Editor’s Decision is Final

J Jonah JamesonLast week Francisca bemoaned the inability to edit or delete comments on Shooting Parrots and I have to agree (with) her. It has been a bit of an oversight on my part and one I decided to rectify.

I figured it would be a straightforward function to add. All I would have to do is find a suitable WordPress plugin, install it and that would be that.

It didn’t quite turn out that way. Although I found the plugin, it required some coding that I eventually managed with the help of the Thesis Users’ Forum.

This feature is time-limited and you have ten minutes to edit or delete your comment after posting it. And here is a blonde joke to complain about, giving you an opportunity to test the new feature:

A few days ago I was having some work done at my local garage. A blonde came in and asked for a seven hundred and ten.

We all looked at each other and another customer asked, ‘What is a seven hundred and ten?’

She replied, ‘You know, the little piece in the middle of the engine, I’ve lost it and need a new one.’

She replied that she did not know exactly what it was, but this piece had always been there.

The mechanic gave her a piece of paper and a pen and asked her to draw what the piece looked like.

She drew a circle and in the middle of it wrote 710. He then took her over to a car just like hers which had its hood up and asked, ‘Is there a 710 on this car?’

She pointed and said, ‘Of course, its right there.’  The mechanic fainted.

If you’re not sure what a 710 is click here.

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

8 comments… Add yours
  • Roget's Pudding 18th June 2012

    QUOTE “I have to agree her.” – Don’t you mean “I have to agree WITH her”? Jesus, who needs about blonde jokes!

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  • Shooting Parrots 18th June 2012

    Hah! It worked! And what’s with ‘who needs ABOUT blonde jokes’?

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  • Roget's Pudding 18th June 2012

    Just goes to show I’m a careless S.O.B. too!

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  • rhymeswithplague 18th June 2012

    I don’t think you need to bother with editing comments or your blog will end up like Wikipedia, completely unreliable, but the ability to delete comments is good.

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  • Mr Parrot 18th June 2012

    It’s really just to allow people to correct any typos. In theory they shouldn’t happen because of the preview function, but I know from personal experience how often you can spot one just as you hit the submit button!

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  • Roger Green 18th June 2012

    So should I point out YOUR typo in this sentence?
    She pointed and said, ‘Of course, its right there.’

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  • Mr Parrot 18th June 2012

    Thank you Roger. I should be more careful when using copy and paste!

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  • Jennyta 19th June 2012

    Sadly, I think my younger daughter would probably fall prey to a similar misapprehension – and she’s not blonde!

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