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Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote in [site community profile] dw_news2012-04-12 03:17 pm

Dreamwidth News: 12 Apr 2012

Hello, Dreamwidth! I'm eagerly watching the clock until the weekend getaway I have planned with my lovely wife -- and boy howdy do I need a vacation -- so in order to pass the time, I bring you an offering of hopefully-useful Dreamwidth information. Behind the cut:


* Development
* Javascript modernization: release candidate
* Paying via credit card
* Request for comment: username squatting
* Spam (not the singing Vikings kind)
* Default theme poll
* Arts and Culture: Changing Seasons



Development



The tours of the latest round of development are available for your perusal:

14 March - 23 March -- all of these are live on the site
24 March - 11 April -- all of these will be live with the next code push

This month we welcome new developers [personal profile] purplecat and [personal profile] randomling, both of whom have been kicking ass and taking names! We're always eager to have new developers join us, so whether you've been looking for an excuse to learn Perl or you've been doing this for years, we'd love to have you.


Javascript modernization: release candidate



For those of you who have been participating in the new Javascript on journals beta test, you are likely already aware of this, but for everybody else: we have now labeled the existing beta as the release candidate. This means that barring any major, showstopping issues, the new version will be made default on the site very soon.

After the next code push -- which will likely be sometime next week -- we will be turning the beta flag on for everyone for one last test, with the ability to opt out of the beta if you discover a showstopper bug that prevents you from using your journal. With the code push after that, the new code will be taken out of beta entirely, and be made the default behavior for everybody.

This is almost entirely a backend change, being done to modernize the Javascript used across the site. We're pretty confident that the release candidate has had most of the major issues smoothed out by now, so you shouldn't notice any major changes. You may notice some errors when expanding comments, especially on entries with lots of comments or threads that are very deeply nested; the next code push should fix some of that. (So you don't need to report that issue!)

(Also, because there has been some confusion: the Beta Features page has two separate beta tests running right now: the new Create Entries page beta and the New Javascript on Journals beta. We're talking about the New JS on Journals beta -- the first of the two, not the second. You're still welcome to beta test the new Create Entries page, but it's not yet at release-candidate status!)


Paying via credit card



No, not an announcement of changes to the payment system -- a request to y'all in the hopes of saving some time and energy all around.

If you're using somebody else's credit card -- a parent, a partner, a friend, a roommate, etc -- to pay for your DW account, please let them know, and let them know that the charge will appear on their statement as coming from "Dreamwidth Studios, LLC". In the past few weeks we've had a few phone calls from people wondering what that charge on their statement was! (And since people are thinking that they're calling a big business, and if it's after hours nobody will be there and they'll just leave a message, one of those calls was at 1AM -- fortunately I keep odd hours, heh.)

We were able to straighten out the problem each time, but in order to prevent problems -- and to save me from having to answer the phone, which I hate! -- please be sure to confirm permission before using somebody else's credit card and let them know how the charge will appear on the statement. This will also keep your parent/partner/friend/roommate from panicking and cancelling their credit card. :)


Request for comment: username squatting



The question of username squatting -- people registering hundreds and hundreds of accounts to sit on them, to claim popular usernames, or to trade or sell them later -- has been coming up lately, and we're looking for a way to handle it that will be fair to everybody, without affecting people who are using the site legitimately.

If you have some time to consider the problem and give us feedback, check out the Request for Comment posted in [site community profile] dw_biz, which lays out all the factors, and comment there!

Meanwhile, I'd like to once again remind people that trading or selling usernames or accounts is against the Terms of Service, because a traded account can never be fully secured. We've seen a definite increase in the number of instances of account trading or selling lately, and we are definitely going to start taking stronger actions to stop it when it happens. Please don't do it, either by arranging trades on Dreamwidth or elsewhere.


Spam (not the singing Vikings kind)



As many people have noticed, we're seeing an uptick in spam coming from logged-in users, coming in the form of comment spam, private message spam, and spam blogs that keep to themselves but exist to boost search engine rankings.

The best and fastest way to handle these, if you get them, is to send a report to the antispam team. For comments, delete them and mark them as spam. For private messages, visit the Inbox and select the "Mark as spam" link at the bottom of the notification. Once you do this, there's no need to notify us further; the antispam team will take it from there.

The only time you should report a spammer to the Terms of Service team instead of using the "Mark as spam" option is if you find a journal while browsing around the site that looks like it's a spam journal designed to boost search engine rankings. (And do let us know about those; they're not as intrusive as comment or PM spammers, but they're just as bad for the site as a whole and the harder and faster we step on them now, the less likely that the people behind that kind of thing will start thinking of DW as a good host for their garbage.)


Conferences and Meetups



We're pleased to say that Dreamwidth will be representing at YAPC::NA in Madison, WI from June 13-15, and at OSCON in Portland from July 16-20. Thanks to your support of Dreamwidth, this year we're going to be able to bring some of our volunteer developers along with us, too, which is tremendously exciting news. (Thank you to everyone who's paid for an account recently -- your payments are what's allowing us to reinvest in our volunteer developers, which will pay off down the road in awesome new features and fixes!)

I'm going to be attending the Ada Initiative's AdaCamp DC unconference July 10-11, and if you're interested in the topic of women in open technology and culture, why not consider attending as well?

On the topic of Dreamwidth meetups, meanwhile, if you're a SCA member as well as a Dreamwidth denizen, there's going to be a DW meetup at the Warriors and Warlords event in Northshield (Boscobel, WI) this July. For discussing, planning, and reporting on Dreamwidth in-person meetups, check out [site community profile] dw_meetups.


Default Theme Poll



Our default theme poll last month showed an interesting split: the two styles that were neck and neck for much of the voting were Abstractia, a super-snazzy, high-concept (and gorgeous!) layout, and Five AM, a super-simple, clean and organized (and gorgeous!) layout.

