July 17, 2005

Begging For Attention

I have been trying to get lost of attention for the Open Source Amendment Project. And while it has grown in participation it is not quite where I want it or where it needs to be.

So I decided to add Technorati Tags to the posts to get them some more exposure. Everything is configured the way it is supposed to be in Ecto. Ecti inserts the tags into the post just like I told it to. The tags link to the right pages. MY POSTS DON'T SHOW UP.

I even went here and did a manual ping. MY POSTS DON'T SHOW UP.

I also joined a TTLB Community, Life, Liberty, Property. I don't know if it is related to above problem, but MY POSTS DON'T SHOW UP.

I'm just trying to change the world a little. Why wont they listen?

Posted by Stephen Macklin at July 17, 2005 01:43 AM

I've had nothing but trouble with Technorati, like the number of links to my blog never updating in Technorati, even though I knew darn well they had.

By the way, i was planning to include your latest revision in the Carnival of Liberty on Monday.

And TTLB is having problems, but it isn't, as far as I can tell, related to MuNu. And I have yet to hear back from Bear.

Posted by Eric at July 17, 2005 03:08 AM

Hi Stephen,
It would help us out if you could clean up some of the almost 1200 markup errors on your blog homepage.

Thank you,
Niall Kennedy
Community Manager

Posted by Niall Kennedy at July 17, 2005 04:16 AM


This is not my blog home page. This is the group blog for all mu.nu blogs.

When I run the validation on nomayo.mu.nu I get a mere 331 errors not the 1103 for this page!

Posted by Stephen Macklin at July 17, 2005 12:55 PM

Hey Stephen, I don't know if I'd believe that validation page anyway--I ran PP through, and tried to fix one of the "errors" it found, and it screwed up my blog. I unfixed it.

Posted by Susie at July 17, 2005 03:53 PM

I disregarded it pretty quickly. Most of the errors had to do with open and close tags where there were multiple paragraphs in a blockquote.

Beyond that there were a couple of things about the pull down menu script that I wasn't close to understanding.

Posted by Stephen Macklin at July 17, 2005 03:57 PM

I HATE the paragraphs in blockquotes thing in XHTML. It sucks. It sucks neutron stars through carbon nanotubes, that's how much it sucks.

Posted by Pixy Misa at July 17, 2005 11:51 PM

So what's the solution?

Enclose each paragraph of quoted text in separate blockquote tags?

A royal pain in the posterior but doable.

Posted by Stephen Macklin at July 18, 2005 01:05 AM

But if you have a stylesheet that puts boxes around your blockquotes, that will break your layout.

XHTML is retarded.

Posted by Pixy Misa at July 18, 2005 06:03 AM


OK. So I cleaned up some of the multiple paragraphs in a blockquotes. Lucky for me I don't have boxes on quotes.

I put up a really small simple post announcing the petition going on line. An what do you know, the tags worked. the post is listed in all four groups.

And what have I gotten for the effort. Precisely nothing. Not one single solitary hit.


But hey, before it went down it got 2 signatures.


Posted by Stephen Macklin at July 19, 2005 09:19 PM
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