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.

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).

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