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"You have no Friends"

Post 1

Rudest Elf


Just wondering who decided it would be a good idea to change, 'This is where your list of friends will appear', to the blunt and rather cruel, "You have no Friends". smiley - sadface

smiley - reindeer


"You have no Friends"

Post 2

Peanut

oh, I am not the only that gets a smiley - sadface when I read that then
I was a bit shy to mention it

It is harsh isn't it


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Post 3

Pastey

Which skin is this in?

As far as I can remember we didn't change that text.


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Post 4

Peanut

Pliny

an inherited change smiley - smiley


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Post 5

Lanzababy - Guide Editor

Yes, Pliny. It's not a welcoming start to newbies. I agree with Rudest Elf and peanut Also an explicit message that you need to add people as friends (so as to get their journal entries) needs to be included in their welcome pack.


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Post 6

Rudest Elf


"you need to add people as friends (so as to get their journal entries)"

No you don't smiley - smiley . If you want to get their journal entries, you can do so via their personal spaces.

If you do add people as friends, you have to receive their journal entries...

smiley - reindeer


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Post 7

Rudest Elf


Are we planning to alter this?

How long does it take to change one line of text?

I still "have no friends" smiley - spacesmiley - sadface

smiley - reindeer


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Post 8

Pastey

RE, the development team at the moment consists of me. Just me.

As much as I'd like to nip in and change the odd line of text, I need to prioritise keeping the site stable. Fixing text doesn't take long, and what we'll do is build up a list of all the text that needs changing, and then do it in one batch.

But it's not on the vital/urgent list I'm afraid.


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Post 9

Rudest Elf


Sorry, Pastey, but it's taking so long - and, doubtless, the non-functionality of so much of the site is discouraging to both newbies and old hands alike.

Also, little things like misleading or inaccurate text, frustrate.

smiley - reindeer

Ps Stay sane! We need you (even more than I thought) smiley - smiley


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Post 10

Pastey

RE, if you want it done quicker, then please learn PHP, MSSQL, XSL, XSLT, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Python, Perl and C# and help out. All volunteers are welcome, and that's the skill set needed to work on the Guide. smiley - erm

Failing that, please feel free to donate enough to employ me to do this full time rather than giving up all my spare time to it. smiley - smiley


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Post 11

Rudest Elf


Never had to go beyond programming in Basic & Cobol (on cards).......... and that was more than 30 years ago... so I guess you'll have to seek help elsewhere.

smiley - reindeer


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