It's even worse than it appears.
Wednesday February 19, 2020; 11:03 AM EST
  • Put the cursor on a headline. #
  • Click on the tweet icon.#
  • We confirm you want to post X tweets. #
    • First we make sure none of them are too long.#
    • If so, we report that instead of confirming. We move the cursor to the offending headline. #
  • LO2 visits all the subs and tweets them, in a thread. All linked in a reply chain starting with the first one. #
    • We strip any markup from the text. So don't bother boldfacing items or linking. It'll all be gone as it's sent to Twitter. #
    • Ignore commented lines and their subs.#
  • How threading works#
    • The first item tweeted is in reply to nothing. #
    • The second is in reply to the first.#
    • The third in reply to the second.#
    • The Nth in reply to the (N-1)th.#
  • Will people use this? I don't know, but it's worth a try. Let's see what happens. #

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Last update: Thursday February 20, 2020; 1:07 PM EST.

You know those obnoxious sites that pop up dialogs when they think you're about to leave, asking you to subscribe to their email newsletter? Well that won't do for Scripting News readers who are a discerning lot, very loyal, but that wouldn't last long if I did rude stuff like that. So here I am at the bottom of the page quietly encouraging you to sign up for the nightly email. It's got everything from the previous day on Scripting, plus the contents of the linkblog and who knows what else we'll get in there. People really love it. I wish I had done it sooner. And every email has an unsub link so if you want to get out, you can, easily -- no questions asked, and no follow-ups. Go ahead and do it, you won't be sorry! :-)