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.
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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)
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).
Awesome that links automatically get created, without having to do this anymore: <link>. Well done!
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.
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...
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..............
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?
Click the blue question mark immediately to the right of your location >>>
I'm shocked, Doug. Have you not been paying attention at all? ;P
well i'll be durned. we were so focused on getting the Help section done that i didn't even see this.
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:
How would I post the full link without the formatting engine touching it?
Sorry Basil, This is a "known issue" that I'm going to fix as soon as I have a chance...
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?
in response to ben's post of david's subaquatic snoring---how big an attachment is too big nowadays?
Chris, what browser and OS are you using when the Preview "wipes" the attachment?
And by the way, I fixed the bug Kurt was having in the Photo Album. You can now have commas and exclamation points and whatever else you want in file names...
Is it possible to take out (or fix) the crossout command with the hyphens. I have found myself having to redo posts (and have noticed it in others' posts) because we are accustomed to using hyphens in our normal writing. Probably it is more useful for us to be able to use hyphens than to cross words out. Or is there another command that could be used for crossouts that doesn't match a normally grammatical markings?
Others advocated to keep the function. I wouldn't mind taking it out.
peter--i was using safari (2.0.4) and osx 10.4.10.
i'll try it with firefox and let you know what happens....
whaddayaknow. with firefox it works fine and with safari it doesn't