Dani 1,700

You can post in our Community Center :)

TheEVOdev commented: Perfect! Thank you +0
Dani 1,700

Hi there! Welcome to DaniWeb! You’re definitely in the right place. :)thanks for joining. May I ask how you found out about us?

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So sorry ... I never updated the wording. Thanksgiving went into the Holiday season and then New Years. I'll do it soon, I promise.

CPerron, maybe that's why no one answered you? :-P

Dani 1,700

I think among a techie audience it's pretty obvious that when you see a hamburger menu icon, you can click it for more navigation options.

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Meet others? Like the Dazah connections? No clue given.

That's not currently meant to be one of the first impression features.

Hamburger. I run into users all the time and they don't know what the hamburger is.

Do those users have any business on a programming site?

Hamburger into the grinder. If you want to move to a connect with others site

Perhaps in the future, DaniWeb will shift its focus to be more of a connect with others one-on-one site as opposed to a discussion site. However, for right now, I'm content with being a freemium service where we're seen as a free discussion community that attempts to convert you to paying to connect to people one-on-one when you want to submit a new topic and are looking for instant gratification responses.

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  1. Yes
  2. Yes
  3. What could we do to keep DaniWeb relevant for you?
Dani 1,700

I was able to finally discover that the correct endpoint is https://people.googleapis.com/v1/people/me?personFields= where personFields is a comma-delimited list of fields at this website: https://developers.google.com/people/api/rest/v1/people/get e.g. names,emailAddresses

The problem I ran into initially was that you don't get a friendly error message if you don't specify the personFields parameter, so I thought I had the wrong URI.

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I know a lot of the regulars and moderators are unhappy with the content currently on the homepage. In actuality, the homepage is designed to be an overview of what DaniWeb has to offer for newbies, while catering to more active DaniWeb members by only showing articles that are in the user's areas of interest, and have new content since they've been last viewed. The reason that regulars tend to be unhappy is because they visit DaniWeb so often, there isn't enough fresh content for the homepage to show. The Latest Posts button offers a stream of all the latest content that's been posted.

All that being said, I'd like to open this thread up to anyone who has ended up at an article they think should have been on the homepage, but wasn't. In other words, if the homepage isn't showing you the content you want to see, let me know by telling me what content you would have wanted to be on the homepage, but wasn't.

Note the homepage, by design, will always only link to the first post of a thread. This is by design, and is not subject to change anytime soon.

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Because a lot of bots and spam traps tend to use hotmail as throwaway email addresses, so we have a lot of Hotmail emails in our database that are bad. We try to clean it to the very best of our ability, but Hotmail doesn’t like us very much.

Dani 1,700

It looks actually as if Hotmail and MSN have been actively refusing email that we send for the past few weeks. Ugh!

Dani 1,700

OK, you've convinced me to search the database. A handful of 90+!! A bigger handful of 80+. Then it steadily goes down from there.

rproffitt commented: When I started programming we didn't have any of those sissy icons and windows. "Get off my lawn!" +15
Dani 1,700

We have had a problem with Hotmail delaying email we send out because it gets flagged as fraud. It should arrive in about 24 hours. Otherwise, please use a non-Hotmail email. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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I used to have a 17" MSi gaming laptop and I really, really liked it. Unfortunately I dropped it in the airport and it permanently damanged the video card. James (DaniWeb's sysadmin) uses it now as his travel machine.

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These are the goals of the user that complement your own goals. For example, if you have specified in your profile that you're looking to mentor people, and this person is looking for mentorship, then it will show up as a complementary goal.

You can specify your goals on Page 2 of the Business Networking settings page. Go https://www.daniweb.com/connect/profile/update and remember to click Continue to Step 2 at the bottom of the form.

John_165 commented: thanks Dani +0
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If you use Jim’s method, they show up in the list just the same. All unarchived conversations do.

Literally the absolute only difference is that, with Jim’s method, the message you want to say is displayed for all to see tacked onto the poster’s post, and there is a permanent record that their post was edited, typically for a rule violation. Without jim’s method, the user gets an introductory email that a moderator has something to say to them. Everything else between the two methods is the same.

