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Help, Suggestions, Future of The D-Word

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.

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Senain Kheshgi
Mon 10 Sep 2007Link

Congrats guys! I was so happy to get the email that things were up and running! I've been stranded at the airport in Barcelona for the last 12 hours. Perfect timing to play around in the new D-word.


David Herman
Mon 10 Sep 2007Link

whoops, I am about to double post, cause the other was in playing around as I didn't notice help. How do I change my password back to something I can remember?


Ben Kempas
Mon 10 Sep 2007Link

David, see here ...

Edited Mon 10 Sep 2007 by Ben Kempas

Peter Gerard
Mon 10 Sep 2007Link

In reply to Ben Kempas's post on Mon 10 Sep 2007 :

Uh oh... something broke already?! I guess I'll have to fix it...


Ben Kempas
Mon 10 Sep 2007Link

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


Peter Gerard
Mon 10 Sep 2007Link

Just fixed it!


David Herman
Mon 10 Sep 2007Link

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.

Edited Mon 10 Sep 2007 by The Webmaster

Peter Gerard
Mon 10 Sep 2007Link

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
Mon 10 Sep 2007Link

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


Erica Ginsberg
Mon 10 Sep 2007Link

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
Mon 10 Sep 2007Link

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
Mon 10 Sep 2007Link

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!


Peter Gerard
Mon 10 Sep 2007Link

Erica, Glad you like it!


Joe Moulins
Mon 10 Sep 2007Link

Long live the search function!


Ben Kempas
Mon 10 Sep 2007Link

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
Mon 10 Sep 2007Link

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
Mon 10 Sep 2007Link

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


Marj Safinia
Mon 10 Sep 2007Link Tag

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

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

Edited Tue 11 Sep 2007 by Marj Safinia

John Burgan
Mon 10 Sep 2007Link

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
Mon 10 Sep 2007Link Tag

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
Tue 11 Sep 2007Link

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
Wed 12 Sep 2007Link

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
Wed 12 Sep 2007Link

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.

Edited Wed 12 Sep 2007 by Ben Kempas

Erica Ginsberg
Wed 12 Sep 2007Link

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.


John Burgan
Wed 12 Sep 2007Link

Banana installation? The search function is your friend


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