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

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)-

Marj Safinia
Host

Derrida

I -like- love the strikethrough too. Please don't get rid of it.

I thought Margot's picture was maggots, not bananas.

About help: Still having problems making the "link to another topic" work using cut and paste from the blue formatting questions mark thing.

{Doc Bar & Grill}

Riley Morton
Pro

2 questions.
i try to make my photo my default so you can actually see me at left, and it is now my default photo, but doesn't seem to have the intended effect (does the system need some time to update?)

2 i can't seem to change my password from the d-word created random one. when i try to on my profile page, and hit 'save' it tells me that my email is already in use.

other than that, i'm absolutely blown away by the new d-word. soooo great!

Ben Kempas
Pro

Marj - as I said elsewhere, I think it doesn't like the "&" sign. We might have to rename the topic the Doc Bar and Grill.

Riley - I suspect this has to do with your sign-up for a third account after we already imported two different ones. Seems like Peter needs to do some database clean-up...

Riley Morton
Pro

you are probably right, Ben.
sorry about the headache.

bigger photo didn't work.

Margot Roth
Pro

Ben I don't see the blue question mark... maybe only the hosts have it? I see the reply, link, and tag icons only.

Also, I'm all for a strikethrough function, but could it be changed to some other code-- so peeps using dashes don't do it accidentally?

Last but not least, D-Worders got mad memory skillz!!!! Yes, that's a pile of bananas my artist pal Doug Fishbone assembled in NY. (He's done them all over the world, actually.) It was a photo I had handy on my desktop. But if the peeps want the eyelid pictures, I can certainly oblige.....

Peter Gerard
Pro

I'll fix the formatting thing in due time. It's not meant to strikethrough unless there's white-space on either side so that you can still have a double-dash.

(Hidden section for the technically interested...)

I'm trying to balance between a full blown formatting markup and a simple custom one to suit our needs. But my custom code is clearly not completely ironed out...

Margot Roth
Pro

So, this is a question re: public/private topics. This topic is public, right... but if there's a link in here to another thread that's in the private area, what happens when non-members click on that link?

Christopher Pavsek
Pro

is there only a "Public" "introduce yourself" topic. Perhaps a private one would be good?

Ben Kempas
Pro

Chris - Two "Introduce Yourself" topics would be too confusing for everyone. That's what we agreed on back in March when we discussed the specs with the community. And I think it works really well the way it is now.

Ben Kempas
Pro

Having said this, we didn't just merge the Intro topics of the previous Forum and Community conferences and made it public. We've always said that everything that was originally posted in a private topic will stay private. So if you need to access the old "private" Intros, they are here: OLD D-Word Community: Introduce (members-only link)

Doug Block
Host

peter and ben thought of evvvvvverythinggggg...

Ben Kempas
Pro

Are you all aware of the My Topics options? You can totally customise your D-Word experience now by having an individual selection of topics and receiving email disgests (which still look a bit rough right now but we'll improve that).

Danielle Beverly
Pro

Awesome that links automatically get created, without having to do this anymore: <link>. Well done!

Ben Kempas
Pro

The <> was only to prevent long links from breaking when being wrapped.

I think you should upload a photo of the Westy as your profile pic, Danielle.

Danielle Beverly
Pro

You think so? Kind of small. But it is the only photo I have that is recent. Truthfully I'm not ready to put up a photo. Maybe later this week though...

Christopher Pavsek
Pro

Suggestion: on each particular topic page (like here, in Help) a little pop-up menu that lets gives you a list of all topics so you can jump directly to another one without going back to the Topics List Page.

I would also suggest, though I know it's been discussed, that a private intro topic would be nice nonetheless...i don't want to read every into from the enthusiasts and i imagine not everyone wants to introduce themselves to the enthusiasts; i don't know. i don't think it'd be confusing--it could appear in the social topics for the private one and in the public space for the public one.....

But frankly, as it all is now, this is very cool and i'd be happy with it with no changes at all..............

Doug Block
Host

Peter, Ben, don't see anything in the Help section about doing html within a post. So, how does one do things like bold and italicize within the posts here?

John Burgan
Host

Click the blue question mark immediately to the right of your location >>>

Marj Safinia
Host

I'm shocked, Doug. Have you not been paying attention at all? ;P

Doug Block
Host

well i'll be durned. we were so focused on getting the Help section done that i didn't even see this.

Basil Shadid
Pro

I've got a question. I tried posting a link earlier that has underscores in it. The new D-Word reformatted the link. It took the underscores out and made one of the last two words italic.

Here's the link:
http://www.jeroenwijering.com/?item=FlashvideoPlayer

How would I post the full link without the formatting engine touching it?

Peter Gerard
Pro

Sorry Basil, This is a "known issue" that I'm going to fix as soon as I have a chance...

Rhonda Moskowitz
Pro

Wow! The changes are amazing! A huge thanks to Peter, John, Ben, Doug and anyone else who has made these terrific improvements! I'm still getting used to it, but it's so much better now. You've taken this already great site to a new level. Your efforts are very much appreciated! Peter, it looks like you've done the lions share, correct?

Christopher Pavsek
Pro

in response to ben's post of david's subaquatic snoring---how big an attachment is too big nowadays?

Ben Kempas
Pro

We'll cut you off at 50 MB (subject to change).

Peter Gerard
Pro

Chris, what browser and OS are you using when the Preview "wipes" the attachment?

And by the way, I fixed the bug Kurt was having in the Photo Album. You can now have commas and exclamation points and whatever else you want in file names...

Erica Ginsberg
Host

Is it possible to take out (or fix) the crossout command with the hyphens. I have found myself having to redo posts (and have noticed it in others' posts) because we are accustomed to using hyphens in our normal writing. Probably it is more useful for us to be able to use hyphens than to cross words out. Or is there another command that could be used for crossouts that doesn't match a normally grammatical markings?

Ben Kempas
Pro

Others advocated to keep the function. I wouldn't mind taking it out.

Christopher Pavsek
Pro

peter--i was using safari (2.0.4) and osx 10.4.10.

i'll try it with firefox and let you know what happens....

Christopher Pavsek
Pro

but where did the post go that i mad ewith firefox? how weird? does anyone see it?

i said in it: bulghur wheat makes me -fart- and there was a picture of the cabinet of dr. caligari....it's gone!

Christopher Pavsek
Pro

oh, i found it. it's int he play topic. oops. apologies for all the stupid posts. i had a long day and drank too much wine thereafter.

Niam Itani
Host

This is double posted please delete the one in Play...

Peter there is something I am going to try to explain:

I click on read topics with new listings. So they start opening one topic after the other. I pass by Finding Funding and it is very long so I TAG the post where I want to keep it for later to read and move on. It goes to another topic, then it comes back to Finding Funding. I tag again and read another then it goes back.

In the old d-word when I used to click on read all with new postings it browsed all topics without repetition.

Hope you get the idea :S

Jo-Anne Velin
Pro

Hi Peter, I would like to ask that the time alloted to erase a post be extended. I posted something with an error in it, a silly one but it mattered, and the time it took me to double check and repost was not long. Still, I could not dump the old longer post and repost with the correction. merci.

Jo-Anne Velin
Pro

I checked: the posts were three minutes apart, in Bar and Grill. I type and send (too) quickly, ya ya, but still. Here, however, in Help, I notice the erasure icon is still active in the post above this one. methought one had about 15 mintues' grace.

Peter Gerard
Pro

Jo-Anne, you get 15 minutes grace only for the last post you submit.

Niam, I'm already aware of this and it's on my list.

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