help wanted: test commenting speed (again) (TEST site)

Hi all,

You’re at this post because you’re willing to help test the latest iteration in the ongoing saga of Con or Bust’s Commenting Times. Thanks so much! I really appreciate the data.

The post you are on right now is Con or Bust’s TESTING site. You’ve come here from Con or Bust’s original site and already posted a comment there, taking note of the time it took the comment to post.

Now, please also post a comment here, similarly taking note of the time it takes to post. Then, please fill out this poll:

(Or, if the embedded poll isn’t working, use this link).

Thank you very much for the help!

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  1. Oh, we’re doing this Again, are we? Hokay. Here’s a shortie.

  2. Test site: 5 seconds, Original site: 10 seconds.

  3. And here\’s a longer bunch of characters. This one I\’m just going to copy and paste. This one I\’m just going to copy and paste. This one I\’m just going to copy and paste. This one I\’m just going to copy and paste. This one I\’m just going to copy and paste. This one I\’m just going to copy and paste. This one I\’m just going to copy and paste. This one I\’m just going to copy and paste. This one I\’m just going to copy and paste. This one I\’m just going to copy and paste. This one I\’m just going to copy and paste. This one I\’m just going to copy and paste. This one I\’m just going to copy and paste. This one I\’m just going to copy and paste. This one I\’m just going to copy and paste. This one I\’m just going to copy and paste. This one I\’m just going to copy and paste. This one I\’m just going to copy and paste. This one I\’m just going to copy and paste. This one I\’m just going to copy and paste. This one I\’m just going to copy and paste. I\’m a broken record. Thank you and good night.

  4. Okay, that last one doesn’t count because Akismet thought it was spam (DARN RIGHT) and popped up a Captcha. WEIRDLY, however, Akismet seems to have inserted backslashes before all the apostrophes, and the apostrophes have been turned into right-single-quotes. HOW STRANGE.

  5. That is weird! But false positives from Akismet are so unusual that I’m going to save my energy and just note that I’ll need to fix it in the future for real comments. Thanks so much!

  6. I do like catkins, just not embedded in my hair.

  7. My favourite poem twice!

    Once there was an elephant,
    Who tried to use the telephant—
    No! No! I mean an elephone
    Who tried to use the telephone—
    (Dear me! I am not certain quite
    That even now I’ve got it right.)
    Howe’er it was, he got his trunk
    Entangled in the telephunk;
    The more he tried to get it free,
    The louder buzzed the telephee—
    (I fear I’d better drop the song
    Of elephop and telephong!)

  8. The poem I posted in the first link is one of my favorites. I don’t know why.

  9. FYI, my first comment took 11 seconds to post, the second one here only took 8 seconds.

  10. And in their search for the objective, they marched on the city that shone on the hill and they tore down the walls of wisdom and trampled through the gardens where critical thoughts were nurtured and dismantled the palaces where layer upon layer of understanding had been woven into the very bricks and cast out the sculptures and paintings and fine woven rugs built on brilliant perspectives and then stood in the dust and rubble and proclaimed themselves masters, because no objectivity could be found.

  11. Because little things matter, Leigh. While there is not a reason for everything, everything has consequences, no matter how small.

    (It’s also one of my favorites.)

  12. Followed by “Whomp” by The Natives Are Restless

  13. Test site: 10-15 seconds from the point at which I click on “Submit” until the comment is posted. Which doesn’t sound long, but feels interminable in Web time.

  14. Here, it took 5 seconds.

  15. Crap. I’m sorry. The TESTING site took 5 seconds. The ORIGINAL site took 10-15 seconds. I got it all switcharoo’d.

  16. I managed not to throw up on myself…

    (at the 9th, that is)

  17. A little late to the party, but here’s my comment test for you! (Let’s see if I have my lines memorized…)

    Yeah, I knew they don’t serve meals on Trans-Am. That’s why I had a turkey sandwich before I boarded–turkey on whole grain. ‘Course, I’m not supposed to have a lot of breads because of I have high sugar. They GAVE me a mustard packet, but I didn’t use it. There’s sugar in mustard. There’s sugar in GD everything, if you ask me. Yeah, that’s why their fares are so low, they cut out all the BS– No, no! I have high sugar, besides, I had a turkey sand– Oh. Either way, it’s a lot of sugar. Oh, okay. All right. Wow, there’s a lot of sugar on this plane! Lorna Doones!! She didn’t say anything about Lorna Doones! She just said cookies, not Lorna Doones! I love Lorna Doones! They’re my favorite. Oh, NO! Excuse me, I’ve changed my mind and would like to have the Lorna Doones, please. Well then, I wish you wouldn’t have said cookies, sweetheart. If you had said Lorna Doones, I would have said yes. Now what do we do? Well, can you check in the back? Sometimes, A-holes leave individual packets lying around for later. Sometimes, they hide things! I know what’s going on. Boy, this is upsetting! She’s handing out Lorna Doones like it’s some kind of a New Year’s Eve party! They’re just about my favorite thing in the whole GD world. Especially when they’re fresh! They’re just heaven when they’re fresh! Are they fresh? Oh, no, you’d KNOW if your Lorna Doones were fresh or not. Trust me. Are you gonna finish? ‘Cause if you’d be willing to give up even a half, I’d give you one of mine when she gets back. She said she thought she had them back there. All right, no need to scream in my face! You’re probably yelling ’cause you’re hopped up on all that sugar, I’ll tell you that much! Ah well, she ain’t comin’ back. I know what’s going on. F-me, I guess! You know what this reminds me of? Patty Silaski’s Bat Mitzvah. All of the girls said they were gonna wear skorts, they all changed their minds, I didn’t get the message, and I end up being the A-hole in a skort. Trust me, you never want to be the only A-hole in a skort. Thank you! These aren’t fresh! Now what do we do?!

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