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Site Updates

New Year, new site updates. Nothing major (yet). I don't think I blew up the smileys this time, so there shouldn't be too much to complain about. Things may work a bit differently, but if you do come across anything that doesn't seem quite right, do let me know. Of course, I'm always open to suggestions about how to improve the site as well. Remember, as a site member you have full access to create your own blog, participate in the chats and forums and contribute to or project pages.

August Site Updates

Hi Gang,

I did a bunch of site updates over the weekend, so if you notice anything odd or not functioning properly, please let me know. Evil

System Woes

Friday, May 11th, our server went down when its disk drive failed. Our hosting company has been working since then to get everything back up and running correctly, but it's been a long and unusual process.

If you had trouble sending emails to either Elizabeth or me, I think the email has been fixed. If you notice anything strange with the site, please let me know.


Yet another system update

Well, a couple of weeks late, but here it is. Other than what I've inadvertantly broken, here are the main changes:

  • tiny-MCE text editor (including Google spell checker)
    turn this one one by clicking the enable rich-text link beneath any text box.
  • new permissions system (yes, another one!). If there are pages that you feel are/are not set correctly, please let me know. Essentially, blogs and forums should be visible to the general public, anything in the projects section (other than a few pages) should not.
  • Chatbox is gone. We're now using the Chatroom. Get there by either clicking the chat link (beneath the planet) or by clicking the Orion Lounge link in the left column. The chatrooms are only accessible (I hope), if you are logged in.
  • There's surely more, but I can't think of it right now Sad

And the sysadmin messes with you all again.

I found a replace for our sometimes less than stellar performing chatbox. No link at top yet, but once logged in, you'll find an entry for Chatrooms show up under the chat link below your user name.

The chatroom works differently than the chatbox. For one thing, it supports multiple chatrooms. It's a little odd looking at first, because uses a forum-like threaded organization. In other words, when you choose the chatroom I've created: Orion Lounge, you'll be presented with topic threads, or you can create your own. I created one called General Chat. Since I haven't yet tested this with anyone else, I don't know what happens if everyone creates their own chat topic. I kind of suspect that you'll be mumbling in a corner by yourself Eye-wink

Updates yet again

OK, so my first intention was simply to fix what still remained broken from the last update, specifically, the wiki formatting used by GenE. Well...

There was another update. This time from 4.7.0 to 4.7.3. So I updated. And lost all the add-ons yet again. I think I have them mostly installed, but if you notice anything missing, please let me know Smiling

The dreaded software update

Hi Gang,

I just updated the website with new software. Since this was a fairly major update (Drupal 4.6.5 to 4.7.x), a lot of things are being redone. If you notice anything wonky, please let me know and I'll try to get it fixed.


New Notify Feature

I've installed a rudimentary notify feature. What it does is allow you to receive emails when content is added or modified. To enable this feature, go to "my account" and click the "my notify settings".

Additionally, I've been fooling with the permissions settings again. If it's too confusing, let me know.

SFWW Welcomes New Members

Please welcome Boris (sfwriterb) and Jana to SFWW! Boris officially joined our group Monday, and Jana is in the process of signing up.

Note: to contact either Boris or Jana by email, refer to the SFWW updates for email addresses. Or follow the [b]member list [/b]link to send a private message.

Smilies ;)

Well, by popular demand, the smilies are back. Smiling

Right now, there aren't a whole lot, but Bang, bang is here, which is the only one many of us need anyway, Laughing out loud

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