Five AM was the winner, however, and that means it's time to narrow it down further. Go check out the available themes, and help us pick the one that should be the default theme for newly-created accounts for a while:

Poll #10140 2012 Default Theme Poll
This poll is anonymous.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 424

Which Five AM theme should be the default theme for newly-created accounts?

View Answers

Acidity
7 (1.7%)

Broad Horizons
31 (7.3%)

Celadon Blues
7 (1.7%)

Color Blockade
14 (3.3%)

Dryads
16 (3.8%)

Dóma
4 (0.9%)

Early Edition
99 (23.3%)

Hesperides
4 (0.9%)

Hollow Silence
2 (0.5%)

Killjoys
1 (0.2%)

Lavender Mist
14 (3.3%)

Lichen
11 (2.6%)

Limeade
4 (0.9%)

Love Game
2 (0.5%)

Low Frequency
7 (1.7%)

Meteors
5 (1.2%)

Monster
4 (0.9%)

Nebesá
14 (3.3%)

Poetic
19 (4.5%)

Prized
28 (6.6%)

Prose
49 (11.6%)

Právda
11 (2.6%)

Rainy Day
4 (0.9%)

Rambling
6 (1.4%)

Sandbox
4 (0.9%)

Spectrum
5 (1.2%)

Suitcase
2 (0.5%)

Sunset
12 (2.8%)

Underworld
3 (0.7%)

Velvet Steel
22 (5.2%)

Yellow Highlighter
1 (0.2%)

Your Smile
12 (2.8%)



And, as a reminder, if you've got a color theme for one of our existing styles, or even a completely new style, that you'd like to submit for public use, check out [site community profile] dreamscapes. Or, if you're looking for an easy way to get involved in Dreamwidth development, taking submitted themes and turning them into a version that can be applied to the code is a great way to get started, because it requires no experience or special knowledge (seriously, you don't even have to know or learn Perl for it).


Arts and Culture: Changing Seasons



Just like last time, I'll turn it over to [personal profile] pinesandmaples to give us a tour of some of the neat things people are doing or making on Dreamwidth:

As days slide off the calendar and into April, a young student's thoughts turn to final exams and stealing kisses in library study carrels between papers. Fortunately for y'all, the rest of Dreamwidth has poetry, bunnies, Norwegian socks, and bicycles on their minds. This collection of links has a common thread of occupying the space between seasons as both hemispheres move into new weather patterns.

  • [personal profile] jjhunter is celebrating April with a Haikai Fest. The poem "And This Too Is Grace" has two charming threads seeded already.

  • [personal profile] sunt brings blooms to the April festival with Flora hexifera var. 'Spring Magic', a quilt of both traditional and nontraditional floral persuasion.

  • [personal profile] inyadreems jumped out of March with a visit to Tynemouth Priory in England. Macro and micro shots have an air of changing seasons and shifting skies in this little travelogue.

  • [personal profile] nearly_hairless got a jump on her season with this sweet little bunny, ready to bring cheer and nibble some fresh grass.

  • [personal profile] fajrdrako restarted the year on April 1 with a walk through the shifting sights.

  • [personal profile] katieintheworld acknowledged the true nature of transitional seasons with these amazing Selbu Stars socks (Ravelry link, mea culpa), ready for windy days and chilly nights between the sunny patches of the
    season.


  • *

    And that's it from us for another update! As always, if you're having problems with Dreamwidth, Support can help you; for notices of site problems and downtime, check the Twitter status page; if you've got an idea to make the site better, you can make a suggestion.

    We'll see you in a few weeks for our next update. (Meanwhile: who else already has your tickets for the release of the Avengers movie? ...is it here yet?) I shall leave you all with something that boosted my mood at least 80% the instant I saw it: Suddenly, ducks.
    sofiaviolet: drawing of three violets and three leaves (Default)

    [personal profile] sofiaviolet 2012-04-12 07:52 pm (UTC)(link)
    but they're just as bad for the site as a whole and the harder and faster we step on them now, the less likely

    The Spam section cuts off here. You may want to finish off that sentence. :)
    timesbureaucrat: (:-D)

    [personal profile] timesbureaucrat 2012-04-12 08:09 pm (UTC)(link)
    The cliffhanger is killing me!
    inoru_no_hoshi: The most ridiculous chandelier ever: shaped like a penis. Text: Sparklepeen. (Default)

    [personal profile] inoru_no_hoshi 2012-04-12 08:06 pm (UTC)(link)
    YAY, news post! :D *snuggles it* *and you* :D

    (Least helpful comment ever. ♥)
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    [personal profile] hardasbone 2012-04-12 08:07 pm (UTC)(link)
    How's progress on buying icon packages?
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    [personal profile] hardasbone 2012-04-12 08:45 pm (UTC)(link)
    Alright, thanks! Looking forward to it!
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    [personal profile] iorhael 2012-04-12 09:41 pm (UTC)(link)
    Really looking forward to this and thank you for answering!
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    [personal profile] sarajayechan 2012-04-13 12:08 am (UTC)(link)
    Oh, awesome. :D Totally looking forward to this.
    Edited 2012-04-13 00:08 (UTC)
    doldonius: (Default)

    [personal profile] doldonius 2012-04-12 08:16 pm (UTC)(link)
    I've been wondering for some time now... is it at all possible to reproduce the old (as of 2003) default LiveJournal style using this new style system? And if that's already done, what's the name so I could vote for it? (Immediately after getting rid of all those distracting pretty thingies and annoying purposeless sidebars, of course.)
    shadedsunlight: (I look at you and smile because I'm fine)

    [personal profile] shadedsunlight 2012-04-12 08:33 pm (UTC)(link)
    Is something like this what you're talking about?
    doldonius: (Default)

    [personal profile] doldonius 2012-04-13 03:29 pm (UTC)(link)
    Sort of. Not quite, though. But thanks anyway.
    doldonius: (Default)

