A Conversation for Old Announcements: January - September 2011

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

Post 41

Icy North

smiley - whistle


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

Post 42

Icy North

Yes, and that back end needs some serious proctology, I can tell you.


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

Post 43

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

So is fiddling with our names really possibly dangerous?

*

What bug do we want fixed now? I vote for the MP list.


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

Post 44

Z

That's related to Yikes, and to other back end bugs. That ones more difficult smiley - wah


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

Post 45

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

Aargh. I tracked down my long name, but I daren't use the "Settings" page because it insists that I change my skin away from Plain to Alabaster, Brunel or Goo, and I don't trust the system to let me change back afterwards. (sorrysmiley - blush)


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

Post 46

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

Back end bugs... are they the daggy ones?


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

Post 47

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

Try it in another account Peet.


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

Post 48

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

How do you mean? I can get to the "Settings" page by temporarily switching to Brunel, but the "Skin" drop-down doesn't include a "Plain" option, so when I submit the new name I'd have to pick a non-Plain skin at the same time.


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

Post 49

hygienicdispenser

Could you not then just edit the URL back from 'brunel' to 'plain'?


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

Post 50

paulh. Antisocial distancing works a well as the Social kind

[Hires smiley - hero to simmer a pot of raw apostrophes on the stove. A violent gust of wind from the dark and stormy night blows the door open and extinguishes the fire.]

Lengthening names looks like fun, but I can't think of any lenghteneres that won't look smiley - silly. smiley - erm


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

Post 51

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

It would screw up my defaults, including my "Stylesheet". (A feature only available in "Plain" smiley - geek)


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

Post 52

Z

I think the Editors tools can be used to alter screen names - usually to set it back to the default.

Of course this would be a gross abuse of slanty powers... smiley - whistle


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

Post 53

paulh. Antisocial distancing works a well as the Social kind

The pain with Plain stays mainly with the insane. smiley - musicalnote

[I think she's got it.
I think she's got it.]


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

Post 54

Icy North

...but fun, though. Admit it smiley - biggrin


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

Post 55

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

Dr. Zen, did you notice that when you lengthened your name you lost all your slantiness...? smiley - geek


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

Post 56

Z

I shouldn't have been slanty I logged out and used h2g2 editors to post the announcements.


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

Post 57

paulh. Antisocial distancing works a well as the Social kind

I just figured you were offering a new slant on things.smiley - smiley


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

Post 58

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

If you happen to be in there again, and looking for a bit of gross misconduct, I wouldn't mind my name being changed to:

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

smiley - grovel


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

Post 59

Jackruss a Grand Master of Tea and Toast, Keeper of the comfy chair, who is spending a year dead for tax reasons! DNA!

i'm going to take my time and do it later, as at the moment i'm looking for something else to guru, most of the house was guru'ed this morning as was the chickens, cows and pigs, the postman was a bit worried when I guru'ed him but postmen are strange anyway so it did'ent matter smiley - biggrin


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

Post 60

The H2G2 Editors

*Opens Opera browser

Performs Gross Misconduct

Closes Opera*


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