Michael Heilemann.
If you have Dunstan's Time Since installed, this plugin uses it for the title="" attributes on the comments and posts. (For WordPress 1.5) Author: Brian Meidell Author URI: http://meidell.dk/ Version 1.5: Now works without LOCK TABLE and CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE priviledges. Version 1.5.1: Can't remember what I did here Version 1.5.2: Fixed count select statement to not include spammy comments Version 1.5.3: Properly excludes track- and pingbacks Version 1.5.4: Excludes posts that are not published, even if they have comments Version 1.5.5: Fade old comments, fixed bug that wreaked havoc with Time Since Version 1.5.6: Bugfix from Jonas Rabbe (http://www.jonas.rabbe.com/) pertaining to timesince Version 1.5.7: Bugfix so old colors can be darker than new colors (stupid oversight), thanks to http://spiri.dk for spotting it. Bugfix where single digit hex would cause invalid colors, thanks to http://www.wereldkeuken.be/ for the fix. Version 1.5.8: Updated to work with WordPress 2.1 alpha by M. Heilemann. */ function blc_latest_comments($num_posts = 5, $num_comments = 6, $hide_pingbacks_and_trackbacks = true, $prefix = "
  • ", $postfix = "
  • ", $fade_old = true, $range_in_days = 10, $new_col = "#444444", $old_col = "#cccccc") { global $wpdb; function clamp($min, $max, $val) { return max($min,min($max,$val)); } $usetimesince = function_exists('time_since'); // Work nicely with Dunstan's Time Since plugin (adapted by Michael Heilemann) // This is compensating for the lack of subqueries in mysql 3.x // The approach used in previous versions needed the user to // have database lock and create tmp table priviledges. // This uses more queries and manual DISTINCT code, but it works with just select privs. if(!$hide_pingbacks_and_trackbacks) $ping = ""; else $ping = "AND comment_type<>'pingback' AND comment_type<>'trackback'"; $posts = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT comment_post_ID, post_title FROM ($wpdb->comments LEFT JOIN $wpdb->posts ON (comment_post_ID = ID)) WHERE comment_approved = '1' AND $wpdb->posts.post_status='publish' $ping ORDER BY comment_date DESC;"); $seen = array(); $num = 0; if($fade_old) { $max_time = $range_in_days * 24 * 60 * 60 ; $r_new = hexdec(substr($new_col, 1, 2)); $r_old = hexdec(substr($old_col, 1, 2)); //$r_min = min($min, $max); //$r_max = max($min, $max); $r_range = ($r_old-$r_new); $g_new = hexdec(substr($new_col, 3, 2)); $g_old = hexdec(substr($old_col, 3, 2)); //$g_min = min($min, $max); //$g_max = max($min, $max); $g_range = ($g_old-$g_new); $b_new = hexdec(substr($new_col, 5, 2)); $b_old = hexdec(substr($old_col, 5, 2)); //$b_min = min($min, $max); //$b_max = max($min, $max); $b_range = ($b_old-$b_new); } // print "ranges: $r_range, $g_range, $b_range
    "; // print "r: ".(0.5*$r_range+$r_new)."
    "; foreach($posts as $post) { // The following 5 lines is a manual DISTINCT and LIMIT, // since mysql 3.x doesn't allow you to control which way a DISTINCT // select merges multiple entries. if(array_key_exists($post->comment_post_ID, $seen)) continue; $seen[$post->comment_post_ID] = true; if($num++ > $num_posts) break; $commenters = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT *, UNIX_TIMESTAMP(comment_date) AS unixdate FROM $wpdb->comments WHERE comment_approved = '1' AND comment_post_ID = '".$post->comment_post_ID."' $ping ORDER BY comment_date DESC LIMIT $num_comments;"); $count = $wpdb->get_var("SELECT COUNT(comment_ID) AS c FROM $wpdb->comments WHERE comment_post_ID = $post->comment_post_ID AND comment_approved = '1' ".$ping); $i = 0; $link = get_permalink($post->comment_post_ID); if($usetimesince) $title = " title=\"Last comment was ".time_since($comment->unixdate)." ago\""; else $title = ""; echo $prefix."".stripslashes($post->post_title). "  ".$count."
    \n"; foreach($commenters as $commenter) { if($usetimesince) $title = " title=\"Posted ".time_since($commenter->unixdate)." ago\""; if($fade_old) { $diff = time() - $commenter->unixdate; $r = round($diff/$max_time*($r_range))+$r_new; $r = clamp(min($r_new, $r_old), max($r_new, $r_old), $r); $g = round($diff/$max_time*($g_range))+$g_new; $g = clamp(min($g_new, $g_old), max($g_new, $g_old), $g); $b = round($diff/$max_time*($b_range))+$b_new; $b = clamp(min($b_new, $b_old), max($b_new, $b_old), $b); $r_hex = str_pad(dechex($r), 2, '0', STR_PAD_LEFT); $g_hex = str_pad(dechex($g), 2, '0', STR_PAD_LEFT); $b_hex = str_pad(dechex($r), 2, '0', STR_PAD_LEFT); $colstr = " style=\"color: #".$r_hex.$g_hex.$b_hex.";\""; } if($i++ > 0) echo ", "; echo "comment_ID."\"$title>".stripslashes($commenter->comment_author).""; } if($count > $num_comments) echo " [...]"; echo "".$postfix."\n"; } } ?> Rumors | YEMblog

