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How can I change what my "comments" links say?

You can use override codes to change their "comments" links. Override codes are to be pasted into the "Style Overrides" box at the bottom of the "modify journal" page: http://www.blurty.com/modify.bml

The override codes to be used are fairly dependent upon the layout style you're using. The codes in this FAQ are grouped according to the layout style they're best suited for. Note that each group of codes contains 3 smaller sets of codes: The first for your LASTN (most recent events) view, the second for your FRIENDS view, and the third for your DAY (via your calendar) view.

At most, you should only be using one set of codes for your LASTN view, one for your FRIENDS, and one for your DAY view.


The overrides as they appear below will change your comments links to something like:
(3 thoughts | share your thoughts)

Within the codes, look for the words "share your thoughts". You can change these words to whatever you want, and they will replace the standard "comment on this" link text in your journal.

Then, look for the part of the code that looks like this: thought%%mc-plural-s%%

The word "thought" would be the word that gets pluralized when you have more than one comment. Change that word to what you want. Before that word, you'll see %%messagecount%%, which simply displays the number you see whenever you have comments.

%%mc-plural-s%% is what automatically pluralizes the word for you, when needed.
But what if you want something that doesn't just end in "s"? Like "kisses" or "replies"?

If your word needs to end in "es", like "kisses", replace %%mc-plural-s%% with %%mc-plural-es%%, like so: kiss%%mc-plural-es%%

If your word ends with "y" and thus needs to be pluralized with "ies", as in "replies", use %%mc-plural-ies%% instead of %%mc-plural-s%%, like so: repl%%mc-plural-ies%%

(At this time, the style system only supports the above three basic pluralization techniques. Other overrides concerning non-standard plurals can be found at http://www.blurty.com/talkpost.bml?itemid=6578)


Here are the override codes. This first group of overrides are compatible with the "Default Blurty", "Punquin Elegant w/ Sidebar", "Notepad", "Refried Paper", "Clean and Simple", "Disjointed", and "Magazine" styles.

If you are using the "Generator" or "Tabular Indent" styles, take the appropriate codes from the two labeled sections that follow after.

LASTN_TALK_READLINK<=
<A HREF="%%urlread%%">%%messagecount%% thought%%mc-plural-s%%</A> |
<=LASTN_TALK_READLINK
LASTN_TALK_LINKS<=
<P ALIGN="right" CLASS="comments"><FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Helvetica"
SIZE=1>(%%readlink%%<A HREF="%%urlpost%%">share your thoughts</A>)</FONT></P>
<=LASTN_TALK_LINKS

FRIENDS_TALK_READLINK<=
<A HREF="%%urlread%%">%%messagecount%% thought%%mc-plural-s%%</A> |
<=FRIENDS_TALK_READLINK
FRIENDS_TALK_LINKS<=
<P ALIGN="RIGHT" CLASS="comments"><FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Helvetica"
SIZE=1>(%%readlink%%<A HREF="%%urlpost%%">share your thoughts</A>)</FONT></P>
<=FRIENDS_TALK_LINKS

DAY_TALK_READLINK<=
<A HREF="%%urlread%%">%%messagecount%% thought%%mc-plural-s%%</A> |
<=DAY_TALK_READLINK
DAY_TALK_LINKS<=
<P ALIGN="RIGHT" class="comments"><FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial,Helvetica"
SIZE=1>(%%readlink%%<A HREF="%%urlpost%%">share your thoughts</A>)</FONT></P>
<=DAY_TALK_LINKS



________________

GENERATOR codes


LASTN_TALK_READLINK<=
<a href="%%urlread%%"><b>%%messagecount%% thought%%mc-plural-s%%</b></a>|
<=LASTN_TALK_READLINK
LASTN_TALK_LINKS<=
<tr>
<td align="right" colspan="2" width="100%" bgcolor="%%color:weak_back%%" class="comments">
%%readlink%%<a href="%%urlpost%%">share your thoughts</a>
</td>
</tr>
<=LASTN_TALK_LINKS

FRIENDS_TALK_READLINK<=
<a href="%%urlread%%"><b>%%messagecount%% thought%%mc-plural-s%%</b></a>|
<=FRIENDS_TALK_READLINK
FRIENDS_TALK_LINKS<=
<tr>
<td align="right" colspan="2" width="100%" bgcolor="%%color:weak_back%%" class="comments">
%%readlink%%<a href="%%urlpost%%">share your thoughts</a>
</td>
</tr>
<=FRIENDS_TALK_LINKS

DAY_TALK_READLINK<=
<a href="%%urlread%%"><b>%%messagecount%% thought%%mc-plural-s%%</b></a>|
<=DAY_TALK_READLINK
DAY_TALK_LINKS<=
<tr>
<td align="right" colspan="2" width="100%" bgcolor="%%color:weak_back%%" class="comments">
%%readlink%%<a href="%%urlpost%%">share your thoughts</a>
</td>
</tr>
<=DAY_TALK_LINKS



____________________

TABULAR INDENT codes


LASTN_TALK_READLINK<=
<A HREF="%%urlread%%">%%messagecount%% thought%%mc-plural-s%%</A> -
<=LASTN_TALK_READLINK
LASTN_TALK_LINKS<=
<TR>
<TD BGCOLOR="%%color:weak_back%%" class="comments">
<FONT COLOR="%%color:weak_text%%">
<NOBR>
Comments: %%readlink%%<A HREF="%%urlpost%%">share your thoughts</A>.
</NOBR>
</FONT>
</TD>
</TR>
<=LASTN_TALK_LINKS

FRIENDS_TALK_READLINK<=
<A HREF="%%urlread%%">%%messagecount%% thought%%mc-plural-s%%</A> -
<=FRIENDS_TALK_READLINK
FRIENDS_TALK_LINKS<=
<TR>
<TD BGCOLOR="%%color:weak_back%%" class="comments">
<FONT COLOR="%%color:weak_text%%">
<NOBR>
Comments: %%readlink%%<A HREF="%%urlpost%%">share your thoughts</A>.
</NOBR>
</FONT>
</TD>
</TR>
<=FRIENDS_TALK_LINKS

DAY_TALK_READLINK<=
<A HREF="%%urlread%%">%%messagecount%% thought%%mc-plural-s%%</A> -
<=DAY_TALK_READLINK
DAY_TALK_LINKS<=
<TR>
<TD BGCOLOR="%%color:weak_back%%" class="comments">
<FONT COLOR="%%color:weak_text%%">
<NOBR>
Comments: %%readlink%%<A HREF="%%urlpost%%">share your thoughts</A>.
</NOBR>
</FONT>
</TD>
</TR>
<=DAY_TALK_LINKS

Last Updated:
greentea, 2002-11-04

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