A Conversation for Old Announcements: January - September 2011

Thursday 20 October 2011: Bug Fixing Update: you have your names back.

Post 1

The H2G2 Editors

Thank you for all your bug reports over the last few days. We have been working hard to squish them. I'm delighted to report that the name bug is fixed.

We have turned off 'suffixes' as this as causing a problem which meant that in some skins the only thing you could see was the Suffix.
Now whatever you set as your screen name in 'settings' will be displayed on h2g2. You can change this any time you like - and there's no 50 character limit any more.

We also have a new smiley (smiley - hero < hero &gtsmiley - winkeye and Goo users can now enjoy smiley - pggbs as well.

Announced by Z, work done by Pastey and the tech team.


Thursday 20 October 2011: Bug Fixing Update: you have your names back.

Post 2

Rev Nick - give me poutine, or give me death

(Gentle reminder that it is "SETTINGS", top-bar area perhaps, not the 'Preferences' of days of old ...)


Thursday 20 October 2011: Bug Fixing Update: you have your names back.

Post 3

Mu Beta

Hmm...I've just tried entering a long screen name and I get an SQL 'quotation mark' error when hitting the update button.

B


Thursday 20 October 2011: Bug Fixing Update: you have your names back.

Post 4

Mu Beta

Wait! No, fixed that. Don't put 'raw' apostrophes in screen names is the answer.


Thursday 20 October 2011: Bug Fixing Update: you have your names back.

Post 5

Z

Can I ask exactly what you were trying to put it?


Or e mail [email protected] if you don't want to tell us


Thursday 20 October 2011: Bug Fixing Update: you have your names back.

Post 6

kea ~ Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small, unregarded but very well read blue and white website

Thanks techies smiley - bubbly


(also, it takes a while for the new name to show up).


Thursday 20 October 2011: Bug Fixing Update: you have your names back.

Post 7

Z

smiley - simpost


Thursday 20 October 2011: Bug Fixing Update: you have your names back.

Post 8

I'm not really here

Thank you!


Thursday 20 October 2011: Bug Fixing Update: you have your names back.

Post 9

Rev Nick - give me poutine, or give me death

Ye gawds, you don't suppose naming conventions might also demand proper and closed punctuation now, do you? smiley - winkeye

How long was 'long', Master B? There may still be some limitations in there ... dBase sized things


Thursday 20 October 2011: Bug Fixing Update: you have your names back.

Post 10

Mrs Zen

smiley - hero eh?

Cool!


Thursday 20 October 2011: Bug Fixing Update: you have your names back.

Post 11

kea ~ Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small, unregarded but very well read blue and white website

What's a raw apostrophe? Is is related to the swearing apostrophe in barlesque?


Thursday 20 October 2011: Bug Fixing Update: you have your names back.

Post 12

Rev Nick - give me poutine, or give me death

A dozen smiley - simpostsmiley - simpostsmiley - simpost ... Not a record, but a good try. smiley - laugh


Thursday 20 October 2011: Bug Fixing Update: you have your names back.

Post 13

Mu Beta

No, as I said, failure to use &#39; for an apostrophe was the answer.

B


Thursday 20 October 2011: Bug Fixing Update: you have your names back.

Post 14

Mr. Dreadful - But really I'm not actually your friend, but I am...

Raw apostrophes are highly poisonous. They need to be simmered for a good two hours.


Thursday 20 October 2011: Bug Fixing Update: you have your names back.

Post 15

Z

Yes. I strongly suspect you can't put war and peace into your tag. NB please don't try.


Thursday 20 October 2011: Bug Fixing Update: you have your names back.

Post 16

kea ~ Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small, unregarded but very well read blue and white website

I think it depends when you pick them Mr D. Spring raw apostrophes haven't had the time to develop all those bitter principles.


Thursday 20 October 2011: Bug Fixing Update: you have your names back.

Post 17

kea ~ Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small, unregarded but very well read blue and white website

smiley - musicalnote We don't need another smiley - hero... we just need to know the way home...smiley - musicalnote

I think we should keep an eye out for the first spontaneous use of smiley - hero


(can we have a smiley? smiley - evilgrin


Thursday 20 October 2011: Bug Fixing Update: you have your names back.

Post 18

Rev Nick - give me poutine, or give me death

I read somewhere that simmering them in a stock made from Marmite is the best start ...


Thursday 20 October 2011: Bug Fixing Update: you have your names back.

Post 19

Rev Nick - give me poutine, or give me death

Simmering apostrophe's, of course, not smiley - herosmiley - herosmiley - hero or s


Thursday 20 October 2011: Bug Fixing Update: you have your names back.

Post 20

Z

Should we have an h2g2 supersmiley - hero called 'Simmering apostrophe'?


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