A Conversation for Old Announcements: January - September 2011

Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 241

Pastey

And what d'you think to the idea of becoming Chief Guru? We're looking to restart the Gurus, and to be brutally honest I think you'd make an excellent Chief.

If you're interested, we can give you some more details. It's pretty much the same as it was before with the Gurus, but because there's no BBC involved we have to take a bit more responsibility about seeing problems get fixed.

smiley - rose


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 242

Peet (the Pedantic Punctuation Policeman, Muse of Lateral Programming Ideas, Eggcups-Spurtle-and-Spoonswinner, BBC Cheese Namer & Zaphodista)

Drop me an email at [email protected] and we'll discuss it.

(Mods: AFAIK the house rules only state "be careful posting personal email addresses"... I know the "risks". It's my address. Don't erase it, please.)


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 243

Mrs Zen

Got it.


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 244

Witty Moniker

*rubs hands together*

Muwahahahaha! smiley - evilgrin


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 245

2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

smiley - wow I never knew you could do that for links... pretty handy for calling up links within the same site/domaine wihtout having all the http gumpth... smiley - coolsmiley - geeksmiley - ufo


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 246

Vip

Some of them still work, like <./>ThePost</.>, <./>FrontPage</.>, <./>Askh2g2</.>, PeerReview, <./>ACEs</.>. But those are all names pages. smiley - smiley

smiley - fairy


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 247

2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

ahh... yes we've still go tthe named pages, and of course links to a pages don't need any preamble when there're posted on here in a forum do they, or in plain text entrys? but I like the structural way Pete described, of calling up other BBC pages, as it reminds me of working with directory trees in DOS, and simular structures to not have to type the full location to somethign in the same directory as which your already in... actually I think it kinda worked simular several centuarys ago when I used to do very very basic progrmaming on a spectrum smiley - geeksmiley - wah I lost my geekdom.... about DOS 6.22 I think smiley - laughsmiley - blush


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 248

Merely a number


...about DOS 6.22 I think...

I think the most recent version of that is on a 5.25" vinyl floppy somewheresmiley - biggrinsmiley - biggrin


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 249

Devonseaglass

Isn't that VFSOS6.22?


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 250

Still Incognitas, Still Chairthingy, Still lurking, Still invisible, unnoticeable, missable, unseen, just haunting h2g2

smiley - book


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 251

Still Incognitas, Still Chairthingy, Still lurking, Still invisible, unnoticeable, missable, unseen, just haunting h2g2

I hope whatever skin(s) we get/use that it is remembered that some of us out here are viewing with sight issues..I've developed a cataract in the last year and I find a white background is a killer because I soon develop eye strain and a headache. smiley - sadface


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 252

Pastey

There will definitely be at least one skin you can use.

smiley - rose


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 253

Haragai

>> There will definitely be at least one skin you can use.
The gears of the site will not be changed very soon so the trick with the Plain skin and the stylesheet could provide better readable pages.
This also reminds me that the aspect of visually challenged Researchers has been brought up in the conversations but IMHO a tad underestimated when thinking up new skins and such.
Perhaps they -this special interest group- can get their heads together with the Community Editors so that the designers and the techs are aware of their situation and think of them when designing teh future.
smiley - cheers


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 254

paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

"The problem is that there are a *lot* of things that can be done with the site, and *are* being done, that the folk hired to do the "upgrades" didn't have the remotest idea about and thus couldn't test for compatibility." [Peet]

Thanks for bringing that up, Peet. As far as I can figure it, Noesis will be handling the computer technology part of the site. Do they have computer gurus who could take this and run with it, or at least consult with you and collaborate? One way or another, Noesis needs to know about these problems....


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 255

Pastey

Hey, *everything* I build is designed to be fully accessibly smiley - tongueout One of the things about building a lot of charity sites.

smiley - rose


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 256

Taff Agent of kaos


have not read the 200+ backlog

when do the lights go out for me??

smiley - bat


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 257

Vip

No date yet - subscribe to A85834173 and you'll know as soon as we do. smiley - smiley

smiley - fairy


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 258

2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

Haragai- In case you didn't know, which I guess you probably don't, I'm totally blind myself, and involved wiht the community eds side of the new site, and once we've got actual bits of code/new skins to play about with, I hope to work with tech and the other teams, as wel as obviously within the community team, to help in testing and ensuring they're as accessible as possible (and Ican test to WCAG 1.0 and 2.0, guidelines, which I've done professionally, so can analyse software/hardware/websites for multiple disabilities, not just virual impairment/blindness (and I can get mal or some other boff with the art stuff who's got that fancy autocad thinggy to work out the colour contrast stuff which Ican't do myself very easily)) smiley - zensmiley - geek

Don't you think its strange.... that it turns out there are a whole bunch of geeky types lurking about on hootoo? smiley - snorksmiley - run


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 259

Mrs Zen

I've just cross-posted Incognitas' question about accessibility to the FAQs thread here: F21525517?thread=8244456&post=109538783#p109538783


Tuesday 21 June, 2011: A Message From Robbie Stamp

Post 260

Haragai

>> In case you didn't know, which I guess you probably don't, I'm totally blind myself
Indeed I did not know.
Good to have you, specially you, with us 2legs to keep an -uh- "eye" on accessibilty and stuff and also Mrs Z to collate and organise and to provide thinking caps.
smiley - winkeye Probably the knitted variety.
Make mine a beanie with a propellor on top.
With jangles.
And bells.

smiley - cheers


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