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I think there was a bug that has been pseudo-solved on page 1, and now on page 2 of this thread, people are just discussing the browser wars.

Dani 1,700

Headline is just that, your member headline that appers in your member profile.

Your Introductory Message is something different. You can find it in the Business Networking section of your profile settings. It has always had a subheading that has said, "Introductory Message: This message will automatically be sent to users you would like to meet."

rproffitt commented: I didn't see that. Off to fix mine too. +0
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It's not a real screen capture though. It seems to be an animated wireframe style. I found some results for similar things when Googling for UI wireframe animation, animated wireframe video, and build wireframe mockup video.

Here are some links I found that may help:

etc.

Hope this helps.

ami_2 commented: Thanks Dan (: much appreciated +0
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Oooh. Yes, the guy gave himself the username Unhnd_Exception. Then he deleted his membership, so that’s why his profile is inaccessible. Keep in mind an entire website was named Stack Overflow.

If someone has a full bio, I think that About the Author is kinda hard to miss. And, if they didn’t take the time to provide a bio, then perhaps they just don’t care all that much about bylines.

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What's an NPC?

rproffitt commented: A non-player character (NPC) is a video game character that is controlled by the game's artificial intelligence (AI) rather than by a gamer. (the web) +0
Dani 1,700

I should be able to

  • click on vegaseat
  • type in a message box and click "Send PM"

You should not have to go to the homepage, or anything like that. Instead, you can

  • click on vegaseat
  • click the purple button that says "Connect with vegaseat" (you'll be taken to their match profile page)
  • click the button which will be one of the following:
    Pay to connect with vegaseat, if they are not a perfect match (red or yellow button)
    Connect with vegaseat for free, if they are a perfect match (green button)
    Continue chatting with vegaseat, if you're already connected to them (blue button)
Reverend Jim commented: Got it. +0
Dani 1,700

Hi,

Sorry for the confusion. Code snippets and editorial have the byline, including a complete About the Author bio, beneath the post, which is in line with what sites such as Sitepoint and Stack Overflow do.

I've gone ahead and corrected the bug where deleted members have no byline at all. Now, the username of the deleted member shows, although there is no link to their profile and no complete bio or post signature. You can now see who submitted that code snippet.

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I’ll respond to this thread more in the future, but for the time being, I just want to point out you can click the little speech bubble next to tour avatar from the top of any page. You don’t have to go to the homepage. Also, the reason it’s “excessively complicated” and requires an extra click is because the functionality only works this way for moderators. Everyone else hits a paywall midway through the process. Dazah integration :)

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Why must IE be so difficult?!

rproffitt commented: Because it wanted an Edge. +0
Dani 1,700

The X is pretty noticeable to me? I see what you mean about not being able to click 'Remove file'. Will look into that next week.

rproffitt commented: I should have take two screen shots. The X is very light until you mouse over. +0
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My only feedback is that not everyone will consider reducing the file size with simple tricks like color count reduction.

That's not something I would ever expect of anyone. Our file size limits are pretty darn high, mostly capped by PHP upload limitations. The only way to exceed the limit is, realistically, if you're trying to do something borderline malicious.

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This should be fixed now.

rproffitt commented: We have hamburger function on iPhone 6, both Chrome and Safari. +0
Dani 1,700

Weirdly enough, I’m able to reproduce the Hamburger menu not working in Chrome on my iPhone but working fine in Safari. I’m looking more into it ... stay tuned.

rproffitt commented: Ahh, the old edge case with moving edges. +0
Dani 1,700

Yes.

Dani 1,700

Oh, sorry, I thought you were referring to the forum listing page, where if you hover over it sais "Tallied Votes".

What you're referring to are post comments, along with how many reputation points have been added or subtracted to the poster's reputation as a result of making the comment.

alan.davies commented: I'm actually talking about this thing - why is there a +0 at the end of this? Are we supposed to be able to vote on these comments like SO? +0