Site Issue

Just a reminder: if you’re seeing an old version of the site, hit shift-reload on your browser.

45 replies
  1. 1
    Barry says:

    (a) how would we know?
    (b) Where is my ‘reload’ key? :)

  2. 2
    mistermix says:

    @Barry: It is a bit of a paradox, but if the newest post you see is a day old, then you’ve got an old version. Since you got this post, you don’t have a problem.

    Reload is the the 3/4 circle with an arrow at about 2 o’clock near the URL. It is in slightly different places depending on which browser you use.

  3. 3
    Jay C says:

    No, nothing different appeared: SSDD at Balloon Juice, I guess…..

    But back to site-redesign complaints: Is it ever going to remember our names/nyms/emails, or are we doomed to an eternity (or it will just seem that long?) of having to sign in for each and every bullshit cogent comment??

  4. 4
    joes527 says:

    Every thread I read seems to have the same trolls. What key do I hit to get rid of that?

  5. 5
    Anoniminous says:

    On my keyboard it’s right next to the ‘Any’ key.

  6. 6
    MikeJ says:

    @mistermix: control-shift-R works for force reload, at least on firefox and chrome.

  7. 7
    Tonal Crow says:


    Every thread I read seems to have the same trolls. What key do I hit to get rid of that?

    ctrl/alt/delete, then select “shutdown”.

  8. 8
    GregB says:

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    Introducing: The Under Boob Gazette.

  9. 9
    Davo says:

    wtf is a reload key?

  10. 10
    gbear says:

    If this is a new version, I can’t tell it from the old version. Everything looks the same.

  11. 11
    maya says:


    wtf is a reload key?

    It’s the 30 round banana clip located upper case on your 2nd Amendment key.

  12. 12
    ralph says:

    sounds like a great job. how do i become a troll?

  13. 13
    Barry says:

    @mistermix: “Reload is the the 3/4 circle with an arrow at about 2 o’clock near the URL. It is in slightly different places depending on which browser you use. ”

    Thanks (I was sure that that was what was meant, but I’d never heard of shift-reload).

  14. 14
    Mnemosyne says:


    Reload is the the 3/4 circle with an arrow at about 2 o’clock near the URL.

    Actually, the Reload button in the address bar has not been working for me for several days now. I’ve been having to do cmd-R or go up to the menu to reload. Just FYI.

  15. 15
    WaterGirl says:

    Has the site re-do really happened? ‘Cause it doesn’t look any different, and we don’t seem to have gotten any of the changes we asked for.

    Oh, and shift-reload doesn’t do a thing in Safari on my mac.


  16. 16
    Valdivia says:

    I keep getting last weeks post on Chrome. Have to do a search and click inside it on BJ to get today’s posts.

  17. 17
    Lee says:

    I see up-to-date posts but the layout is exactly the same.

    I think someone needs to jiggle the wires a bit.

    Checked mobile and it looks the same as well.

    Maybe the new layout as not replicated to all the WP servers yet?

    EDIT: Ok I see a difference, the rotating tag line is missing.

    THAT is the upgrade?

  18. 18
    Tonal Crow says:

    EDIT: Ok I see a difference, the rotating tag line is missing.

    THAT is the upgrade?

    Ooo, the balloon’s bottom is cut off, too. And we have to type in our names and email addresses frequently. So far, this is shaping up to be the Windows 8 of BJ “upgrades”.

    ETA: Maybe I can use the common word for footwear? Shoes! Hey, it worked! Now, to post an original message containing the word….

  19. 19
    Tonal Crow says:

    Well, you *can* say “shoes”, but using the proper spelling of “sockialism” still causes WP to mark your message as spam and delete it. At least it tells you “Your edited comment was marked as spam. If this is in error, please contact the admin. – Close”.

    Meh. How much did people donate for this “upgrade”?

  20. 20
    Tonal Crow says:

    All right, can we take an imaginary trip to one of those emporia in which people bet money they don’t have? Let’s see: casino!

  21. 21
    Tonal Crow says:

    Hmm, messages containing a term for places in which people bet their mortgage money, get dumped into moderation.

  22. 22
    Tonal Crow says:

    How about a common game of chance? Roulette!

