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Hidden Test Post

Hidden test post

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25 Responses to Hidden Test Post

  1. John Schilling says:

    Equally-hidden response to the hidden test post, FWIW.

  2. Douglas Knight says:

    This is a post with a date that shows up in the archive page[1] that you turned on at some point and the archive by date[2] that exists by default. That it is “hidden” means that it does not show up on the top page nor the rss feed. And in the “Recent Posts” sidebar, which is probably where John saw it. (I saw his comment in the recent comments rss feed.) Whereas a page like all the ones listed in the top row lacks a date and is more hidden. (I don’t know how to find them, but I think that they are findable.)

    Hey! Links are off on comments to (only) this post. Here are my two links:
    which are here clickable, which is probably not what you want if you turned off links in the comments.

    Update: So, yeah, this is what you want, except for the links in comments turned off.

    • Douglas Knight says:

      My trouble linking had nothing to do with the hiding and is just as bad on normal posts. I can’t end a link with a slash. This must be pretty new, since so many urls end in slash.
      Solution: add quotes. Or maybe an attribute. If you forget and have trouble, edit out the extraneous slash that will appear:
      <a href="blah/" rel="nofollow" />text</a>
      (which explains the problem…)

  3. Siah Sargus says:

    I think this is some of Scott’s best writing yet. The conspicuous absences of both verbs and puncuation is bold and confrontational. Scott has adopted a radical approach to grammar, discarding unnecessary elements deliberately and aggressively. The overall point is succinct and laconic, demanding little attention to itself, but the eye remains transfixed on the brutally wrought words.


    Without verbs

    10/10 include this in the best of

  4. Frog Do says:

    If this has been addressed elsewhere, shame on me for not being thorough, but as far as I can tell the “Hidden Post” appears under the Recent Posts lists only when you’ve clicked through to an individual post, and is not visible on the side tab from slate star codex dot com.

    • brad says:

      Maybe that’s on purpose? If you are a commenter you’ll see the hidden thread, but if you just come here for the posts, you wont.

  5. Kyrus says:

    Very hidden.

  6. Anonymous says:

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  7. The original Mr. X says:

    I don’t like it, it’s too long-winded. Could easily have made the same point in half the time.

  8. J Mann says:

    I like it here. Scott, would you consider a weekly hidden test post?

  9. (shares on every subreddit)

  10. Anonymous says:

    The nice thing about a test post is that it makes a nice place for a test comment.

  11. Chevalier Mal Fet says:

    I have to say, I do admire the peace and quiet here. It’s like a tranquil garden outside the raging storm of the open/link threads.

  12. Context: this “Hidden Test Post” was linked by Scott in the intro to Open Thread 49, as an example of a possible method for posting regular open threads that don’t add clutter to feeds and the main page.

  13. Edward Scizorhands says:

    I can find this on google.

  14. blacktrance says:

    “Hidden test post,” said the cactus person.