Slow Change

In a stunning coup, the Yankees have traded Phil Franchise and IPK for Cole Hamels, who will bring his devastating change-up to the Bronx.

Nah, that’s not true. Just seeing if you were paying attention. There is a slow change going on with the guts of YFSF. We hope some of these features might actually even work.

We’re now using TypePad Connect, which gives the benefit of comment threading and greater linkage back to your comment history and profile. There’s some AJAX employed in the commenting which has been a bit laggy (resulting in the rash of double posts) but hopefully the TP people iron it out. There’s an option to display an avatar/icon/image of your choosing by your name. It was accidentally enabled, so you may have seen them for the last few hours. However, it is unlikely they will return.

We have a couple of other items brewing that will hopefully come to fruition this off-season. It has indeed proven to be a glacial movement. Contact the site with questions or comments.

20 comments… add one
  • Sigh, I love Cole Hamels. How do I change my avatar to him?

    Andrew December 20, 2008, 3:05 pm
  • I was going to thank you for all your hard work but after that tease I say screw you AG! I’ve been doing work around the house all day and so I sign on and read the first sentence and scream…only to be brought back down to earth in sentence 2… You suck.

    John - YF December 20, 2008, 4:21 pm
  • so commenter’s name now goes above the comment? typepad, why dost thou torture us so….

    YF December 20, 2008, 4:24 pm
  • indeed this sent a shiver to YF’s fragile ticker.

    YF December 20, 2008, 4:25 pm
  • Agreed.. annoying. Working on moving it and the reply link.

    attackgerbil December 20, 2008, 4:31 pm
  • Can you imagine if only that were true??
    ag feels especially devious today.

    attackgerbil December 20, 2008, 4:33 pm
  • christ. and it automatically sends you an email when your comment is replied to? hmmm. that might get annoying!

    YF December 20, 2008, 4:45 pm
  • You can turn that off in your profile preferences.

    attackgerbil December 20, 2008, 4:55 pm
  • A-Ha!

    YF December 20, 2008, 5:01 pm
  • Can we get rid of the POWERED BY TYPEPAD logo down at the bottom?
    I’m really learning to hate typepad.

    YF December 20, 2008, 5:03 pm
  • I couldn’t be any less of a fan of the reply-thread feature. It annoys me greatly when other blogs do that, so I hope you find an out for that one, AG…

    Paul SF December 20, 2008, 5:15 pm
  • As it stands at this moment, this may be a short-lived development.

    attackgerbil December 20, 2008, 5:17 pm
  • I don’t mind the reply-to feature, in fact I find it useful. I certainly don’t like the design of the feature as it stands now (thanks, Typepad!). I also don’t like the prominence of our handles.

    SF December 20, 2008, 8:20 pm
  • On the other hand, there’s an odd discontinuity to it…

    SF December 20, 2008, 8:21 pm
  • And now I have responded to myself, twice! Weird! Self-referential!

    SF December 20, 2008, 8:21 pm
  • the weird part is how the time of the comments isnt in order. ag’s comment below happened hours before this one or the ones by SF above….

    sam-YF December 20, 2008, 9:43 pm
  • Which is exactly why I don’t like it. It forces the posts out of order with when people posted, plus the nesting contorts the post into more and more unusually narrow shapes — which is problematic, given how often we post statistics in the threads…

    Paul SF December 20, 2008, 10:00 pm
  • This nested comment tree thingie is cool.
    I wanna see how far we can push this thread towards the right hand margin of the page!

    SoxFan December 20, 2008, 11:54 pm
  • we

    SF December 21, 2008, 7:36 am
  • …(homage to our resident…ee cummings)…dc

    Nick-YF December 21, 2008, 11:10 am

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