post was funny in the cms, rob later fixed it.
This page is missing a discussion page as far as I can tell.
The Discuss link at the bottom does a weird two-step loop that just leads back to the original article, and searching for the discussion page amongst BBS itself finds nothing.
I’ve just now noticed this seems to be a problem with all Kiki Sanford articles. The BBS pages don’t seem to exist, and the Discuss links at the bottom of her articles don’t go anywhere.
I just assumed this was because the author didn’t want a massive climate-denial trollfight.
Aha I remembered. This is because the author does have a bbs account but lacks membership in the group to post new topics to the boing category!
I added her to the guest authors group so this should be fixed for future posts by Dr. Kiki.
Thanks for working this out! I was wondering why I couldn’t reply to anything, AND why there were absolutely no comments generally on my articles this week.
This one now says “comments are closed” when you hit the “discuss” link:
We gonna get to whack a few pinatas today, or not?
So because I never go to BB any more I’ve missed out on a load of science posts? I has a sad.
I would guess that thread auto-closed due to excess un-worked flags. I seem to recall that is a feature of the BBS.
Not the only one with the loop, either.
I guess I should have tried the comments link before I made the popcorn. A little disappointed, but I should probably be working, anyway.
Cool, thanks. Can I suggest also adding a discussion page to the ‘Humanity at Night’ article which is still showing front page of the Features section?
No, that is definitely not the case – there was no discussion topic created for that WordPress post whatsoever. Sorry about that @DrKiki!
If what you described happens, you’d see an auto-inserted staff (dragon flame yellow) message inserted before the close. You’d know. Everyone would know.
@anon73192581 I don’t know if discussion can be linked to a wordpress post after the fact, though.
I haven’t been checking Kiki’s recent articles, but this one also doesn’t have a discussion page (and has a loop like the above):
I raised this with @beschizza a few days ago, we are sending the username
Dr. Kiki to us and we have no idea what to do with it. There is a missing mapping in Wordpress.
@codinghorror: Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s posts seem to be doing the Discuss → Continue This Discussion loop too. (At least the Portlandia All-Male Feminist Meeting and Understanding American Football ones.)
and everyone else
yes, raised that with @beschizza he is on it.
I am beginning to suspect this is a ploy to get us to bother looking at the main site again.
Evidently there are authors and articles I am entirely unaware of.