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Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:32 pm
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StellaThomas says...



I love it Nate! Just one quick thing- is there no 'delete' option? I don't mind not being able to edit so much because previously if something was wrong I would have just deleted the comment- but now I can't seem to? It's grand if we won't be able to delete comments, but maybe put a line at the top of the page telling us it won't be possible?

Hate to be such a nitpicker! Other than that, the site is looking so great! Plus all the info on the side of people's works now, I love having that back as well.
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Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:04 pm
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Aye, deleting will indeed be coming back.

Not sure about editing. It's just somewhat hard to set up (especially with the current profile format in which there is no default posting area). Same goes for reviews. Besides, with being able to specifically reply to a comment, it should be easy enough to add something in. And in case you really need to change something, just delete and repost.

I admit, that's not exactly desirable; it'd be much better to simply be able to edit a comment rather than go through the trouble of deleting & reposting it. But, it's just difficult to set up.

However, on the matter of editing, that "feature" will be going live later today for literary works. I put "feature," in quotes only because it's more of a necessary component than a feature!

Also, literary works may be temporarily taken offline later today. It won't be for long, and I'll be sure to put up a big red warning box before I do (if I do).
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Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:11 pm
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Blues says...



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More big red boxes? Yay!

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Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:53 am
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AlfredSymon says...



Yes! Editing will be back! Gonna delete some mistaken posts!
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Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:22 am
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Those changes to the commenting system I talked about have been made. It'll be interesting to see if/how people use them! I'm kind of hoping it'll become somewhat of a substitute for forums, which I find to be kind of restrictive.

Just to go over the changes again...

Mentions

Mentions are done just by saying @whoever. Keep in mind, only spelling matters. Also, mentions will not work with people who have spaces in their username.

When you make a mention, that person will be notified once the Notifications system is up and running again.

Hashtags

#Hashtags are keywords that you can mark a profile comment with. You can use them however you want!

Groups

\Groups are marked off with a backslash. These are pretty similar to hashtags, but whereas hashtags mark off keywords, \groups categorize your post in certain categories.


Additional Note

Keep in mind that whereas mentions will work in replies to comments, groups and hashtags will not. This was a design decision as it should be up to the original poster as to how their post is categorized.
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Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:22 am
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Dragongirl says...



Hey I know if it was here before it will most likely becoming back, but....

I was wondering if the 'Friend' button is just out of order at the moment or if I am looking in the wrong places?
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Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:47 am
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Changes to Browse area

- Editing is back! To an extent. At the moment, you can only edit the title, short description, and post text.

- You can sort the browse area according to only your works, or according to the people you are following.

- Some minor changes to the sidebar area within works

- Likes bug fixed.


Dragongirl ->> It's coming back. For now, to add a friend, just go to Dashboard and click on 'Friends & Foes.'
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Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:08 am
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Lava says...



Nate wrote:- Editing is back! To an extent. At the moment, you can only edit the title, short description, and post text.

Yay! Thank you! I had to fix a minor, but annoying typo. Love the description!
Although, I can't edit my spoilered text. I presume you know about that though.
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Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:12 am
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Blues says...



Will the spoiler code work on works? I know bbcode would on comments, but I'm not sure otherwise.




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Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:30 pm
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AlfredSymon says...



Ooohh! I love the Tool area! It seems to be very professional!

Ahmad's right, there's still no spoiler code. I also can't find the delete button. Don't worry, I will wait for it!

Also, I can't find the Post button on the Browse area. I know I have the 'Add New Work' tab, but wouldn't it be more economical to have one there too?

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Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:26 pm
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Jas says...



I know you said that the like bug was fixed, but I've noticed that the likes on works posted before Apollo aren't shown. Also, when I comment on reviews, the words are tiny and grey. I'm not sure either is supposed to be like that.

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Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:50 pm
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Jas, it's going to be a while before everything is good. Please be patient.
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Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:05 pm
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StellaThomas says...



Also, mentions will not work with people who have spaces in their username.


I am expecting lots of mentions purely because of this.

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Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:27 pm
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lilymoore says...



I know it's going to be a while before all things are good and such but I thought I would make a short mention that when you're looking at the list of related items next to an already open work, because some titles can be pretty long, the list seems sort of jumbled if a title takes up more than one line and turning it into a bulleted list might be useful.
Spoiler! :
With longer titles, it looks kind of jumbled, like this.Image


Still, I'm really loving how everything is coming together piece by piece. When things appear and I finally notice them, it's kind of like a cake day surprise. :D
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:26 am
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Blues says...



I'm not sure if you're working on the browse area right now, but perhaps if the check box was made into two ... round check-boxes where you have to click either the one or the other to submit? (So is it either a comment or a review) Some people on chat (and I've done this too by accident) forgot to press the check box for a review.

Just a suggestion :)