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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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Simone Fary
Tue 11 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


Ben Kempas
Wed 12 Sep 2007Link

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


Christopher Pavsek
Wed 12 Sep 2007Link

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
Wed 12 Sep 2007Link

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

And who's Jaques Derrida?

Edited Wed 12 Sep 2007 by Ben Kempas

John Burgan
Wed 12 Sep 2007Link

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


Marj Safinia
Wed 12 Sep 2007Link Tag

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
Wed 12 Sep 2007Link

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!


Christopher Pavsek
Wed 12 Sep 2007Link

whoah! that's cool.


Ben Kempas
Wed 12 Sep 2007Link

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
Wed 12 Sep 2007Link

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

bigger photo didn't work.


Margot Roth
Wed 12 Sep 2007Link

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.....


Marj Safinia
Wed 12 Sep 2007Link

Margot - blue questions mark in the top right hand corner of this yellow posting box


Margot Roth
Wed 12 Sep 2007Link

Ahhh! thanks Marj


Peter Gerard
Wed 12 Sep 2007Link

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.

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Margot Roth
Thu 13 Sep 2007Link

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
Thu 13 Sep 2007Link

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


Peter Gerard
Thu 13 Sep 2007Link

In reply to Margot Roth's post on Thu 13 Sep 2007 :

If Enthusiasts visit a link to a Members-only topic they will not be allowed in.


Ben Kempas
Thu 13 Sep 2007Link

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
Thu 13 Sep 2007Link

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
Thu 13 Sep 2007Link

peter and ben thought of evvvvvverythinggggg...


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