing anything.

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Tony Finch

from: fanf
date: 17th Apr 2016 20:33 (UTC)

Hmm yes... There have been a few cockups and outages recently; maybe it will recover soon ... I hope the next check time listed at http://dotaturls.livejournal.com/profile is not really next year!

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Tony Finch

from: fanf
date: 20th Apr 2016 17:00 (UTC)

Looks like dotaturls won't magically fix itself so I have put in a support request.

http://www.livejournal.com/support/request/?id=2007483

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Ewen McNeill

dilbert-24: omit/lj-cut "text from cartoon"

from: edm
date: 31st May 2016 05:31 (UTC)

When it was first created dilbert-24 seemed to just publish the cartoon, one per day. This was a nice way to consume the comics of the past.

More recently, after a period of publishing raw HTML code (a bug I assume) it seems to have changed to publishing both the cartoon and also many paragraphs of text which seem to be the the words from the cartoon (obtained somehow). This is a less convenient way to consume the cartoons of the past, as it takes up a lot of space (often significantly more page space that the cartoon itself).

Would it be possible to either:
(a) omit the repeat of the text from the cartoon, or
(b) at least lj-cut the text from the cartoon so it doesn't clutter people's "friends" page

Thanks in advance,

Ewen

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Tony Finch

Re: dilbert-24: omit/lj-cut "text from cartoon"

from: fanf
date: 31st May 2016 11:31 (UTC)

Yeah, you are right, the transcript is annoying. I have dropped it from the feeds.

The Dilbert site now publishes a good amount of metadata in several handy formats, and is generally a lot less annoying than when I originally set these feeds up. When I was fixing them recently I thought it might be worth using this wealth of information, but in fact it isn't :-)

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Ewen McNeill

Re: dilbert-24: omit/lj-cut "text from cartoon"

from: edm
date: 31st May 2016 22:02 (UTC)

Thanks, that looks much more compact. And I see it's been back-dated too.

Ewen

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