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Monday, April 02, 2007

Another major victory for Guido 2.0!

Iain Dale has finally introduced proper comment timestamps on his website. Manic would like to note for the record that Iain Dale did this while everyone was busy pointing and laughing at Paul Staines... was it a good day to bury an overdue update, Iain?

As promised, the Guido 2.0 microsite now also features comment timestamps that show both time and date... and Manic will now offer to switch on 'backlinks' and/or stop talking in third-person the moment Paul Staines does the same.

What use are comment timestamps that show both time and date? Well, they make it impossible for the author to go back at a later date and 'replay' a series of anonymous comments that initially did not turn out to his advantage. They also stop sneaky contributors/authors from popping into long-dead threads and appearing to have successfully had the last word.

Finally, and quite specifically, in threads like this one... they also make it clear how long one normally has to wait for Iain Dale to put up or shut up.

PS - If Manic ever runs quotes on the header images of his website telling everyone how great he is, he will be using the following quote from this exchange:
"You suggest I do something. I then do it." - Iain Dale
Manic has spoken. End communication.

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an observer. said...

it's a good day!

3:13 PM, April 02, 2007  
Anonymous said...

Quick correction, I think Iain's full quote was:

"You suggest I do something. I then do it. And still you are not satisfied. And you wonder why most of the blogosphere thinks you're nuts."

The blogosphere are kind. I just think you're a cunt.

4:17 PM, April 02, 2007  
Guido 2.0 said...


Manic was trying to make a wry point about quotes being edited in a self-serving manner, which is why he linked to the original exchange. He would have linked directly to the original comment if such a thing were possible.... but thanks for having the courage to make an arse of yourself anonymously.

4:22 PM, April 02, 2007  
scotch said...

I am firmly of the belief that if you're going to call someone a cunt you shuld step up and say who you are. Cunt.

4:37 PM, April 02, 2007  

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