seems to think I should post what I'm doing, and nobody else
on chatterbox expressed strong disagreement.
I often have difficulty finding old nodes I would like to link to
because of common or unrelated subjects (for example, a post about
tie with a subject of Re: RE: RE: Suggestions quest).
In an attempt to address this problem, I am going through my old
posts (which thankfully are small in number) and apending all
Re: titles with (kudra: <subject>) (minus the
emphasis). I think this could be useful because:
- Subject titles are now unique, which leads to easier linking
(existing links are most likely unaffected, because links to replies
are usually done by node_id). Titles are longer, but can always
be pasted in.
- Nodes will respond better to searchs by answering to relevant
keywords and by specifying the author in the event of multiple returns.
A quick glance at the subject will reveal if the post is the
one being sought
- The original title is retained, so it is easy to see which
posts are related, even without being on one of the thread's nodes
For an example of this, look at my list of postings.
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Snippets of code should be wrapped in
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tags should generally be avoided. If they must
be used, extreme care should be
taken to ensure that their contents do not
have long lines (<70 chars), in order to prevent
horizontal scrolling (and possible janitor
Want more info? How to link
or How to display code and escape characters
are good places to start.