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pogge

janfromthebruce wrote:
Well it didn't. So ask pogge how she got te email econ beside her handle.

 

1. I'm a he.

2. At the moment you have an email icon beside your little happy face. I wonder if that's actually for a private message. The only email address the system has for me is my personal addy (i.e. not my pogge addy) and if the system is publishing that then we have a problem. I haven't told it to publish that address. If you can see an email address for me, please confirm so I can yell at somebody.

ETA:

When I click on that mail icon, it takes me to a screen that would allow me to compose an email message to you. It would send that message on my private address. It does not show me your address, just your user name. So until I actually send you something I don't think you get my address. Until you reply, I don't get yours. (I didn't actually send you a message so don't go check your inbox.)

jas

Yes, I gather that's if you want to link your personal email to your
online presence. To PM someone within this site, you need to go to Your
Menu and click on My Inbox, then you type in or select the poster who
you want to contact.

Michelle

pogge wrote:
janfromthebruce wrote:
Well it didn't. So ask pogge how she got te email econ beside her handle.


 






When I click on that mail icon, it takes me to a screen that would allow me to compose an email message to you. It would send that message on my private address. It does not show me your address, just your user name. So until I actually send you something I don't think you get my address. Until you reply, I don't get yours. (I didn't actually send you a message so don't go check your inbox.)




Yeah, I believe that just takes you to the private message screen. 

Michelle

Oh my god this is making me frigging insane.  Why the hell aren't the quote boxes working for me??????????????????????????????

Michelle

Michelle wrote:
Oh my god this is making me frigging insane. Why the hell aren't the quote boxes working for me??????????????????????????????

Test

Michelle

ARGH ARGH ARGH.

Michelle

Michelle wrote:
ARGH ARGH ARGH.

Test

Michelle

M. Spector, I totally agree with you about the happy face telling people who is online, who isn't, and when they last visited.  I've seen that on other forums and I find it downright creepy and stalkerish.  On some forums I've been on in the past, they even tell you who is looking at the thread you're looking at right at that moment - it lists the names!

I'll ask the tech people if we can ditch that feature. 

Michelle

Quote:
blah blah blah


Testing still.

pogge

Michelle wrote:

Yeah, I believe that just takes you to the private message screen. 

 Been there, looked at that. That's a different screen.

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

God, I miss old Babble. Cry

Spectrum Spectrum's picture

Michelle wrote:
Nope, sorry.  "Admin" on this site means you are the site administrator, so that won't be possible.  If you'd like to choose another name, I'll be happy to change it to that.

Okay Michelle. How about...Um......Spectrum?
Cool

 

Thanks,

Catchfire Catchfire's picture

Michelle wrote:
Quote:
blah blah blah

Testing still.

I have no idea why your quoting function doesn't work. Did you break the new babble?

Michelle

Catchfire wrote:
Michelle wrote:
Quote:
blah blah blah


Testing still.




I have no idea why your quoting function doesn't work. Did you break the new babble?






This makes me SO SAD.  Okay, maybe it'll work this time?  Maybe? 

Michelle

ARGH ARGH!

Caissa

I'm with Boom Boom. This is progress?

Michelle

Michelle wrote:
ARGH ARGH!

Michelle

Aha!  Okay, it's because I'm at a moderator level, so I have to toggle something to make it work.  Finally!

oldgoat

Michelle wrote:
ARGH ARGH!

 

Test.  Heybopareebob Beeboparuba!

oldgoat

Well let's see about posting images.

oldgoat

Ok, now let's see about posting links...

 

 

 

 

 

oldgoat

Ok, everything works for me.

Unionist

oldgoat wrote:

Ok, now let's see about posting links...

LOL. Let's try posting some figures:

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

Babble is still causing sidescroll on my main computer, but not on my laptop. What the hell?

 

I hate this new babble. There's really nothing I like about it at all.

GOD

Don't lose faith Boom Boom.  The universe is unfolding as it should.  It'll all work out.

lagatta

Will I ever be able to a) view the emoticons? b) open a new thread?

lagatta

Will I ever be able to a) view the emoticons? b) open a new thread?

Caissa

Is God calling the new babble an Intelligent design?

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

If so, then it's proof he/she/it doesn't exist. Tongue out

Caissa

A new theology: God as sock puppet.

jas

I notice that, in all my posts, the lines of text are compacted to
the same width as the 'post new comment' box. And also some odd breaks
in the text, moving one part of a sentence down to the next line, like
some kind of bad poetry. Will also mention this in my feedback. Could
be that I'm using Netscape as a browser. Will try in IE.

 

jas

Caissa wrote:
Is God calling the new babble an Intelligent design?

Give it some time. I think the new format will have much more capabilities
than the old babble. There is a lot to work out, by the sounds of it. It
will take some time.

 

Sharon

In 1978, I was editor of a newspaper.  One day, the publisher took me out to lunch and when we returned, my beautiful electric typewriter was gone, replaced by a computer.  I gasped in horror and demanded, to no avail, that he give my typewriter back.

Since then, I've been through many many changes, as you can imagine, dragged kicking and screaming each time.  I could never believe that these changes were going to improve anything.

Sometimes, they didn't -- most often, they did and I would reluctantly admit that I had been wrong.

