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What's New, Late April 2023

Carl Milsted, Jr on Apr 24 21:50:41

In this issue:

Following Conversations

In some competing social networks [ahem] if you comment on a post, you get notifications of all subsequent comments on said post. This can be annoying.

But it is sometimes useful.

So, for Fnora we give you the option of whether to follow the comments on a post. Posts now come with a Follow button. Click the button and your dashboard will show you how many new comments have been made on the post. Click on the respective Go button on your dashboard and you will go to the first unread comment, and your cursor for that conversation will mark all comments to date read for that conversation.

Do note: if you just want replies to your comment, you don't have to follow the post. Direct replies to your comments are treated special.

To stop following a conversation, just hit the Unfollow button for the post in question.


Sometimes you want to have each QTML line represent a line. For that, we have the .code tag. But such line breaks are useful for more than computer code. They are useful for poetry and scripts.

You could use the .code tag for poetry:

Three rings for the elven kings under the sky.
Five for the dwarf lords in their halls of stone.
Nine for mortal men, doomed to die

But somehow the black background and fixed width font kills the mood.

So today, I introduce the .poem tag.

All that is gold does not glitter.
Not all who wander are lost.
The old that is strong does not wither.
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken.
A light from the shadows shall spring.
Renewed shall be blade that was broken.
The crownless again shall be king.

Rather more appropriate? No?

Hit the Show QTML button to see how this poem was rendered.

By the way, for both code and poetry, you can style text. However, the default for a return is a new line. To avoid spurious newlines, use the bs modifier for the styles. Like so:

All that is gold does not glitter...

Once again, use the Show QTML button to see what I just did.

And for the benefit of the uncool people, the above poems are by Bilbo Baggins, as translated by J.R.R. Tolkien. Go read The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings for the rest.

Fixes Under the Hood

Not visible, but eventually important, I have done more caching of the information that shows up in your dashboard. When this site becomes busy, the effect will be important.

Your Requests

As always, for any posts in this blog, feel free to use the comments section to point out bugs, complain about missing features, or ask for help.


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