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    February 28, 2012

    Rumors: SPAC and Other Dates Appear to Be Confirmed [Reddit]

    December 23, 2011

    Rumors: Phish Coming Back to Bader Field? [AC Weekly]

    December 17, 2011

    Rumors: Phish Floated As Possible Act For New Festival [MD Coast Dispatch]

    The rumor mill is in full swing regarding the bands or potential bands who may be coming to Ocean City next June for the first-ever High-Tide Music Festival.

    Understandably so, the promoter is keeping details private, but it’s known at a recent Tourism Advisory Board meeting the name of the band Phish was floated as a possible act for the June 2-3 event. This would be surprising to me, if it’s true, as Phish could sell out its own two-day music festival without any other acts. Nonetheless, that’s a huge name in the music world and it would draw a tremendous crowd, as it has a huge and diverse following. Although it’s a hypothetical at this time, the big unknown with Phish would be whether it would attract the types of people city officials would want to see.

    June 28, 2011

    Watkins Glen: Super Rumor (IX Possible Spoiler) [OPT]

    March 30, 2011

    Speculation: Dates, Please? [Phish Thoughts]

    February 10, 2011

    Rumors: Ten Random Rumors [Phish Thoughts]

    February 1, 2011

    Editorial: How Rampant Speculation is Negatively Impacting Phish Tour [PhanArt]

    January 31, 2011

    Rumors: Watkins Glen Prez Says No Phish Fest, Yet [Hidden Track]

    When asked if he was hesitant to publish the article, Stergion responded “we publish stories based on good information from good sources. We take a look at the circumstances of the information and decide whether or not it’s credible. In this case we believe this will happen so we published it.” As for the rumors the Dave Matthews Band would be tied to the festival, Stergion claimed “we never heard DMB mentioned by anyone in person or any sources from within Watkins Glen. We’re confident that Watkins Glen will be a Phish-only festival.” It turns out this event has been long in the making according to Pete, “WGI actually sent people out to Phish shows in 2010 to get an idea of what kind of crowd they can expect & to take  notes for how security was handled at Phish shows.”

    Rumors: Festival Buzz [Phish Thoughts]

    Rumors: Phish to Finger Lakes? [WBNG]

    January 30, 2011

    Rumors: Phish to Host Festival 9 in Watkins Glen [Bands That Jam]

    Sources close to the situation in Watkins Glen have reported to us that Phish has signed a contract for Phish Festival 9 July 4th weekend at Watkins Glen International.

    Tickets will be $200 for the entire weekend. There will be 8 sets total happening on Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

    January 28, 2011

    Rumors: Festival Rumor Mill – DMB & Phish [Live Music Blog]

    January 27, 2011

    Rumors: Jamband Festival in Atlantic City? [Hidden Track]

    January 20, 2011

    Festival 9 Rumors: Update – Phish Watkins Glen [Bands That Jam]

    Sources close to us at the track in Watkins Glen have reported that Phish is planning a 4 day festival. Tickets will be from $190 to $240 and include camping. Our source tells us that the signing of the contract is imminent.

    January 12, 2011

    Rumors: Rumors of Watkins Glen & Hampton Becoming Strong [OPT]

    October 18, 2010

    Musical Costume: The Halloween Rumor Mill [Phishnet]

    August 5, 2010

    Rumors: Is Phish Playing Sprint Center in October? [The Pitch]

    August 3, 2010

    Rumors: Halloween NOT at AC’s Boardwalk Hall [Online Phish Tour]

    Rumors: Halloween is NOT in Albany [Online Phish Tour]

    August 2, 2010

    Rumors: Trick or Treat or Double Down [Phish Thoughts]

    With the fan community sitting on the precipice of Summer Tour – Part Deux, the rumor mill exploded over the weekend with multiple sources all but confirming Phish in Atlantic City, New Jersey for Halloween 2010.

    August 1, 2010

    Rumors: Phish Fall Tour Dates Rumors [Online Phish Tour]

    July 28, 2010

    Rumors: Phish Fall Tour Rumors [Live Music Blog]

    July 25, 2010

    Editorial: Rumor Leaks are GOOD For Phish [Phish.net]

    June 23, 2010

    Bunk Rumors: No Festival in Limestone [OnlinePhishTour]

    May 12, 2010

    Rumors: Fall Forecast – Vegas Baby [Phish Thoughts]

    May 6, 2010

    Rumors: Phish at ACL? Is It Even Possible? [austin360]

    March 12, 2010

    Rumors: Alpine Valley Rumblings [Coventry]

    March 10, 2010

    Rumors: Going Greek [Phish Thoughts]

    March 4, 2010

    Telluride: The Road to Phish in Telluride [TelluridePhotography]

    DOCUMENTATION OF THE ROAD TO PHISH PLAYING IN TOWN PARK ON AUGUST 9TH AND 10TH, 2010- February 24th, 2010: The First Hurdle was cleared as the Parks and Recreation Commission agreed to allow Phish to play in Town Park on the dates in question. The Second Hurdle, March 3rd, 2010: CCAASE Board Meeting in Telluride to respond to the proposal by Planet Bluegrass President Craig Ferguson and AEG Live to add the Phish concerts to Telluride’s special events calendar: the Board agreed. The Third Hurdle: The final decision will rest with the Telluride Town Council, whose meeting is scheduled to take place next Tuesday, March 9th.

