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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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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
Wed 12 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
Wed 12 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...


Ben Kempas
Thu 13 Sep 2007Link

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
Thu 13 Sep 2007Link

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


Ben Kempas
Thu 13 Sep 2007Link

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
Thu 13 Sep 2007Link

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
Thu 13 Sep 2007Link

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..............

Edited Thu 13 Sep 2007 by Christopher Pavsek

Doug Block
Thu 13 Sep 2007Link

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
Thu 13 Sep 2007Link

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


Joe Moulins
Thu 13 Sep 2007Link

Sweeeeeet!


Marj Safinia
Thu 13 Sep 2007Link

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


Doug Block
Thu 13 Sep 2007Link

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


Basil Shadid
Fri 14 Sep 2007Link

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?

Edited Fri 14 Sep 2007 by Basil Shadid

Peter Gerard
Fri 14 Sep 2007Link

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


Basil Shadid
Fri 14 Sep 2007Link

Thanks for all your hard work Peter!


Rhonda Moskowitz
Sat 15 Sep 2007Link

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
Mon 17 Sep 2007Link

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


Ben Kempas
Mon 17 Sep 2007Link

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


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