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darkhavens
14 October 2008 @ 12:22 am
Lookit!
Late last night/early this morning, literati, my personal code monkey bestest friend, ♥♥♥, tweaked the code for my journal layout to add a taglist in my sidebar, and also to make my tags appear in a heirarchical form on my tag page. (How to.)

Wassat, I hear you thinking? It's this - isn't it nifty? But of course, that only works if you have your tags organised, and I... didn't. So, I went through my tags and renamed them into something that would look pretty when the code went live. (Heads-up to anyone who had any particular tags bookmarked or linked.)

Then I figured that there might be some improperly or incompletely tagged posts in my journal, so I went back to the beginning and started checking, post by post by post.

24 hours later, I have added over 70 formerly untagged older drabbles and drabblesets (some over 2000 words!) to my btvs:s/x:misc tag (and if I have to explain that acronym, you don't know me at all. *g*)

Lesson for the day: Sometimes, a touch of OCD can be a good thing. :D

BT Update: They're still a$$hats, but finally, after 24 hours or so, the illegal, immoral cookies from hell stopped appearing and messing up my ability to browse. There is still some lag time between my clicking a link or typing in an url and hitting 'go' and actually having the page start to load, so I may still be being rerouted through the Webwise servers, but BT haven't contacted me at all to discuss the matter, despite promises of <24hr responses to my emails. I'm still looking for a new ISP. And I will be complaining to someone further up the foodchain.
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I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: al; kill me now [me]literati on October 13th, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC)
Hee! OCD is a wonderful thing.

darkhavensdarkhavens on October 13th, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
It is! I always seem to end up tagging my way through a journal when it hits. Maybe I should rent out my services? :D

*strokes Arthur's hairy chest*
Goes "Ding" When There's Stuff: Merlin -- Arthur Chest by Litsuki_blue on October 16th, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC)
*strokes Arthur's hairy chest*

And again!
darkhavens: lick [me]darkhavens on October 16th, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC)
He's such a pretty princess. *g*

^^^pets^^^
lyonza: benchmarklyonza on October 14th, 2008 07:35 am (UTC)
Its CDO - in alphabetical order as it should be ;)
Sevensevendeadlyfun on October 13th, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
I have nothing helpful to add and just wanted to comment on the awesomeness of having "pookie" as an actual tag. Please accept this shiny internet as your prize for being made of win.

saifai on October 13th, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC)
Oooh! Didn't notice that one. *click*
darkhavens: garfield and pooky [literati]darkhavens on October 13th, 2008 11:56 pm (UTC)
LOL!

'Tis of course my dearest literati, who has earned her own tag - and a link in the links box on the sidebar too!

She calls me Schnookums, and I had to respond to that somehow. I've always been a Garfield fan, so stealing appropriating his bear's name seemed appropriate. *g*
darkhavens: garfield and pooky [literati]darkhavens on October 13th, 2008 11:46 pm (UTC)
Hee! Thank you! *polishes prize industriously*
saifai on October 13th, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
Whooo! Fantastic. I'll have to do mine that way. Didn't know you could do that. I'll have to give it a whirl.

I've tried to go back and retag all my old posts once, but my ocd has a direct conflict with my sas (short attention span). So it will only take me through about four hours before I go, "Oh my god I'm so bored gimme some porn." At which point I go to your cleverly organized site and read some. :D

Glad to hear the internet thing is letting up a bit. Hope that something really bad happens to them. Food poisoning or something. Maybe prevent them from accessing their porn.
darkhavens: chaos panic disorder [secondverse]darkhavens on October 13th, 2008 11:53 pm (UTC)
We had a fight getting the code to work. The tag page came out okay, but the list in the sidebar refused to appear no matter that we did. Then, in a flash of genius, I figured out the problem. Well, okay, I correctly guessed what might be the problem (code on my theme layer overriding the customise layout page code) and fixed it and yay!

Maybe prevent them from accessing their porn.

Maybe force them to view other people's porn instead of their own, because that's nearly always traumatic. :D
saifai on October 13th, 2008 11:55 pm (UTC)
code on my theme layer overriding the customise layout page code

Ah yes. Went through that on my last layout. Quite the pain when that happens.

Maybe force them to view other people's porn instead of their own

*snerk* Yup. That would do it.
darkhavensdarkhavens on October 14th, 2008 12:02 am (UTC)
I had no idea that could be a problem, but we'd already removed all the text boxes but one, off the theme layer, and we were running out of ideas so I just deleted that gobbet of code, compiled and refreshed my page and *\o/*. Hopefully, I'll remember for next time, if the problem ever occurs again.

Not that it's likely to now, not with the way they've added all that extra functionality to the customise area.
tabaquitabaqui on October 14th, 2008 02:04 am (UTC)
Ooooooooh. Pretteh.
:)
*twirls you*
darkhavensdarkhavens on October 16th, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
Thankee!

I've been wanting heirarchical tags for ages, and Lit has gone above and beyond the call of duty hunting down the code for it. ♥
lyonzalyonza on October 14th, 2008 07:37 am (UTC)
oooh, I want to do that too... *makes note to do it at home... work is for work*
darkhavensdarkhavens on October 16th, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
It's so pretty! And you can choose your own separator. I went with : because I've been using that for tags in several of my comms and it's second nature for me to type. :D
lyon_ficlyon_fic on October 16th, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC)
Its just a bitch for me to get it to work right now on my current style (Smooth Sailing with lots of CSS)

When I change theme (and it will happen soon) I will attempt it again.
lyonzalyonza on October 16th, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
I should look as what I'm logged in *sigh*
darkhavensdarkhavens on October 16th, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the CSS was the stumbling block we hit too. I had several text boxes coded into my side bar, and after a few hours of trial and error I figured out that they were the problem. Once I removed all of the code for the text boxes, the tag list appeared as if by magic. *g*

Good luck!