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Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote in [site community profile] dw_news2010-06-15 03:11 pm

Weekly update: 15 June

Hello, Dreamwidth! Can anyone tell me why my cat is currently trying incessantly to climb into bookshelves that don't have room for him? 'Cause I sure as heck can't figure it out.

Ahem. Anyway. Let's talk about this week's news. (Meanwhile, hands up: how many people have gotten so addicted to the inline cut-tag expansion that they don't know what they did without it? I swear, I never thought I'd use it, and now I can't imagine life without it.)



1. Development



Our June Clean Up The Little Stuff Hackathon is still running in full force, with 40 patches committed this week. Our weekly code tour covers what will be new with the next code push, including bug fixes, display fixes, accessibility fixes, new themes, and a redo of the Edit Profile page to make the privacy level you've selected for each bit of information clearer. Welcome this week to new contributors [personal profile] rww and [personal profile] the_wanlorn and new theme-maker [personal profile] dancing_serpent, and welcome back to [personal profile] kaisa!


2. Feed Cleanup



When we split the 'friend' concept into access vs subscribe, we broke the backend administrative function that lets us combine two feed accounts that pull from the same source into a single account, combining the subscribers. The next code push will fix that, so we'd like to start cleaning up our feed list.

If you know of two feeds that pull from the same source and should be combined, drop a comment here! After the next code push, we'll go through and merge those feeds.


3. IT'S OVER TWO THOUSAAAAAAND



Quick celebratory note: this week, we passed 2000 resolved bugs in our bug tracking database (and are up to 2048 by now). Thank you to everyone who's contributed a fix or a patch so far. I'm really proud of the fact that we've come this far, and it's been awesome to see all of the energy and effort being put into making DW better.


4. Documentation



Speaking of making Dreamwidth better, we're starting on a major documentation push, in order to improve our FAQs and make it easier for people to find information. This includes moving major doc work into Bugzilla, to make it easier for people to find projects they're interested in working on. If you're interested in writing documentation and helping other DW users out, check out the description of the new system, the instructions for using Bugzilla to find and work on docs bugs, and the how-to-do-doc-work. If you've got a small docs fix that you've thought of or noticed during your work on the site, leave a comment about it. And, finally, if you're a styles expert, we're working on better documenting the S2 programming language, which is being coordinated in dw_styles and can always use some extra eyeballs.


5. Instant Messagers



For data-gathering purposes, I've posted a poll in [site community profile] dw_biz about instant messagers/realtime communication services. This is to gather information on what services people use, to help us better plan for the future. If you've got a second, drop over and answer the poll.


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That's it for us for another week! 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.

See you next week for our next update!
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[personal profile] torachan 2010-06-15 07:34 pm (UTC)(link)
I am totally addicted to the cut expander. Reading my LJ flist makes me really cranky now when I have to click on a cut. XD
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[personal profile] angelikitten 2010-06-15 07:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Me too!

(Well, when LJ loads for me anyway.)

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[personal profile] angelikitten 2010-06-15 07:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Can anyone tell me why my cat is currently trying incessantly to climb into bookshelves that don't have room for him?
Because that's what cats do.
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[personal profile] turlough 2010-06-15 09:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Exactly!

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[personal profile] katieastrophe 2010-06-15 07:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Meanwhile, hands up: how many people have gotten so addicted to the inline cut-tag expansion that they don't know what they did without it? I swear, I never thought I'd use it, and now I can't imagine life without it.

*raises both hands and feet*
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[personal profile] matgb 2010-06-15 08:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Yup; I hated it in ljaddons, and was very meh when it was suggested, but I use it all the time now. LJ seems weird without it.
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[personal profile] eftychia 2010-06-15 07:50 pm (UTC)(link)
"how many people have gotten so addicted to the inline cut-tag expansion that they don't know what they did without it?"

Not there yet, but clearly headed thataway. (Actually using it less than I thought I would, because I keep forgetting it's there despite helpful visual clue -- old habits! -- but each time I remember, "I don't have to command-click and read that later," I smile.)
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[personal profile] rydra_wong 2010-06-15 07:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Can anyone tell me why my cat is currently trying incessantly to climb into bookshelves that don't have room for him?

Because the snowy summits of the bookshelves call to his soul.

Also, in my experience, because sufficiently-inept feline climbing leads to a cascade of books, thus solving the "lack of room" problem.