    [personal profile] doldonius 2012-04-13 04:54 pm (UTC)(link)
    There's no 'EasyRead' in the list, I'm afraid. Did you mean, 'Easier'?
    yvi: Kaylee half-smiling, looking very pretty (Default)

    [personal profile] yvi 2012-04-13 05:30 pm (UTC)(link)
    It's called "Easy Read", but that's the name of the base style - http://www.dreamwidth.org/customize/ -> "Base Styles" on the second page.
    doldonius: (Default)

    [personal profile] doldonius 2012-04-15 02:49 am (UTC)(link)
    I only see 'Easy Edition' there. Curiousier and curiousier.
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    [personal profile] bookfanatic 2012-04-15 03:34 am (UTC)(link)
    I think you're running into the same problem I was. The word in bold under the picture is the theme. The name of the style is in text below that: "by _artist_ for_style_". On my computer EasyRead is the first style in the first row. The theme is "Green."

    I hope you are able to find a style and theme that work for you!
    bookfanatic: Image: white spider over desert landscape, Source: cover of My Chemical Romance's album Danger Days (Default)

    [personal profile] bookfanatic 2012-04-15 03:36 am (UTC)(link)
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    [personal profile] doldonius 2012-04-15 05:58 am (UTC)(link)
    Guess this shows why I need my default font size, eh? Thanks a lot!
    bookfanatic: Image: white spider over desert landscape, Source: cover of My Chemical Romance's album Danger Days (Default)

    [personal profile] bookfanatic 2012-04-15 06:21 pm (UTC)(link)
    You're welcome!
    yvi: Kaylee half-smiling, looking very pretty (Default)

    [personal profile] yvi 2012-04-15 08:44 am (UTC)(link)
    Okay, now I am confused. http://www.dreamwidth.org/customize/?cat=base&page=2 What do you see as the top left layout there? Not "Green
    by rb for EasyRead"? If you do, just click on the "EasyRead".
    ladyjane: Tiny white kitten looking worried. "wibble." (*wibble*)

    [personal profile] ladyjane 2012-04-16 03:11 am (UTC)(link)
    Normally I wouldn't ask this here, but since there are already several theme questions...

    How do I save my customized journal? I had a wonderful one, then I accidently hit the wrong button when I went to preview one of the new ones. Now i'm having to start over from sratch. :-/
    liv: Stylised sheep with blue, purple, pink horizontal stripes, and teacup brand, dreams of Dreamwidth (sheeeep)

    [personal profile] liv 2012-04-12 08:54 pm (UTC)(link)
    Most of the DW styles allow you to turn off sidebars if you hate them. You should be able to find the relevant options at the bottom of the Customize page, here: http://www.dreamwidth.org/customize/options - you want something called "1 column".

    As for reproducing 2003-era LJ, well. The default style for journals back then was, I believe, Generator. We deliberately didn't port Generator to Dreamwidth, because it's made out of tables and it's horrible for accessibility. But if you liked that look, you'll probably find you can get something similar with Crisped or Negatives. I know the defaults have sidebars, but as I said you can turn those off easily, and those styles don't have any extraneous graphics.

    If you mean the site skin, the look of default pages on the site, then [personal profile] shadedsunlight's comment will help you. LJ used to have this funny purple and orange thing with most of the menus in a bar down the left-hand side of the page, is that what you're talking about?
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    [personal profile] pauamma 2012-04-12 10:03 pm (UTC)(link)
    2003 LJ... was S2 even there?
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    [personal profile] ironed_orchid 2012-04-12 10:27 pm (UTC)(link)
    Yes, that's when I joined and s2 was definitely an option.
    liv: Stylised sheep with blue, purple, pink horizontal stripes, and teacup brand, dreams of Dreamwidth (sheeeep)

    [personal profile] liv 2012-04-13 12:07 pm (UTC)(link)
    I think S2 was introduced at some point during 2003; I was doing Support at the time. Or perhaps it was already available before that, but was made the default in 2003/4 ish? Wow, I feel so aaaaaancient!
    prototypical: (Aigis in kimono)

    [personal profile] prototypical 2012-04-13 12:04 am (UTC)(link)
    this funny purple and orange thing with most of the menus in a bar down the left-hand side of the page

    Dystopia is still what I have as my site scheme on LJ because I can't stand light blue and when the banner changes/changed, my brain would always get an attack of my "this doesn't look right" sense. Changing how anything looks is a big deal to me; I'm fine with Dreamwidth's layout because it's the only one I've known for the site, for example, yet Gmail's new setup is too much white space and buttons instead of text links for me to be remotely okay with.
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    [personal profile] arethinn 2012-04-13 02:11 am (UTC)(link)
    There are some Greasemonkey scripts out there that will help you with that. I don't use Gmail's web interface enough to really be bothered, so I can't suggest a specific one, but e.g. I use Reader All The Time and man, their "new look" with all that ugly whitespace drove me up the wall. (I use Google Reader Absolutely Customizable for that.)
    liv: Stylised sheep with blue, purple, pink horizontal stripes, and teacup brand, dreams of Dreamwidth (sheeeep)

    [personal profile] liv 2012-04-13 12:07 pm (UTC)(link)
    Dystopia, that's the name I'm looking for! And yeah, I hate it too when things keep getting changed around all over the place.
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    [personal profile] marahmarie 2012-04-13 01:26 am (UTC)(link)
    Yeah, it was Generator. Dark blue on darker blue, Verdana text and one column down the middle with lighter blue on each side (I can still see in my mind - more or less - what it looked like)...it was really quite snore, but many people seemed to love it long time.
    liv: Stylised sheep with blue, purple, pink horizontal stripes, and teacup brand, dreams of Dreamwidth (sheeeep)

    [personal profile] liv 2012-04-13 12:10 pm (UTC)(link)
    Thanks for the reminder! It's amazingly possible to get attached to an ugly, outdated design when it's what you've got used to looking at every day. But I definitely don't think DW should try to reproduce those awful multiply nested tables within tables within tables; that layout in particular was a complete nightmare to debug!
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    [personal profile] doldonius 2012-04-13 04:48 pm (UTC)(link)
    Don't even know the name, but here it is (sorry for the non-English scribblings.)