I still resist change -- I resisted this one when I was still at rabble! Smile -- but I've become a lot more patient, waiting for the improvements to kick in.  I'm pretty sure it won't be very long until everyone is taking the new babble for granted and it will seem as if it's always been like this.

 

 

janfromthebruce

pogge wrote:
janfromthebruce wrote:
Well it didn't. So ask pogge how she got te email econ beside her handle.

 

1. I'm a he.

2. At the moment you have an email icon beside your little happy face. I wonder if that's actually for a private message. The only email address the system has for me is my personal addy (i.e. not my pogge addy) and if the system is publishing that then we have a problem. I haven't told it to publish that address. If you can see an email address for me, please confirm so I can yell at somebody.

ETA:

When I click on that mail icon, it takes me to a screen that would allow me to compose an email message to you. It would send that message on my private address. It does not show me your address, just your user name. So until I actually send you something I don't think you get my address. Until you reply, I don't get yours. (I didn't actually send you a message so don't go check your inbox.)

 I sent you a message - a sorry one. I don't see a econ beside my name, and only have seen the little envelope beside your name, she said to he. Embarassed

kids live and play together, let's let them learn together too!

janfromthebruce

 What I would like is a place one who is a babbler could go with easy to understand directions about how to access the features on babble - we could call it babble self-help. Surprised

 

kids live and play together, let's let them learn together too!

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

Sharon wrote:
 

  I'm pretty sure it won't be very long until everyone is taking the new babble for granted and it will seem as if it's always been like this.

 

We'll see. Old babble was easier to use, and had better looking emoticons. Just sayin'.Innocent

pogge

janfromthebruce wrote:

I sent you a message - a sorry one. I don't see a econ beside my name, and only have seen the little envelope beside your name, she said to he. Embarassed

Received and replied to.

I don't see the icon beside my own name. And I haven't noticed one associated with anyone else but you. I guess we're special.

 

remind remind's picture

You have no little envelope icon on my screen next to your name pogge, but jan does and slumberjack is the only other one in thread who does too.

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"watching the tide roll away"

Caissa

Sharon, I want my manual typewrite back. I'm not unreasonable; I know I can't find good scribes anymore.Wink

pogge

remind wrote:

You have no little envelope icon on my screen next to your name pogge

How about now? If the answer is yes, I know what it is.

remind remind's picture

The answer is no envelope, do I have one beside my name on your screen?

___________________________________________________________
"watching the tide roll away"

pogge

remind wrote:

The answer is no envelope, do I have one beside my name on your screen?

___________________________________________________________
"watching the tide roll away"

No. I have no other ideas to try right now. Curious. Especially when there's already a separate private messaging system.

 

remind remind's picture

Hmm, when I click on jan's and slumberjack's envelopes it will send them a message from my private email, not as part of the forum pm system. But how do you enable the envelope, of for that matter disable it.

___________________________________________________________
"watching the tide roll away"

clersal

How the hell do you send a pm?

clersal

I agree Boom Boom. I see no advantages at all.

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

Things are looking up. I actually found something that is an improvement over the old babble!

On the Active Topics page, the links to thread titles change colour if I have accessed them recently. This allows me to easily pick out the threads that I have been following and ignore the rest.

The names of the forums also change colour if I've recently clicked on the link, but the change is so subtle (light grey v. dark grey?) it's not much use.

But we have to be grateful for the little things!

 

pogge

clersal wrote:
How the hell do you send a pm?

At the right, near the top is a box entitled "Your Menu." First link is  "My inbox." That takes you into the private messaging system. Click on the Compose tab to create a new message.

 

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

Actually, "My inbox" will only show up in the "Your menu" box [make up your minds, guys - is it My or Your?] if you have previously indicated that you want to receive PM's.

If you don't have "My inbox" showing, you will have to go to "My Account" (which appears in the extreme upper right of the page); click on the Edit tab and then scroll down to where you are asked if you want to receive PM's. Click the box to check it and then scroll down the page to click on the submit button.

A weird thing about the Your Menu box: I clicked on the "Create Content" line and the box instantly disappeared. I discovered later it had dropped down to the bottom of the page!

 

janfromthebruce

remind wrote:

You have no little envelope icon on my screen next to your name pogge, but jan does and slumberjack is the only other one in thread who does too.

___________________________________________________________
"watching the tide roll away"

 ok, I think this is what going on with little envelopes and not. I don't see a little envelope beside my stupid monkey picture cause I am the user and thus will not be writing myself (but maybe I want to Frown), but others see it. We need to get hold of that tech manual to help our babble cause - plackard time.  

Our kids live together and play together in their communities, let's have them learn together too!

Wilf Day

Sharon wrote:

I've become a lot more patient, waiting for the improvements to kick in.  I'm pretty sure it won't be very long until everyone is taking the new babble for granted and it will seem as if it's always been like this.

Meanwhile, would you deny us the small pleasure of complaining? Spoilsport!  

M. Spector wrote:

Will we see babblers subpoenaing babble records to establish alibis?

Brilliant idea. If my nephew is going to do a break-and-enter, I will cover for him by logging on in his name to prove he was home in front of his computer at the time.

Michelle wrote:

I'll ask the tech people if we can ditch that feature. 

My nephew will be so disappointed.  (P.S. I don't have a nephew.)

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