Sunday, January 8, 2012

Debate Wraps

If you want to know what I thought of the GOP night-day debate doubleheaders, my reactions are up at Plum Line: the opener here, and today's joust (is that the morningcap?) here.

Short version: nothing happened that's going to change things very much. But perhaps you already knew that.

Sunday questions coming shortly. I do have a bit of a housekeeping question, however: when I write my (usually once-a-day) posts at Plum Line, and when I have columns or other items elsewhere, would everyone like me to write a short post here directing you to it? I haven't made a practice of doing so, but I did get one request recently, so I figured I'd throw it over to you.

23 comments:

  1. Yes, please let us know where you have stuff up on other sites

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  2. I would appreciate that.

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  3. Yes, I'd encourage you to let us know when you have a post up somewhere else. I do chance upon them a lot of the time, but Plain Blog, unlike some of the other venues your work appears in, is a daily read. It'd be nice to get a heads-up if you've got a piece going up at one of those other places.

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  4. I do already read Greg Sargent's blog so I am already alerted to your posts. However, in general, I think it's always good to do cross promotion since most o us don't have time to follow every single blog out there.

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  5. What everyone has said - links would be much appreciated!

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  6. Updating-wise, you could pretty easily set things up - for instance by embedding rather than merely linking to your Twitter feed. How automagical would depend on what's going on at the other places you post, but if you use an app like add-this it would be about a two-click operation, maybe a little more if you wanted to customize the tweets. That's just one "integration" option, however. May at some point risk violation of the Plain Creed, but not by a lot...

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  7. Yes, please.

    And a brief description.

    When it comes to the conversation, some might feel more comfortable commenting here then there then other places; too many cesspit commentaries out there. Here is relatively civil and safe in comparison.

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  8. +1

    I don't read Greg Sargent's blog regularly, but I'm always eager to read your stuff.

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  9. Count me as among those who would like links.

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  10. The big item from the morning debate, it seems to me, is Romney's bit about how it isn't wise to run for office unless you're wealthy, and that it's also quite fun when your opponent isn't as wealthy as you and has to mortgage his house--tee hee! The man just can't suppress his plutocratic instincts. He's the perfect spokesman for the contemporary Republican Party. The only question: will Democrats make him pay for being such a sh*t?

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  11. Would be much appreciated!

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  12. Yep, that would be good, thanks. I always click over on the occasions when you do link them.

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  13. Yes - let us know about your Plumline posts.

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  14. That would be great.

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  15. Yes, indeed.

    But why does the Washington Post web site always take so long to come up?

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  16. Yes, I'd like the links as well. I subscribe through RSS and usually read there; I wouldn't subscribe to something like Plum Line, so I miss out generally.

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  17. OK everyone, I think that's a pretty clear message. Thanks.

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  18. Scott, you really think Dr. Plain is going to tell you why the WaPo site often loads slowly?

    My guess, not based on any close analysis, but just on observation and experience, is that it wasn't constructed to load the main content ahead of the diverse applications delivering ads and news. So if one or another server is slow, you have to wait for it to kick in before the main content finishes loading. I think the WaPo comment system is even worse, however, than the slow pages. It might be one of the worst I've ever seen, but I've never been a fan of commenting on big sites anyway.

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  19. Yeah, I think CK has me nailed...I'm not gonna be able to help with that one. If it's any comfort, things are ugly from my side, as well.

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