    What I'm looking for is a style that

    • doesn't change text font or size or text/background colours. People choose those for a purpose when they do;
    • doesn't add its own pictures. If I'm ever seduced by the Spam Side and feel like wasting my readers's bandwidth, I'll find a way;
    • doesn't squeeze the text into 1/3 of the screen by those huge sidebars, so the longer threads are still readable;
    • doesn't require lots of computing power client side. It's against all netiquette I've learnt.


    Am I asking for too much?
    narrativian: annoyed owl (F: ORLY 1)

    [personal profile] narrativian 2012-04-14 07:49 am (UTC)(link)
    THIS. This this this. This this this this this THIS.

    You may see a pattern here :-)

    Looks like you're using Dystopia at LJ. So did I! I came to Dreamwidth because LJ has become so borked and skeevy, but so far I've yet to find a journal style here that isn't overflowing with ugly ~cries~
    liv: Stylised sheep with blue, purple, pink horizontal stripes, and teacup brand, dreams of Dreamwidth (sheeeep)

    [personal profile] liv 2012-04-14 10:29 am (UTC)(link)
    The styles here are a bit fancy by default, because most people like their journals to look a bit distinctive. But you can turn off pretty much all the visual clutter, if you want to.

    All the styles here are set to use browser defaults for the base font size, and do all the other fonts (eg headings etc) relative to that. If you want to use browser defaults for the typeface and the colours, you just have to delete all the options from the wizard and it will fall back to browser default. Most styles are non-graphical; you have a current choice of 21 different options which have no graphical elements whatsoever by default, and you can always remove the graphics from the ones that do have pictures in. Nearly all styles allow you to turn off sidebars if you don't like them; you want to select the 1 column option here:
    http://www.dreamwidth.org/customize/#layout

    You can use the Modules tab to turn off all the display stuff you don't need, here:
    http://www.dreamwidth.org/customize/options?group=modules
    You just want to uncheck everything you don't like, you can get rid of the mini-calender, the tags list, the links list, the page summary, and the syndication and timestamp stuff, pretty much anything. Or you can move them from the sidebar to the footer, if you do want those functions but you don't want them taking up so much screen real estate.

    If you want to simplify even further, you can choose EasyRead, which is specifically designed to be as uncluttered as possible:
    http://www.dreamwidth.org/customize/?layoutid=110057&show=48

    Or you can go all out and choose Tabula Rasa layout, Plain theme, which makes no changes in appearance at all, no colours, no fonts, nothing. Just displays plain text like the way the web was back in the 90s.

    And if none of that works for you, post a request with a spec or a mockup in [community profile] style_system and someone will probably be happy to make you a style that suits you better. Please don't be put off because you don't like the defaults; the whole system is designed to be much more flexible than LJ, so you can basically have whatever you like, even if it doesn't show up in the default previews.
    narrativian: stylised portrait of Minazo the lolrus (I haz a bukkit)

    [personal profile] narrativian 2012-04-14 02:37 pm (UTC)(link)
    Many thanks for detailed reply! I do have to admit that overchoice isn't my idea of a plus point here - page style is one of those things where I want the work to already have been done for me. In a manner that anticipates my tastes and preferences, of course :-)

    (But I've saved your reply for reference, so thx again!)
    Edited 2012-04-14 14:38 (UTC)
    liv: Stylised sheep with blue, purple, pink horizontal stripes, and teacup brand, dreams of Dreamwidth (sheeeep)

    [personal profile] liv 2012-04-14 07:25 pm (UTC)(link)
    Fair enough. We made a ton of new features that LJ doesn't have, and we made them all optional because lots of people hate change. But the defaults show basically all the features, and all of them have some kind of visual impact on the layout, so people who like very clean lines are going to find them too cluttered. Sorry for the overchoice thing, I can definitely see why it's annoying.

    I think I might go and make versions of all the layouts that are as simple as possible, just so people can get an impression of what the layouts look like in the most pared down way possible.
    liv: Stylised sheep with blue, purple, pink horizontal stripes, and teacup brand, dreams of Dreamwidth (sheeeep)

    [personal profile] liv 2012-04-14 10:10 am (UTC)(link)
    OK, now I've got what you're looking for. You can totally do this on Dreamwidth, it just doesn't quite fit the defaults.

  • Default browser fonts and colours: You just have to clear the options in the customize wizard. For example, here:
    http://www.dreamwidth.org/customize/options?group=colors
    delete everything that's in the box by "Page background color" and "Page text color" and save changes. You can also reset the link colors to browser defaults if you like.
    And here:
    http://www.dreamwidth.org/customize/options?group=fonts
    simply delete all the font names from the boxes.

  • No graphics: That's most of the layouts available here. Pretty much the only ones with graphics built-in are Abstractia, ColorSide, Funky Circles, Nouveau Oleanders and Sunday Morning. You may also want to avoid Fluid Measure, Modular and Skittlish Dreams, since they have things like rounded corners, which is a bit more graphical. So, Bases, Basic Boxes, Blanket, Boxes and Borders, Brittle, Compartmentalize, Crisped, Crossroads, Drifting, Dusty Foot, EasyRead, Five AM, Marginless, Modish, Negatives, Palettable, Practicality, Refried Tablet, Stepping Stones, Tranquility III, Transmogrified. You can see the complete list here:
    http://www.dreamwidth.org/customize/?cat=base&show=all

  • No sidebars: nearly all the layouts let you turn off sidebars by choosing a 1 column layout. Some of them look kinda weird without sidebars, though, so you might want to play around a bit and find one that works for you.

