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New Tea Room Orientation **PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING**

June 09, 2008 05:23PM
Continuing in our efforts to make dwiggie.com a more stable site, we've updated our message board software.

We will be shifting all message boards to the new format, phorum. However, to make this transition as painless as possible, we are going to do this gradually, and we're trying to get as much feedback as we can throughout the process.

I've put together some questions and answers for you. Please read through this post, and if you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to ask, either by posting here or e-mailing me at crysty.janeite@gmail.com

Do we really have to change?

Yes. The software for our old message board is old, slow, unstable, and inefficient, and it keeps on breaking. The new message board software is easier to maintain and customize, and it has some cool new features that we think you'll like. Margaret D is trying to make the new boards look and operate as similarly as the old boards as possible.

Do I have to register to view and post?

Not at all! Registering and logging in are entirely optional, and you shouldn't feel pressured to do so. We only ask that if you do post (as a registered or unregistered user), you keep the same username you used before on the old boards. Furthermore, criteria for appropriate usernames (no aliases, including initial-only names, etc.) still apply.

So why bother registering?

When posting as a non-registered user, the poster must fill out an extra SPAM filter field. This is not necessary when posting as a registered user. Furthermore, registering does allow for use of the very useful "follow topic" feature.

When you register with an e-mail address, that e-mail address will only be seen by DWG admins unless if you choose to share it on your profile. The e-mail address will be used if the admins need to contact you and for 'Follow topic' e-mails. You can change your e-mail address and password in the Control Center, but not your user name (including capitalization), so please get that right!

Do we still use html tags when posting?

Yes. When posting to the new board, you should still be able to utilize the html tags we all know and love. And...there is a check spelling option; it is set on American English. We can still use smileys, and images are easy to insert. The buttons above the message text add tags for you in BBcode, and, of course, those work in posts.

Tell me more about this "follow topic" feature.

For registered users, if you click on the 'Follow topic' option when you post, you will receive an automated e-mail from Austen.com every time someone posts to that thread. Authors can use this get an e-mail every time your story receives a new comment.

Help!! I'm not getting the "follow topic" e-mail notifications!

Did you check your spam folder? The sender of these notifications is austen.com, and should come from the e-mail address crysty.janeite@gmail.com.

Signatures?

Registered users can add signatures to the bottom of their posts. It's one of the options in the Control Center. Please try not to make them too big or distracting. For people who are allergic to signatures, there is an option in the Control Center that will hide all signatures (except your own).

Languages! There are multiple languages!?

The posts won't magically be translated to Hungarian just because you clicked on Magyar. Only the buttons and menu texts change. It's totally unnecessary but kind of fun. The choice of languages is based on what Margaret D could download from the Phorum web site; we aren't intentionally prejudiced against Swahili.

What's "@#$!"?

"@#$!" appears when someone used a word s/he shouldn't have. We have a list of banned words. If something gets blocked that shouldn't be, please tell me and we'll fix the mistake. (I know it's hard to resist the temptation, but please don't try to use every potential curse word to see what's blocked and what isn't.)

How do I delete posts/edit them?

You don't. Only moderators can delete posts/edit posts. For this reason, please triple check the text of your post (and preview it) before posting.

What's the 'Report' option?

If you see something offensive or inappropriate on the board, click on 'report' and write a little explanation. It sends an e-mail to all the board moderators, and one of them should respond quickly. We have a bunch of moderators and we don't want to have to keep on getting e-mails about someone who has misspelled 'Georgiana' to have 2 N's, so please don't use this option excessively. If it's about a mistake in your own post, please e-mail your archiver or Crysty directly.

New board software...new rules for posting stories?

Nope. Same rules apply. They will be listed in the Contributer Guidelines sticky at the top of the new story board.

What's the schedule?

The new Tea Room is now open, June 10.

The new A Novel Idea will be open June 18.

The new story board will be open June 25.

We will be taking down the old boards with the arrival of July.




We are dedicated to making this new board format just as easy to use and comfortable as the old one. Please let us know what we can do (crysty.janeite@gmail.com) to make this transition easier. We would appreciate the feedback.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/12/2011 12:36AM by Amy I..
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New Tea Room Orientation **PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING**

CrystyJune 09, 2008 05:23PM

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Note! ******PLEASE READ********

CrystyJuly 20, 2011 01:21AM

Re: Beta for hire

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LauraDecember 23, 2008 04:23PM

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SybilDecember 07, 2008 09:48PM

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FranNovember 10, 2008 04:41PM

DWG's Organization

Amy I.November 10, 2008 04:46PM

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Anna IJuly 12, 2008 02:58PM

Re: New Tea Room Orientation **PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING**

AniJune 25, 2008 04:40AM

Messages you've already read

Amy I.June 25, 2008 04:51AM

Re: Messages you've already read

LynneRobsonJune 25, 2008 08:51PM

Re: Messages you've already read

AniJune 26, 2008 04:03AM

Re: Messages you've already read

Linnea EileenJune 26, 2008 05:27PM

Re: Messages you've already read

HannahJune 26, 2008 03:58PM

Re: Messages you've already read

AniJune 26, 2008 06:31PM

The flags are by all new messages.

Amy I.June 26, 2008 05:07AM

trying to deal with the New

KatharinaJune 14, 2008 02:41PM

How's this?

Margaret DJune 15, 2008 02:17PM

Re: How's this?

Linnea EileenJune 15, 2008 04:19PM

Great!

LiseJune 11, 2008 10:46AM

Distracting Signatures

JubelleJune 11, 2008 04:38AM

Size of images in signatures

Amy I.June 11, 2008 02:02PM

Re: Size of images in signatures

JubelleJune 11, 2008 03:32PM

Re: Distracting Signatures

FayJune 11, 2008 05:40AM

Re: Distracting Signatures

JubelleJune 11, 2008 07:07AM

Ginormous

KathyJune 11, 2008 01:59PM

Re: Ginormous

JubelleJune 11, 2008 02:10PM

Re: New Tea Room Orientation **PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING**

Katharine TJune 10, 2008 05:19PM

Re: New Tea Room Orientation **PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING**

CrystyJune 10, 2008 05:37PM

Re: New Tea Room Orientation **PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING**

Meg EJune 10, 2008 05:55PM

Same setup

CrystyJune 10, 2008 06:00PM

Re: Same setup

Lory CJune 10, 2008 06:31PM

Re: Same setup

CrystyJune 10, 2008 06:49PM

Re: Same setup

KathyJune 10, 2008 06:21PM

A feature of the "sticky" post...

CrystyJune 10, 2008 06:22PM

Smart move.

KathyJune 10, 2008 06:24PM

Re: Smart move.

CrystyJune 10, 2008 06:27PM

Re: Smart move.

KathyJune 10, 2008 06:30PM

Re: Smart move.

CrystyJune 10, 2008 06:49PM

Where do we go to register?

CKJune 10, 2008 03:30PM

Re: Where do we go to register?

school librarianJuly 30, 2008 10:45PM

Check out Margaret D's answer right below.

Amy I.July 30, 2008 11:18PM

Upper right-hand corner

Margaret DJune 10, 2008 03:35PM

Re: Upper right-hand corner

Amy LynnJune 10, 2008 09:51PM



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