    Wrigley: Cubs Get Go Ahead For Concert on Yom Kippur [Sun-Times]

    February 23, 2010

    Telluride: Rumor – Phish in Telluride Examined [Dog Gone Blog]

    February 22, 2010

    Telluride: On The Summer Menu – Phish? [Daily Planet]

    In the history of good times, there have been a few announcements that sent shock waves of hope and excitement through their communities.

    New York, 1933: “Huzzah! Prohibition’s kaput!”

    L.A., 1966: “Any of you lovely birds up for Twister?”

    Telluride, 2010: “Dude! Phish!”

    February 19, 2010

    Telluride: Promoter Trying to Land Phish [Denver Post]

    February 11, 2010

    Summer: Wrigley Could Host Three Concerts This Summer [Chicago Tribune]

    Though the ordinance does not mention bands, a source with knowledge of the situation said the July 7 date likely will be a return engagement by Elton John and Billy Joel, while the Dave Matthews Band, Paul McCartney and Phish are potential acts to play the two September dates. Just one of the acts will take the stage both nights in September, the source said.

    February 2, 2010

    Summer Tour: Phish Summer Tour 2010 Rumors [MNLiveMusicBlog]

    January 22, 2010

    Rumors: Osage Creek Performing Arts Center Approved [Fayetteville Flyer]

    Piraino said that he is waiting for a particular artist to finalize their summer touring plans before he can make any announcement.

    Speculation, and demand for Phish are rampant on their Facebook page, but nothing is official according to Piraino.

    All indications, though, are that Northwest Arkansas will indeed be getting the large concert venue of its dreams. Now, who do you want to see play at it?

    January 18, 2010

    Rumors: Summer Tour? [Phish Thoughts]

    November 18, 2009

    Rumors: Spring Tour in Europe? [PhanArt]

    October 5, 2009

    Rumors: Phish in Albany – Get A Room Close [PhanArt]

    October 4, 2009

    Rumors: More Clues For Phish at Albany on Thanksgiving [Monsterfresh]

    A full list of supposed Fall dates have been circulating around for a while and, although nothing has been officially confirmed with any of them, at least 2 of the dates seem legit.  The screenshot above was taken from the Jillians of Albany website and was discovered by, Phantasytour.com forum member, xPHISHx and pointed out by them in a thread on the site.

    September 23, 2009

    Rumors: Fall Tour Dates [Coventry]

    September 22, 2009

    Rumors: Fall Tour [Phish Thoughts]

    September 16, 2009

    Rumors: The Big Cypress Box Set??? [Phish Thoughts]

    August 23, 2009

    Rumors: Phish Fall Tour and NYE 2009 [Welcome To Now]

    July 23, 2009

    Rumors: Phish at the Parting Glass? [Times Union]

    July 14, 2009

    Rumors: Save The Date is NOT in California [Creative Loafing]

    July 9, 2009

    Rumors: Phish Playing MSG on November 21 and 22? [Bumpershine]

    July 7, 2009

    Fall Tour Rumors: The Rumor Mill Keeps Churning [The Examiner]

    July 3, 2009

    Rumors: Hampton and Indio Rumors Make The Paper [Hidden Track]

    Halloween: Hotels Filling Up on Phish Rumors [The Desert Sun]

    Paul Tollett, the promoter of the Coachella and Stagecoach festivals, was expected to meet with Phish’s production manager on Thursday. He could not be reached to comment on what was discussed.

    Rumors: Will The Band Return to the Hampton Coliseum? [Daily Press]

    Whispers circulating locally and nationally suggest that jam band kings Phish may return to Hampton Coliseum before year’s end.

    A Hampton city government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Phish is definitely coming back this year — probably sometime in the fall.

    June 26, 2009

    Rumors: Phish @ Coachella Site For Halloween [Wounded Messenger]

    June 12, 2009

    Riverbend: Riverbend Special Guest Not Phish [WRCB Ch. 3]

    May 12, 2009

    Rumors: Phish to Return to Big Cypress [Live Music Blog]

    April 21, 2009

    Rumors: Photos From The Studio [Liquid Goggles]

    March 31, 2009

    Rumors: Phish to Play Fenway [Ants Marching]

    March 30, 2009

    Rumors Gone Wild: No Phish Festival In Texas [Fox 7]

    March 25, 2009

    Rumors: Phish Gets in on Summer Festival Fun [CoS]

    Rumors: Festival in Texas, VT?!?! [Scene Fiend]

    Rumors: Phish Eyes Adding Dates to Summer Tour [The Wagger]