  • Low resource requirement: this one is tougher; the only layout with fancy effects is Abstractia, which probably pissed you off when it was being considered as a potential default for new accounts. The others are purely HTML and (fairly traditional) CSS. There is some JavaScript involved in displaying journals, things like expanding the cut tags inline, or expanding comment threads. The only way to get rid of that is to disallow JavaScript for Dreamwidth. Everything should degrade gracefully if you do that.

    Definitely not asking for too much; the focus on accessibility means that it should be pretty easy to achieve what you want!
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    [personal profile] doldonius 2012-04-15 06:01 am (UTC)(link)
    Thanks. Many thanks. Thread bookmarked for further reference.
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    [personal profile] momijizukamori 2012-04-16 02:51 am (UTC)(link)
    Hmm. As others have said, most of the layouts do obey browser defaults for font size, and a good chunk do for font-face as well. We're also largely imageless - most of the code is CSS, which afaik is very efficient. They may look very busy, but it's not a lot of code.

    That being said - the layout you linked there overrides my text settings (both size and font) and my color settings (both text and background) so, erm.
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    [personal profile] doldonius 2012-04-16 03:43 pm (UTC)(link)
    So I couldn't get quite what I wanted while using LJ, that's right. Small wonder I'm here now.
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    [personal profile] sparowe 2012-04-13 06:08 pm (UTC)(link)
    Dystopia! Scarily enough, it's still what I use over there. LOL They have it hidden as an option, but it's still possible to get.
    liv: Stylised sheep with blue, purple, pink horizontal stripes, and teacup brand, dreams of Dreamwidth (sheeeep)

    [personal profile] liv 2012-04-13 12:03 pm (UTC)(link)
    OK, it's not perfect, but just as a quick mock-up, I've put something approximating to the default LJ style from 2003 on my test journal, [community profile] livredor. I did that in the new style system, using only the wizard (including some CSS), starting from the Crisped layout. It's not absolutely identical, and some of the alignment is a bit off, but it's plain colours, distinct borders round each entry, no sidebars or graphics. If you want a more exact match it's certainly possible in the Dreamwidth style system, but it would need a bit more fiddling; I'd probably have to make you a new theme layer.
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    [personal profile] doldonius 2012-04-13 04:51 pm (UTC)(link)
    Thanks a lot for your efforts. It's not the style I meant, though. My bad, should've given the link right off. Sorry.
    liv: Stylised sheep with blue, purple, pink horizontal stripes, and teacup brand, dreams of Dreamwidth (sheeeep)

    [personal profile] liv 2012-04-14 10:32 am (UTC)(link)
    Gotcha, thanks! That one is beyond my ability to reproduce directly, because it's tricky to do vertical layout with CSS alone. But I'm sure someone here can do it. Have a look at [community profile] livredor now; that's Palettable, with the fonts and text / background colours blanked, and the sidebar slimmed right down and most of the modules apart from basic navigation removed. You can make it simpler still if you like.
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    [personal profile] dedicatedbitch 2012-04-12 08:20 pm (UTC)(link)
    Not here to say anything useful, but you guys continue to amaze me and make me incredibly thankful that me and my friends have migrated over to dw. This site - as well as the people behind it - are incredible.
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    [personal profile] amielleon 2012-04-12 08:36 pm (UTC)(link)
    Not particularly relevant to this post, but I was just wondering about this and google, ironically, was not giving me very helpful answers.

    The only time you should report a spammer to the Terms of Service team instead of using the "Mark as spam" option is if you find a journal while browsing around the site that looks like it's a spam journal designed to boost search engine rankings. (And do let us know about those; they're not as intrusive as comment or PM spammers, but they're just as bad for the site as a whole and the harder and faster we step on them now, the less likely that the people behind that kind of thing will start thinking of DW as a good host for their garbage.)

    What would this look like, and how does it help the spammer?

    And what's the tactic behind those comment bots with blank journals that just leave inane comments like "This is fascinating!" (I've only seen these on LJ so far.)
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    [personal profile] pauraque 2012-04-12 08:58 pm (UTC)(link)
    Huh, good to know. I always wondered what those "This is fascinating" comments were for.
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    [personal profile] blackmare 2012-04-12 09:39 pm (UTC)(link)
    And here I always thought they were testing to see whether the innocuous-looking spam comment got deleted or not (though I guess that also applies, since search engines won't find it if it's been blown away).

    This actually does a lot to explain some of the truly bizarre comments I've seen from spammers. Stuff with no links included and no relation whatsoever to, well, anything.
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    [personal profile] amielleon 2012-04-12 10:21 pm (UTC)(link)
    Fascinating. Thanks for the explanation!
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    [personal profile] marahmarie 2012-04-13 01:36 am (UTC)(link)
    You'll generally note that there's a keysmash in the subject line, or that one word in the text of the comment is distinctly misspelled

    My Russian spammers (their comments are in Russian) put an interesting twist on it: the subject line is almost always 12 question marks or so, followed by a keysmash. I don't know why they think anyone would unscreen a comment like that, though I can see why they're left on unscreened journals - to test the waters - if those comments aren't deleted fast enough, maybe that's their signal to flood them with spam (since those journals might be abandoned, neglected, ignored, or whatever).
    Edited 2012-04-13 01:37 (UTC)
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    [personal profile] azurelunatic 2012-04-13 04:45 am (UTC)(link)
    Sometimes there are spammers with bad settings on their equipment, which results in some pretty hilarious things like the name of the file where they keep their actual spam contents, often along with part of the script that was supposed to do the spam, instead of the intended spam payload.
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    [personal profile] marahmarie 2012-04-19 01:25 am (UTC)(link)
    Yeah, I like when they fuck it all up. I've actually shut down a few websites that delivered spam by proving faults in their coding that allowed me to show others what the sites in question were doing...that is, basically exactly what I claimed they were doing. Truly my idea of "fun"... :)
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    [personal profile] sara 2012-04-13 01:22 pm (UTC)(link)
    It's gotten to a point where I actually had an SEO spammer phone me at work this week.

