Lay it on me, Part 2

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Lay it on me, Part 2
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Thu, 10-18-2012 - 7:54pm

I've heard a few people mention that they're only can see new threads, not replies, so I'm starting a new thread to answer more questions, just to be safe.

Have I shared the thread where you can check for updates on various bug fixes? I'm starting to forget who I've told what, lol. Is it Friday yet?

http://www.ivillage.com/forums/ivillage-women/around-ivillage/ivillage-help/ivillage-help/message-board-fixes-updates#new

Okay, here are some additional questions I've seen- if you don't see yours answered, please don't hesitate to ask again. I'm trying to make it to each of my boards at least once a day but am also answering people through email and PM's too. Smile

Changing Font Colors: It's a feature that they will have to build and add on later.(After all the major bugs and other craziness dies down). I agree, it was nice to have.

Editing a Post: Yep, you should be able to edit your own post. I just tested it in a non-moderator name and was able to.

Replying to Yourself: This is on the list of 'known bugs"

Newest to Oldest Not Sticking: is this for replies (where it says "Views replies by", right next to "itmes per page".) or for threads? (the option that appears under "thread options"). Unforunately, I don't have a time frame for it to start "sticking". It's definitely on the list of bugs but probably not as high of a priority as fixing all the issues on the mobile site, for example. 

Speaking of issues on the mobile site... I don't own an iPad (sniff!) so I don't have a lot of first-hand knowledge about the issues but I do know it's pretty high on the priority list. I also found a thread about it on the iVillage Help board :

http://www.ivillage.com/forums/ivillage-women/around-ivillage/ivillage-help/ivillage-help/mobile-site-fixes#new

Threads remembering where you left off: aka, "thread memory". Jessica Dukes, our Community Director talked aobut a "Mark as New/Mark as Read" feature in the thread I linked to above but I *think* what you're asking about is different, right? To me, "mark as new/red", is what you can select for whole threads but "thread memory" is for the actual messages in a thread, and it remembers for you where you left off. I'll be sure to ask about it!

How to Bookmark a board in Chrome: scroll down the board a bit, at the bottom of the list of threads, you'll see "see all threads on this board". Click on that. You'll then see "Board Options"- mouse over that and in the drop down menu you'll see the option to subscribe.

Subscribe: It's a feature where if you are subscribed to a thread, you'll receive an email when a new reply is posted. Unfortunately, it's currently not working but it's definitely on the "known issues" list.

As always, thanks so so so so much for your patience! Things are getting better everyday. I know a major bug was fixed just today (login issues using Internet Explorer were fixed).

Lisa 

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Tue, 10-23-2012 - 2:01pm

Testing red font -huh, it worked. So this is what I did- I was googling color fonts and found this page:

http://www.eng.cam.ac.uk/help/tpl/textprocessing/latex_advanced/node13.html

 Now, the code is like moon language to me (I really need to learn HTML!!) but what I did was use the same trick I used to get green in an earlier post. Where it says " This is in red and this box is in gold..." I highlighted the word red, hit control-c to copy and then in a new post on here, hit control-v to copy it. It then made everything else I typed afterwards red too. It briefly went away after I pasted the link to the page above but once I copied and pasted one of the red words again, it was back.

It's a weird workaround but if you really want colored text for something, it's an option.  Let's see if it works for gold- yep! Cool. Cool

Lisa

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Tue, 10-23-2012 - 2:05pm

ludam wrote:
<p>I've also been getting pop up ads. Very annoying.  Didn't happen before.</p>

I'm seeing the pop-up ads increasing today as well. I'll definitely pass that along.

Hugss- I sent you a PM about subscriptions. Trying to figure out why it works for me and not you. :(

Lisa 

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Tue, 10-23-2012 - 3:00pm

Color looks great & will surely be missed here,
However I don't understand how to use the code
Nor do I want to spend time trying to figure it out let alone ..
Trying to find where it needs to go.
Shouldn't be difficult to have colors ::sigh::




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Tue, 10-23-2012 - 3:04pm

Just tried & replied to you,
BTW .. had trouble sending the PM too :(




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Tue, 10-23-2012 - 7:44pm

In my reply, I'm agreeing with you that i find the code too confusing. Smile That's why  I explained how to do it w/o the code. (Highlighting the word "red", copying it (using control-c) and then pasting it into your reply (control-v to paste).

ETA: I also received your PM. What kind of troubles did you have sending it?

Lisa 

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Tue, 10-23-2012 - 8:10pm


OK I just tried it & it didn't work
Which word should I be copying?  MOre like where?
I guess where ever I tried wasn't the right place.

I may try it once in a while but right now I can't afford any more extra clicks.

Thank you though!

When I went to send it nothing happened, so I clicked send again,
Did you get tw of the same from me?
Anyways I then got an error message in red saying could not send contact moderator ( I think)
Got that twicce then in green under it it said it was sent successfully twice, LOL




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Tue, 10-23-2012 - 8:16pm

Just replied to your last pm  .. had troubl again but it went through

So I got this error in red
Unable to send e-mail. Contact the site administrator if the problem persists.
Then under it I got the one that said it was sent you you ..
::shaking head::




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Tue, 10-23-2012 - 9:10pm

I know it shouldn't be funny but I can't help but chuckle at the thought of the error messages even be confused, LOL.

Lisa 

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Tue, 10-23-2012 - 9:13pm

cmlisab wrote:
<p>I know it shouldn't be funny but I can't help but chuckle at the thought of the error messages even be confused, LOL.</p><p>Lisa </p>


I know .. LOL
It is kind of funny :)




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Wed, 10-24-2012 - 10:38am

Lisa, what's the latest on being able to change your preferences, etc.  I'm still getting the e-mail taken/siggy too long message when I try to change anything.  So right now, no siggy, no latest active thread floating to the top (so i have to look at ech thread to see when the last reply was & try to remember if I read it before or after), etc.  Also what about thread memory.  It's a biggie.  Without it I just dont even want to read posts anymore.  Dont have time to go looking for the ones I havent read.

are they getting any closer to resolving these problems?