Help, Suggestions, Future of The D-Word

Help with The D-Word

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Difficulties with The D-Word? If you can't find the right answers on our Help page, please post in this topic. Ideas for future D-Word releases or projects can be posted here as well.

Ben Kempas
Pro

Yes, I'm getting them all the time, but only with the "after yours" link. Am I the only one?

David Herman
Pro

Peter, "the fixer" Gerard. Only thing I don't like is being called member. Kind of makes me self conscious and wonder what a female member should be called.

Peter Gerard
Pro

Yes, I'm the fixer all right, and I can even fix your post so there's an "r" at the end of my first name!

Milt Lee
Pro

OK I read the instructions, and now I see that the links are to the posts that are in the various topics.

Erica Ginsberg
Host

So far so good. THANK YOU PETER! AND BEN. AND DOUG. AND EVERYONE ELSE WHO WAS A PART OF MAKING THE NEW D-WORD HAPPEN. Sorry I'm yelling. I'm just so bloody excited.

Milt Lee
Pro

It could be that I need to look a little further, but are you going to have instructions, or panels that show the tools you can use - on the posting pages? It would be wonderful.
Thanks,
Milt

Peter Gerard
Pro

Click on the little blue ? icon above the posting box for posting instructions. Or click "Help" in the menu at the top of the page for general instructions. Anything else, just ask here!

Ben Kempas
Pro

Milt, there's also the Help page that you can access from the top menu. You'll find a "Quick Guide" that I wrote very quickly, so it still lacks sophistication and illustration. (Volunteers needed to improve it.)

Christopher Wong
Pro

Peter (& Ben), thanks so much for the new version. I love it already... Methinks the updated site will save me at least 15 minutes of D-word browsing a day; of course, since it's so easy, I'll probably be wasting time, er, posting even more than before. Great job!

Niam Itani
Host

Thanks Peter, Ben, Doug, John, and everybody else!!! This is addictive. RIP Facebook, lol

Marj Safinia
Host

Okay, a couple of other questions that come up for me -- just suggestions for the future "to-do" list, perhaps?

  • spell check for postings (I think we had talked about this at one point)]
  • when email notification of posting following yours occurs, can it tell you who posted after you instead of just saying "someone"?
  • John Burgan
    Host

    Most modern browsers will provide automatic spell check - and who's to decide the default spelling for an inbuilt D-Word checker - "color" or "colour"?

    You say tomato...

    Simone Fary
    Pro

    Got the error the first time I tried to upload my photo. Was trying to do 3 different things at once, I'm sure it was because it was way too big and a TIFF. When I reduced it and converted to JPEG it was fine, but might be nice to give the specs for photos. Otherwise, a fabulous job, congratulations.

    Ben Kempas
    Pro

    It would be nice if everybody could upload a picture than we can easily identify them with.

    This doesn't have to be a portrait of yourself, it can as well be a picture of your camera, your cat, or a still from a film you made.

    Margot Roth
    Pro

    I'm not sure if this was covered already-- but i noticed in my first post when i tried to use a couple sets of dashes ( - ) it did a strike-thru thingie. I previewed the post first and changed it to single dashes. Is that a bug or are you not s'posed to use double-dashes? Cuz god knows-me-- and Emily Dickinson-we loves-the long-dash. -

    oh look i did it again!

    p.s. Peter et al: you guys rock! this was a LOT of work. wow.

    Ben Kempas
    Pro

    Margot, welcome back! I think I'm going to upload your eye surgery picture as your user profile picture...

    I think we should get rid of the strike-through feature altogether. It's kind of a leftover from other markup tools, and it'll be more painful than useful.

    Erica Ginsberg
    Host

    Margot, is that an art piece by your friend you are using for your image? I was kind of hoping for the eyelid picture, but this one's pretty cool.

    I think you can do the double dash without it crossing things out, but only if there's a space between the dashes and the word -- like this.

    Ben Kempas
    Pro

    John with a better memory than Erica? I'm impressed (by the search function).

    Christopher Pavsek
    Pro

    where are the instructions for how to do markup? i can't find them....perhaps i have a bug

    i like the -strike-through-! Don't get rid of it! it reminds me of jacques derrida

    Ben Kempas
    Pro

    See the blue question mark icon above the post, to the right of your location?

    And who's Jaques Derrida?

    John Burgan
    Host

    A Frenchman famous for his ability to -(censored)-

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