    ...I was good, I didn't cuss. I just pointed out that the nature of my business and our relationship with our Google overlords is such that SEO would not do us any good.
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    [personal profile] hickumu 2012-04-13 03:09 pm (UTC)(link)
    ...man is it horrible that, as a student in programming and cyber securities, I find the description of how that works insanely fascinating?
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    [personal profile] brisus 2012-04-12 08:46 pm (UTC)(link)
    Speaking of themes... there really aren't a lot of nice looking green themes. I'd love to see more! There are a lot of whites, darks, blues, pinks, yellows... but no green. :(
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    [personal profile] kerravonsen 2012-04-12 11:34 pm (UTC)(link)
    One thing that puzzles/bothers me about colour schemes is that they seem to be layout-specific, and that there doesn't seem to be any desire or incentive for anyone to port a colour-scheme from one layout to another. Which is frustrating, because some layouts have lovely colour schemes and others have boring or horrible ones, and it would be nice if the pretty colour schemes (yes, I know that "pretty" varies from person to person) could be used in more layouts.
    Me, I made a colour scheme which applied to a particular layout, and submitted it to dreamscapes and it was accepted, but I don't have time to go and port it to every other layout on the site. But I would be delighted if someone else would port it... but that seems to be something that Just Isn't Done. 8-(

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    [personal profile] beatrice_otter 2012-04-13 01:31 am (UTC)(link)
    What bugs me about the layout/theme choices is something related to that: I have Aspergers (basically, I'm halfway between having Autism and being neurotypical) and I have a really, really tough time recognizing patterns. So when I look at the layouts, the colors are really easy for me to pick out and compare them, but the different color schemes and style stuff makes it really, really difficult for me to see the bare bones of the layout, i.e. "the icon goes in this corner in this style, and on the other side in that one, this has two columns with the links on the right side, this has three columns," etc. I can't find those patterns, or at least it's hard enough that I get overwhelmed and frustrated really fast, and end up just choosing a layout that happens to be displayed in a color that I like on the "choose layout" screen (because that's what I can see!) and dealing with whatever the layout happens to be.

    Or, at least, that was what it was like when I chose the layout I have now when I first joined, it may be different now. But that would be a major redesign of the way layouts are displayed, and I haven't heard anything about that.
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    [personal profile] kerravonsen 2012-04-13 01:38 am (UTC)(link)
    Oh, I agree; I'm neurotypical myself, but the colours are the first thing I notice about a layout when I'm looking at the "choose layout" screen.

    (smiles at icon; I can almost hear him saying "little grey cells" looking at it)
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    [personal profile] ninetydegrees 2012-04-13 04:37 am (UTC)(link)
    In case you missed it, http://www.dreamwidth.org/customize/?cat=base will show you all different layouts. They're in different colors but it might help. Also the previews only show the default configuration. Things such as icons and columns can be moved in most layouts if you customize them.
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    [personal profile] beatrice_otter 2012-04-13 01:05 pm (UTC)(link)
    No, I am pretty sure that's the page that confused me in the first place. If not, it looks awfully similar.

    What I would need, I think, is something like the "Choose a Page Setup" thing at the bottom, where it has a monochromatic schematic of the design, with a box for each element. Except, you know, that showed all the elements of a layout (or listed them in text below) not just whether the column is on the right or left.

    ETA: Or, something else that would be almost as good, would be if all the layouts had the same color scheme on the page where I was picking them, so that it wasn't distracting me. That would make it much easier.

    It's not that I'm unhappy with my current layout. It just would be nice to figure out how it differs from the others (besides the fact that its default color scheme is red and theirs aren't) and if I might be happier with something else. As things are now, I could probably figure it out myself, but it would be a lot of frustrating work.
    Edited 2012-04-13 13:08 (UTC)
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    [personal profile] momijizukamori 2012-04-16 03:02 am (UTC)(link)
    I saw this comment a few days ago, but I just now ended up running a search for a color theme I'd patched (to see if the preview was working), and it was one we had on about five different layouts. And I had a moment of sheer utter visual delight at seeing identical color schemes on top of five different layout structures, and remembered this comment, and went 'wait, what if I do that for ALL the layouts?'. Useful and aesthetically pleasing! So this may indeed be a thing that happens ;)
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    [personal profile] beatrice_otter 2012-04-16 03:15 am (UTC)(link)
    Oh, wow! That would be awesome, thanks so much!
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    [personal profile] momijizukamori 2012-04-16 03:24 am (UTC)(link)
    For a quick taste, this is a screencap of the search that gave me the 'AHA!' moment - though I'd probably do something more neutral to use as a base style, with a little more contrast so it was easier to see sections.

    and for what it's worth, I brought it up in the dev IRC channel, and several other people thought it'd be a great idea too :)
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    [personal profile] pen_robinson 2012-04-16 01:42 pm (UTC)(link)
    Oh, that is brilliant! It makes it so clear what the differences in design elements are. If you can indeed fit it to all the layouts, it'd be a *brilliant* way to compare the basics. I tend to get lost...
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    [personal profile] momijizukamori 2012-04-17 10:26 am (UTC)(link)
    I'm going to try my best :) It's very easy to port themes across probably... a good 75-80% of layouts (I could sit and calculate it, but eeeeh math), but there's a few non-standard ones, and some that use images, which gets a touch trickier.
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    [personal profile] ninetydegrees 2012-04-13 04:31 am (UTC)(link)
    But I would be delighted if someone else would port it... but that seems to be something that Just Isn't Done.

