Posts From Ice-Saker-V6bKu3nz

Donate to assist Saker

The following post was put together by the Saker team.. The team includes our translators, the staff of the related Saker sites the Spanish, Italian, French, Serbian, and technical support. Herb   Dear vineyard community and friends As we all know, our friend and host and his family are going through a very harsh time due to hurricane Ian. We are worried about them and would like to help them

Commenting by Registered Users Going Live Now

Hi We are going live with requiring all commentators to have a registered account on Note: Important all accounts that had emails of added between Aug 3 – Aug 4 have been removed. These account were created but the sign on information never was successfully mailed. You will need to create a new account by going to   If you already have an account and password you

Back to Commentator Registration

Performing a soft release of our reworked Commentator registration software. Commentators can try it out for the next two days. On Sunday Sept 18 registration prior to commenting will be a requirement. Problem with gmail not receiving email was resolved by adding an additional record in our DNS (required by Google). Thanks to two of our readers that knew about this requirement. Many spambots were able to register in last

How to register for a commentator account (update — rolling back to old version at 6pm EST )

Going to roll back to the ‘non registered’ commentator. Cannot resolve the google rejection of our email in a timely manner. It will most likely take several week before we give it another try .. keep your user ids and passwords as they will be needed when we fire it back up. Rollback is scheduled for 6pm EST. Regards Herb   Having issues with new ‘registered’ user send message to

HTTPS has been disabled … use to access our site

Hi We have been under a DDOS attack using encrypted https to bypass existing router and software firewalls. Disabled Working HTTPS is not critical to a. no store/money transactions b. no critical transmissions/messages c. only analysis and comments (verbiage) Please note your browser may default to using https. You may need to ‘google’ how to disable the auto use of https by your browser. https will remain disabled

New Disc is installed and running … Raid-1 update

Yesterday morning our primary system disc showed excessive Seek_Error_Rate errors … almost a billion. The disc has been running continuously for the last 4.7 years 24 hours per/day 7 days a week. I ran these numbers past our web hosting service and they recommended that we replace the drive as it was in pre-fail mode. Communicated with Saker and he approved of the outage to replace the disc. A 30 

Release of Christian Vignette Project

The software work has been completed and is now installed on Saker has asked that I provide a write up on the work so here its. Short version at bottom. The work on this software naturally fell into two distinct and different project. The first was the modification to the wordpress software to allow commentators with ‘vignette privileges’ to comment without moderation on ‘vignette’ posts. The 2nd project was

Update on the Christian Vignette project

Status Christian Vignette Project Description Comments posted to articles under the Sandbox category with a tag of ‘Christian Vignette’ can viewed by all and a selected group of commentators will be allowed non moderated comments. Currently completed An online form has been created that will allow interested commentators to request becoming a ‘Vignette’ commentator Program to transform form information to wordpress acceptable input is completed and tested Creation of ‘vignette’

New Page Added ‘Comment Dashboard’

A new page has been added to the site for the use of our commentators. It is entitled comment-dashboard and can be accessed by or by clicking on ‘Dashboard’ next to the ‘Cafe’ link in middle menu. The ‘Dashboard’ allows 8 different views of our current comments. The page is updated every 5 minutes. Regards Herb (webmaster)

Discussion of Covid-19 is restricted to the ‘Cafe’

In the last several days there has been explosion of comments about covid-19 on the latest Saker post “Understanding anti-Putin PSYOPs: Preparing for war”. These comments unrelated to the post itself both obscure and derail the discussion regarding the post. Whether this is intentional or not make no difference. Saker has created a new moderation rule #20 … “any post denying that there is a pandemic will be removed and

The Vineyard BookShelf … “bookshelf_survey” Search tool now available

by Herb Swanson (webmaster) Vineyard BookShelf Project In February, I proposed to Saker the creation of a ‘Vineyard Bookshelf’. Many great books are noted and linked in the comments. However these references/links are buried as new posts and issues appear. It is anticipated the ‘Vineyard Bookshelf’ will provide greater visibility of books suggested by our readers. Only bookshelf_survey part is being released today. It consists of two parts: 1.  A

New Feature: Current Links found in Comments

Many of our commentators post links to videos, documents and informative sites. The last 3 days of links (posted within the comments) have been consolidated on one web page that can be accessed in two ways: 1. Enter this web page 2. Visit the ‘Cafe‘ and click on the ‘Links’ image on the right side of the page           Regards Herb (webmaster)

Summary of Saker’s ‘search news feeds’ feature

Almost a year ago I added an additional ‘news’ page on our website. The ‘search news feeds’ feature on this page has been only used by the most adventuresome of our readers, as it was never announced and only found by exploration. This page is accessed by the ‘NON MSM NEWS’ button on the home page. On this page is an RSS feature that allows readers to review the news

Reader Selected News Items added to the Cafe Sidebar

Our ‘News RSS’ page allows our commentators to search, read, and add selected news links. At this time we have two volunteers, Franz and Windspotter who spend part of each day locating interesting and relevant news stories and then providing the links in the ‘News RSS’. The 10 latest news items are now being display in the sidebar of the ‘Cafe’. The news link feature is available to all to

Two additional Moderators are needed

We recently lost two of our moderators. Pamela flew off to Vladivostok to learn Russian and maybe stay for a few years. Karin left in early January to tend to her personal affairs. We now are in need of coverage from 11pm GMT to 4am GMT. We also could use a part time moderator to cover occasional holes in our coverage. The key requirement for a moderator is the ability