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.

Ryan Ferguson
Pro

I love the customizing abilities of the new D-Word format, but, and I may be the lone moron who has this problem, I have accidentally hid topics probably ten times while trying to go back to topics list. I've noticed and fixed it immediately about 9 of those times, but at least once, I didn't realize for like a week that I was missing a topic. I guess I'm not even sure why someone would hide topics in the first place. Maybe put the option in a different place where I don't accidentally click on it. Of course, if I'm the only one, than... well, don't worry about it, I just need to work on my mouse skills.

Ben Kempas
Pro

It has happened to others, too. I think we just need a bigger space between the two links.

Sarah George
Pro

i'm an oldtimer still adjusting to the new interface...
is there a way to page thru topic like before? ie, i start at the top and then just keep clicking thru all postings in all topics until i'm done?

Ben Kempas
Pro

Yes, Sarah, the "Read xx new postings..." link at the top left of the list of Topics will take you on a cruise through all Topics. To get from one to the next, click on "Read next Topic with new postings..." at the bottom of all Topic pages.
Is that what you meant?

Doug Block
Host

Ben beat me to it, Sarah. It's the same method of navigating new posts as it used to be, just in a different place.

Ben, why are you Ashamed?

David Herman
Pro

Doc Doug's question makes the definition of this thread pretty broad.

Doug Block
Host

Just trying to help. Might even have a suggestion.

Ben Kempas
Pro

Sorry, that location line was entered in another topic, and I forgot to change it back.

Sarah George
Pro

thanks – i figured it out but shows just how rusty i've become. too long away!

David Herman
Pro

you bet your sweet fancy arse you've been too long away, worthi. You owe us a week's worth of highlights in the bar.

Laura Moire Paglin
Pro

For those of us who are vain, how we get around showing our age in the profile section? I tried to get rid of mine (or at least change it to a more desirable age), but it didn't give me any options (in fact the most recent birth date I could select was 1973), so I opted for being born in 1900 – which makes me 107.

Boyd McCollum
Pro

Laura, if you check my profile, you'll see that I won't be born for 5 more years. January 1st, 2013 to be exact – I want to be the first child born after the end of the current Maya calendar. (I'm guessing they, whoever the great and wonderful "they" is, updated the pulldown menu in the edit profile section per your suggestion)

Ben Kempas
Pro

That's weird – it only seems to allow for the year that was set originally plus the following five years.

I think we can officially confirm this as a bug. :-)

Ben Kempas
Pro

I've been informed that the server hosting The D-Word had a brief outage from 00:39 GMT today. I hope nobody was affected by this. Apologies if you were.

Peter Gerard
Pro

I'm looking into the birthdate bug...

And just to let everyone know, our host is going to move our server as a precaution against another outage. So the site will be down for about 5 to 10 minutes sometime between 05:00 and 0:700 GMT on Monday 3 March. Apologies again, but this should cause minimal disturbance and will insure further stability.

Peter Gerard
Pro

Those of you concerned about celebrating the wrong birthday can now adjust your profile and rest at ease. I fixed the bug and it will now let you choose any age between 12 and 100. If your age falls outside of those bounds, please let me know and I'll expand the options.

Robert Goodman
Pro

One hopes that someone makes it necessary to expand beyond 100. smile.

Lenville O'Donnell
Pro

Fearless Leaders:
I have a request. It would be nice to be able to spell my last name correctly here on the mighty D. One is not allowed to have an apostrophe (and probably hyphen or any other common symbol used in names), and it's not permitted to have two capital letters in one word. I'm sure there are a few other D-Mc's, Mac's, or O'Whatevers who would also appreciate. I suppose I could simply sign each and every post, spelling it correctly. But the D-Cops wouldn't like that....
Very Truly Yours,
Lenville O'Donnell

Ben Kempas
Pro

Lenville, this will be fixed with the next update of our software.

Boyd McCollum
Pro

Lenville, I just figured it was jealousy, that they didn't want us to have too much pride – kinda like "Hey Laddie, why should you get to have 2 capitals letters in your name?" But alas, it's only a software thing...

Ben Kempas
Pro

Well, I just put an apotostrophe into Lenville's name, and if you don't watch out, I'll make you a Mc'collum.

Boyd McCollum
Pro

or M'CCollum. Wow, that'd be 3 capital letters in my name. And an apostrophe. I feel like a Scots-Irish-Vulcan!

Ben Kempas
Pro

Well, apologies to Vulcan and everyone affected by this. I hate it when names are messed with. Peter will fix this ASAP.

Boyd McCollum
Pro

No worries Ben (at least for me), considering how good this site is, this is the equivalent of fine tuning/polishing an edit. Now can you imagine what would happen if you made the name field editable like the location?

Btw, many thanks to you and Peter for the continued work that you put in on the site. Very much appreciated!

Peter Gerard
Pro

It's fixed now. I don't know how Ben snuck that apostrophe through four hours ago...

But this change leaves it in our own hands to judge how to capitalize our own names....

Ben Kempas
Pro

That's pretty cool. I already corrected Boyd's name. (As for the others, please do it yourselves! Just promise not to give us ALL CAPS, OK?)

Bill Kerrigan
Pro

Can anyone recommend a fixer / production manager in Peshawar Pakistan.

Ben Kempas
Pro

Wrong topic, mate. Please post in Classifieds (Public or Members-only).

Rob Appleby
Fan

For some reason, I can't get the search function to work. This may have been dealt with somewhere, but... I can't get the search function to work. Any suggestions? (I have cookies enabled, btw).

Peter Gerard
Pro

What are you searching for? You need more than two characters in the search.

Rob Appleby
Fan

Well, I was looking for "Schoeps", "Inconvenient Truth", "pmw ex1", things like that.

Ben Kempas
Pro

The search function appears to work fine. What browser (version) and operating system (version) are you using?

Mark Barroso
Pro

I think I'm the only person on the planet that doesn't know how to use the hyperlink feature. Can someone 'splain how I can type a word and have it link to my trailer on youtbe.

I searched the pages and found nothing, so I swallowed my pride (not so hard once you get use to it) and am asking for help

Christopher Wong
Pro

mark, in order to link to a site you have to do the following:

(quotation mark)visit my site(quotation mark):www.yourlink.com

note: the part between the quotation marks can have spaces and be any length you choose

Ben Kempas
Pro

Mark, just click the blue question mark icon on the top right of the text box you're writing in, and it'll give you the whole range of linking and formatting options.

Peter Gerard
Pro

This morning I completed a move of our database. Apologies for the inconvenience caused. This change should improve stability of the website.

Ben Kempas
Pro

Thanks, Peter. I had never even noticed any instability... You do great work behind the scenes!

Peter Gerard
Pro

I'll be making a few more performance updates over the next few weeks before building the new features as part of our "Milestone 2" update... Stay tuned...

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