    I think if you said this at dreamscapes maybe someone would want to. I know I would also like if someone used the colors I've used for my themes for other themes.
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    [personal profile] momijizukamori 2012-04-13 10:15 am (UTC)(link)
    List :D? Color-porting is pretty simple - I did it myself for a few themes, and I'd be happy to run through a few more.

    and I actually have plans for a few green themes at some point because mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm green.
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    [personal profile] narrativian 2012-04-12 08:50 pm (UTC)(link)
    Thank you for ducks! And enjoy your break!
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    [personal profile] kaberett 2012-04-12 08:57 pm (UTC)(link)
    Have a fantastic break <3
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    [personal profile] pinesandmaples 2012-04-13 03:16 am (UTC)(link)
    +1
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    [personal profile] demonempress 2012-04-12 09:11 pm (UTC)(link)
    Thank you to everyone who's paid for an account recently -- your payments are what's allowing us to reinvest in our volunteer developers, which will pay off down the road in awesome new features and fixes!

    No, thank you for being a company that I'm only too glad to pass along some of my hard-earned money to! Didn't even hesitate to spring for a premium account last week. I have no trouble supporting a site that truly listens to its userbase, and opened its arms only too happily to the RP community.

    Keep on rockin, all of you, and I hope you enjoy your trips and they go safely!
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    [personal profile] tephra 2012-04-12 09:12 pm (UTC)(link)
    There is one thing that really bugs me about the Five AM theme, the all lowercase text. It's a pet peeve, but I find lower case headings really irritating. It's irrational, but there it is.
    marahmarie: Sheep go to heaven, goats go to hell (Default)

    Adding this to custom CSS box will nuke it:

    [personal profile] marahmarie 2012-04-13 01:48 am (UTC)(link)
    body *{text-transform:none!important;}
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    [personal profile] pocketmouse 2012-04-12 09:53 pm (UTC)(link)
    ...is Five AM supposed to have half the links (date of entry, reply/link, tags in post) in Times New Roman? Everything else is in something Arial-like. It seems...odd.

    I see in the code tour that there's a fix for the Expand All issue -- is there one for the hover menu never going away? I keep accidentally mousing over icons and then not being able to read comments without reloading the page.
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    [personal profile] pocketmouse 2012-04-12 10:32 pm (UTC)(link)
    I did. The first comment thread on that post is about the hover menu.
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    [personal profile] sophie 2012-04-12 10:17 pm (UTC)(link)
    I agree with a lot of people on the poll that Early Edition is one of the best themes to have as a default, as it's accessible in a lot of way. However, it customises the navigation strip such that the non-link text is a dark red, which makes it hard to see against the black background. Also, many people have a problem with a pure white background.

    My preferred theme is Broad Horizons (preview using your journal) because it has clearly coloured links, clearly delineates different parts with lines, and doesn't mess with the navstrip. The pale green background isn't so great IMO, but its probably better than pure white.
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    [personal profile] archangelbeth 2012-04-12 10:20 pm (UTC)(link)
    Oooo, lovely pictures in the links!
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    Prolly the non-optimal place for this, but....

    [personal profile] dreamatdrew 2012-04-12 10:24 pm (UTC)(link)
    Is there an actual path for submitting a mood theme for inclusion in dw_free?
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    Re: Prolly the non-optimal place for this, but....

    [personal profile] foxfirefey 2012-04-13 12:43 am (UTC)(link)
    I think these Mood Theme instructions are a leeeeetle outdated, so I'm doublechecking with folks on changing the process to submitting it to [site community profile] dreamscapes.
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    Re: Prolly the non-optimal place for this, but....

    [personal profile] dreamatdrew 2012-04-13 12:59 am (UTC)(link)
    Thanks, Fey! Ping me on IRC if necessary.
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    [personal profile] angelikitten 2012-04-12 11:16 pm (UTC)(link)
    Wait, wait... does the Rainbow Child moodtheme being in the 24 March - 11 April code tour mean that people will be able to use it as soon as the next code push is done, or are there other things that need to happen first? Because I really have no idea how these things work.

    (I'm also thinking about making another moodtheme, because I don't have enough to do with my life right now.)
    Edited (Can't spell, can't type, can draw a little.) 2012-04-12 23:18 (UTC)
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    [personal profile] momijizukamori 2012-04-13 10:17 am (UTC)(link)
    Yep! Next codepush will be everything that's committed up until then, and that's been committed :D

    (exciting, isn't it?)
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    [personal profile] sarajayechan 2012-04-12 11:31 pm (UTC)(link)
    I remember back in December when the great migration was taking place, there was mention on Twitter of more icon spaces for paid/premium accounts. Will we be hearing anything on this front soon?
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    [personal profile] chaosraven 2012-04-13 12:01 am (UTC)(link)
    [staff profile] denise answers this question upthread. They are working on icon packages that people can purchase for their accounts.
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    [personal profile] sarajayechan 2012-04-13 12:08 am (UTC)(link)
    Oh! Oh, I see it now. XD Thanks.
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    [personal profile] got_swagger 2012-04-12 11:48 pm (UTC)(link)
    I was SO HAPPY to buy a paid account here! You're so very welcome!

    I do wonder if Dreamwidth will have a noting feature like LJ does?
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    [personal profile] marahmarie 2012-04-13 01:54 am (UTC)(link)
    I was SO HAPPY to buy a paid account here!


    I know, right? I actually enjoy giving this site my money. I'll even get anxious about it if I don't do it quite as fast as I'd like to each time.

    *shakes head*
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    [personal profile] azurelunatic 2012-04-13 04:52 am (UTC)(link)
    It's filed in Bugzilla and partially developed!
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    [personal profile] got_swagger 2012-04-13 10:36 pm (UTC)(link)
    Thanks for the update! I will be so happy when this is available!
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    [personal profile] ocariness 2012-04-13 12:06 am (UTC)(link)
    DUCKS

    *A*


    ........ Yeah I have nothing constructive to say as always except screaming ducks. (Also somehow whenever I go to comment to these, I'm always logged in to this account without realizing it! IT'S GETTING SPOOKY.)

