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