  23. 23
    Tonal Crow says:

    A term for a common game of chance featuring a spinning wheel also bumps the containing message into moderation.

  24. 24
    Higgs Boson's Mate says:


  25. 25
    Steeplejack says:


    Site update has not happened yet. “Old version” refers to the recent ongoing snafu in which site content is not being updated.

  26. 26
    Steeplejack says:

    I thought socialism was fixed.

    ETA: Works for me.

  27. 27
    Luthe says:

    @joes527: The pie filter button. See cleek’s site for details.

  28. 28
    Tonal Crow says:

    @Steeplejack: Doesn’t work for me, whether inserted via the edit box (I get the “spam” error) or written in an original message (the message disappears without a trace). Maybe it works if I use italics? ETA: No dice.

  29. 29
    lee says:


    Ahh thanks for the clarification.

    I should probably pay more attention :)

  30. 30
    Steeplejack says:

    @Tonal Crow:

    Socialism works for me without italics.

    Maybe you could try deleting your Balloon Juice cookies and letting them repopulate.

    I’m using Firefox (18.0.2) on WinXP.

  31. 31
    Higgs Boson's Mate says:

    @Tonal Crow:

    I sent Cole an email about a free WP plug in that takes Aksimet positives and opens up a simple, text-based CAPTCHA dialog. If you type in the correct response then your comment is posted. Seems like a nice solution to all of the Aksimet tripwires and it would save the FPers the effort of pulling legit comments out of moderation.

    Haven’t heard back from Cole. I figure that he thought I was a spammer of some sort.

  32. 32
    Tonal Crow says:

    @Steeplejack: I just tried that. Doesn’t work. I wonder if it’s because I’ve disabled third-party cookies? I’m not going to enable them to find out. Any site that requires them is broken by definition.

  33. 33
    Tonal Crow says:

    @Higgs Boson’s Mate: Now *that* would be an upgrade.

  34. 34
    Helen Bedd says:

    oddly enough my chrome browser kept seeing the site from two days ago, but when i came in via firefox it saw the newest posts

    so i went back to chrome, deleted the old bookmark…did the shift reload and added that page as a bookmark…seems to have worked

  35. 35
    WaterGirl says:

    @Higgs Boson’s Mate: Just shoot me now if this website moves to CAPTCHA, unless it’s a one-time thing for each user.

  36. 36
    lojasmo says:

    I see Ted and Hellen is still posting.

    Ergo, no upgrade.

    also, still can’t say pen1s

    Still won’t remember my nym and email. Shitty upgrade.

  37. 37
    lojasmo says:

    Remembers nym and email, but I still see T&H here, and no penors in the posts.

  38. 38
    bmcchgo says:

    Same as it ever was, Same as it ever was, Same as it ever was

  39. 39
    jeffreyw says:

    take your damn cookie thing or FYWP

  40. 40
    Redshirt says:

    What exactly is causing these issues? Have I missed the explanation? Something DB related?

  41. 41
    Central Planning says:

    Seems it saved my name/email.

    Since I chipped in a bit, when can I expect to get my signed group picture of all the FPers?

  42. 42
    FlyingToaster says:

    @Central Planning: Ain’t no such thang. Critical mass limits prevent it.

  43. 43
    Central Planning says:

    @FlyingToaster: Kinda like a black hole thing?

    Anyway, FYWP didn’t save my name/email this time.

  44. 44
    LanceThruster says:

    That doesn’t work for me so I just go down to “Older Posts” and it goes to newer posts for some reason.

  45. 45
    joel hanes says:


    Bah :

    If you’re the Barry I knew in Wurzburg —

    I just now saw your “shock of recognition” comment of the 26th. Small world, mate.

    My email address :
    my first name followed immediately by
    the integer that is twice two hundred twenty seven
    dot comcast
    dot net

    POZZO: He used to dance the farandole, the fling, the brawl, the jig,
    the fandango and even the hornpipe. He capered. For joy. Now
    that’s the best he can do. Do you know what he calls it?
    ESTRAGON: The Scapegoat’s Agony.
    VLADIMIR: The Hard Stool.
    POZZO: The Net. He thinks he’s entangled in a net

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