    Oh wait I guess I might: thanks for all your hard work, new and old DW team, volunteers and all! You guys rock. <3

    But eeeeee ducks
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    [personal profile] florentinescot 2012-04-13 12:25 am (UTC)(link)
    too bad we didn't think of a DW meet-up for Gulf Wars (or did I miss it?)!
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    Oh wow, three paragraphs in reference to (among others, perhaps) me!

    [personal profile] marahmarie 2012-04-13 01:09 am (UTC)(link)
    Spam (not the singing Vikings kind) [...] The only time you should report a spammer to the Terms of Service team instead of using the "Mark as spam" option [...]

    Seriously Spam Team, et al, I did not know there was a "Mark as Spam" option for Private Message spam. That's why I closed out my Support Request without further comment once it was answered - I was too embarrassed to admit it. But since it's on the front page of News and all now...yeah, that was embarrassing. Plus I didn't log in that night except to make a Support Request over it - if I had checked my Inbox before doing so, maybe I would've caught the "Mark as Spam" feature, but I never got that far.

    I'm sure it's one of those things where if I didn't know it was that easy to bring to the Spam Team's attention, others probably might not know, either, so it's nice to see you mention it.

    (Further ways to make myself look unaware: Until I got some that night, I had no idea there was such a thing as PM spam. I did Google searches on the name of the account responsible and the email addy tied to it, and both show up on dating sites, Facebook, other blogging places, just everywhere, with the same offers of um, "lovin", worded in exactly the same way. I had no idea such things went on.)
    Edited 2012-04-13 01:57 (UTC)
    chrissy_sky: (sm - do i dazzle you?)

    Don't feel embarrassed! :)

    [personal profile] chrissy_sky 2012-04-19 12:39 am (UTC)(link)
    (Further ways to make myself look unaware: Until I got some that night, I had no idea there was such a thing as PM spam. I did Google searches on the name of the account responsible and the email addy tied to it, and both show up on dating sites, Facebook, other blogging places, just everywhere, with the same offers of um, "lovin", worded in exactly the same way. I had no idea such things went on.)

    Oh my, I think you and I got the same PM spam.
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    Re: Don't feel embarrassed! :)

    [personal profile] marahmarie 2012-04-19 01:09 am (UTC)(link)
    Ha! Maybe we did. (But no, I won't be divulging its contents, nor agreeing or disagreeing that someone else's PM spam is in any way identical to my own, since maybe someone else is reading just to see whom it was that got them ToSed).

    But boy, was I happy to get them ToSed!
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    Re: Don't feel embarrassed! :)

    [personal profile] chrissy_sky 2012-04-19 01:19 am (UTC)(link)
    (Ohh, that's true. o.o; )
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    Re: Don't feel embarrassed! :)

    [personal profile] marahmarie 2012-04-19 01:30 am (UTC)(link)
    Just figured I'd point that out *shrug*

    Even the part about the "lovin'"? Not exactly what was said.

    *plays cards close to chest*
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    Re: Don't feel embarrassed! :)

    [personal profile] chrissy_sky 2012-04-19 01:37 am (UTC)(link)
    XD I'm not sure anymore since I deleted it after reporting it.
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    [personal profile] darjeeling 2012-04-13 01:40 am (UTC)(link)
    Is there a place we can TL;DR on our thoughts RE: the new Journal Entries page that's in beta, or for that matter any of the features in beta?
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    [personal profile] boundbooks 2012-04-13 01:45 am (UTC)(link)
    I'm not an official DW person or anything, but there are usually relevant entries on [site community profile] dw_beta :)
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    [personal profile] darjeeling 2012-04-13 02:12 am (UTC)(link)
    Thanks!
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    [personal profile] stealthily 2012-05-02 01:20 am (UTC)(link)
    Um, to be a slight creeper, if you do post them, can you link the post in this thread? I looked at [site community profile] dw_beta and it seemed to be mainly for bug reporting, not thinky thoughts. I'm pretty interested in others opinions on the new page.
    Edited 2012-05-02 02:09 (UTC)
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    [personal profile] darjeeling 2012-05-02 03:26 am (UTC)(link)
    LOL, it's not creepy. I commented to this feedback because it most closely matched my own concerns and the poster summed everything up nicely.
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    [personal profile] wytchcroft 2012-04-13 02:02 am (UTC)(link)
    you more than deserve a vacation - and holy wow, what a hive of indutsry! i'm sort of stunned and shamed!
    and grateful :))
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    [personal profile] mackiedockie 2012-04-13 03:37 am (UTC)(link)
    I enthusiastically vote for any theme that does not sport a blinding white background--please?
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    [personal profile] shadowchaser 2012-04-17 11:24 pm (UTC)(link)
    Totally agreeing with you here - I'm really photosensitive (my eyes are light blue/grey and light just goes right in and OW) so my journal has a black and red background, and I set the site's default for black/grey. Makes me wish I could transfer that to the whole internet, lol.

    And yeah, I've tried the No Squint add-on for Firefox, but it just doesn't seem to work as well.
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    [personal profile] nilavae 2012-04-13 07:57 am (UTC)(link)
    It took me forever to get here onto DW when you had the invite codes, but I did like it when you had them. Because the people that really wanted to be here kept trying and the invite codes kept people like name hoarders away. :,( Now I'm getting people adding me on facebook asking me "wats up" and not updating their journals (and I'm NOT adding them back). It's like a hoard of annoyance. Other than that, I still love DW and it's layout and community (for the people that care). I enjoy it here and happy to have a paid account. But I hope this place does not end up like LJ/IJ or else I don't know what I'll do.
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    [personal profile] sparowe 2012-04-13 07:23 pm (UTC)(link)
    +1
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    [personal profile] aximili 2012-04-16 05:53 am (UTC)(link)
    Yeah, I was always happy to share invitation codes but I am sort of wishing they would bring them back.

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