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[personal profile] zillah975 2010-06-15 07:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, I knew I would use the cut-tag expansion thing. It has made my life SO much easier -- or, you know, maybe not so much my life, but at least my browser tab management! ♥!
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[personal profile] allchildren 2010-06-15 07:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Funnily enough, I just found this one's duplicate! Like, an hour ago. Hopefully there aren't more...?

http://wherenowoman-feed.dreamwidth.org/profile and http://wherenowoman-lj-feed.dreamwidth.org/profile
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[personal profile] wordlings 2010-06-15 08:00 pm (UTC)(link)
You know, my cat climbed into tight spaces -- like between the wall and the bookshelf -- and would wedge herself in there and just sit there. She was blind and not feeling well and I didn't realize until later she just, like Temple Grandin, wanted to be hugged, squeezed and comforted.

Might this be going on with your cat? Try squeezing! :-)

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[personal profile] dancing_serpent 2010-06-15 08:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you. *g* Not new at theme-making, though, but new to patching. Yay!
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[personal profile] aunty_marion 2010-06-15 08:16 pm (UTC)(link)
* the cut-tag expansion muchly*

*falls over from waving both hands and both feet in the air to express the above*

Our cats used to lie along the tops of the books in the bookcase, from when they were kittens, despite the fact that there couldn't possibly have been room for them as they grew. In fact, they *did* get so big that they eventually had to lie in front of the books instead. Strider had pretensions to erudition; Tigger was just a lush... *g*

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[personal profile] matthias_wave 2010-06-15 08:44 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't know about the cut-expander yet, but I just joined and I already love having the "thread from start" option. Judging from various things, I'm probably going to love the cut expander, too.

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[personal profile] liseuse 2010-06-15 08:59 pm (UTC)(link)
The cut-expander is like my new best friend. My browser loves it as well because now it isn't overwhelmed with open tabs I've command-clicked.

As for the cat, it's probably for the same inexplicable reason my cat likes to sit on my bedside table. After shoving everything else off it.
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[personal profile] mjules 2010-06-15 09:07 pm (UTC)(link)
my cat is currently trying incessantly to climb into bookshelves that don't have room for him? 'Cause I sure as heck can't figure it out.

OMG, mine is too! Is it a secret subliminal message being sent to animals worldwide!?
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[personal profile] yourlibrarian 2010-06-15 09:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay for feed merges! That should help some feeds become more visible, too.

This brings up another point though -- is there some easy way to search the feeds already available? The Syndication page here (http://www.dreamwidth.org/feeds/) which is the only way I'm aware of finding feeds, is only browseable.

Similarly, the top 1000 list (which might even amount to virtually all of them at the moment, I don't know) comes out to a list of 10 pages instead of one single paged list which could at least be searched with the Find feature:
http://www.dreamwidth.org/feeds/list
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[personal profile] nicole4 2010-06-15 09:19 pm (UTC)(link)
As a relatively new member (joined within the past week), I just want to say what a great site this is. It's definitely better than I thought it would be, so kudos to you guys. :)
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[personal profile] helens78 2010-06-15 09:25 pm (UTC)(link)
EXPAND-O-TAGS WHEE! I never thought I would care one way or another about that, or ever use it, but it is FABULOUS.

And is there a kitty ball on the bookshelf somewhere? That would sure do it for Olaf.
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[personal profile] littlebutfierce 2010-06-15 09:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Oooh oooh:

http://socimages-feed.dreamwidth.org/ and http://sociologicalimages-feed.dreamwidth.org/

(This has been driving me nuts for ages because they both take up so much room on my network, heh--I didn't know a fix was coming so was psyched to see this post!)

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[personal profile] alexseanchai 2010-06-15 09:53 pm (UTC)(link)
I liked the cut-tag expander while I had it. It worked on this computer for a little while and then it vanished. It worked fine at the library today, though, which, wtf. Same version of Firefox, which I know for a fact because in both cases I'm running Firefox off my zip stick, and I don't think the problem is the connection speed because it was working on dial-up before. (Yes, I filed a support request.)

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[personal profile] nanbungaku 2010-06-15 10:50 pm (UTC)(link)
*raises hand*
the cut expander is awesome <3
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[personal profile] triggerhappy 2010-06-16 01:00 am (UTC)(link)
*raises hand*
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[personal profile] true_statement 2010-06-16 01:07 am (UTC)(link)
I heart the expander! Also, I just noticed one instance of it not working on my circle, when I tried to expand [personal profile] facetofcathy's post entitled How could they? How could anyone?. Maybe it's just me?
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[personal profile] thistleingrey 2010-06-16 01:50 am (UTC)(link)
The cut-tag expander is great--thank you all! The best part is being able to expand one of several cuts in a single post without having the whole thing unfurl.
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[personal profile] jld 2010-06-16 03:34 am (UTC)(link)
[syndicated profile] eaglespath_feed and [syndicated profile] eaglespath_feed, which I know of because I created one of them and then *ahem* kind of forgot and then created the other one later on — but I also had the presence of mind to open a support request on it at the time, and I might even have given it an obvious title.

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